'Career Day' helps Hewitt Elementary students prepare for their futures

POSTED: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 3:28pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 3:28pm

We all know that when school takes a break, many times so does children's attentiveness. So, before Hewitt Elementary school students were released for Thanksgiving, they got a hands-on, creative way to look at their futures.

Baylor Jazz Studies Director, Alex Parker, is one of 28 "cool parents" and three other professionals showing off their jobs at Hewitt Elementary's career day.

"I enjoy getting students involved in music and getting to understand the American music that is jazz," said Parker.

Music, architecture, and firefighting are just a few of the careers kids explored, as teachers try to get students to consider their future.

"What that means is that we answer two questions. What do you want to be when you grow up? And, who do you want to be when you grow up? And so, this gives them the opportunity to answer both of those," said school counselor Jodi Heston.

Sure, the job a kid says they want today could change by tomorrow. But, educators say it's important to show them the variety of choices available to them.

"We want kids to know that they can be whatever they want to be, and that may change," said Heston.

This is the third year the school has put on career day.

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