ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. ( -- When did you start to think about what you wanted to be, when you grew up?

In the Rockwood School District, the big push starts in eighth grade.

About 2,500 students are taking part in this year's 8th grade career fair.

Students get a chance to meet with and question a wide variety of professionals, from law enforcement and education to journalism and engineering.

Administrators say students tell them the visits can make a real impression.

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