DENVER (CBS4)– Thousands of students in Denver Public Schools got a chance to look ahead to the future with a career fair designed just for them.

The 8th grade students attended the job fair Tuesday at the National Western Complex.

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Representatives from nearly 90 businesses and organizations, as well as different colleges and universities, met with students.

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One student told CBS4 he wants to go into law and was able to visit with a lawyer.

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“Very helpful because now I know what’s the average salary is, what kind of things are you focusing on and what types of things you are looking for,” said 8th grader Alex Ituarte.

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Organizers say exposing students to careers early on leads to more structured guidance in high school.

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