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Career Fair 2016 Approaching

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JUST A FEW of the many professional guests who spoke at last year's Hamilton Career Fair (2015):  Media Supervisor, Flight Attendant, Doctor, Writer, Fashion Magazine Editor, Chaplain, Highway Patrol Officer.  Click for enlarged view.

Hamilton’s Second Annual Career Fair is approaching fast!  On Friday, May 27th, community volunteers from various professions in Long Beach will visit Hamilton to discuss with our classes their education and their chosen line of work.  For this event, every Hamilton student is invited to Dress for Success!

Last year’s guests included a Sports Equipment Evangelist, a Chef, a Motivational Speaker, an Army Sergeant, a Civil Engineer, a Classical Guitarist, a Cosmetologist, a Pilot, a Police Officer, an Animal Scientist, and a NASA Planner.

Career Day Dress Rules

Special dress rules apply on Career Day.  Boys may wear either a button-down shirt or a collared uniform shirt, and will receive a tie Period 6 to wear during the afternoon.  Girls may wear pantsuits (no jeans, please), or dresses.  

Please note:  If you are not wearing Dress for Success attire, you must be in uniform.  Here's a link to get guidelines on Dressing for Success -- Dress For Success Slide Show!

Asking Good Questions

Students:  If a guest calls for questions during their presentation, please consider your questions carefully, to be sure they are appropriate.  For example, it would be very rude to ask, right off the bat, “How much do you make?”  (Don’t do that.)  Guests may volunteer that information anyway.  If they have fully described their work and they haven't mentioned their pay, you could ask politely, “What is the salary range for the kind of work you do?”

A carefully-chosen question can make you look thoughtful and smart just by asking it, and is likely to leave a favorable impression with our guests.  For example:

  • Where did you grow up?
  • What school did you attend?
  • What did you study?
  • Where all have you worked?
  • What advice would you give students interested in this kind of work?
  • What have you learned from your job?
  • What kind of job might you like to do after this one?

Be Ready!

The Career Fair is designed to help students imagine the future while giving guests an opportunity to share their experience.   When Hamiltonians arrive looking smart (dressed for success!), and have in mind thoughtful and interesting questions, we honor ourselves and the professionals who are making their time available.  That supercharges everyone's learning.  Go, Wolverines!