The 8th grade class at Christian Brothers Academy held a “Reverse” Career Fair on Friday, February 10th. The student presentations at the fair were the culmination of a major research project involving skill identification and career matching. Students spent the morning role-playing their chosen careers to small groups of parents, faculty, and staff in the schools Lynch gymnasium.
Mr. Tom Daviau (French teacher) introduces Matt Coogan '16 who is acting in the role of aerospace engineer, his chosen career.
Over 300 people attended the fair to watch the 8th graders who modeled a variety of careers including a chemical engineer, pediatrician, forensic scientist, surgeon, actor, and district attorney. Those attending provided valuable feedback to the junior high students while faculty observers graded the presentations to round out the project.
“Dr.” Madison Cook discusses her career choice, that of a pediatrician, with parents, students and faculty.
“Professor” Sean Brown presents as an anthropologist, the career he researched which best suits his skills.