Neenah High School students had the opportunity to explore a variety of post-secondary and career options at a College and Career Conference on Oct. 19.
The event featured representatives from about 20 colleges and universities along with professionals from 24 different companies or organizations. Several branches of military and armed forces were also represented.
Students could speak with college or professional representatives in an expo format the fieldhouse. A variety of panel presentations were also held in Pickard Auditorium that were specific by grade level. Underclassmen learned from seniors about the academies available at Neenah High School, while older students learned more about job shadows, transition from high school to work or college, undergraduate research opportunities, college expectations, college costs and scholarship opportunities.
The companies represented fields such as engineering, massage therapy, police and fire, electrical, carpentry, sales, construction and the Department of Natural Resources. Four-year and two-year colleges were also represented, giving students a wide exposure to different options.
This year’s event was the third straight year Neenah High School has hosted the conference and marked the largest number of participating colleges and organizations.