Students at Arellanes Junior High School in Tanglewood spent their Wednesday taking part in what is one of the most popular days of the year
All morning long, 7th and 8th grade students listened to a variety of guest speakers during the school’s annual career day.
“It shows you different perspectives of jobs and different ways and paths that you can take where you would enjoy,” said student Miguel Velasquez.
Each class lasted 52 minutes long, giving speakers time to talk extensively about their profession.
Students asked each guest a variety of questions about their job, including eduction requirements, salary, outlook, advice, etc.
“I think career day is important because there are many students who don’t know what the job is about, so they learn from it,” said student Maria Marcial.
Many students were also able to get hands-on access to some of the equipment some of the speakers brought to to class.
“I really want to be in the military and be in canine,” said student Elijah Salseda. “In my first period I was really inspired by all the military people who train with the canines.”
Among the many speakers was Dave Alley of KCOY 12 Central Coast. The longtime reporter also serves as the station community liason.
During his four-classes, Alley spoke about the local television news business and his many experiences covering news and sports on the Central Coast for the past 21 years.