Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years. — Warren Buffett


BUSINESS CAREER EXPLORING

National Director: Doug Brown

Business Career Exploring is open to young men and women ages 14 (and completed the 8th grade) and not yet 21 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Business.

Business Exploring is a hands-on program that exposes participants to many of the major functional areas within a business including Sales/Marketing, Operations, Finance/Accounting, Customer Service, Human Resources, and Information Technology.

The most popular Business Exploring careers include:

  • Accountant / CPA
  • Banking
  • Customer Service
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Managers / Specialists
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Production
  • Sales

You get to experience firsthand what it’s like… develop a business budget, create and implement a marketing plan, write a business plan, apply for a small business loan, lead people and manage processes, and much more….

You will develop:

  • work experiences to begin building your resume’
  • important business contacts with hiring managers
  • important leadership skills all businesses need
  • an understanding of the importance of teamwork in a professional setting

You will have an opportunity to participate in hands-on projects to give you a real feel for whether this career is the right one for you.

You will have an opportunity to network with business professionals who work in these careers every day – they are using the latest technology, they are aware of emerging trends, they know what it takes to get into college for their specific career.

You will learn about the educational requirements for a career in Business and will receive tangible advice on steps you could take now to prepare and position yourself for a successful career in the field of Business

Business Career Exploring will provide you with the following benefits:

  • Improved self-confidence
  • Leadership experience and social network development
  • Fun and Exciting “hands-on” career experiences
  • Community service opportunities
  • College & Career Readiness preparation

When do meetings take place?
Business Exploring posts typically meet on a monthly basis during the school year. Most programs parallel the high school calendar and begin in the fall. There are a number of programs that start at other times during the year to meet the needs of the host organization and participants. Programs are flexible enough to fit in with other activities.

Program Costs:
The Business Career Exploring program is very affordable with participation fees ranging from $15 to $25 per year. Special activities, events and conferences may cost more and would be determined by the local Exploring post.

How can I join?

Participation is easy:

  1. Determine the career or careers in which you are interested.
  2. Click HERE to request information about local Career Exploring Posts in those career fields.
  3. The local post Advisor will then be in touch with you regarding upcoming meetings
  4. Attend a meeting or activity

Fill out the Youth Participation Form and pay the Participation Fee






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