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Want to be a TV News Anchor? Belvidere Middle Schoolers Learn About That and Other Professional at 'Careers on Wheels.'

WTVO/WQRF Anchor Mimi Murphy was one of many talking about their careers to Stateline kids.
BELVIDERE -- From police officers , to farmers, to paramedics, students learn about  a variety of jobs from local professionals.  " Sometimes students don't always see the different types of careers that people do  pursue unless their parent is involved or someone they know is involved so this really helps them with career exploration," says Sheila Repka, a Counselor with Belvidere Central Middle School.

It's all part of Careers on Wheels Day at the school.  Some students were even interested in finding out from me what it's like to work as a television news anchor.

"What's your favorite part of your job?"
"What education do you need?"
"What do you like about your job?"

All important questions career hunters need to know.  The event allows kids to be exposed to different opportunities that may spark some excitement.

"It gives you a good idea of what you want to do when you get older," student Caleb Rathbun told me.

Which can be an eye-opening experience.

"You don't really know about the world until you come out here and learn about it," student Joshua Burtman says.

This was the 13th Careers on Wheels event at BCMS.
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