TTU Offering High School Students Help in Choosing Careers

Putnam County high school students can get help answering the old question, "What do you want to be?" by exploring career choices during Tennessee Technological University's newest career expo for high school students.

Tennessee Tech has designed an information session offering high school juniors and their parents a sneak preview of how the university can help students change career plans into reality. Seniors and sophomores are also welcome to the event Monday, April 27, from 6-8 p.m. in Tennessee Tech's University Center Multipurpose Room, located on the second floor.

"Today's high school students have more career opportunities than ever before, given how fast technology is changing the workforce and how increasingly important a college education is," said Tennessee Tech Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Marvin Barker. "Our two-hour expo will give students and parents information and demonstrations on a variety of careers in a casual, relaxed atmosphere."

Computer experts will demonstrate how technology has changed career fields and how it's changed and improved college studies, too.

Financial aid representatives will be on hand giving students and parents advice on funding the education needed to fit students' career choices. College advisors will give sessions on key career areas.

And no college setting would be complete without pizza. The university will treat students and parents to free pizza and soft drinks during the session.

Local guidance counselors and Tennessee Tech are organizing transportation. For more information, see your guidance counselor, or call Tennessee Tech's Admissions Office at 800-255-8881 or 931-372-3888.