Career Fair Encourages Business Leadership Close to Home

Whether you want to become a veterinarian, engineer, massage therapist, or just about anything in between, students at Marathon High School are discovering that opportunity is often closer than you think.

"People feel that they have to go far just to get a job, but it really is not as far as you think. it can really be in your local hometown." Said student and event organizer Alec Hamburg.

That is the message that Hamburg and the other members of the school's Future Business Leaders of America organization want to get out. In fact, its the reason they organized this career fair all on their own. Their principal says the fact that they took this effort upon themselves is a testament to what leadership means.

"The three students for the FBLA project showed tremendous student leadership. That is one of the key components of going to Marathon High School that we try to foster within our kids. " Said Principal David Beranek.

For Karla Frese who owns a local photography company, its important for kids to realize early on that you can stay local and still have a successful business.

"You can do it in a big city, you can do this in a small community. I think its good that they can start thinking about this from freshman through seniors." Said Frese.

With so many opportunities available in their own backyard, there is no doubt that this generation of students will help Marathon thrive well into the future.

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