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Over 4000 students attended massive career day

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Posted at 1:14 PM, Apr 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-27 14:39:22-04

LANSING, Mich. — About 4,000 students attended the MiCareerQuest Capitol Area Day, which gave students the opportunity to speak with employers and expose them to occupations and jobs in the region that they might've not heard of before or considered as a possible career.

The event is designed to give students insight into the workforce and have them start thinking about what they want to do after graduation.

The event had over 70 businesses in attendance that provided the students with knowledge on the job search, work ethic, and what each job entails.

Students were able to experience different types of careers like nursing, engineering, construction, and communications.

Almost every station had an activity for the students and many enjoyed being able to try on firefighter gear, pretend to draw blood from a mannequin, and watch an electrician climb a telephone pole.

Jonah Lyon, a junior at Grand Ledge High School said, "It opens new paths that I didn't really know about, that really existed. Before I was kind of like, 'I don't really know what to do because there's kind of many different choices, but nothing really seems interesting.' It just expands your focus and what you see."

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