Potter students get a first-hand look at college, careers

FALLBROOK – Potter Junior High School students recently took steps toward the goal of accessing college and 21st century careers.

On Feb. 28, more than 350 seventh grade students attended a college tour of California State University San Marcos. For many, it was their first time on a college campus, and the trip helped make the college dream a more tangible reality.

“It made me realize that working hard means I can achieve my dreams of going to college,” said Juan Manual Gomez.

“It was amazing. I got to see the food, the art museum, and classes full of students,” said Linda Bailon.

For the past two months, the Potter counseling department made presentations to students on what it takes to attend college, and did career inventories to help steer students toward majors and careers.

At the end of January, Potter had its annual career day themed, “Oh, the Places We’ll Go

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