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Students flock to job fair at MHS

By ThisWeek Community News  • 

Hundreds of Marysville High School students got a chance to see what the future may hold at the annual job fair at MHS on Thursday, Feb. 14.

MHS Work Transition Coordinator Tammy Cooper lined up about 35 presenters for the event.

"The best thing that could come out of this would be for several or more students to actually make a decision with their future lives after high school with information given at this career fair," Cooper said.

Students took time during their English classes to visit the fieldhouse, where tables were set up in a U shape, allowing plenty of room for them to mill around and explore.

This is the fourth year for the event at MHS.

"We do this once a year, usually in January or February, to help students start thinking about their futures after high school," Cooper said.

She booked representatives from the military, several area colleges such as Clark State, Columbus State and Urbana University as well as some technical schools.

Other participants included a Realtor and several community businesses, including Adecco, a landscape company, the Marysville Police Department, the Marysville Fire Department and a number of businesses from Columbus.

"Our career school, Ohio Hi-Point, also participates to show students what is offered there," Cooper said.

Students had to collect signatures from at least three presenters they talked with and write down what they learned from the presenters.

The career fair is timed right before students start scheduling classes for the next school year.

"Students can then proceed with high school scheduling after hearing about some of the post-secondary choices they have within the represented fields," Cooper said.

She said she hopes to continue to present more areas of interest for the students and continue to grow the event every year.

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