Superintendent Winfried Feneberg
114 Cougar Court
New London, NH 03257
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Kearsarge Regional High School Holds Career Fair
NEW LONDON – Superintendent Winfried Feneberg is pleased to share that numerous Kearsarge alumni and local professionals shared insight into various career paths with students earlier this month.
On Wednesday, April 17, students in grades nine through 12 listened to an alumni career panel and attended presentations given by professionals. Students chose three presentations to attend, and listened to speakers discuss their careers, education, training, and the pros and cons of their jobs.
Amy LaBelle, founder and winemaker at LaBelle Winery, gave a keynote speech and shared her career path with students at the event.
Students heard from a wide variety of professionals including a pharmacy specialist, social studies teacher, assistant director of admissions, HR manager and marketing manager, occupational therapist and speech therapist, senior accountant, concrete contractor, research assistant in neurology, news photographer and broadcast engineer, business owners, registered nurse and licensed clinical mental health clinician, library director, real estate agent, pianist, conservation officer and a UPS pilot. Members of the Marines, New Hampshire Army National Guard and United States Airforce also attended and spoke with students.
“At the end of the day we wanted students to know what types of careers they like and don’t like,” said Beth Stern, a school counselor at Kearsarge High. “Knowing what you don’t like is just as important as knowing what you like when you’re looking into future career possibilities.”
Students also listened to presentations on topics such as the importance of STEAM courses, Americorps, stress management, email etiquette, financial literacy, resumes and cover letters, dressing for success, networking in the digital age, the importance of internships and college admissions, financial aid and choosing a major.
“Thank you to all those who came in and shared their experiences with our students,” Superintendent Feneberg said. “It was exciting and inspiring for our students to learn so much about these various careers, and better understand the professions they may want to pursue themselves one day.”