Career Exploration Fair delivers K – grade 12 students real-world experiences

The Round Rock ISD District-wide Career Exploration Fair held on Monday, March 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Round Rock High School, 201 Deep Wood Dr. in Round Rock will deliver students, Kindergarten through grade 12, real-world experiences with creative interactive exhibits.

At the fair students and parents will have the opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge about various professional and skilled career choices. The District’s surrounding business community aims to help ensure that every child in the District has access to the necessary knowledge, skills, and the confidence they need to secure successful futures.

“Exploring careers offers students a relevant demonstration of how the instruction they are receiving in the classroom helps them acquire the skills they need to be workforce ready,” said Lora Darden, Ph.D., Round Rock ISD executive director of future readiness. “We want students who attend the Career Exploration Fair to get excited about their future, gain insight as to what’s available and discover how a bit of planning could help open more doors for them when they leave high school with their diploma.”

The event is free and will have activities for all ages with more than 80 participating partners, listed below, exhibiting a wide array of careers. Students who attend may win an Xbox swag package with Xbox gaming chair or Dell Inspiron 17 5000 series laptop. Student(s) must be present to win.

Secondary students can experience,

  • Resume and application tips,
  • Networking opportunities with more than 80 participating partners,
  • Careers on wheels; including the armed forces,
  • Mock interviews for high school students,
  • Giveaways,
  • Career discovery software,
  • Photo booth,
  • Door prizes and
  • FAFSA assistance.

Elementary students will enjoy,

  • The Thinkery,
  • Meet and greets with community helpers such as EMTs, firefighters, and police officers,
  • Careers on wheels, including the Trailblazer Bus, Texas National Guard Command Center Bus, Circa of the America’s car, plumbing, HVAC, electrical and solar training units,
  • Giveaways,
  • Door prizes and
  • Interactive photo booth with souvenir photos to take home.

“A career exploration event is a premier opportunity for the business community to offer career mentoring to their next generation of employees” said Amy Mizcles, Round Rock Chamber vice president of community enhancement. “Students of all ages will experience high demand careers and connect with future employers in a meaningful way.”

Come discover the careers employers expect to be the the highest in demand, make connections and get excited about dreaming big.

High school students wishing to participate in mock interviews need to register online.

Explore careers and occupations from participating business partners
A+ Federal Credit Union
AAA
Allstate-Flowers Insurance Agency
April Lopez and Associates
Aramark
Austin Community College
Austin Community College Continuing Education
Austin Community College, Game Development, Animation, Motion Graphics
Austin Travis County EMS
Austin Water
Baker Realty
Baylor Scott & White
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Capital Area Paralegal Association
CenTex IEC
Central Texas Beauty College
ChickTech Austin
Circuit of The Americas
Cisco Talos
City of Round Rock
City of Round Rock Human Resources
City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation
City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation
City of Round Rock Rock
Community Impact Newspaper Company
Dell
Dropbox
Drug Enforcement Administration
eCADlt.com
EGB4 Technologies
ELECTRONIC ARTS
Eye Level Pflugerville
Forest Creek Elementary
GEOS Consulting
Huffman Builders
Independent Bank
Jolt Texas
Junior Achievement of Central Texas
Kwaddle
Lanehart Electric
Let’s Rock Music School
M&S Engineering
Microsoft
Motorola/NXP –> HiredTexas 4 years
Na
Nepris, Inc
O’Connell Robertson
Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas
Perkins+Will
Poet’s Walk
PR by the Book & Texas Lifestyle Magazine
R Bank
RBFCU
Robert S. Kier Consulting
Robertson Elementary
Rock Chiropractic
Round Rock Express Baseball Club
Round Rock Police Department
Round Rock Public Library
Tracy Deebs, author
Sing Orthodontics
Smile Doctors Braces
South University, Austin
St. David’s Women’s Center of Texas
StickED
Sunrise Montessori Preschool
T-Squared Robotics
TAME Trailblazer
TDIndustries
TECO-Westinghouse
Texas State Technical College
Texas State University Round Rock Campus
The Plumbinator
The Williamson Museum on The Chisholm Trail
Thinkery
Thompson, Coe, Cousins & irons, LLP
Tsquared Robotics LLC
United States Navy
University of Texas (Also: KOKE FM Radio)
Univision Local Media
Volatile Analysis Corp.
Well Fargo
Wildflower Orthodontics
Williamson Co EMS
Williamson County Integrative Medicine
Wired Orthodontics
YMCA