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Marshalltown Career Expo will feature high-energy motivational speaker

April 9, 2013
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

MARSHALLTOWN Motivational speaker and author Matt Booth will talk to nearly 900 high school juniors on Tuesday, April 16, at 9:15 a.m. for Marshalltown Community College's annual Career Expo. Booth's message sets the tone for a day centered on career exploration for high school students. MCC, in cooperation with at least 10 area high school counselors and multiple businesses, welcomes students to learn about employment options for their future by hearing from the experts professionals from a variety of vocations within the community. The MCC Career Expo is sponsored by Emerson Process Management of Marshalltown.

Matt Booth is an "attitude expert." He's an engaging speaker who encourages people to chase their dreams. Matt is direct, thought-provoking, and inspiring. In order to achieve personal satisfaction and professional success, Matt's philosophy is simple: You Must Be Yourself and Improve Yourself.

Matt entertains people and impacts lives through his high-energy, engaging keynote programs. Matt works with organizations who want to improve people's attitudes, communication skills and ability to focus so they can do what they do better.

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Motivational speaker and author Matt Booth

The expo will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Students will choose to attend four breakout sessions from more than 25 career areas. The career sessions include: Accounting, Ag Science, Automotive Tech, Art, Business/Management, Computers, Construction Management, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice/Law, Culinary Arts, Dental Assisting, Education, Electrical, Engineering, English/Journalism, Machine Tool & Die, Medical/Medical Assisting, Military, Music/Theater, Nursing, Nutrition, Psychology, Science, Sports Management, Social Work, and Welding.

The public is invited to attend Matt Booth's keynote address, which will take place in the MCC Student Activity Center, 3700 S. Center St., Marshalltown. Students should register through their high school counselors by April 12.

For more information contact Angie Redmond, MCC Associate Dean of Enrollment Services at 641-844-5712, 866-622-4748, or

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