Before career day, I had my mind set on being a vet. Ever since I was little I always wanted to be a vet, but now I think I might want to be a video game designer. Career day has opened my eyes to other jobs that fit what I like. They also introduced the topic of money. They showed us how much things would cost, and how important money is to your future. We spent a lot of money on things like food, housing, insurance, cars, etc. We learned money is hard to keep track of, and life doesn't always go your way.
Going to the reality store was fun and very helpful. It taught me money is a huge part of your adult life, and you need it to help pay for your kids and survival needs. It showed some of the challenges of being an adult. It made me realize that the little things you buy make a huge impact on your budget. You have to plan ways to save a certain amount of money for certain things. It was very hard to keep track of how much money we spent. It showed me how easy it was to go into debt and how most people need to get a second job.
The afternoon speakers helped me get an understanding of the jobs I was looking at doing when I was older. We learned how there are many colleges to go to, and many jobs available. We learned how important it was to go to college if you wanted to have a better career. Did you know that if you go to college, your first few years you will make less money than someone who didn't go to college. Even though you make less when you're young. When you get older you will make more money. Going to college is important to getting a great job with a great pay. I came out of career day with more knowledge of what the real world is like.