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Career Fair and Teach In

The mission of the JA/Macfarlane Park Elementary Magnet Career Fair is to help students develop skills and habits
for personal and academic success. The objective is to help students gain real world experience in career
exploration, resume writing, and interview skills. Early exposure to career information helps students prepare for
their journey into middle school and beyond, eventually joining our workforce to build a better community.
As an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme, Macfarlane Park strives to connect our students’
learning to real-world experiences and to use authentic resources, such as yourself, whenever possible to deepen
understanding of curricular concepts.
As we work toward achieving this mission and creating an outstanding community event for the students at
Macfarlane Park, we would like to invite you to be a part of the JA/Macfarlane Park Elementary Magnet Career
Fair. Please join us on Thursday, November 21st from 8:00-11:00am. We would like you to share your expertise
at a booth where you will answer student questions about your career and conduct mock interviews with
individual or small groups of students (sample questions will be provided). Our Career Fair will consist of 3 small
group interview sessions with 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students and a town hall meeting where in a large group
setting, students will have the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of professionals about their career. Each
professional is also asked to provide information pamphlets or handouts to give to students during the fair.
In addition to our Career Fair on November 21st, we are also hosting our Great American Teach-In (GATI) on
November 14th. During GATI, guests are invited to speak to either a class (any grade K-5), a grade level, or the
entire school about their profession. We would love for you to participate in either the Career Fair, GATI, or both!
Please contact Kathy Longacre at [email protected] to confirm your participation no later than
November 1st. If you would like to be an official sponsor of this event, please contact me by October 25th. We
would love to have you join us at the Macfarlane Park Elementary Magnet Career Fair and/or Great American
Teach In!

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