Tuesday will be a big day for local 10th and 11th grade students and me!  They will be gathering information to shape their future careers and I will be a first time panelist at the Kids Plus Pathway to Careers, an event organized and conducted by the Northland Foundation.

When I was in high school we had the option to take career assessment "tests" and we could chat with our counselor, but we didn't have the career exploration opportunities that exist now.  This is absolutely fantastic for students to learn more about what they may already be interested in and/or develop an interest in careers they didn't even know existed.

This regional event will have an anticipated attendance between 1,200 - 1,600 students.  According to the Northland Foundation's overview, students will be able to choose two interactive workshops to attend.  They'll be able to wander the Career Expo that boasts hands-on demonstrations and information sharing from colleges and universities, business and trade associations and many local corporations attending and adding to the excitement of the day.

I will be attending the event as a workshop panelist for the first time this year.  I'm both excited and admittedly a little nervous to share information about my life's career path and the broadcast industry.  My goal is to peak interest in students that may just be thinking about a career in broadcasting, answer questions that they have and didn't know whom to ask and most of all help them realize their potential, their goals and encourage them to continue striving to be what makes them successful and happy in life.