DSC to host annual career day on Tuesday

ST. GEORGE – Dixie State College classes may not be in session on Tuesday, Nov. 16, but there will be plenty of activity and excitement, as the College will host its 33rd-Annual Career Day. High school seniors from nearly 25 Utah, Nevada, and Arizona high schools, along with DSC students, will attend over 80 career workshops scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event, which is also free and open for the community to attend, will provide valuable information related to potential career choices for all participants.

According to DSC Career Center and Employment Services Director Kathy Kinney, Career Day is intended to be an information-gathering event to help students make informed career and college major decisions. She noted that over 100 presenters in their respective fields will visit the campus to offer accurate and up-to-date information about their careers to interested students to assist them in possible decision making.

“Career Day is intended to help students make informed career choices,” Kinney said. “This event offers group career counseling in a way that cannot be duplicated. It’s an incredible vehicle for career information.”

Kinney also noted that nearly every academic department at Dixie State will have a workshop designed for students to learn about the programs and degrees offered at DSC.

“We encourage students to explore career options in a variety of ways so they can select an appropriate academic major,” Kinney added. “The sooner a student selects a major, the more likely the student is to complete college in a timely fashion saving time and money.”
Working professionals from throughout the region will present information regarding job descriptions, employment projections, education and training needed for a given career, salary information and expectations, and things the presenters may like or dislike about their job. With nearly 30 different workshop presentations each hour, students will be able to choose three one-hour workshops to attend throughout the morning.

The workshops will include information on a number of career options, including computer and information technology, visual technology, elementary and secondary education, law enforcement, military, medical, broadcasting and other communication fields, aviation, athletics, business and accounting, construction, cosmetology, culinary arts, and retail, among others. Many of the educational requirements for these career paths are offered as degree or certificate programs available at DSC and Dixie Applied Technology College.
In addition to the workshops, a general assembly is scheduled for 9:00 a.m., in DSC’s Avenna Center Cox Auditorium to welcome the students to campus and orient them. Workshops will be held in buildings throughout campus, including the Udvar-Hazy Business Building, the McDonald Center, the Science Building, the Browning Center’s Dunford Auditorium, the Technology Building, and the Jennings Communication Building. Workshop schedules will be available on campus and in the College’s Career Center located across from DSC’s Browning Library.
Morning and afternoon classes at the college have been cancelled, not only to make way for the high school students, but to allow DSC students to attend Career Day as well. Evening classes (after 5 p.m.) will continue as scheduled.
For more information on Career Day or a complete schedule of workshops, call the DSC Career Center at (435) 652-7736, or visit www.dixie.edu/career.

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