Career Clubs

In by Paige Haberkorn

What are career clubs?

School-based extracurricular clubs based upon specific careers or professions. They help you plan for work after high school. Ideally, career clubs involve...

  • ALL students interested in specific careers.
  • A teacher, adult in the community, and/or a business professional with experience in various careers.
  • Having students run the club, focused on careers.
  • Students grouped with similar interests.
  • Meeting on a regular basis.
  • Opportunities to learn through hands-on experience.
  • Employers engaged in the specific profession to talk about careers, expectations, hiring processes, etc.
  • Career mentors and job shadowing opportunities for students.
  • Community engagement.

Career clubs result in...

  • In-depth and hands-on learning about careers through fun activities and events.
  • Opportunities for you to engage socially and learn about each other.
  • Youth leadership skills.
  • Learning about career opportunities and requirements.
  • Developing your career goals.
  • Job readiness skills, such as preparing applications, resumes, cover letters, interviews, and follow-up.
  • A plan for you to prepare for a career.