Career Expo’s provide a great opportunity for students to learn about the wide range of career opportunities within a career sector. Many expos are hands-on, so students have an opportunity to see, touch, and do activities related to the careers.
When is an individual/class ready for a Career Expo?
A student who has done an assessment and found a pathway that they are interested in exploring is ready for an expo.
How can Talent Link help?
Talent Link staff work closely with all of our region’s sector boards. They provide support in developing and staffing expo’s. Talent Link staff can also work with your school to identify students who have interests and/or abilities that tie to career areas represented in local career expo events.
Tips for teachers
- Target students most likely to benefit from deeper understanding of careers in the sector being represented at the expo.
- Lead up to the event by bringing in a career speaker from the sector being highlighted at the expo.
- Help your students develop a list of questions to ask exhibitors.
- Following the event, have students report on what they saw, learned about, etc.
- Talk about next steps. If a student was interested in the radiology exhibit, what can they do to learn more about the career? Suggest research, a tour, job shadow, etc. Use the Career Cruising Network and work with your Talent Link staff representative to provide guidance.