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Building awareness.

Career Tours is a unique and engaging opportunity for high school students to go together on field trips and visit a variety of work sites. Students hear firsthand from the professionals who do these jobs every day, learn about possibilities they have not considered, and get guidance on their next steps.



We believe that all students should have an opportunity to think about life after high school in a fun, inspiring way.  Seeing a variety of industries, roles, educational levels, and definitions of  “success” helps students have a larger perspective on life as they think about their future.



Monday july 9 - FRIDAY july 13


5 days

Approximately 15 site visits

Each group will visit different professionals at various educational levels, hearing career path stories and getting advice.



1 workshop @ GWU

putting the pieces of "career" (work + LIfe) together

To wrap everything up, we will have a workshop to discuss the different roles we've seen, the various definitions of success, and students will have the opportunity to think about their strengths and definitions of success. Location: GW's Graduate Education Center in Alexandria.


0 stress

yeah, we know camps are supposed to be fun

One of the things the 2017 participants were worried about before coming was that it was going to be boring or stressful. Our days are not long and we are received by cool people, find good food, and have fun on the road. 

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What hosts say:

"Having the opportunity to participate in such a positive program with the chance to directly impact bright young kids was fun, fulfilling and simple.  The program was very well-organized and it's clear that the students appreciate the outcomes!"

- Ash Shabudin, Capital One

"It was a joy being part of the Career Tours 2017 and talk about my career as a diplomat. The participants were eager to learn and asked thoughtful questions. It was clear that they were interested in learning more before making one of their first big life choices."

- Sandra Jensen Landi, Danish Diplomat


"The experience was very informational and specific. It helps you understand that life comes and nothing is set in stone. Your major or the university you attend is not an end-all-be-all to your success. I also appreciated that we were treated like adults and equals as opposed to students."

Melisa, 11th grade, Yorktown High School

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Jennifer Landis-Santos, MA CCC

Jennifer is a well-being coach with a background in career counseling and working with youth and families. She has spent the past fifteen years supporting a wide range of human being development efforts for students, professionals, and leaders. She co-authored several works on youth and career development including Beyond Assessment: Preparing Students for Life After High School, Hispanics: Majors and Earnings, and African Americans: Majors and Earnings when she worked at the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce.



Kathryn Rice is the founder of Grow Career Coaching, a career consulting company specializing in helping people find optimal career paths using their unique talents and personal interests. She is a Pathfinders Aptitude Specialist, has extensive training in career assessment and coaching as well as multiple certifications in the Myers-Briggs Step II Instrument. She is a certified Career Development Facilitator and a member of the National Career Development Association.