Career Exploration Programs

Looking to get hands-on experience in a career field? Check out the following career exploration programs to find an opportunity that fits your needs. 

Show Me My Future College & Career Exploration Program
:  Check out more than 180 recorded sessions covering college, career, skilled trades, and military topics:

SLU Girls in Aviation Day Materials Were you unable to attend the SLU Girls in Aviation Day? All the session materials are available on YouTube: Event content includes a young women in aviation panel, career exploration sessions with industry professionals, keynote addresses, and a virtual training flight. Content is geared toward young women in high school, but all students interested in aviation opportunities are encouraged to check out the recorded sessions. 

Build Your Future Build Missouri's Build Your Future's mission is to educate Missouri residents about high paying construction careers, training opportunities and mapping career paths to employment in these high demand occupations:  Check our YouTube for more videos:

St. Louis Construction Cooperative Construction in Careers Construction in Careers is a FREE book produced by the St. Louis Construction Cooperative. This book provides information about the trades in the construction industry. Since it can be published for free, you are able to print out any pages desired. 

BLUEPRINT4Careers This free career exploration guide for training programs can launch you into a successful, high-demand skilled career.  All material is customized to the STL area:

2020-2021 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Guide This guide is complete with assessments to help students discover potential career pathways that meet their needs and interests. To download the CTE guide, please visit the following site:

EXPLORINGExploring is a unique career exploration program for young men and women ages 14-20. The program provides students with a hands-on opportunity to learn about a wide-variety of career fields (e.g. businessengineeringfire and EMShealthlaw enforcementskilled trades, and robotics) and network with professionals already working in those fields so that they can determine whether or not a particular career field is right for them. If interested in one of these career fields, contact Julie Monken at

Diversity Awareness Partnership EXPLORE Career Immersion ProgramEXPLORE is a free career immersion program for St. Louis high school students which connects students to industry leaders in the region. Students will spend 1-3 days with a business and have the opportunity to learn about potential career paths, hear personal stories from professional mentors, develop essential career-building skills that will help them succeed, build relationships that can lead to future internships, and understand why diversity and inclusion are important in the workplace.  For more information and to apply, visit the following website: Students of any background can apply, and the following programs have been available in the past: Accounting, baseball, bioscience, energy, financial services, healthcare, and law.