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Homestead Hosted its 8th Annual Career Day

SD308 Community Unit School District

 

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Homestead Elementary School hosted its 8th annual Career Day in celebration of American Education Week.  The school had 27 speakers representing 21 different professions attend this event.  Some of the professions that were represented included: attorney, dietician, physical therapist, city alderman, engineer, police detective, teacher, acupuncturist, chiropractor, marketing/advertising, food scientist, geologist, athletic trainer, IT, and land surveyor.  Each speaker had the opportunity to present to four different classes of students and provided information about their education/training, what a day in the life of this position is like, and how their earlier education now applies to their career.  Speakers also included five Homestead alumni.  The alumni presented a panel discussion for all 4th and 5th grade students in order to provide insight into life after high school.  Topics that were discussed by the panel included choosing a college and major, internships, time management, benefits and challenges of being in college, and advice to students about school.  This event is a great example of the strong partnership Homestead shares with the community at large!

 

career day speaker

 

Career Day Sewing B's Boutique

 

Career Day Homestead Alum showing College Shirts

 

Career Day Acupuncturist Speaker