Justin Gallegos wants to go into the Army, but when he watches "The FBI Files" on television he thinks maybe, just maybe, the Federal Bureau of Investigation could use a kid like him among its ranks.
Justin, 12, and other students touring El Centro's FBI offices, were some of about 500 students from across Imperial County visiting local businesses today as part of the area's third annual Groundhog Job Shadow Day.
The nationwide event brings students up close to careers of their interest by partnering professionals and kids for the day.
Veterinarians, architects and law enforcement officers joined nearly 100 other local businesses volunteering to participate in this year's event.
Dispelling some of the myths surrounding the profession and telling kids what they need to know to pursue such a job are two big parts of Groundhog Job Shadow Day.
"I don't think any job is what you see in movies. There's a lot of hard work involved," said Robert Sellers, supervisory senior resident agent of the El Centro FBI office.