Career Day helps students ask ‘What do I want to be?’

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Chris Nelson of the Mantoloking Fire Department talks to kids at Bay Head's Career Day. RYAN WELSH / THE OCEAN STAR

BAY HEAD — Career Day at Bay Head Elementary School offered students a chance to learn about numerous professions community members and parents are involved in day-to-day.

The K-8 school guidance office, in conjunction with the Positive Partners program, where younger students are paired up with older mentors, hosted the program Tuesday, May 16.

Two dozen professions, including architects, lawyers, municipal and law enforcement officials, medical professionals and more gave students insight into why they chose their profession, what they like or dislike about their career, the education they need and answered many more questions for the young inquiring minds.

“This is a small school that lends itself to these sort of activities and … it is great the more you can expose them to different things,” Wendy Maas, school guidance counselor, said.

“There was a lot of enthusiasm not just from parents but other members of the community.”

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