These activities were developed as grab-and-go activities to empower today’s STEM workforce to visit a local elementary, middle, or high school classroom or to work with an after school club, youth group, school career fair, or school/community evening event that has a career focus.
Explore the Employee Guide for more detailed information on how to prepare for your classroom visit. This guide provides tips and suggestions for employees to engage, explain, discuss, and effectively facilitate career sharing sessions or STEM activities to help students in grades K–12 embrace their potential to make an impact and innovate for the future.
- Seamless facilitation of a classroom activity
- Preparation and organization for the day of your visit
- Engage students in the classroom or in a youth group
- Facilitate one of three types of employee activities
Classroom Activity Types
Share My Career
Share first hand experience in your STEM field. Follow the discussion worksheet for conversation topics and various paths:
- Welcome & Introductions
- Career and Job Exploration
- Engaging Students' Content Knowledge about Your Job
- Closure and Summary Notes
Share Hands-On STEM Activities
Your experience with STEM can inspire the next workforce. Share what your interests were at their age, and how that translated into the career you have today. Students are going to be very interested and curious with having a special guest like you to learn from while they get hands-on with a great STEM lesson!
Watch the career profile video and share how your day-to-day work experience relates to the example shown. Reflect on the experiences that sparked interest when you were in school to lead you on the path you are on today.