CAREER DAY: Binghamton 8th graders talk jobs

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Some local middle-schoolers got an inside look at different job opportunities Friday morning.

Binghamton eighth-graders paid a visit to Columbus School on Hawley Street to learn about different industries, and what kinds of classes might help them break into those jobs.

Speaking with area professionals, the students learned about what classes, and general areas of study they should focus on once they enter high school.

“12 News This Morning’s” Scott Sasina was there to explain what it takes to get a job in the communications industry, which many students said they were interested in.

“I saw the camera and everything, and I thought maybe it’s some type of videography or photography or something like that, and that’s one of my favorite hobbies to do. So I was really interested,” Cormari Wachuku said.

Other students said they were more interested in the story-telling aspect of the field.

“I kind of like the idea of just being in the center of all the action, seeing all the stories kind of unfold, and just kind of experiencing things first-hand, instead of hearing it through someone else,” Jackie Skiadas explained.

Other jobs and companies in attendance included Raymond Corporation, Binghamton University and SUNY Broome. The event ran from 9 am. until 2 p.m.

Dan Conklin

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