Students stand around a table in a basketball gymnasium listening to a presenter give them information about prospective careers.

Career Speed Dating at Marquette Senior High School

On October 7th, over 200 sophomores from Marquette Senior High School participated in a Career Speed Dating Event.

In this Career Speed Dating Event, the students spent nine minutes each at nine tables representing occupations in health sciences, industrial and construction technologies, information technologies, and more. The individuals manning the tables were NMU instructors, trades representatives and industry leaders and workers.

This event, organized by teachers, counselors, and MARESA, was aimed towards informing students of their many options after graduating high school.

The UPward Talent Council was proud to assist in the planning and facilitation of this event. We also provided bags for the event, which were available for both the presenters and students to utilize.

Events like this provide a meaningful service to young people in the Upper Peninsula. As they are informed of all their options, they develop a stronger grasp on what they are able to achieve if they choose to follow one of these routes.