Career Exploration Events

Our career event volunteers inspire and support students as they plan for life after graduation. Check out our upcoming opportunities below!

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Career exploration event volunteers
North High school career volunteers

Share What You Know!

Join us as a volunteer and help introduce students to the great careers available to them! 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. 

During COVID19, we're focusing on virtual career panels, where you can share your personal career journey and the skills and training required for your field.

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

Join our volunteer mailing list and check out upcoming opportunities below. 

Here are some great upcoming career panel volunteer opportunities

This winter and spring we're hosting virtual career panels from several different career sectors, including: 

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Healthcare (direct patient care)
  • Early and K-12 Education
  • Politics and Community Organizing

As a volunteer panelist, you'll share your career journeys and tips for 10th, 11th and 12th grade students in Minneapolis Public Schools. This is a great way to support students as they begin to explore their career and college options!

Panels generally run 45 minutes, with an orientation before and debrief after. Volunteers will talk about highlights and challenges of their career fields and the training and education needed to pursue careers in this sector. They will also respond to questions from students during the session. All sessions are virtual, with some pre-recorded and others live streamed.

More information will be available mid-January. If you have questions, contact Ashley Musana at 612-455-1571 or

“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