The Career Exploration Fair provides an avenue for every high school freshman in Nashville schools to explore a breadth of career areas.  As opposed to a Job Fair where students visit companies, the career fair will allow companies to work together to represent career areas for students to explore.  The majority of dropouts occur between the freshman and sophomore year.  Our goal is to raise awareness and excitement that will allow freshmen to talk with local professionals about their interests and see the relevance of their studies.

The fair will host approximately 7,000 freshmen from the Academies of Nashville and the Magnets of Nashville on Friday, October 26 at the Music City Center.  Students will complete career exploration research at school in preparation for their visit and learn about professionalism.  They will also participate in an essay contest and other follow-up activities to show what they learned. They will speak with at least three career-related exhibitors, ask questions, and participate in hands-on activities.

For more information, contact Ameerah Palacios, program manager at

View a recap of last year's career fair below: 

Start Date: October 26, 2018 - 07:30 AM CDT
End Date: October 26, 2018 - 03:00 PM CDT
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