• Dec. 20, 2023

    Career Day features more than 20 professions

    Career DayFort Couch Middle School eighth graders had the opportunity to learn about more than 20 different professions during the school’s annual Career Day on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023. The event was coordinated by School Counselor Jessica Robinson.

    “The eighth-grade students have been working hard on a career unit in guidance class during the second quarter, during which they have had the opportunity to gather more information about a range of career opportunities open to them,” Mrs. Robinson said. “Career Day is yet another opportunity for students to be exposed to various careers that they may want to pursue in the future.”

    All eighth-grade students were able to choose and attend four different presentations given by various professionals from around the community. A total of 24 presenters volunteered to meet with students.

    “Presenters discussed why they chose their profession, day-to-day aspects of the job, the pros and cons of their field, the education needed to get into their profession, and the various professions that one can get into with specific degrees,” Mrs. Robinson said. “Many presenters brought pictures, products, and stories from their work experiences, which added to the excitement.”

    Career DayThe following professions were represented during the Fort Couch Career Day:

    • Financial Advisor
    • Category Manager, Prepared Foods
    • Assistant District Attorney
    • Mechanical Engineering Manager
    • Aerospace Engineer/Mission Operations Manager
    • Principal Sensory Scientist
    • Baker/Business Owner
    • CPA/Vice President of Finance
    • Oncologist
    • Associate Professor of Mathematics
    • Software Architect
    • Active-Duty Army Engineer Officer
    • Manager, Content Operations
    • Associate Director of Global Publications in the Pharmaceutical Industry
    • Clinical Psychologist/Associate Professor at Howard University
    • CEO/Attorney
    • Realtor
    • Deputy Chief of Police/SWAT Commander/Detective
    • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    • Senior Sales Manager
    • Radio Commercial Producer
    • Chief Financial Officer
    • Corporate Communications