KAYSVILLE -- Some of the 1,300 students at Kaysville Junior High already have an idea of what they want to be as an adult. Other students continue to explore many fields.
Forty-five professionals from a variety of jobs gave those students insight on jobs during the school's annual Career Day on Thursday.
Some students heard colorful stories from search and rescue, while others enjoyed learning what it takes to be a sheriff or a firefighter. Job information was available from an accountant, a veterinarian and everything in between.
In the photography class, students heard that photographers often need to learn cosmetology or how to create themes to make good photos. But the main thing students learned from Blake Hazen of Hazen Photography is, "Find something that you love to do because you could be doing it for a good chunk of your life. If you find something you love, money will follow."
Hazen advised the students who enjoy photography to take lots of pictures, everything from landscapes to friends and animals. Practice, practice, practice, he said.
He also advised his audience to major in business in college and do photography as a minor.
"Business is the most important aspect, you need to know how to market your business," he said. "And if you are real serious, find a mentor."
Student Ashley Nielson chose politics as one of the three seminars she attended.
"I am thinking of being a politician," she said. "I guess I am kind of good at speaking in front of people. And I am a problem solver. My friends told me I would be a good politician."
She learned more about politics from Ally Isom, spokeswoman for Gov. Gary Herbert and a former Kaysville city council member.
"You need to see a career as a path," Isom told the students as she explained what her job entails.
She also told them they need excellent writing skills.
"Writing skills make a world of difference. You set yourself apart from others if you can write," Isom said.
Eighth-grade student Caeldton Frederick said he hopes to become an attorney and a politician some day. His dad serves on the Kaysville city council.
"I like public speaking and I am on the court travel team," Frederick said. "I wrote letters to (U.S. Sen.) Orrin Hatch to give him some ideas. He said he would consider them."
Other students chose to learn about banking, what it takes to be a TV sports producer and an air traffic controller. Some wanted to know more about becoming a chef, a computer game designer, or a counselor. They could also learn about being a martial arts instructor, a mortician and a musician.
Ninth grade student James Evans is planning to be a civil engineer one day.
"I learned a lot of things. I'm pretty excited, it is something I am interested in," Evans said.