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Longwood High School Students Explore College and Career Readiness

LHS Freshman Explore College and Career ReadinessMore than 600 ninth grade students at Longwood High School explored future college and career opportunities at the First Annual Career Exploration Showcase held on March 22, 2016. Coordinated by Longwood School District’s School-Business Advisory Board, the expo provided first year high school students with an opportunity to explore a range of career areas including law enforcement, health sciences, hospitality, engineering, marketing, advertising and sales.
Thirty-three businesses, from Long Island, Queens and Manhattan, filled the high school gymnasium to share information about their profession as well as their daily tasks and experiences. As opposed to a job fair where students visit companies, the career fair allows companies to work together to represent career areas for students to explore. The goal of the expo was to raise awareness about each student’s interests, as well as the application and relevance to their studies.
“I realized that I have to start planning for my future because the next few years will go by quickly,” commented student Meagan Reynoso.
In preparation, students in Academy Career Exploration (ACE) classes researched their likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses, and learned about a variety of career clusters. As a culminating activity, the students completed a career research project.

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