Ever wonder how you can make a difference in the world, but maybe you feel like you’re too young or do not have enough experience? Well think again, because this is the perfect time to participate in programs that will help you to learn more about potential career interests.
Whether you are a freshman in high school or a senior excitedly awaiting graduation, there are so many opportunities to get involved, especially in extracurricular activities. In recent years, high schools have been modifying their curriculum to provide more science and technology programs. In addition to these courses, students have the option to participate in robotics, engineering, and other clubs that ultimately strengthen their critical thinking, problem solving, and team work skills.
The following programs are examples of those that offer students the opportunity to explore potential career interests in science and technology:
- Do you ever find yourself digging out a telescope on clear nights and looking up into space with fascination? If you answered “yes,” visit http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/9-12/index.html, where you will find innovative programs, like DEVELOP. This program offers students the chance to work with professionals on an Earth science research project. If you’re interested the application deadline for this program is February 28th. In addition, check out other career building options, such as internships and summer camps.
- If you are energy savvy and passionate about reducing your carbon foot print, then a career in alternative energy might catch your interest. Visit thehttp://www.johnsoncontrols.com/publish/us/en/products/building_efficiency/market/k-12/igniting_creative.html to learn about student scholarship programs, like The Igniting Creative Energy Challenge, which offers students the chance to share their innovative energy ideas through creative submissions which are considered for a scholarship. Early bird deadline is February 18, standard deadline is March 4.