Southeastern hosts Career Discovery Day for eighth-graders


Southeastern president Sean Burrage welcomes the students to campus Thursday morning.


Photos by Dan Hoke | SE

Local radio general manager Jason Taylor serves as emcee for Career Discovery Day.


Photos by Dan Hoke | SE

Dan Hoke | SE District Attorney Emily Redman offers career advice Thursday morning.


Photos by Dan Hoke | SE

Dan Hoke | SE Todd Hughes, Senior Director of Tribal Solutions at The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, makes a presentation at Career Day.


Photos by Dan Hoke | SE

The campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University was the site Thursday for the “It Starts Now’’ 8th Grade Career Discovery Day.

More than 600 students participated and learned more about careers in such areas as education, legal, medical, science, law enforcement, the arts, vocational, and media communications.

Professionals from 16 different career clusters presented information about the jobs available in their fields and training requirements to obtain those positions.

Participating schools were Durant, Calera, Victory Life, Caddo, Boswell, Silo, Rock Creek, Achille, Coleman, Bennington and Colbert.

The event was sponsored by Southeastern, the Southern Workforce Board, Thje Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, First United Bank, Burrage Law Firm, Cardinal Glass, CMC Commercial Metals, Durant Industrial Authority, KBBC B99.7 the Buzz & 106.3 KLBC, OG& E, First Texoma Bank, Landmark Bank, and Red River Ford-Lincoln

Southeastern president Sean Burrage welcomes the students to campus Thursday morning.
http://www.durantdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/web1_CareerPres.jpgSoutheastern president Sean Burrage welcomes the students to campus Thursday morning. Photos by Dan Hoke | SE

Local radio general manager Jason Taylor serves as emcee for Career Discovery Day.
http://www.durantdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/web1_Careeremce.jpgLocal radio general manager Jason Taylor serves as emcee for Career Discovery Day. Photos by Dan Hoke | SE

Dan Hoke | SE District Attorney Emily Redman offers career advice Thursday morning.
http://www.durantdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/web1_CareerRedman.jpgDan Hoke | SE District Attorney Emily Redman offers career advice Thursday morning. Photos by Dan Hoke | SE

Dan Hoke | SE Todd Hughes, Senior Director of Tribal Solutions at The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, makes a presentation at Career Day.
http://www.durantdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/web1_CareerHughes.jpgDan Hoke | SE Todd Hughes, Senior Director of Tribal Solutions at The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, makes a presentation at Career Day. Photos by Dan Hoke | SE
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