GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- It can be hard to think about the future, but 8th graders in District 51 are ready to embrace it.
"I'm really excited, like, a little nervous but more excited about it," said 8th Grader, Roberta Fonseca.
Students went to the Career Fair and College Day at CMU to learn what jobs are out there.
But some students say, they already have a solid plan.
"I want to go to college in Missouri, because my dad's family is from there and I want to be a chemical engineer so I can blow stuff up without getting in trouble," said 8th grader Lily Costanzo.
Lily says she has her career picked out, but still wants to keep her options open.
"The people here put in their time and effort and take time out of their day to actually come here and like, help us out, and show us what they do," Costanzo said.
Dillon Jerome says he has it figured out too.
"I want to be able to help out people. I want to be able to help people be safe," Jerome said.
He says a job in law enforcement speaks to him.
"I want to become a police officer. I would actually become the first police officer in my family," Jerome said.
But he admits he came to the career day just in case.
"What if I don't graduate college? What if I don't get accepted into the police academy? What if I don't graduate from the police academy?" Jerome said.