picture of each professional's workday.
"I liked a lot of the presenters," 16-year-old Christine
Villasenor said. "I wanted to get into the medical field, but I don't
want to be in the human part. I want to be in the animal part of it.
This helped me to see the difference."
Because so many members of the community accepted Holy Family
High's invitation for Career Day, the students had several
professions to choose from, said Jennifer Khodadi, the school's
alumnae director and spokeswoman.
"It worked out," Khodadi said. "Every student got a chance to see
who they wanted."
Glendale Firefighter Patrick Dawson, Glendale Police Officer
Patricia Larrigan, City Councilman Dave Weaver and Holy Family High
alumna Jovana Lara, co-anchor for KABC-TV Channel 7 midday newscast,
were among those invited. Representatives from the Fashion Institute
of Design and Merchandise also attended.
Students asked questions about each professional's daily workload,
whether the speaker liked his or her job, which colleges specialize
in that field, other jobs within a field, and, of course, how much
each professional made.
California Hospital trauma nurse Jennifer Fulton could tell the
students who signed up for her sessions wanted to learn how to become
"Nobody stumped me," Fulton said. "But they, of course, wanted to
know the gory details of being a nurse."