Upcoming Career Events & Opportunities

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Please Note: Advertisement of these opportunities does not constitute sponsorship or endorsement of the sponsoring organization or the enrichment opportunity by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific FCPS school. This opportunity may utilize a technology tool that has not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review and agree to the Terms of Service and User Agreements for any technology platform that enrichment opportunity may use before participating.

Ongoing Opportunities and Pre-Recorded Events to View 

Girls in Technology Mentor-Protege Program

Ongoing 

Women In Technology's flagship program Girls In Technology Mentor-Protégé Program, is designed to engage, educate, and inspire high school girls (Grades 9-12) in the DMV area to the vast array of opportunities available in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).  Girls In Technology's mentoring program connects High School girls interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers with professional women in STEM. 

The program is free and consists of five virtual sessions, one evening per month, from November-April.  Girls in the program learn about STEM education and careers, scholarship opportunities, build leadership skills, and develop skills for success and confidence. 

More info:https://www.womenintechnology.org/girls-in-technology 

Protégé Applications Now Being Accepted 

for the GIT Mentor-Protégé Programs in DC, MD & VA 

Protégé  Application is live online!

Apply today to be a Protégé in our program: http://bit.ly/GITProtegeApp2020 

 

STEM Careers in Cybersecurity and Veterinary Technology

Pre-recorded to view. 

The STEM Careers in Cybersecurity and Veterinary Technology virtual event has already taken place. You you may view the recording here

STEM Careers in Automotive Technology and Horticulture

Pre-recorded to view. 

The STEM Careers in Automotive Technology and Horticulture Technologies event has already taken place. You may  view the recording here:

Culinary, Hospitality and Events Careers Panel

Pre-recorded to view. 

The Culinary, Hospitality and Events Careers Panel hosted by NOVA SySTEMic has already taken place. You may the video recording of this event here. 

Virtual Internship! Explore the World of Sports Careers

Hosted by Rubin Education. Guests Maddie Redmond, corporate marketing for Dallas Cowboys and Brett Raisman, coordinator for the New York Islanders. Go here to watch.  Check out the student worksheet too. 

Virtual Internship! Explore the World of Medical Careers!

Hosted By Rubin Education. Guests: Dr. Ryan Williams, pediatric neurologist at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) in Virginia Go here to watch.  Check out the student worksheet here. 

Virtual Internship! Explore the World of Being a Chef!

Hosted by Rubin Education. Special guests: Max Green, owner of bar/restaurant Blue Quarter in New York City, and Jared Bobkin, an executive chef in Michigan who has been featured twice on FOXs “Hell’s Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay.” LInk to video and worksheet coming soon. 

OCTOBER

October 4-8, 2021 Teachers for Tomorrow College Showcase -  Seniors in Teachers for Tomorrow and Early Childhood Careers courses and all students interested in learning about collegiate education programs at participating colleges and universities are encouraged to participate. Each evening October 4,5,6,7, and 8 will feature presentations from colleges from each region of the state. For a full list of all colleges who are participating and the schedule go here. To find the ZOOM links for joining each virtual session, log into the Edison High School Academy Course in Schoology where the schedule with links is posted as both a calendar event and also as an Course update/announcement.  

October 5, 2021 Virtual Internship - Explore the World of Being A Chef  - 12:30 p.m.  Special guests: Max Green, owner of bar/restaurant Blue Quarter in New York City, and Jared Bobkin, an executive chef in Michigan who has been featured twice on FOXs “Hell’s Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay.” See you Culinary instructor to request to participate. Instructors must register for their class to attend. Sponsored by Rubin Education. 

October 7, 2021 - VDOT Transportation Career Fair - A Virtual Event from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Join this event to learn about careers and opportunities in Civil Engineering, Technology, Construction, Architecture, and the Environment. Register at this link and join during your class (with teacher permission) or during your lunch break. 

