ST. GEORGE – Dixie State College will host its 34th-Annual Career Day this Tuesday, Nov. 15th, with workshops held at various classroom venues on the DSC campus. Dixie State students, along with high school seniors from nearly 25 Utah, Nevada, and Arizona high schools, will attend over 80 career workshops scheduled during three hour-long sessions held hourly at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. The event, which is also free and open for the community to attend, will provide valuable information related to potential career choices for all participants.
According to DSC Career Center and Employment Services Director Kathy Kinney, Career Day is intended to help students make informed career and college major decisions. She noted that working professionals from throughout the region will present information regarding job descriptions, employment projections, education and training needed for a given career, salary information and expectations, and things the presenters may like or dislike about their job.
“Career Day was created to assist our students make informed career choices,” Kinney said. “It offers group career counseling in a way that cannot be duplicated. This event is an incredible asset for our students as they gather career information.”
Kinney also noted that nearly every academic department at DSC will have a workshop designed for students to learn about the programs and degrees offered at DSC. This includes the information on Dixie’s recent degree additions in psychology, criminal justice, theater and mathematics. In addition a workshop featuring DSC’s Associate of Applied Science degree in clinical laboratory science will be available.
“We encourage students to explore career options in a variety of ways so they can select an appropriate academic major,” Kinney added. “The sooner a student selects a major, the more likely the student is to complete college in a timely fashion saving time and money.”
The workshops will include information on a number of career options, including computer and information technology, visual technology, elementary and secondary education, law enforcement, military, medical, broadcasting and other communication fields, aviation, athletics, business and accounting, construction, cosmetology, culinary arts, and retail, among others.
“It is imperative to our success as an institution to help our students find satisfying employment in career fields suited to their interests, talents and abilities,” says Kinney. “Career Day is a way for students to gather information and ask professionals pertinent questions.”
In addition to the workshops, a general assembly is scheduled for 9:00 a.m., in DSC’s Avenna Center Cox Auditorium to welcome the students to campus. Workshops will be held in buildings throughout campus, including the Udvar-Hazy Business Building, the McDonald Center, the Science Building, the Browning Center’s Dunford Auditorium, the Technology Building, and the Jennings Communication Building. Workshop schedules will be available on campus and in the College’s Career Center located across from DSC’s Browning Library.
Due to the number of classrooms used for workshops, morning and afternoon classes have been cancelled, not only to make way for the high school students, but to allow DSC students to attend Career Day as well. Evening classes (after 5 p.m.) will continue as scheduled.