Career Awareness

2015 Health Care Career Festival

STUDENT EXPERIENCES

FEATURED: Haley Mills, Alexia Sublett, Wendy Zheng, Katie Waller, Macie McKinley, Alexia Scharpen (Series 1)

FEATURED: Elayna Kiehne, Misk Al Zahidy, Anthony White, Lauren Hunskor, Vanessa Navarro, Abang Laul (Series 2) 

FEATURED: Jennifer Wongbi, Ana Lesly Jimenez, Risa Klein, Mikenna Fuller, Keanan Peterson-Rucker, Gina Hurtado (Series 3)

FEATURED: Megan Hlebichuk, Tailor Hoeft, Hunter Andre, Jonah Spiten, Eliza Warneke, Malorie Rappe (Series 4)

EVENT OVERVIEW

On October 6th, 2015 Mayo Clinic hosted students from over 50 area high schools for its 11th annual Health Care Career Festival. The 900 high school students spent the day in the RCTC Field House, where their time was split between the 45 Mayo Clinic career booths, 10 higher education booths, and 48 classroom session offerings.

Over 300 Mayo Clinic staff attended and ran the booths and classroom sessions, focusing on hands-on activities and showcasing real technology, equipment, and procedures used on the job. Classroom sessions focused on in-depth information on specific careers and departments, allowing students to choose which careers that most appealed to them and gain a deeper understanding and ask questions to the professionals themselves. Students then could visit the college booths to learn what kind of local education options they have for those careers that most interest them.

The annual Healthcare Career Festival is hosted by Mayo Clinic’s Recruitment Strategies department, but would not be possible without the cooperation and coordination amongst the countless department liaisons and high school guidance counselors and educators.

 

PARTICIPANT EXPRESSIONS

MAYO CLINIC EMPLOYEES: "I love the opportunity to talk to actual Mayo employees, and learn more about my field of interest. I also loved the hands on experience at every booth and the speakers."  Health Science Careers Center

ANSWERS: "I loved that the people talking about their positions as a Mayo Employee knew their duties very well and they were very good at answering many questions I had that I could not get answered anywhere else. They were also very supportive in following your dreams." St. Charles High School

CAREERS: "It gave me a great outlook into DIFFERENT fields, not only the fields I have specifically found interest in now or in the past." Byron High School

ENTHUSIASM: "I liked that all of the Mayo Employees were passionate about what they were talking about." Rochester Lourdes High School.

 

11th Annual Mayo Clinic Health Care Career Festival

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

  • Nearly 900 students
  • Over 45 area schools
  • Over 50 Mayo Clinic booths
  • About 300 Mayo Clinic staff
  • 48 classroom sessions
  • Exposure to over 100 distinct career options!

2015 Festival Survey Feedback

Students Strongly Agreed and Agree to the following questions:

  • 97.02% Engaging booths?
  • 97.57% Effective hands on activities?
  • 97.08% Mayo Staff answered my questions
  • 95.15% I would recommend this career fair to other students