No one expects a middle schooler to have their career already picked out but It's never too early to start thinking about the future and it's never too early to dream. The Idaho Department of Idaho shared an opportunity for Idaho students to learn about career options available in Idaho and beyond.

THINK Careers is an interactive virtual career exploration event for Idaho students ages 13 and older. It's sponsored by GEAR UP Idaho and Junior Achievement of Idaho and is an entirely free event.

On February 11th, there will be over 90 virtual company booths that will be available to publicly chat and answer questions for inquiring students. Local companies such as Idaho Power, Keller Williams Reality, City of Boise Fire and Police, Cowgirls Catering, and much more will be present. There's also national companies and agencies participating in the event like Google, Tesla, and even the FBI.

Company booths will feature an overview of the company, examples of company job postings, and other interesting facts and information - just like a real job fair! Colleges and universities such as Lewis-Clark State College and North Idaho College will also host booths to help connect students to educational programs that match their career goals.

In addition, students will have the chance to conduct mock interviews with volunteers  throughout the day. Experienced professionals will also virtually be there to teach live lessons on resume building, career development, and other helpful topics.

 

The event is taking place on Thursday, February 11 from 8:30am - 4:00pm. Students can register independently or teachers, counselors, or program managers can register students in bulk.

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