The Talk & Tour Series is an evening career exploration program designed to increase awareness of diverse careers available in high demand career sectors.

Through an informal "talk show style" format, a panel of professionals in select industries will share their own career path, the inside scoop on what their jobs are really like, along with their perspective on what you can do to prepare for a career that interests you.  This is your chance to ask questions, get valuable career information and take an action step in figuring out your own career direction.  A tour of the host site will provided, with a special focus on seeing the latest technology and innovation happening in the workplace. Several times a month a new industry/segment/topic will be highlighted.

Parents/guardians are welcome to attend the Talk & Tour event with their student!

The 2019/2020 schedule below is organized by Career Pathway.  Additional details and registration information is linked to each event. 

Please check back, as the schedule is continually being developed and expanded!


 

Engineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technology

Careers in Biomedical Technology & Manufacturing

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
6:00 - 7:30 PM

For more information and to register for the October 1, 2019 Careers in Biomedical Technology & Manufacturing event

 

 

Careers In Engineering

October 16, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

For more information and to register for the October 16, 2019 Careers In Engineering event

 

Careers in Architecture & Engineering

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

6:00 - 7:30 PM

For more information or to register for the December 3, 2019 Careers in Architecture & Engineering event

Careers in Construction and Engineering

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

For more information or to register for the December 11 Careers in Construction event

 

Careers in Engineering & Construction

 

Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber architectural firm logo

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

6:00 - 7:30 PM

For more information and to register for the February 4, 2020 Careers in Engineering & Construction event
 


Careers in Engineering & Manufacturing

March 25, 2020

6:00 - 7:30 PM


For more information or to register for the Careers in Engineering event


 

Finance

Careers in Finance & Accounting

Plante Moran logo

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

6:00 - 7:30 PM

For more information and to register for the November 5, 2019 Careers in Finance & Accounting event

 

Business, Management & Administration

Careers in Interior Design & Sales

Custer Logo

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

6:00 - 7:30 PM

For more information or to register for the Careers In Interior Design

 

Health Sciences


Careers in Health & Orthopaedics

 

Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan logo

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

6:00 - 7:30 PM

REGISTER HERE for the October 15, 2019 Careers in Health & Orthpaedics event
 

 

Careers in Public Health

Kent County Health Department Logo, Kent County Michigan

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

 

For more information and to register for the October 22, 2019 Careers in Public Health event

 

 

Careers in Rehabilitation & Therapy

December 4, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

For more information or to register for the Health Care & Rehabilitation event

 

Careers in Rehabilitation & Therapy

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Logo

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
6:00 - 7:30 PM

For more information and to register for the December 17, 2019 .Careers in Rehabilitation

Careers in Rehabilitation & Therapy

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Logo

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
6:00 - 7:30 PM

For more information and to register for the Feb. 11 Careers in Rehabilitation
 

Careers in Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Meijer Pharmacy Logo

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

6:00 - 7:30 PM

For more information and to register for the Careers in Pharmacy event


 

Careers in Public Health 

Cherry Health logo

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

6:00 - 7:30 PM

For more information and to register for the Careers in Public Health


Careers in Rehabilitation & Therapy

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Logo

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

3:30 - 5:00 PM*

For more information and to register for the April 21, 2020 Careers in Rehabilitation

*Please note different start & end times for this event.

 


Careers in Mental Health

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services link

Thursday, April 30, 2020

3:30 PM  - 5:00 PM

For more information or to register for the April 28, 2020  Careers in Mental Health. Please note different start and end times for this event.


Careers in Health & Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan logo

   Tuesday, May 12, 2020

   6:00 - 7:30 PM

 

For more information or to register for the May 12 event Careers in Orthopaedics

Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

Careers in Public Safety & Law Enforcement

March 17, 2020

Grand Rapids Police Department Logo

6:00 - 7:30 PM

For more information or to register for the March 17 Careers in Law Enforcement event

 

Careers in Law


April 22, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

For more information or to register for the Careers in Law event

Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Careers in Interior Design & Sales

Custer Logo

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

6:00 - 7:30 PM

For more information or to register for the Careers in Interior Design event

 

Careers in Music & Communication

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Grand Rapids Symphony Logo

6:00 - 7:30 PM

For more information and to register for the Careers in Music and Communication event

 

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Careers In Engineering

October 16, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

For more information and to register for the October 16, 2019 Careers In Engineering event

 

 

Careers in Public Health

Kent County Health Department Logo, Kent County Michigan

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

6:00 - 7:30 PM

For more information and registration the October 22, 2019 Careers in Public Health event

 

Careers in Architecture & Engineering

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

6:00 - 7:30 PM

For more information and to register for the December 3 Architecture & Eng. Event

Careers In Engineering and Construction

Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber architectural firm logo


Tuesday, February 4, 2020

6:00 - 7:30 PM

For more information and registration for the February 4, 2020 Careers in Engineering & Construction event
 

 

Careers in Construction and Engineering

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
6:00 - 7:30 PM

For more information and registration for the February 11, 2020 Careers in Construction event

 

 

Careers in Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Meijer Pharmacy Logo

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

6:00 - 7:30 PM

For more information and to register for the Careers in Pharmacy event

 

 


Careers in Engineering & Manufacturing

March 25, 2020

6:00 - 7:30 PM


For more information or to register for the Careers in Engineering event

 

 

Architecture & Construction

Careers in Architecture & Engineering

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

6:00 - 7:30 PM

For more information or to register for the December 3, 2019 Careers in Architecture & Engineering event
 

 

Careers in Construction and Engineering

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

For more information or to register for the December 11 Careers in Construction event

 

 

Careers In Engineering and Construction

Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber architectural firm logo


Tuesday, February 4, 2020

6:00 - 7:30 PM

For more information and registration for the February 4, 2020 Careers in Engineering & Construction event
 

 

Careers in Construction and Engineering

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
6:00 - 7:30 PM

For more information and registration for the February 11, 2020 Careers in Construction event

 

Careers in Construction and Skilled Trades

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

For more information and registration for the April 14, 2020 Careers in Construction

Information Technology

Careers in Information Technology


November 13, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

For information or to register for the Careers in Information Technology event