High school students learn about different aspects of careers at job fair

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Local high school student got a peek at potential careers during a job fair Friday morning.

Students at Hope Street Academy walked around their gym, learning about careers ranging from military to health to business.

The event also gave students a chance to learn more about finances, as each career spokesperson shared their earnings and how their salary impacts their lifestyle.

One volunteer says the fair is helping them in more ways than one.

"Students know what they want to do but they don't always know how to get to that end and this is an opportunity to talk to someone in that profession, or in that career field, that will allow them to know exactly what type of education they need, what preparations, what opportunities for summer jobs, all that kind of stuff to help meet that end of what I want to do when I grow up," said Wayne Pancoast, the Executive Director of the Boy Scouts.

The Jayhawk Area Council, USD 501, Downtown Topeka Rotary and United Way partnered to make the fair possible.