Create an experience for your students to explore careers, find mentors and identify internships.
Career fairs offer great exposure to various career and job options. By networking with local businesses and organizations students can understand first-hand the educational levels and opportunities they’ll need to be successful.
How does this fit with my class?
Career fairs can be particularly useful to students in high school, as they are a great way to connect to organizations to seek part-time work and internships. Students also have the opportunity to connect with potential mentors.
- Learn about career paths and educational requirements
- Create a personal career/education plan
- Utilize professional communication skills
- Network with professionals and community members
- Receive feedback from professionals
- Learn about current job or internship opportunities
- In school
- Out of school
What will my students gain?
“STEM Premier [a career fair partner] is a powerful service which brought direction and guidance to my potential career choices by allowing me to explore careers based on my personal interests, goals, and passions.”
Kris M., High School Junior
From the Partnership for 21st Century Learning:
Communication and Collaboration
- Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts
- Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes and intentions
- Use communication for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate and persuade)
- Communicate effectively in diverse environments
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
- Effectively interpret information and draw conclusions based on the best analysis
- Evaluate information critically and competently
- Reflect critically on learning experiences and processes
Productivity and Accountability
- Present oneself professionally and with proper etiquette
- Respects cultural differences and works effectively with people from a range of social and cultural backgrounds