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Wizard students learn about careers from real professionals

May 5, 2014

WEST WARWICK — High school students had the unique opportunity to learn about their fields of interest and to branch out and learn about something new during a school-wide career day held Friday morning at the West Warwick High School.

Students were given sign-up sheets where they could choose five careers they had an interest in. From there, it was broken down to three presentations they could choose to attend offered by various professionals representing more than 30 fields of expertise including law enforcement, the Rhode Island National Guard, personal trainer, auto body, videographer, animal outreach and retail management to name a few.

One of the first things West Warwick Police Department Major Mark Knott said was that things in law enforcement aren’t like they are on television.

“Not everything is solved in that one-hour time frame with the blues flashing,” he said. He offered some facts about himself such as his education, previous jobs and his family life, to show students there is a personal side to the job. “Make sure you get a good education and start preparation now, maybe doing a customer service job, because you’re going to be dealing with many angry people so you can start now to get used to it if you have a difficult situation in a job,” he said.
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