Come on up, use a stethoscope to check if your heart is still pumping!
Thank you Lisa Munoz for inviting me and Cardboard Cow to the Tulare Union High School Career Day!
For an Ag Careers talk, Lisa placed me in a conference room at Living Christ Church, with Ms. Christina Ashford from J. D. Heiskell, and Ms. Tricia Stover Blattler, from Tulare Farm Bureau.
Tricia challenged the students to learn their 21st century skills including: dress to stand out not stick out; learn to read and write well and speak respectfully.
Christina encouraged them to take advantage of testing for jobs. Personality testing, for instance, helps companies hire people into positions that are a good fit.
I asked them to consider identifying their abilities and skills and also the jobs that they do not like to do, then to work at developing their skills. Just to get them off of their chairs and to give them a hands-on Ag Career experience, I invited each one to try to listen to their own heart beat with a stethoscope. I told them about my interests in drama and other non-computer fields and how I use my creativity do things like create the Cardboard Cow.
We all encouraged them to take advantage of volunteer opportunities and internships.
Tulare Union High School Juniors. Thanks for coming and listening. You were awesome! Now go and do good things with your lives!