With the school year at San Benito High School winding down and summer vacation on the horizon, some students' thoughts are on more than how they'll get spending money during the next three months, Some are planning what they'll do for a career.
Junior Brandon Zamora said he will be one of those who will try to go after a career that will allow him to serve his community.
“I want to join the Army and then be a police officer after I am done serving,” Zamora said.
Junior Javier Azcona said he is focusing on a job "that is able to bring in money.” He says he “works hard right now so it will pay off later in life. I don’t know exactly what I want to be yet just right now, though.”
Eighteen-year-old John Ramirez said he wants to get a job that pays and makes him happy — being a chef — because it seems interesting to him. "I just wanted to do something with my life after I graduate high school,” Ramirez said, adding that he, “didn’t want to be just clueless” about what he was going to do after high school so he got right on the career path.
Twenty-year-old Stephanie Keat is already working toward a career dentistry. "I want to be a dentist because it pays and is an interesting job choice," she said. “It will take awhile to get there, but it is worth it.”
How will these students get to the careers they want? They all said that they are taking classes now and planning on taking classes that will help get them there.
San Benito High School's Career Center has a variety of career and educational resources for students. For more information, click here.