Westfield students find out what it’s like to be a news anchor

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What do you want to be when you grow up? That can be a complicated question for teenagers.

That’s why Westfield Middle School held a career symposium for their 8th-grade class Tuesday.
Groups of students were paired up with speakers from various industries, to learn more about their career paths.

22News anchor Tamara Sacharczyk spoke to students about broadcast journalism and what it’s like to work in TV news.

Students even got a chance to go in front of the camera, and see what it feels like to go live with very little preparation time.

Sam Slattery told 22News, he learned a lot about different careers. “I learned you have to wake up pretty early to be a news anchor. I don’t really know what I want to do just yet in the future, so this could help us choose what we want to do and influence our choices.”

Students learned about everything from college majors, to entering the professional workplace.

The goal of the event was to give them a better idea of what they may want to do when they grow up.

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