EUGENE, Ore. -- The Springfield Chamber of Commerce held a career exploration program at Lane Community College for high school students to learn more about what to expect after graduation.
High school students from schools throughout Eugene and Springfield were in attendance.
Employees of local businesses from all over Lane County talked to students about their career paths and what their jobs are like.
High school students said they were excited to learn more about different careers, especially ones that they had already been interested in.
"It was awesome. It really changed my view of college and careers," said Keegan Purscelley, a student at Thurston High School.
Volunteers at the event ranged from paramedics to engineers and everything in between so students could speak with a wide variety of professionals.
"My hope would be that they find something that they're really passionate about and that they find something that they can make a livable wage and have a successful life in whatever they do," said Jessica Auxier, college and career coordinator at Thurston High School.