More than 100 students from Carroll, Ar-We-Va and Glidden Ralston High Schools visited the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Carroll Campus Tuesday to participate in Career Discovery Days. Students were split up into seven career pathways and toured classrooms, agencies and businesses connected to their field of interest. Degan Schweitzer, a sophomore at CHS, wants to become an occupational therapist. He says Career Discovery Day allowed him and his fellow students to explore potential careers firsthand.
Joel Lundstrom has been provost at DMACC’s Carroll campus for nearly five years and has participated in Discovery Days each time it has been held. He says this opportunity absolutely plays a vital role in helping students make decisions about their future.
Some of the more rural school districts just do not have the resources to provide this type of career exploration in house. Lundstrom says the event aims to correct that by providing the same type of opportunities offered to students in more populated areas.
DMACC hosts Career Discovery Days twice per year, once in the fall semester and again in the spring semester.