Working Relationships

Working Relationships
Posted on 01/09/2023
More than 65 local businesses spoke to BSSD freshman students during the annual Career Day

The Blue Springs School District brought in more than 65 local business professionals to speak to the freshman class during the annual Career Day at Blue Springs South High School and the Blue Springs High School Freshman Campus.

The Real World Learning experience presented students a wide variety of professions and one-on-one interaction with those experienced in each field.

Businesses included a wide variety of skillsets, like Blue Springs Parks and Recreation, State Farm Insurance, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Colonial Gardens, Hy-Vee, Chick-fil-A, Blue Springs Police Department, Bank 21, Hawaiian Bros, and Kansas City Zoo.

Representatives discussed their career field, the paths they took to get there, and options available to students interested in similar jobs or professions.

Freshman Campus Associate Principal Andy Mayfield said both students and local businesses benefit from the activity.

The Career Day event is great for our freshman students. It allows them to learn more about classes and programs that are available to them during grades 10-12 but the best part of the event is they get to learn from our amazing community members,” Mayfield said. “Local community members get to share about their business and the industry they work in with the next generation. It is a win-win for everyone.