Career Discovery – Helping Students Explore Careers in STEM
Odyssey School Programs allocated 10% of their budget to support Career Discovery visits so students could see first hand what they can accomplish with a degree in STEM. Career Discovery exposed students to innovative organizations and leading-edge technology - while creating the opportunity to interact with engineers, technicians and scientists working in these unique environments. Visit formats varied depending on the host organization, with most visits lasting 90 min to 2 hours long, and with some hosts providing half day or full day workshop style experiences for students. All Career Discovery visits included an overview of the host organization (product, services, research, staff, locations, etc); hands-on tours of the facilities; and a discussion on career path opportunities. Career Discovery visits also explored post-secondary institutions to expose students to campuses, interact with university students and professors, and create connections in their local community and beyond.