By Addy Nelson, Sacajawea Scroll
NASA scientist? Teacher? News director? Musician? These careers and many others are all considerations for Girls Staters when choosing a future.
On Wednesday afternoon, delegates had the chance to meet with college recruiters and explore possible careers at the Muenster University Center at the University of South Dakota.
Girls State offers the career fair yearly to give insight into possible fields delegates are considering.
Representatives from colleges, universities and other organizations throughout the state showed the delegates what they had to offer.
“I talked to the National Guard and they were really helpful. They were telling about all sorts of programs from sciences, which I’m really interested in, into act of duty,” said New York delegate Serenity Engel.
Other programs included South Dakota State University, Augustana University, Dakota Wesleyan University, the National Guard and many others. Other technical and workforce representatives were there as well.
Each booth’s representative explained where they are from, what majors and skills they offer, visit dates and more. Every institute had something interesting, some even offering candy to encourage delegates to consider their tables.
Clearing up many questions delegates may have had, many had the opportunity to ask questions and see what programs they may be interested in.
Some delegates even came in with ideas regarding where they want to attend, while others still don’t know what they want to do or where they want to go.
“I looked at (Black Hills State University), but I’ve been looking at BH for awhile and feel like it’ll probably be my choice,” said Minneapolis delegate Amy Todd.
Many delegates took time out of their busy schedule to check out opportunities open to them.
“I looked at Mitchell Technical Institute for business management and they were really nice, (and) gave me a lot of information,” said Brittany Price, a Minneapolis delegate.