Businesses set up in the gym to hold mock interviews with students. (Photos submitted)
Businesses set up in the gym to hold mock interviews with students. (Photos submitted)

DELPHOS — Jefferson High school hosted a Career Day on May 6.

The day started with the freshmen showcasing their 10-year plan. They created poster boards, portfolios and resumes to present to during mock interviews. These mock interviews were conducted by area organization/businessmen and women and community leaders.

Following the mock interviews, the whole school participated in a Career Fair featuring 25 businesses and keynote speakers Karen Grothouse and Krendl. The businesses included Superior Credit Union, D&D Ingredients, Schrader Realty, Spallinger Millwright, Vantage, Wannemacher Total Logistics, Edward Jones, Dick Clark Real Estate, Knippen Chrystler, K&M, Spherion, United States Army, Topp Chalet, Local 776, Westwood Behavioral Health, All Purpose Contracting, Lakeview Farms, First Financial Bank, Lima Memorial, GROB, Ohio Means Jobs, WOSN Sports, Hickory Pit BBQ, Morman Family Chiropractor, Peterson Construction, United States Navy and the City of Delphos.

“After another very successful turn out, we plan to host another Career Day the first week of May 2022,” High School Principal Brinkman said.

If a business would like to be included, please reach out to Karissa Hoersten via email  at

“Thank you to all the local leaders and participants. We could not provide many opportunities for our students without your support. Thank you to Mrs. Hoesten, Ms. Sturgill and Mrs. Koester for teaching the Career course and hoisting the event and the upperclassmen that helped in making it run smoothly. Finally, thank you to the freshmen for demonstrating ownership of your learning and future plans,” Brinkman said.