• Pride Career Corner 


    Career Events for April 2024
    Are you a rising junior or senior interested in the Internship Course? Watch the student videos to learn more about this awesome experience! The deadline to apply is Friday, April 19! 
    (2023-2024) Internship Student Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdRTDC2y_vw
    (2022-2023) Internship Student Video: internship promo vid.mp4                              

    Deadline: Friday, April 19, 2024 - Intern Applications and Two Teacher Recommendations are due (one CTE teacher preferred):  CTEInternshipApplication&TeacherRecommendation.

    Teachers can send the teacher's recommendation form to Mrs. Canada in three ways: share the Google form, email the form, or put the form in Mrs. Canada's mailbox, gcanada@wcpss.net.

    Tuesday, April 23 - The list of new Interns for the 2024-205 School Year will be posted outside Room 102!  _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Thursday, April 25, 2024 – The Xtreme Beginnings Career Expo Field Trip will be at the NCSU McKimmon Center. 

    Friday, April 26, 2024 – Reality of Money in the Media Center for seniors in Economics and Personal Finance, 1–4 periods this semester. All seniors will attend this event! 

     Leesville Career Development website: https://www.wcpss.net/domain/21344

    Questions? Contact Mrs. Canada, CDC, Room 102, gcanada@wcpss.net

    Career Events for March 2024
    West Point Cadet Visit on Thursday, March 21 at 10:00 am, in the Career Center, Rm. 102. To attend, students should sign up on the SignUp Genius.


    Career Events for February 2024                                                                                                                                                     

    Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - Sustainability Symposium Field Trip, Wake Tech South Campus - Students should sign up here if they are interested in attending.

    Friday, March 1, 2024 – The ASVAB Test will be given in the Media Center, (1-2 periods). Students should sign up here if they are interested in the military or do not know what they want to be when they grow up. Grades 10-12 can sign up here to attend on the SignUp Genius.

    Wednesday, March 6, 2024 – Introduce A Girl to Engineering hosted by the N.C. Department of Transportation. Students should sign up here if interested in attending.

    Wednesday, March 13, 2024 – Rule of Law Conference at Campbell University Law School in Raleigh - Students should sign up here if interested in attending.

    Thursday, April 25, 2024 – Xtreme Beginnings Career Expo, NCSU – Students in Ms. Andrew's classes will be attending this field trip. Students not in Ms. Andrew's classes should not sign up.

    Friday, April 26, 2024 – Reality of Money in the Media Center for seniors in Economics and Personal Finance, 1-4 periods this semester. All seniors will attend this event! 

     Leesville Career Development website: https://www.wcpss.net/domain/21344

    Questions? Contact Mrs. Canada, CDC, Room 102, gcanada@wcpss.net

    Career Events for January 2024 -                                                                                   
    Register by January 15: https://tinyurl.com/campbell24a    
    STEMblazers is a new STEM program for high school girls interested in STEM careers, hosted by Campbell University in 2024! They provide programming and opportunities for the students to meet "real" women in STEM, ask questions, and work through a real hands-on activity related to the speaker's job. We have partnered with the amazing women at Campbell University to kick off a new chapter on their campus. We'd love to meet you at the upcoming club sessions! The programs will be on Saturdays: February 10, March 9, and April 13, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. The events will be held at Campbell University, 143 Main St, Buies Creek, NC 27506. Lunch will be provided. The cost is $50. Scholarships are available upon request. For more information: http://bit.ly/STEMblazers.

    Career Events for December 2023 - Program Spotlight: Wake AHEC (Waiting list only!)

    Wake AHEC Virtual Mini Medical School Winter 2024 - Virtual Mini-Med Flyer-Winter 2024.pdf

    We want to extend an invitation to 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students for our upcoming Virtual Mini-Medical School program. This live, online program includes anatomy & physiology (dissection), neurology, pharmacology, cardiology, epidemiology, medical genetics, health career round tables, and genomics, among other topics taught by Becky Brady, a registered nurse and chemical engineer and guest speaker.  

