Career Awareness

2016 Health Care Career Festival

Our 2016 festival was filled with excitement!! We had nearly 900 students attending 60 booths representing over 150 career paths! Take a look at all the festival photos, videos and more! 


Sergio's Festival Feedback (video)


Mia's Festival Feedback (video)

Media Coverage

Mayo Clinic enthusiastically hosted students from 43 area high schools for its 12th annual Health Care Career Festival on October 4th, 2016. Nearly 900 high school students spent the day in the RCTC Field House, where their time was split between more than 40 Mayo Clinic career booths, 11 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 could then 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.


Student Experiences

FOUND A CAREER I enjoyed that I can attend specific classes but also visit booths to widen my options. I found the career I want to pursue while walking around to all the booths. I thought overall it was a fun education experience! Byron High School

ENTHUSIASTIC MAYO CLINIC EMPLOYEES I enjoyed how enthusiastic all of the employees were about their professions. Plainview-Elgin-Millville High School

HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES The hands-on activities, like using surgical tools to cut a gummy worm, aided in seeing what working with a team is like and using similar tools. All of the varieties in career booths were very informative and interesting to me. Rochester Lourdes High School

12th Annual Mayo Clinic Health Care Career Festival

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

  • Nearly 900 students
  • Over 45 area schools
  • Over 50 Mayo Clinic booths
  • About 300 Mayo Clinic staff
  • 48 classroom sessions
  • Exposure to over 150 distinct career options!

2016 Festival Survey Feedback

Students Strongly Agreed and Agree to the following questions:

  • 95.29% Engaging booths?
  • 97.65% Effective hands on activities?
  • 97.65% Mayo Staff answered my questions
  • 97.64% I would recommend this career fair to other students


Festival Prizes

Students attending at least 30 booth demonstrations could enter to win any prize package below. 8 PRIZE WINNERS POSSIBLE! 2 WINNERS were drawn for each prize package!