Last Friday Crouse Hospital staff helped shed light on career paths in healthcare for middle-schoolers at Syracuse’s Hughes Pre-K-8 School.
Students were amazed to learn how many people actually work at Crouse – approx 2,800 – as well as the large variety of jobs there are in a hospital.
Staff members volunteering their time for this community education program included Kimberly Boynton, Chris Farnum, Chef Todd Corcoran, Mark Raymond, Ron Rueger, Bonnie Altier and Leesa Kelley.
Nearly 200 students participated in the second annual Career Fair at Hughes, and each student was required to speak to at least 12 different people to learn the most important aspect of their work.
While several students expressed desires to be NFL and NBA players, as well as dancers, many more talked of plans for college and aspirations to become, nurses, doctors, police officers, lawyers, chefs and even a cartoonist.