UNION, NJ – Connecticut Farms Elementary School held its annual Career Day on Friday with parents and friends of CFS students representing many different careers.
“It’s great for the kids to get to explore a variety of different career options today,” said School Counselor Jennifer Parkhurst. “We really appreciate the support of everyone here, who has given their time to show the students what they do and what their job entails.”
Students visited different areas in the auditorium with business owners, including those involved in the marketing, medical, state government, media and real estate fields. The ever-popular Union police officers and firefighters attended the event and students were drawn to hearing about what their jobs entail. Students were able to go outside with Union police to go inside an emergency police truck.
“I got to learn new things about people’s job,” said 9-year old Myron, “and get to understand what people do on a daily basis.”
Students came prepared with questions to ask the participants, such as “why did you choose this job?” and “can you describe your typical day at work?”.
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