Beekman Charter believes every student can succeed, and to help students do this, they held a career fair for the high school Juniors and Seniors on Wednesday, September 5.
The Career Fair is something Beekman has done on a yearly basis. This year's fair, which took place in the school's gym, featured booths from various places.
“We had 28 vendors ranging from four year universities to 2 year community colleges, military organizations and businesses,” said Heather Doles.
Universities and Community Colleges present included the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Northwestern State University, Southern Arkansas University, Delta Community College and several others. The booths had information on the universities as well as free giveaways.
Businesses there included many that were local such as Ross Downs Law Firm, Morehouse General Hospital, Origin Bank, and more. Like the universities, they too had information and free giveaways. Morehouse General even had free donuts for the students.
There were also booths from the Navy and Army for those interested in the military. Wildlife and Fisheries was there too as well as Work Force Development.
There were plenty of options for students to explore whether it be college, a career, or the military. Students were able to talk with representatives at booths and ask questions as well. They were encouraged to visit every booth, as they could find an option they hadn't known of prior.
“I tried to reach out to as many places as I could so every student could find someone to meet with,” said Doles. “I hope they were exposed to some things they might not have known were available.”
Beekman teachers and staff were glad to put on the career fair and hope students may have found a future path that piques their interest. Doles said she thought it went very well.
“I hope the students were able to find information to help them decide what their next step after high school will be,” she said.