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Career Exploration & Internships

Career Exploration & Internships

Students Exploring

La Salle counselors work with all students to explore students' interests and career goals. Students complete career interest inventories and surveys, and they meet with their counselors individually each year to talk about their goals, interests, and aspirations. Many opportunities are available for students during the summer and can be found here. La Salle also encourages students to explore career interests through the following:



All La Salle students have access to the YouScience Assessment. This online career and personal planning assessment helps teens students identify their own potential aptitudes and possible career interests. Learn more here. Students can take the assessment anytime in their SCOIR account.


Career Finder
A website created by College Board and Road Trip Nation that shares information on careers, majors, and high school classes that match student interests. The site helps students create a plan towards a career path. Learn more here.


Career Chats

La Salle hosts a series of on-campus career conversations, bringing professionals to La Salle to talk to students about working in a variety of professional fields. Contact your counselor to learn about upcoming sessions. Professionals can sign up here to share about their careers.


Medical Careers
Students that are interested in learning more about the variety of careers in healthcare can explore the latest health career information and tools to guide them as they prepare for a future in health care here.


Virtual Volunteering Opportunities
Go Overseas (a student travel company) offers some links to learn more about virtual volunteering and internships. 


Virtual Career Talks
Students can hear about career planning from professionals from Wieden+Kennedy, Oregon Humane Society, PHRMA, Swift, Kaiser Permanente, Nike, the Portland Trail Blazers, and more. See the talks here.


Portland-Area Career Fairs, Workshops, Internships, and Offerings

La Salle encourages students to attend local career fairs, workshops, and open houses offered by many area colleges, businesses,  and organizations. Information is shared in the weekly Falcon Forum and flyers for upcoming events are posted on the right side of this page. Students can learn more about:

Free Geek for volunteer & internship opportunities in reusable technology and digital access

Providence Career Highlights for medical career opportunities

Providence Virtual Job Shadow for medical career information

Oregon Tradeswomen's Career Fair

Dental Education Exploration Program (OHSU Program for high school students interested in Dentistry)

Science Ambassadors at Oregon National Primate Research Center (High school students mentorship)

Partnerships for Scientific Inquiry (PSI) (High-school mentorship supported through OHSU, PSU, and Legacy Research Institute)

CURE Intern Program (Research experiences for high-school students)

Portland Gap Year Fair (Travel, work, and volunteer experience offerings)

Chick Evans Caddy Scholars Program (Golf caddy program; offers pay and full-tuition and housing scholarships)

Portland State University Summer Business Institute (SBI) explore business with PSU faculty and local business leaders


Saturday Academy Career Exploration and Classes

La Salle encourages students to consider taking classes that help students explore fields like nursing and other medical fields,  engineering, robotics, and more. Search the catalog for 'career' for course offerings. 


Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program
ACE is a free after-school program for high school juniors and seniors interested in Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE). Student teams collaborate on a building design project under the guidance of industry professionals. ACE also offers college scholarships for seniors and summer camp opportunities for juniors. Learn more here.


ASE Internships

La Salle encourages students to participate in the Apprenticeships in Science & Engineering (ASE) program, which connects motivated high school students with mentors in pre-professional science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) internships. Learn more here.