We Need YOU for Career Day!

3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Career Exploration

WHY Career Day?


  • Career exploration and planning begins early!
  • Career Day exposes students to new and interesting careers.
  • Career Day helps students become aware of their interests and abilities.
  • Career Day helps students understand the connection between their academic achievement and future career success.
  • Career Day helps students begin planning NOW for a successful future!

WHO are the Students at Virginia Cross Elementary?


  • 95 percent of our students are eligible for free- and reduced-lunch.
  • Some of our students are English Language Learners. Some may not have an English speaking adult in their household.
  • Our students are resilient, caring, and open to the world that awaits them.

How Do I Volunteer for Career Day?

  1. Be available from 12:30-3:00pm on Monday, March 13.
  2. Prepare to lead 3 identical Career Day sessions with 3rd-5th grade students. A different group of students will attend each session. (A staff member will be in the room with you at all times.)
  3. Each session lasts 35 minutes. (Total of 3 sessions.) Bring props, visuals, pictures, or other interesting items that relate to your career. Be sure to allow 5-10 minutes for questions.
  4. Complete the Google form below to indicate your interest in volunteering for Career Day!

Do You Have Questions about Career Day?

If you have any additional questions, please contact Jennifer Butler, school counselor, at jabutler@chatham.k12.nc.us.

Thank you for your interest in Career Day at Virginia Cross Elementary!