A full workday with an accounting team at Bluegrass Cellular’s headquarters in Elizabethtown was the right opportunity to confirm Hunter Howell’s career planning is headed in the right direction, the LCHS senior said.
“I really enjoyed it and it’s what I want to do in my civilian job,” Hunter said, adding that he intends to join the Air Force Reserve as well as attend college.
He was able to sit in with the entire team and see a wide variety of accounting activity at the business. He also was permitted to observe a team take inventory of various devices — the most interesting portion of the day.
“I love numbers,” Hunter said.
It seems natural that a student who loves numbers would be mindful of the college expenses ahead. Graduating from college without student debt is important to Hunter. That is in part why he has chosen to join the Air Force Reserve.
Hunter thought to seek out the job shadowing experience at Bluegrass Cellular because his aunt works there, he said. He also noted that he took time to prepare to make a good impression. For example, he asked about the dress code in advance and wore business attire.
While he feels he’ll land in accounting, Hunter said, other careers are worth checking out and he looks to shadow another profession soon.