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Career Day gives Lutheran teens a glimpse of working world

  • While at the Federal Reserve, students Daniel Wasson, Elias Hall and Samantha Schulte watch the volatility of the market.

    While at the Federal Reserve, students Daniel Wasson, Elias Hall and Samantha Schulte watch the volatility of the market.
    Courtesy of COSLHS

  • Students invade the KMOV studio in St. Louis.

    Students invade the KMOV studio in St. Louis.
    Courtesy of COSLHS

  • Career Day also took students to The Life Network in Waterloo.

    Career Day also took students to The Life Network in Waterloo.
    Courtesy of COSLHS

 
Submitted by Christ our Savior Lutheran High School
updated: 1/31/2019 5:50 PM

Christ Our Savior Lutheran High School works career education into its educational curriculum, striving to give our students a well-rounded education that prepares them for life.

Recently, students spent a day exploring different types of careers that are available in our area.

First, they visited the studios of KMOV in St. Louis, where they tried out several jobs in broadcast journalism including office support, camera and sound, working with a green screen, to being the newscaster on the shows. Students also saw the end of Great Day St. Louis and got to experience the set.

Next up was the Federal Reserve and a program called "Inside Economy at the Federal Reserve," which teaches not only how a local economy works, but also the global economy. Students participated an exercise that mimicked buying and selling commodities in real time. They worked at computers watching the fluctuation in market prices and had to make decisions about when was the right time to sell their product or when was a good time to buy.

Everyone was excited to learn they were going to get to take home a bag of money at the end of the day, until they realized it was shredded. We all know you have to work to bring home the real money.

After lunch at Ballpark Village, students traveled to Waterloo, where the Life Network of Southern Illinois introduced students to a career path that isn't as much about the big money, but big hearts.

They gave a great presentation about what they do to help preserve the lives of unborn babies and support families that have chosen life. The staff told students it offers great satisfaction to know that you are helping people and doing something that you believe in.

The final message to our students was to know that some people prefer having a career that makes a positive impact in other peoples lives rather than just working for money.