Students Take Trip Down Career Path

January 30, 2012 Updated Jan 30, 2012 at 9:31 AM EDT

By WKBW News

January 30, 2012 Updated Jan 30, 2012 at 9:31 AM EDT

West Seneca, N.Y. (WKBW) - West Seneca West Middle School students got to explore what would go into some of their favorite careers, and get a look into what happens at Channel 7.

"It gives them exposure to the career options that they might be exposed to in the future. It's an opportunity to hear from the individuals that are actually in the careers," Technology Teacher John McNeight said.

They even got a look into the life of a morning reporter. Channel 7's very own Jaclyn Asztalos gave them some background into her career, showing them how to shoot and edit video. She even let them do interviews for this story.

"My favorite part of career day is to meet the great people that show up," Student Brandon Roberts said.

Student Jeanine Sweat said it's all about having a choice.

"I like exploring the different options of jobs," Sweat said.

Student Evan Ensminger said he now has a plan for his future.

"I think career day is a really good way to learn what you want to do when you grow up, especially if you don't know what you want to do," Ensminger said.

The groups also got to see themselves on camera, and they had some pretty interesting questions for Asztalos.

"What was the funniest story you ever got on tape?" Roberts said.

Asztalos tried to get everyone on camera.

"Just all the people are nice and they really want to help kids find what they are interested in," Student Carly Linsner said.

Most of the students got their 15 minutes of fame, and because of that many deemed the TV Journalism session their favorite.

"I think this is very cool," Student Olivia Lebulis said.