Kristi McCray, a Sports Management professor at Otterbein University, was one of the presenters at Walnut Springs Middle School’s annual Career Day.
Career Day at Walnut Springs Middle School was held this year on Friday, December 4. Approximately two dozen presenters from the community volunteered to speak with students, representing occupations including architects, nurses, nutritionists, cosmetologists, police officers, construction workers, firefighters, admission counselors, hazardous waste inspectors and much more. The goal was to give sixth and seventh grade students an overview of various careers and professions in a way that was both informative and engaging. Presenters talked about the pros and cons of their jobs; the importance of training and education; and earning potential. They also addressed the misconception among some youngsters that middle school doesn’t “count” by communicating the importance of setting goals starting right now. Prior to individual breakout sessions, students attended a special meeting in the gymnasium focused on internet safety.