What do you want to be when you grow up?

young kids with nursing instructor at Career Exploration Day

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It seems we start asking kids that question when they are in 4-K. At that age you typically get answers like a fireman, a teacher, a Green Bay Packer football player. All great professions!

The question is revisited here and there throughout elementary school but once students are in middle school they’ll start doing a bit more career exploration by using sites like Career Cruising or WisCareers. Once they’ve given careers a bit of thought, the next step is to start looking at colleges.

On April 14 and 15, Moraine Park Technical College partnered with Marian University and UW-Fond du Lac to host nearly 800 area 8th grade students from eleven area school districts. The goal of College Exploration Day was to invite the students to the three local colleges and let them see first-hand what we are all about. The students were able to walk the halls, meet instructors and students, and participate in hands on activities.

As Lois Zingsheim, culinary arts instructor, said “We enjoyed having them come through. So much hope in their faces. Let’s hope some of that comes our way.”

And no matter what age you are, though, if you’re asking yourself “What do I want to be?” we have many options to explore at morainepark.edu/programs. Take a look! 



Written by Katie VandeSlunt
Recruitment Specialist