MPS hosts 'Dream Big Career Fair' for 8th graders

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Public Schools wants its 8th graders to dream big about their futures.

That's why thousands of them were invited to the Wisconsin Center Wednesday for "Dream Big Career Fair." 

The idea was to let young people know what's out there and what's possible for their futures.

For some of them, it was quite a revelation.

"I wanted to be an anesthesiologist, but I saw somebody who works at Froedtert and like does stuff for doctors behind the scenes that I don't know about and it's just cool to see that," said Christian Hughes of Golda Meir School. "It's like other careers that don't get talked about as much as the main ones, and that's interesting to see."

The students got a chance to speak with professionals from all different kinds of careers from agriculture to finance to law to the STEM fields.

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