MHS juniors learn about post-secondary options at Xtreme Xploration
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — Marshfield High School juniors attended Xtreme Xploration at UW-Marshfield/Wood County on Feb. 9.
Throughout the day students participated in informational interviews with community members; sought advice on résumé writing; learned about business ethics and etiquette, college life from panel discussions, and post-secondary educational opportunities. Several four-year universities, two-year colleges, and technical colleges from around the state were in attendance and available for any student who had questions in regards to where they wanted to continue their education after graduation from Marshfield High School in a year.
Anna Ripp and Maureen Cassidy were happy to have an opportunity to practice their interviewing skills. Both stated they appreciated receiving feedback from community members about the interview process.
“Having this real-life experience helps to calm your nerves down the road so you know what to expect. More practice prepares you for later on in life,” Cassidy said.
Like many of their peers, Ripp and Cassidy also took advantage of meeting with various academic counselors from local colleges and universities. Ripp is planning on studying psychology, and Cassidy intends to go to school for environmental science. Both are undecided as to where they will attend.