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The ASVAB on Career Exploration Day

Junior Denisse Gonzalez studies for the ASVAB test.

Career Exploration Day for juniors and seniors will be held Dec. 7th on the second floor of the library. Students can sign up in the ROTC room in Building 18.

Previously called The ASVAB, Career Exploration Day is when students can take the ASVAB test. ASVAB stands for, The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery; which means that it’s just a test to find out what student’s skills are and will discover careers based on those skill sets.

“The ASVAB opens up the thought process of the things we never could have thought about doing with the rest of our lives,” said career counselor Amy Oury, “It lets you discover things you might be good at, and things that students have never even considered before.”

After a student takes the ASVAB and they get the test back it’ll have four different careers on it, A, B, C and D. Students may have thought about those careers before, or the idea has never even crossed their minds.

It is held by the military, so naturally they would especially want people interested in joining to take the test, but they won’t leave anybody out. The military is just an option of many.  They understand that we need people in the military, but we also need people to stay here and handle all the other countless number of jobs.

Junior Denisse Gonzalez will be taking the ASVAB for this first time this year. She is in the ROTC, which is a plus for her because she is planning on joining the army, so then she’ll already be ahead of her game.

“I’ve heard that the test is really hard,” Gonzalez said. “But I’ve been studying by checking out books from the library, so I think I should be prepared enough.”

Students don’t usually consider the military route, but it is one of the many options that are available to students.

The only way for a student to enlist into the military is to take the ASVAB. Bryant holds the test this Friday and students can also take it at the recruitment center in Hot Springs. But supposedly, the test at the recruitment center is much harder than the one at Bryant.

If a student is already in the ROTC when they are in high school, then they will have a higher rank when they get into the military.

The final day for students to sign up for the ASVAB is Thursday the 6th and the test will be the next day in the morning.

“I was book smart when I was in high school. But I was always helping out my dad in the garage. The ASVAB is useful information, like how to change your oil, the difference between different screwdrivers, things like that,” Oury said. “You don’t have to be book smart, but you need to know certain skills to survive.”

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