Locust Valley High School juniors were introduced to dozens of career options during the fourth annual Junior Career Fair, a collaboration of the LVHS W.I.S.E.  Senior Internship Program, and the Locust Valley Rotary Club.

A panel of top professionals spoke about their career histories, offering advice about getting back up after a set back. Other professionals from a wide variety of industries offered insights to various careers through small group meetings. Students were able to ask questions and hear first=hand stories from lawyers, architects, medical professionals, firefighters, an airline pilot, and many more interesting career representatives.

Business teachers Doreen Kobus and Bea Rupp organized the event in order to give students a wide variety of options to consider when thinking about their futures. “We don’t expect them to make any career decisions now, but it is important to expose them to as many careers as possible,” Ms. Kobus said. “The career fair is also a wonderful way to bring the community together for a good cause.”

Joseph Ryan, liaison for the  Locust Valley Rotary Club worked with Ms. Kobus and Ms. Rupp in coordinating the fair, which brought in the professionals, many of whom are residents of the school district or work in the community. The Rotary Club has been instrumental in making the career fair happen each year.