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Dec. 10, 2008

Contact:  Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284 or Lesley Fry at (419) 995-8671

More than 1900 expected for Career Day at Ohio State Lima/Rhodes State College

More than 1900 high school students from 37 area schools are expected to attend the annual Career Day sponsored by Ohio State Lima and Rhodes State College on Fri., Dec. 12, 2008. Students will be in presentations in classrooms across the campus. The morning is separated into three sessions, from 10:00-10:30, 10:40-11:10 and 11:20-11:50 a.m.

The goal of Career Day is to provide students with information on a number of career options and paths. They are connected with professionals in their fields of interest who can give firsthand descriptions of jobs, the skills and education required, and where jobs are.

Each student will attend three sessions out of the 60 career topics that are available. The topics are varied and include Accounting, Finance, Banking, Networks and Security, Web Programming, Art, Athletic Training, Chemistry, Broadcasting, Sports Management, Pre-Med, Veterinary Medicine, Paramedics, Natural Resources, Speech and Hearing, Optometry, Law, GIS/GPS (Global Positioning), Law Enforcement, English, and Pharmacy. New career areas this year are Digital Entertainment and Game Design, Photography, and Forensics.

Guidance counselors who accompany the students also have special presentations geared toward their interests, including an OSU NCAA compliance officer and a representative from the Ohio College Access Network. The guidance counselor meeting runs from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the Reed Hall Cafeteria.

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Editors’ Note: Donna Lamb, Ohio State Lima Career Services Coordinator, will be in the Public Services Lobby until 10 a.m. She will then be available in the Reed Hall Cafeteria during the Guidance Counselor meeting. Dr. Ana Berrios, Associate Director of Career Connection at the Younkin Success Center on Ohio State’s Columbus Campus, will present “How to Choose a Major.” See Lamb if you would like to talk to her.