News 10/30/089


By Alex Folchi
News Reporter


Tahoe students at Microsoft Office Reno, NV

  Several opportunities for career education have been or will be available to LHS students.
  Fourteen LHS students traveled with Business Club advisor Cali Griffin on Oct. 21 to the licensing branch of Microsoft in Reno.
  Microsoft presented speakers within several departments of Microsoft Licensing. They all spoke of their high school and collegiate education and the steps they had to take after college to get to where they are in their career today. Each speaker also answered many questions from students about their work and their education.
Microsoft also included lunch for the students at the program. During lunch, students were split into small groups of two or three and were paired with a Microsoft employee. There the students were accessible to more information from accomplished individuals in the business world.
  After lunch the Microsoft employees led their small groups of students around the facility and described in more detail what they contribute to the global company.
  Students were very excited about how the trip and what valuable information came out of the program.
  Another important career-oriented program coming up for LHS students will be held at the University of Nevada, Reno: Journalism Day on Nov. 6. The Roar staff and the LHS yearbook staff are invited to attend the UNR-sponsored, traditional Journalism Day.
The program will cost $15 (including lunch) and $5 extra to park at UNR. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the program will start promptly at 8:30 a.m.
  The UNR presentation will consist of many different tracks, and students will be able to choose what they will want to focus on. All forms of journalism will be offered, such as print and reporting and public relations and social media, as well as all day tracks in visual arts, design, and multimedia training.


UNR School of Journalism

  Part of UNR’s Journalism Day is a competition open to those will attend. Each entry will cost $5 and are due by October 23. There are a variety of categories open for the competitions ranging from editorials to sports to photography. The Roar staff is considering submitting the online version of the Roar to the competition.
  Two other career-related opportunities this fall will help students think about career possibilities. The first is that a representative from DeVry Institute will do a fun personality study using hand-held devices. Students will be able to discover what kinds of careers might appeal to them as a result of understanding their personality better through this form of the Meyers-Briggs Personality Test. This exercise will be done through English classes on Nov. 12.
  The second event coming up is Career Day, set for Friday, Nov. 13. The theme of this day is “We mean business at LHS,” and students will be encouraged to dress in business attire for the day, complete with a contest for the Best-Dressed Business Girl and Best-Dressed Business Boy. A sit-down lunch will be provided in the gym for all students.
  Numerous LHS graduates have been invited to speak in short sessions. Students will be divided into groups that will rotate from room to room to hear the various former students speak about their education and their career. At press time those who have committed to speaking include a medical school student, a fireman, a sales manager, a vineyard supervisor, a hair stylist and a sports trainer.
  S Club is organizing the event and will act as greeters and personal assistants for the speakers that day. Students will receive business portfolios and will complete Cornell notes for their English classes.


By Jillian Lane
Roar Reporter

  Western Association for Administration Counseling or (WACA) is having a college fair at the University of Nevada Reno, Joe Crowley Student Union.
  This is a free program for all students to interact with college admissions people and investigate a wide range of postsecondary institutions for course offerings. Seminars that will be held are Financial Aid at 12:30-1:30 and another one at 3:00-4:00 and College Life at 1:45-2:45. Organizers encourage students to attend both.


UNR Knowledge Center

  Organizers are also encouraging students go on line and preregister, because colleges will be using scanners to collect student information. Students can register at this website and sign up.
  LHS Academic Advisor Janet McHenry said, ”This is a great opportunity for our students to visit with college representatives.  They should drag their parents there and be assertive about asking questions.”


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