    In addition, you will learn how to perform CPR (please note, that due to the online nature of the camp, this is not CPR certification).  Students must have the internet to attend the live Zoom conferences to participate.

    The program will be on Thursdays from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm starting January 30, 2024, through February 28, 2024, with additional instructions on Thursday, February 1, and Wednesday, February 21, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  

    The cost is only $50.00 for the whole program, which includes materials and kits (including an organic chemistry set, blood pressure kit, inflatable CPR manikin, and more) which will be mailed before camp.   

    You may register via our website: https://www.wakeahec.org/CourseCatalog/HC_courseinfo.asp?cr=6159. If you need alternate payment accommodation, please contact Becky Brady if you have questions, bbrady@wakeahec.org.

    Space is limited, and the program usually fills up very quickly (within a couple of days), so be sure and sign up as soon as possible! Please feel free to contact us with any questions: bbrady@wakeahec.org.  

    We look forward to seeing you online at our Virtual Mini-Medical School program! Becky Brady, RN, Associate Director, Wake AHEC Health Careers, http://www.wakeahec.org/hchome.htm

    Career Events for October/November 2023 - Program Spotlight: Explorer Posts

    Calling all young people (14–20 years old, co-ed) who want to discover what career to pursue!! Join the National Exploring Program today to gain hands-on experience. Take the free Career Interest Surveys to find out what career you want to EXPLORE:  National Career Survey: https://exploringyourcareer.com. Students should pick just ONE 1st choice and ONE 2nd choice from the entire list of career choices, NOT from EACH section as stated in the survey!

    Local Career Survey: Once students know what they are interested in, they can complete the Exploring Interest Survey Form and the Exploring Executive will match youth to existing Exploring Posts in their areas and/or start a new post to meet the career interests of the youth. This survey is FREE! https://exploring.ocscouts.org/career-interest-survey/

    Check here for the current Explorer Posts Meeting Dates and Registration Links: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12ELGkOtCdzK82Kdt-FRHFNsBFSo8HDyypmv49G-mzbU/edit#gid=1811218102

      1. Cary Police Department Post for students interested in becoming a Police Officer. Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday. OPEN HOUSE/New Applicants 9-26-23 6:30 pm. No COST to participate. Please let us know you are interested and/or attending OPEN HOUSE by pre-registering at https://forms.gle/c9UUTESjt4ZXvAgn9 

      2. Raleigh Fire Department Post 108 for students interested in Firefighting

      3. Durham Architecture & Sustainability Post 471 for students interested in Architecture

      4. Perkins & Will Architecture Post 470 for students interested in Architecture

      5. Durham Bulls Post 50 for students interested in Sports Broadcasting, Spring 2024 Open House

      6. WRAL Post 5 for students interested in TV Broadcasting

      7. Electric Vehicles Post 746, at Wake Technical Community College  

      8. Empire Eats Post 1793 for students interested in foods or culinary. A maximum of 20 students will be accepted.

      9. Environmental Science Club Post 820 for students interested in the Environment

    10. NC Esports Academy Post 297 for students interested in game design, coding & cybersecurity

    11. Ride of Your Life Academy at Carolina Exotic Car Club Post 25 for students interested in cars.

    12. Wendell Animal Science/Helping Horse Therapeutic for students interested in riding or therapy.

    New Explorer Posts Coming Soon! - Law, Sports Management, Robotics, Aviation, Health Care, Arts & Humanities, ABC Carolina Club, Raleigh Architecture, a Virtual Business Post, Wake Tech Public Safety, YMCA Alexandria Club, ABC Carolina Club Post 1332

    For more information, contact Mrs. Canada, Career Development Coordinator, Room 102, gcanada@wcpss.net.


Contact Us

Gwen Canada, Room 102
Career Development Coordinator                                                                                                                                                gcanada@wcpss.net