Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Cashmere High School students explore future possibilities during career week


CASHMERE – Throughout the past month, students at Cashmere High School were prompted to consider what they want to be when they grow up, among other future-oriented questions.

The CHS Guidance Office prepared a variety of events including Career Trivia, College and Career Shirt Day, Dress for Success Day, Career Expo and Career Day Workshops, CHS Counselor Marcia Fall said.  

"Career Week is important to help students learn about career options, dream and make their career goal their reality," she said. "Our career day speakers are truly heroes to our school as they network with our students and share with them what is possible."

"Every student at CHS attended three Career Presentations where professionals in the field told their story," she said. "Speakers highlighted their education, their work experience and gave advice on how to get a job in their specific field."

Several students enjoyed hearing from Alex Le Noble who spoke about her experiences as Marketing Director at Pybus Market and Sun Mountain Lodge.

"Alex was my favorite because her job as an event manager is exactly what I have been wanting to do when I'm older," CHS student Hadley Westlund said. "She gave us the steps that we can take to get to the place that she is at and things we can start doing now to set us up for our futures. 

"She spoke with so much enthusiasm about her career and really excited me to get started and learn even more about this career," Westlund said. "I'm so grateful that I got this opportunity to listen and learn more about event management."

"I loved the passion that was so clearly demonstrated in your presentation and how you not only talked about your job, but how it affects your life," CHS student Abigail Kim said. "I really appreciated the point you made about how you love your job because you bring joy into others' lives."

"She was very energetic and honest. Engaging and enjoyable to listen to, she was inspiring," CHS student Adele Esmond said. "Talked about the personal fulfillment a job should provide you."

The Career Expo had recruiters from the Cashmere Swimming Pool, Crunch Pak, OIC, Wenatchee Valley College CAMP, Washington State University, Central Washington University, EF Exchange, and the United States Marine Corps.

At the Career Expo, students were able to apply for summer jobs at Crunch Pak and the City Swimming Pool. 

Students had the opportunity to hear from professionals in the field from the following organizations: Art by Henry, Ballard Ambulance, Bio Sports PT, Cascade Veterinary Clinic Apprenticeship Program, Chelan County Sheriff's Dept., Chelan County Sheriff's Dept  Behavioral Health, Confluence Health-Surgical Department, Don't Wait Project and NCW Life, Express Employment, Leavenworth Boutiques, Massage Bliss, New Journeys Counseling, Photos by Drucille, Sun Mountain Lodge, Superior Fruits, U.S. Air Force/U.S. Space Force, Vale Elementary School Teaching, Washington State Department of Transportation, Wenatchee Wild Marketing, Wenatchee Valley College-HVAC Department, Wheatland Bank, Wok About Grill.

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