Curious about careers

By Haley Burton
By Casey Killian

March 27, 2013 Updated Mar 27, 2013 at 12:36 PM EDT

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Tenth graders are introduced to the work world at the Career Expo 2013.

It was held at Binghamton University on Wednesday. Around 1,700 tenth grade students from all 15 Broome-Tioga BOCES school districts came out.

"They are coming here to learn about their career so they can select what kind of courses they want pursue in their junior and senior year. This helps them do that. A lot of times they learn quite a bit about the career they are interested in firsthand from the people who do it. It's very beneficial," said Patty Gonz, Career Development Specialist for Broome-Tioga BOCES

Students listened to guest speakers who work in a variety of career fields, including a chef, architect, animal trainer and computer programmer.

The students selected three career presentations from an offering of 40 career fields.

"I feel like if I can get a good start here then I could possibly get a good job somewhere up high and I might have a lot of people that could help me out in the future," said Jackson Bell, student at Owego Free Academy.

The more popular presentations students chose include law enforcement, physical therapy and engineering.

BOCES has hosted the Career Expo for more than 20 years.

WBNG's Dave Greber was a guest speaker for the career of broadcasting.