Career Days Inspire Students at Lindell

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Lindell Elementary School in Long Beach held two consecutive Career Awareness Day events for fifth-graders on April 20 and 21. An array of vocational fields were represented by parents who volunteered their time to visit classes and discuss their roles and responsibilities.

Students gained insight from a physician’s assistant, dietician, physical therapist, mechanic, news reporter, interior designer, attorney, teacher, firefighter, police officer, personal trainer, non-profit organization affiliate, sanitation worker, librarian, chef and business owner, among other professionals. The presenters described their typical day at work and the qualifications and skills that their jobs require. They also shared the reasons they chose their careers and the most rewarding aspects of their occupations.

Each fifth-grade class had the opportunity to explore approximately ten careers, and students found inspiration in the variety of possibilities to which they can apply their talents, enthusiasm and interests.