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At a career fair in Silver Spring, students received advice on how to stand out in this tough economy.
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At a career fair in Silver Spring, students received advice on how to stand out in this tough economy.

It's a tough economy and that has parents urging their kids to get ahead even before they go off to college.

At a college and career fair in Silver Spring, hundreds of kids asked how to stand out. Connor Harris, a student at Poolesville High School in Montgomery County, has his eyes set on MIT or the University of California, Berkley. He said the fair was helpful.

"I'm kind of intimidated, but I think this made me feel a lot better," he said.

Lockheed Martin, Discovery, and NASA were a few groups trying to steer students into the growing science and technology field.

"We want to get them interested so they can figure out what they want to do at an early age, said Trina Ferrell, an education specialist at NASA.

Many of these groups urged students to get hands-on training as soon as possible, whether through internships or competitions.

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