Four students majoring in social work majors from Eastern, teamed up with several local businesses and organizations to organize a career fair on April 8 at Natchaug Elementary School in Willimantic. The students included Megan Berube, Namgyal Gyalnor, Delia Welge and Wajiha Yasmeen. The goal of the career fair was to educate, motivate and inspire elementary school students to explore future career options and the importance of education.
"The participation and cooperation from the organizations and professionals attending the fair, as well as the local businesses that provided donations, made this career fair a big success for the third- and fourth-graders at Natchaug," said Berube. Participating organizations and professionals included the Brio Academy of Cosmetology; the Willimantic Police K-9 Unit; two radio stations -- Jammin WWRX and Soft Rock WBMW; Villari's Martial Arts; Eastern's Biology and Information Technology and Health Services Departments; the United States Navy; Lawrence and Memorial Hospital; Pampered Pet Day Camp; Willimantic Fire Department; and the Department of Environmental Protection. Bridgett the Frog also attended!
Food and other donations were provided by Bagel One and Dunkin Donuts of North Windham; Big Y and Staples of Mansfield; and The Parent Teachers Organization at Natchaug School. Above, Wajiha Yasmeen, Delia Welge, Namgyal Gyalnor and Megan Berube pose for a picture during the career fair. Also, Michael Palumbo, technical support analyst in Information Technology Services, shows students what his cell phone can do, and students seem fascinated with material provided by Biology Professor Gloria Colurso.