Park Center students ‘speed date’ career options

More than one hundred high school students from across the Twin Cities got a taste of what their future careers could look like in speed-dating fashion.

A program from Brooklyn Park-based BestPrep called Classroom Plus offers career day events that bring students into major local corporations where they are exposed to a variety of career fields and gain an awareness of professional skill building.

On Nov., students from Park Center, Chanhassen and Chaska High Schools attended a program hosted at Medtronic’s Fridley headquarters.

During each Classroom Plus Career Day, students visit stations where they are able to ask questions of professionals representing areas such as marketing, sales, human resources and law.  The rotations at each station last approximately twenty minutes.

At the end of the program students share their perceptions of what they think it would take to be successful in each of the career fields explored.

BestPrep’s mission is to prepare Minnesota students in the areas of business, career and financial literacy through experiential education.

Info: wkhabie@aol.com (Wendy Khabie) or 763-443-8083.

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