Career explorations

Do you have a dream career, but you're unsure how to make it a reality? Trying to decide what field or profession is a good fit with your abilities?

4-H lets you try a wide variety of new things, explore interests, and gain skills and confidence. As you grow with 4-H, you can narrow in on areas of greatest interest, and pursue opportunities that lead you down a pathway to your chosen career!

  • Discover what education and training you will need beyond high school, and how to afford it.
  • Learn which salaries and benefits of various careers best fit your goals.
  • Do research, job shadowing, and volunteer work to gain knowledge and experience for your career!
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    Do you have a dream career, but you're unsure how to make it a reality? Trying to decide what field or profession is a good fit with your abilities?

    4-H lets you try a wide variety of new things, explore interests, and gain skills and confidence. As you grow with 4-H, you can narrow in on areas of greatest interest, and pursue opportunities that lead you down a pathway to your chosen career!

    • Discover what education and training you will need beyond high school, and how to afford it.
    • Learn which salaries and benefits of various careers best fit your goals.
    • Do research, job shadowing, and volunteer work to gain knowledge and experience for your career!
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        Resources for all levels

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        CE100 Career Explorations

        Target audience: Senior (age 14-18)

        • Identify how your skills and interests tie in to career choices
        • Find and land an internship
        • Identify college degrees and training you will need for your career
        • Build a portfolio of career skills and abilities
        • Explore entrepreneurship as a career option
        • Learn how to search and apply for jobs, create a resume, and nail that interview

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      Opportunities

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        4-H Youth Futures

        Nationally recognized "college within reach" program engaging students in orientation, mentoring, and summer youth conference

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        4-H SPIN Clubs

        Organizations and communities can partner with 4-H to offer young people short-term (special interest) experiences in career exploration and readiness

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        MyPI Missouri

        The MyPI Missouri program is for teens ages 13–19 to better prepare their communities, their families, and themselves for responding to emergencies. MyPI participants team up with teens and adult instructors to learn hands-on disaster preparedness, fire safety and suppression, treatment of injuries, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, and more!

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