More than 500 high school students at Tulsa Public Schools participated in the district’s 7th annual – and first virtual – Beyond High School College and Career Fair. Students attending the virtual event met with more than 30 college recruiters, several employers, and members of the military from across the region using Zoom.
The Beyond High School College and Career Fair is provided in partnership with the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce and provides an important opportunity for juniors and seniors to explore the college and career opportunities available to high school graduates.
“We know that earning a high school diploma changes the trajectory of a student’s life,” said Dominik Dresel, director of academic operations and impact. “In addition to larger overall lifetime earnings, high school graduates have a wider range of career opportunities available to them. The Beyond High School College and Career Fair gives our students the chance to explore the many options that will be open to them after graduation.”
Representatives from higher education and local organizations including ONE Gas, KKT Architects, and the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office offered one-on-one Zoom sessions, and students also had access to a video library with pre-recorded sessions.
Dresel said: “There are many pathways to college-and career-readiness and no one‐size‐fits‐all approach to education. Our Beyond High School College and Career Fair is helping students prepare for what opportunities lie ahead in college, careers, and life – and we are excited to continue working with community partners to offer this college and career fair in the future.”
This year’s Beyond High School College and Career Fair sponsors included Becco Contractors Inc., D&L Oil Tools, Greenheck Group, Helmerich & Payne, KWB Oil Property Management Inc., Northeastern State University, ONEOK Inc., Rogers State University, Roxtec, Tulsa Regional Chamber, Webco Industries, Williams, and Vacuworx, LLC.
For more information, visit www.tulsaschools.org/beyond.