Kids Get a Jump on Careers


It's never too early to plan for your future and McMillan Middle School students got a head start Thursday, hosting their first ever career fair.

The magnet school hosted more than a dozen companies and businesses from Omaha with jobs ranging from architecture and painting to the fire department and cosmetology.

The 7th and 8th graders also chose professions while in class and made mock budgets based on the jobs' salaries.

Teachers and students say it gets kids thinking about managing their lifestyles.

Teacher Kathleen Schmedding said, “We're firm believers that it's never too early to talk about careers and what interests they have and how that can fit into your lifestyle."

Jeffrey Froiland is an eighth-grader who told us, "If you choose the much less glamorous lifestyle, you might not have some of the nicer things but you will have more money eventually as you go through life."

Patricia Barron of Big Mama's Kitchen also spoke to the kids about starting her own restaurant.


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