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Career Connections

What do you want to be when you grow up? How can you get there? Who can help you along the way? The Career Connections program offers monthly career development programming at Conroe and Oak Ridge High School to expose students to ways they can get those questions answered. Professionals participate in monthly career panels to share their life experience and expertise with 10th and 11th grade students.  Whether students have a detailed plan for life or are still trying to figure out what happens after high school, the insights of volunteers in the workforce can prove valuable in helping encourage and shape tomorrow’s leaders.   

Sessions take place once a month during lunch at Conroe and Oak Ridge High Schools. Meetings start with a panel discussion and       Q & A based on the month’s topic where guest speakers share their honest feedback, and may follow with small group discussions or individual student activities. This is an opportunity for professionals to share their personal stories.  Students explore topics ranging from finding a career passion to job forecasting.  

Upcoming Sessions:

Thank you for your interest in Career Connections. Our programming is complete for the 2018-19 school year. Please register for our mailing list and we will update you with future opportunities. 

"Career connections has been an incredible experience for the kids on our campus. I love the encouragement students receive, as well as exposure to careers that aren't necessarily mainstream. Our parents really appreciate us giving their child the opportunity to grow in different ways while they are here at school. The adult participants from the community have experiences that can really influence kids to think  about the future in a hopeful, positive way instead of being afraid that they do not know what they want be when they grow up. All of the things they learn including setting and interview skills are things they can take with them the rest of their lives!" 

- Molly Gibson, College and Career Center Counselor at Oak Ridge High School