Host High School Students

We aim to expose students to thcede exciting range of career opportunities that exist in the industry.

MassBioEd Career Exploration Days provide high school students with an opportunity to experience a tangible connection between the life sciences curriculum they see in their classrooms and the groundbreaking scientific innovation that drives the Massachusetts life sciences super cluster.

By hosting a Career Exploration Day, your company and employees will be instrumental in exposing students to the numerous and diverse career opportunities that exist in the life sciences and in encouraging students to pursue a college education that includes a science focus.

Sample Career Exploration Day

MassBioEd staff will serve as the liaison between your company and the school. In addition, the MassBioEd staff can suggest options for the day’s events and activities in collaboration with your company’s volunteers.

Agenda:

  • 8:30 a.m. Students arrive
  • 9:00 a.m. Welcoming remarks
  • 9:20 a.m. Career-related presentation
  • 9:45 a.m. Students leave and visit mentors at work stations via a company tour
  • 11:15 a.m. Students and company mentors reconvene to discuss jobs
  • 12:15 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. Students depart

Previous MassBioEd Career Exploration Days have been tremendous successes! Annually, we convene two Career Exploration Days, with multiple organizations hosting students from individual high schools. 

With your participation in Career Exploration Day, we strive to educate students about the compelling career opportunities that exist in the life sciences, inspire students to consider a career in the life sciences, and highlight how your company positively impacts patients’ lives.

To learn more and get involved, contact Amanda Hayden, BioTeach Program Coordinator, at amanda.hayden@massbio.org or 617-674-5134.

I believe the Career Exploration Day encouraged the students to pursue a career in STEM because they now have a visual of what they could possibly be doing in the field. Most students learn in high school about the possibilities of jobs like the ones they shadowed, but they don’t have the ability to actually physically see what they would be doing or actually complete some of the experiments that the scientists complete on an everyday basis. Jessica Doiron Chemistry and Physics Teacher at Pembroke High School