Career Exploration Events

Our career event volunteers inspire and support students as they plan for life after graduation.

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Career exploration event volunteers
North High school career volunteers

Share What You Know

You can help introduce students to all of the great careers available in our community! 

Our career exploration events at Minneapolis and Saint Paul public high schools are a great way to inspire and support students as they plan for life after graduation. 

Whether you work in the trades, business, healthcare, the arts, STEM, government or another sector, you have valuable experience and perspectives that can help students take the first step toward great careers or discover new fields. 

You'll share your personal career journey and the skills and training required for your field. We encourage you to use props and real-world examples to bring your career to life.

All volunteers are welcome! We especially encourage volunteers from diverse communities, MPS alumni and community members with personal connections to our schools.

Our spring career events have been postponed due to COVID-19. Keep an eye on our events calendar to learn about opportunities for this fall. 

How to participate in a career event

1

Register

Most career events run between 90 minutes - 2 hours. You'll present to a classroom of students or staff a table at gym-based fair.

Our spring events have been postponed due to COVID-19. Keep an eye on our events calendar to learn about future opportunities.

2

Mark Your Calendar

You'll receive an email confirmation with the date, time, location and other details about your career event.   

3

Arrive at the Event Early

Be sure to allow time to find the school and your meeting location. You'll receive a short orientation, meet other volunteers and proceed to your assigned classroom or gym. 

4

Share Your Journey with Students!

You'll present to students in a classroom or host a table in a gym-based fair where students will stop by to learn about your industry. 

5

Debrief

After the event you'll gather with our staff and other volunteers to share your feedback and suggestions. 

6

Questions?

For more information contact Ashley Musana at 612-455-1571.  

“AchieveMpls career events are a great opportunity for students to learn about all the careers available to them. Most students have an understanding of what being a doctor or a lawyer means. But they may not know what an account executive, a machinist, a project manager or a cosmetologist does, or the opportunities for growth and financial prosperity that these careers can provide.”

Elaine Vandenburgh, Minneapolis College