Planning Their Futures: High School Students Attend Career Preview Day

Published on November 11, 2013 by arothstein

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? For many young people, choosing a career can be a daunting task. Most people can barely plan one day in advance, let alone five or ten years down the road. This is why Broadview University-Orem hosts a Career Preview Day for high school students—to help them narrow down their interests and decide which career fields they feel most strongly about.

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High school students participate in veterinary technology demonstration during Career Preview Day.

Our recent Career Preview Day introduced a brand new group of young people to the campus. With presentations about Broadview’s top three degree programs—veterinary technology, medical assisting, and massage therapy—students from Gunnison Valley High School (accompanied by career counselor Andy Peterson) were able to gain a better understanding of what goes on in each of these programs.

“This is so good for the kids to get a heads-up about college and different career opportunities before their senior year,” Andy Peterson said.

The day began with Heather Riggs, vet tech program chair, explaining the anatomy of a sheep eye in a very “eye-opening” demonstration: by dissecting one. A few students were grossed out by the process while others were excited and wanted to try dissecting it themselves.

At the other end of the hallway, James Kelly, medical assisting program chair, showed students how to properly give an injection by demonstrating the technique using a water-filled syringe and a sponge. By understanding the procedure and getting to practice it, students were able to get a feel for what goes on in the medical world.

The final demonstration was by Vicki Bant, massage therapy program chair, who explained how to give a standard chair massage and had students demonstrate some of those techniques on each other. They seemed to enjoy the massage demonstration quite a bit, especially when they were on the receiving end of the massages.

After the presentations, both high school enrollment coordinators, Annie Critchfield and Mark Harrison, informed the students of scholarship opportunities and answered their questions. It was a successful day with a great group of high school students, and hopefully we will see them again very soon as Broadview students!

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For information about Broadview University in Orem, visit Broadview University-Orem or call 801-822-5800.

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