Friday, January 25, 2013

Career Fair at Reagan HS

Tami and I were glad to be invited to staff a table at the Reagan HS career fair yesterday.  We had also tabled during lunch on Jan. 15, MLK's birthday, and we met the organizer of the career fair then.

There were a number of college representatives at the fair as well as some employers and other services.  Across from our table was a rep for GenTX, a program of the TX Higher Education Coordinating Board that helps guide students through the college application and financial aid process.  It was good to meet students who were involved in the Austin Fire Explorers, XY Zone program for young men and the Rock (music) Club.  They have lots going on at Reagan, which is an Early College High School, such as tutoring and after-school help with studying.  They also have a JROTC program, and some of the cadets (Air Force) were in uniform, so we were able to guide some of them to our literature, in case they were thinking of enlisting after high school.

Now is the time for students to be filling out their FAFSA and TAFSA forms for financial aid for college, so it was good to see that there is a lot of support for that at Reagan.
Our table, next to the Austin Police Department table

students came into the career fair through this tunnel, like the football players

The student staffing this table said this was a great group

Austin Fire Explorers program, where students learn about fire fighting and do service  work like helping to install smoke detectors

The career fair was set up in the gym

Your face here!

Student in the Rock Club stops by the table... and gets a sticker for his amp (above photo)!
table for Gen TX, which helps students go through the college application process 

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