Eighth graders at Brooklyn Middle STEAM School (BMS) recently participated in a career day. The students heard from professionals in a variety of different fields.
Students could choose which sessions they went to based on what careers interested them. The students filled out a packet during each presentation with what they learned and what interested them. The students also had the chance to ask questions to the panelists.
Over twenty different professionals participated in the career day. Shannon Comisar, STEAM Curriculum Coordinator and Technology Integration Specialist at BMS, said they put out a request to community members to participate and were excited how many replied that they were interested.
The career day included a dental student, emergency medicine PA, registered nurse, watershed management worker, IT and management consultant, corporate accounting manager, technology engineer, arts and engagement specialist, firefighter, photographer, musician, chiropractor, assistant professor and website developer. Park Center Senior High School Activities Coordinator Keelie Sorenson, Brooklyn Center Police Department Community Liason Megan Braun and the Osseo Area Schools Excellence in Equity Coordinator Cha Yang also led sessions about their careers.
The speakers talked about their jobs, tasks and responsibilities, what education was needed, challenges associated with their jobs, and steps to take in middle and high school to be successful in their profession.
At the end of the day, students reflected on what they learned and wrote thank you cards to all of the presenters.