The Career Exploration Fair will provide an avenue for high school freshmen in Nashville schools to explore a breadth of career areas. As opposed to a Job Fair where students visit companies, the career fair will allow companies to work together to represent career areas for students to explore. The majority of dropouts occur between the freshman and sophomore year. Our goal is to raise awareness and excitement that will allow freshmen to talk with local professionals about their interests and see the relevance of their studies.
The fair will host approximately 7,000 freshmen from the Academies of Nashville and the Magnets of Nashville on Tuesday, November 14 at the Music City Center. Students will complete career exploration research at school in preparation for their visit and learn about “professionalism.” They will also participate in an essay contest and other follow-up activities to show what they learned. They will speak with at least three booth volunteers, ask questions, and participate in hands-on activities.