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Southeastern hosts Career Discovery Day for eighth-graders

Southeastern president Sean Burrage welcomes the students to campus Thursday morning.

Southeastern president Sean Burrage welcomes the students to campus Thursday morning.

District Attorney Emily Redman offers career advice Thursday morning.

District Attorney Emily Redman offers career advice Thursday morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DURANT, Okla. – The campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University was the site Thursday for the “It Starts Now’’ 8th Grade Career Discovery Day.

More than 600 students participated and learned more about careers in such areas as education, legal, medical, science, law enforcement, the arts, vocational, and media communications. Professionals from 16 different career clusters presented information about the jobs available in their fields and training requirements to obtain those positions.

Participating schools were Durant, Calera, Victory Life, Caddo, Boswell, Silo, Rock Creek, Achille, Coleman, Bennington and Colbert.

The event was sponsored by Southeastern, the Southern Workforce Board, Thje Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, First United Bank, Burrage Law Firm, Cardinal Glass, CMC Commercial Metals, Durant Industrial Authority, KBBC B99.7 the Buzz & 106.3 KLBC, OG& E, First Texoma Bank, Landmark Bank, and Red River Ford-Lincoln

Local radio general manager Jason Taylor serves as emcee for Career Discovery Day.

Local radio general manager Jason Taylor serves as emcee for Career Discovery Day.

Todd Hughes, Senior Director of Tribal Solutions at The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, makes a presentation at Career Day.

Todd Hughes, Senior Director of Tribal Solutions at The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, makes a presentation at Career Day.

Career Discovery Day held at Southeastern

Jay Lindley provided information on careers in broadcasting.

Jay Lindley provided information on careers in broadcasting.

DURANT, Okla. – Some 600 eighth graders from throughout the area attended “Career Discovery Day’’ Thursday at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The event is designed to provide information about higher education and career opportunities.  “It Starts Now’’ was the theme for the event.

Southeastern president Sean Burrage welcomed the students to campus at a general session to open the day.

During breakout sessions, students heard from professionals in such fields as Legal, Media and Communication, Medical, Law Enforcement, Skilled Trades and Construction, Engineering, Architecture,  Nursing, Military, and the Arts.

Sponsors included Cardinal GG, First United Bank, The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the Chickasaw Nation, Team Durant, Southern Workforce Board, Alliance Health, OG&E, Alorica, Red River Ford, and Landmark Bank.

Brian Aspell was the keynote speaker.

Brian Aspell was the keynote speaker.

Jason Taylor offered tips on job interviews.

Jason Taylor offered tips on job interviews.