Ulloa was one of the speakers Wednesday at the second annual Career Fair at Meadows Elementary School.
He said that he likes to come and speak because he wants children to know that their dreams can come true and that they have the support of the adults around them. Also, he likes to teach the children about his job.
“I think it’s important that kids learn what the court system does and I love sharing about the process,” Ulloa said.
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Academic coach Joan Faus said that this year things were a little more organized. They learned from last year’s mistakes and they were more aggressive in contacting different sources to give students a bigger spectrum of presenters.
The idea to have elementary school students exposed to the career fair is to give them the opportunity to start thinking about what they want to do and to find out what the requirements are to make it a reality, Faus said.
She also said the main purpose is to make sure people in the Valley are educated to get the jobs available.
“We want people from the Valley working at IID, as electrical engineers, as lawyers,” Faus said. “We want to represent.”
Engineer Azucena Faus came from San Diego to speak to the students. She was also here last year and said that she was impressed with how much the students remember from what she told them.
Her speech was mostly about her field, but she said that what really matters is to give students the tools to choose what they want to do.
“Even if they don’t decide to study engineering, at least now they know a little bit about it and they can be educated in their decision,” Azucena Faus said.
Another important piece of advice she likes to give students is to choose something they love and to look for how they can make the world a better place, she said.
“I really think some of the most successful people in their careers are people that did it out of the love of it and not necessarily for the money,” Azucena Faus said.
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