FREMONT – Fremont High School’s annual College Fair saw a new addition this year.
The high school has combined their annual College Fair and their Job Fair, which was previously held in the Spring. The fair took place on Monday afternoon, with 965 high school juniors and seniors in attendance. The coordinator of the event, Kellee Rasmussen says the merging of the events will not only allow their transition seniors to be able to attend the Job Fair, but all students will get to look at different career options before looking for a college that can offer the best program for that career.
“The idea of having them combined is that they can go down and hear the stories of the businesses, what brought them into it, and how did they get into their business. A lot of people think their journey looks one way, but it actually goes left and right, and back-and-forth,” said Rasmussen. “So they can go down and find out what it takes to have that job, come back down to the college fair and find the school that can offer them that program.”
Fremont High School’s fair is the largest hosted by a school district in the area. Rasmussen says with the combination of the Career and Job Fairs, she wants students to think not only about college, but also beyond it.
“I just think it’s really important for students to think out of the box a little bit. Visit with their families. Visit with their counselors. What you think a business might be is not really necessarily what the outcome for them could look like,” said Rasmussen. “We want them to think past what’s going to happen college. And really the goal of a lot of this is to bring our best and brightest back to the community and see what we can offer them here. A lot of things are here they don’t realize.”
There were 63 two and four year colleges and 30 businesses that participated in the College and Job Fair at Fremont High School on Monday.