Career Exploration

Career Exploration Youth


The PIC organizes a range of career exploration programs to help high school students understand the career opportunities available to them after completing school.

Employers participate in these programs, whether at the workplace or the school, so that the experience is real for the students. Students and employers, alike, often participate in one of these initiatives before participating in a summer job or internship.

Job Shadow Day is a half-day event designed to expose high school students to the world of work. Students “shadow” professionals during a normal work day to gain a first-hand look at the skills, knowledge, and education required to succeed in a career.
Mock interviews offer students the opportunity to practice interviewing and sharpen their skills. With a more competitive labor market for teenagers, it is critical that students learn to hone this skill.
Career speakers share their career story with high school students, during one class or over the course of a semester.