Students explore career options at Bellevue College

Olliver Janders

On Friday, March 22, a record 27 Liberty students attended the Expanding Your Horizons conference at Bellevue College.  This five hour conference is put on by the American Association of University Women and aims at increasing the interest of young women in science, technology, engineering and math.

“The conference is hands on and conducive learning. It’s not just lectures,” Career Specialist Mardi Nystrom said.

Nystrom was a chaperone for the event and has been encouraging Liberty students to attend the conference since 2003.

“It’s important to give girls more opportunities to look at different fields,” Nystrom said. “It helps students decide what classes they want to take in high school and college, and ultimately choose their career paths.”

This year the conference brought numerous different volunteers to the event, including an Executive Energy Specialist from Johnson and Johnson, Geotechnical Engineers from the Army Corps of Engineers and a Medical Physicist from Northwest Medical.

Sophomore Raman Kaur was among Liberty’s 27 participants.

“My favorite session was Neurology,” Kaur said. “I got to see an active EEG and got to shock someone!”