- Author: Susana C. Bruzzone-Miller
UCCE/HAREC Director Christopher Smith and HAREC Education Outreach Coordinator, Susana Bruzzone-Miller participated in the 2nd Annual Agriculture Career Fair hosted by the Ventura County Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula. Over 80 Ventura County high school juniors and seniors attended. Youth had the opportunity to meet and mingle with community members, business people and others involved in Ventura County agriculture. Many were interested to see how STEM related college majors translated into highly skilled professions.
The UCCE/HAREC generated interest in science and research and the opportunity to speak directly with “a real live scientist” as one student remarked. Exposure to these real world people and experiences is valuable to students plotting out their course. Additionally, students had the opportunity to participate in mini-workshops on resume writing, public speaking, and interviewing skills.
For more information and quotes from participants visit the Ventura County Star article.