Before career day I wanted to be a aeronautic engineer, instead I got civil engineer, but I made it work. The money portion of career day was worth the experience. After I got all my initial needs taken care of, I got to use the money on whatever I wanted to. I admit I did go into some debt, but I got out of it by using my savings and got myself back into the positive numbers again. By going into debt, that showed me that managing your money responsibly is a really good idea to do.
For the reality store I learned that all the basic needs to raise a family including a car, housing, and insurance, all add up over time. And paying off student loans if you went to college can really be costly to you. We also had an unemployed spouse and some people had children, so having to benefit a family on your own can be hard, because you don't have that second pay check to help you with needs.
For the speeches in the afternoon I got to see different careers and the skills that are behind them. First I went and learned about all the different jobs that included math and science and how important it is to understand those to subjects in certain jobs, so you don't make errors. Second I went and listened to a South Central graduate that is majoring in graphic designing and his story about how he got to where he is now. Third I got to go and learn about the medical field, and what levels of education you need for that certain ranking, when is it best to start, and what do those people do in their job.