Residents seek future at career fair | Business – California News

Residents seek future at career fair | Business – California News

Emily Evans came to Big Bear High School Sept. 6 “looking for anything,” she said. Evans is fresh out of college and has a young daughter to support. She stopped to speak with Nikki Beegle, assistant manager at Bear Mountain Resort about job openings.

The resort was one of 33 businesses, universities, trade schools and government entities explaining career options to attendees at the second annual Career Fair cosponsored by the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce and Big Bear High School.

Blue and gold officer Darren Means discussed the offerings at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland to high school student Arabella Spink and her father, Kevin.

“It’s the No. 1 public school in the U.S. primarily focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs,” Means said. “We’re looking for Big Bear’s brightest.”

Natalie Libonati and Jesse Hardin were on hand from the Big Bear Career Center and Career Institute. In 2016, the Big Bear Grizzly hired a photographer intern, Brady Enger, through the Career Center.

Big Bear High School seniors Jared Quillen and David Lopez stopped to talk to Kamika Phillips, an admission counselor for Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.

“I play golf,” Quillen said. “So I want to find a school with a golf team, and I want to major in bio chem.”

Chamber executive director Pamela Scannell said the turnout was better than last year for the career fair.

“We’d like to see the fair grow,” Scannell said. “We’d like to see more community…

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