Students learn about the business world at Career Expo

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Students learn about the business world at Career Expo
Students pick up notebooks before touring the booths at the second annual Career Expo at the Solomon Pond Hall in Marlborough on March 21. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

MARLBOROUGH – On March 21, dozens of high school students learned about careers in several fields at the second annual Career Expo.

Local businesses and officials spread out over the second floor of Solomon Pond Mall. Students could stop by and explore career options in health care, finance, hospitality, life science/manufacturing, technology and municipalities.

“This is a great event, bringing students to really learn about experiences outside high school,” said Steve Messineo, president and CEO of the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce. “Some of them might not want to go to college…”

“There are real opportunities, real jobs” available, said Hudson High School Principal Jason Medeiros.

The health-care booth was represented by Patriot Ambulance, which showed the proper techniques for CPR and clearing an airway. The representatives at the booth also fielded students’ questions about possible careers, including EMTs and administration.

Messineo shared how he liked working in physical therapy.

“It’s a great field,” he said. “What track you take depends on what schooling you need.”

He advised students to pick up some volunteer work to gain experience.

The hospitality booth featured reps from the hotel and restaurant industries. Their key messages – learn how to communicate well; have the gift of gab; and learn how to work well with others.

Students from Advanced Math and Science Academy; Algonquin Regional High School; Assabet Valley and Hudson, Marlborough and Westborough high schools attended the event.

“I’m enjoying it,” said Nolan Maxwell from AMSA, who is interested in a career in finance.

The event was co-sponsored by the chamber of commerce and the Marlborough Economic Development Corp.

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