Piedmont Virginia Community College hosted an unusual career fair Tuesday at the John Paul Jones Arena, where seventh-graders got the chance to take a look at several professions.
The middle school students talked to people in different career areas to find out what kind of study path led them to their jobs. One student from William Monroe Middle School already has a pretty good idea of what she wants to do when she gets older.
"I want to be like a basketball coach or an athletic trainer one day and if I think, if I want to like do that one day, this would really be the place to find out information and learn more about it," said Samantha Brunelle, student at William Monroe.
A counselor from Henley Middle School says the goal of the event is to help students make connections between skills they already have and potential careers.