Roseburg Public Schools

Roseburg High School will host a virtual career presentation for students this fall, and community members interested in sharing their career experiences are invited to participate. 

The online career presentation for ninth-graders will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. Oct. 12 and is intended to help students discover potential job opportunities and prepare for life after high school. The school hopes to invite about 40 to 50 community members to present to classrooms via Zoom. Individual presentations will take about 20 minutes.

More than 60 presenters signed up for last year’s event, which RHS Assistant Principal Brad Bogardus said was a hit with students. 

“RHS ninth-grade students last year enjoyed the variety of different career pathways that were presented,” Bogardus said. “Many of the students followed up with the second part of the day’s assignment researching the career pathway that was presented.”  

A list of talking points will be provided to presenters, and will include topics such as career history, job responsibilities, training and education requirements, average salaries, and long-term outlooks. The school plans to present a wide range of careers to students.

“The community members who spoke last year appreciated the opportunity to promote their industry, speaking about the educational pathway required to get into the field, and the future job outlooks of the individual professions,” Bogardus said. 

The career presentation is one of the many ways the high school seeks to spark students’ interest in planning for future success. In particular, motivating and inspiring ninth-graders to remain on track for graduation can lead to increased graduation rates. 

Those interested in participating can contact Bogardus at BBogardus@roseburg.k12.or.us or (541) 440-4142.