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Career Exploration

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. La Salle also encourages students to explore career interests through the following:
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 career.
Portland-Area Career Fairs, Workshops 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:
Providence Career Highlights for medical career opportunities
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)
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.