Check out past VDOT Transportation Career Fair events that have been recorded and shared at this link

VDOT Image for Transportaion Career Fair

October 11, 2021  7:00 -8:00 p.m. Virginia Tech Landscape Architecture Career Webinar -  The Virginia Tech Landscape Architecture Program is hosting a virtual career webinar about Landscape Architecture Careers specifically for FCPS middle and high school students. The session will be presented by Mr. Chuck Ware, Landscape Architect. The session will highlight opportunities in landscape architecture careers and include time for questions. Students need to register using the google form linked in the program flyer, and the deadline to register is Monday, October 11.

October 12, 2021 5:00 -6:00 p.m, Super Snouts: The Olfactory Excellence of Man's Best Friend.  This webinar may be of interest to Veterinary Science and Criminal Justice students and teachers. What's the science behind detection dogs? What do we know about the canine olfactory system? What is the animal husbandry behind training and caring for detection dogs? Hosts: Cynthia Ottoa, Ph.D. Director Working Dog Center, University of Pennsylvania, Andrew Hotlinger, TSA HEadquarters Canine Coordinator, and Alex Reeb, TSA Instruction Systems Specialist.  More info and registration to attend is found here. 

 October 16, 2021 - Mitre Teens Love STEM 2021 Event - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A FREE virtual conference intended to inform teens and parents about STEM careers, collegiate majors, and professional organizations. Professionals representing MITRE, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), the Eastern Area of The Links, Incorporated, and other organizations will be in attendance hosting interactive, informative, and exciting workshops for students and parents.

View the event flyer here. 

We will offer separate programming for parents and students so please register accordingly.

Please note the intended student age range includes high school-aged teens. MITRE and other STEM associations host interactive, online event to inform students and parents of STEM majors, careers, and organizations.

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teens-love-stem-2021-tickets-169334787909  

October 20, 2021 - Virtual Internship! - Explore the World of Agriculture - 12;30 p.m. Special guest: Liza Goetz, founder and chief flower grower at Wildly Native Flower Farm in Chestertown, Maryland Register here

October 23, 2021 -  High School Career Forum - A virtual event from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  - The Virginia Williams High School Career Association, Inc.(VWHSCA) (formerly the Fort Hunt High School- Black Cultural Alliance Alumni High School Career Forum) will host the annual High School Career Forum (HSCF) for all high school students, grades 9-12 on Sat. Oct 23, 2021, from 11am-1pm.  This is a virtual event.  A moderated panel will share detailed information (education/training) about different career fields available to high school students after graduation.  Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A session. Confirmed panelists for this year's HSCF are representatives of the Medical Profession (nurse), STEM (NASA-Goddard), Trades, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, First Responder, Office of Talent/Acquisition and Management of Fairfax County Public Schools, Visual Media Company (entrepreneur), Public Affairs Specialist and College Campus Security. High school students can register at @email by Thurs. Oct 23, 2021.  We ask that they provide their first and last name, grade and contact info (email & phone number).  Registration is required to receive login information for this event.  Registration is free. View student invitation letter here. View the flyer here

Picture Promoting VWHSCA Career Forum

 

NOVEMBER

November 3, 2021 - Virtual Internship - Explore the World of Video Game Development - 1:30 p.m.  Sponsored by Rubin Education. Guests: Two team members from Bethesda, one of the largest video game companies in the world! (ex: Doom, The Elder Scrolls, Skyrim)  Speak with your teacher to request to join this event. Register here. 

November 16, 2021 - Virtual Internship - Explore the World of a Veterinarian - 1:30 p.m.  Sponsored by Rubin Education.  Talk to your Veterinary Science teacher to request to join this event. Teachers must register their class in order for them to participate.  Register here. Speak with your teacher to request to join this event.

November 30, 2021 - Virtual Internship - Explore the World of Social Media Marketing - 12:30 p.m.  Sponsored by Rubin Education.  Register here. Speak with your teacher to request to join this event. 

DECEMBER 

December 15, 2021 - Explore the World of the US Military 12:30 p.m. - See your teacher to request to attend this event. Teachers must register their class in order for them to participate. Sponsored by Rubin Education. 

For the complete FCPS database of Enrichment Programs, go to Naviance: College Tab, Research Colleges, Enrichment Programs