Are Career Fairs Beneficial?


If you’re like most people at East Forsyth High School, you don’t know what exactly you want to do for a future career. Whether you don’t particularly care at all, or if nothing has ever struck your interest, this is what the career fair is for. However, many people are wondering if the career fair is actually helpful in helping students find a career?

Allee Steelman (’18) explains, “The Career Fairs, I’m sure, are helpful to some people but not particularly me. Despite everything that they showed and explained to me, I’m still not entirely sure what I want to do.”

Booths are set up for each college to explain what their school has to offer. Other businesses like, John Deere, Allen Tate, the Army, the Navy, are also at the Career Fair.  They explained what it would be like to work with/for their particular company and why it would be beneficial for you.

Ivonne Morales (’18) stated, “After going to the career fair I got a better idea about where I want to go for college and maybe even what I want to do in the future, career wise.”

Whether you attend a career fair or not, students should still consider what they want to do in the future and whether they want to go to college, join the military, or perhaps just want to go into the workforce.

Candance Thorn (’19) said, “I’ve been trying to think about what to do in future for a while now, even though I’m a sophomore I’ve got junior year coming up and I’ve got to decide if I really want to go to a college like Appalachian State, or if I want to go to community college. Although I didn’t personally attend the career fair this year, I think that the career fair could be helpful for people, like me, who are just trying to figure out what they want to do in the future.”

So, are career fairs actually helpful? Or are they more of a waste of time? That all depends on who you personally are, and what exactly you are looking for. Career fairs are good suggestions for people, but they may not be the best in deciding what you want to do for the rest of your life.


Categories: Clubs & School Happenings, FEATURES

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