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Hundreds of Coos County students explore career options at career fair

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NORTH BEND, Ore. -- Hundreds of local high school students got a chance to explore options after graduation.

The 2nd Annual Coos County College and Career Fair was held on Wednesday at the Mill Casino in North Bend, sponsored by the Coquille Indian Tribe.

It included around 14 public and private employers, colleges, universities and trade schools.

"The Coquille Indian Tribe really values education, and we really value our community,” said Higher Education Coordinator Molly Hockema. “We know there's not a lot of college fair events around here so we really wanted them to have opportunities to see employment and college opportunities.”

One student said she likes to attend college career fairs with an open mind.

"I love the idea of job shadowing,” said Marshfield High senior Samantha Jackson, “just going out there, seeing what's available to you…there's a lot of people that may have never thought that could be for them, and then they try it and they love it."

Organizers said students who missed the fair can reach out to their school counselor for additional information.

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