In-Person
Student
Experience

In-Person Student Experience

Our Student Experience Programs offer participants different ways to learn hands-on about careers at Mayo Clinic to help support them on their journey to their very own life-changing career.


 

High School Mentorship

The High School Mentorship Program is designed to introduce high school students in the 11th and 12th grade to career opportunities at Mayo Clinic through hands-on experiences.

Qualifications

Students who are in 11th-12th grade and willing to commit to a 60-hour for-credit experience on the designated campus of choice.

How to Apply

Students will be accepted only from schools that have mentorship programs registered with Human Resources Workforce Development.

Timeline

Summer Semester 2019

Application Deadline At least 7 business days prior to actual start date
Eligible Start Date June 10, 2019
Extension Request Deadline Not applicable
End Date Friday, August 23, 2019

Fall Semester 2019

Application Deadline Friday, September 20, 2019
Eligible Start Date Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Extension Request Deadline Friday, January 3, 2020  5PM CST
End Date Friday, January 20, 2020

Application and Process

Guidelines
Application

Location:

Available at the Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin, MN, and Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona.

 

High School Career Observation Program allows students the opportunity to experience Mayo Clinic values and witness first-hand real-world scenarios, which will help them confirm their interest of study.  Please note the Department of Nursing doesn't participate in the Observation program.

Qualifications High school student in 10th-12th grade who has not yet graduated and is willing to commit to one, single day on-campus experience at the locations listed below.

How to Apply

  1. Determine eligibility and review guidelines/restrictions in the Guidebook and Application below.
  2. Find a department staff host and request observation. Note: students must network to find their own contact.
  3. Complete High School Career Observation Application (PDF), and submit to the department contact to complete their portion of the application.
  4. Please email your application when fully completed to the site of your observation.

Timeline
Available year-round. Application review timeline varies by site and department. Please submit your completed application a minimum of 2 weeks in advance of your start date.

Application and Process
Application

Locations
Rochester, Minnesota and Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ
CAREERAWARENESS@mayo.edu

Mayo Clinic Health System, Northwest Wisconsin
Barron, Bloomer, Chetek, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Menomonie, Osseo, Rice Lake
MCHSTUDENTROTATIONS@mayo.edu

Mayo Clinic Health System, Southeast Minnesota,
Albert Lea, Austin, Cannon Falls, Faribault, Lake City, Red Wing
MCHSSEMNSTUDENTAPP@mayo.edu
The College Undergraduate Observation Program allows undergraduate students the opportunity to experience Mayo Clinic values and witness first-hand real-world scenario which will help them confirm their interest of study. Please note the Department of Nursing doesn't participate in the Observation program.

Qualifications
Students enrolled in a college undergraduate program and have not yet graduated, able to commit to up to five consecutive business days at one of the locations listed below.
Please make sure to read the Guidelines below before you apply.

How to Apply
  1. Determine eligibility and review guidelines/restrictions below.
  2. Find a department staff host and request observation. Note: students must network to find their own contact.
  3. Complete College Undergraduate Career Observation Application, submit to staff host for processing.
  4. Please email your application when fully completed to the site of your observation.

Timeline
Available year-round. Application review timeline varies by site and department. Please submit your completed application a minimum of 2 weeks in advance of your start date.

Application and Process
Guidelines
Application

Locations
Rochester, Minnesota
CAREERAWARENESS@mayo.edu

Mayo Clinic Health System, Northwest Wisconsin Barron, Bloomer, Chetek, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Menomonie, Osseo, Rice Lake
MCHSTUDENTROTATIONS@mayo.edu

Mayo Clinic Health System, Southeast Minnesota, Albert Lea, Austin, Cannon Falls, Faribault, Lake City, Red Wing
MCHSSEMNSTUDENTAPP@mayo.edu

Health Care Career Festival
The annual Mayo Clinic Health Care Career Festival offers high school students in southeastern Minnesota the opportunity to explore a wide range of exciting career opportunities in a festive, engaging atmosphere. It's a fun day of learning, sharing and hands-on experience that provides career awareness education, information on career fields and opportunities to use patient care equipment.

Qualifications
Students in grades 11th - 12th enrolled in participating schools/homeschool. Advance registration is required.

How to Apply
Interested students are required to work with their high school guidance counselor or designated educator to apply, be approved and get registered for this event.

Timeline
Applications due by September 20, 2019

Application and Process
Application

Locations
Festival will take place in Rochester, MN.

Discover Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic, provides a hands-on program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in health-related careers. Several groups cover various health careers, such as physician, allied health careers (therapists, radiography, respiratory and more), nursing and research.

Qualifications
Students in the 10th to 12th grade with advanced registration is required.
How to Apply
Email Career Awareness CAREERAWARENESS@mayo.edu and specify location desired in the subject line.
Timeline
Available October – December over the course of seven evening sessions.
Qualifications
Students in the 9th to 12th grade.
How to Apply
Email Career Awareness CAREERAWARENESS@mayo.edu and specify location desired in the subject line.
Timeline
Available October – November on Tuesday evenings.

Medical Experience (MedEx) Program
The Medical Experience Program at Mayo Clinic Health System Eau Claire provides medical experiences to high school and college students who are considering careers as physicians. During the program, students job shadow physicians in a variety of specialties in a clinic setting.

For additional information please view the Medical Experience Program Brochure. For additional information about the Medical Experience Program, you can contact a high school counselor or call Mayo Clinic Health System Medical Education at 715-464-2224, or email mchsnwwimededuc@mayo.edu.

Qualifications  To be considered for the program, students must:
  • Volunteer a minimum of 30 hours at Mayo Clinic Health System. To begin the process of becoming a volunteer, please visit this link and complete a volunteer application.  20 of the 30 hours must be completed before the start of application process. Any remaining hours may be completed after the application deadline but before beginning the program.
  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Be at least a junior in high school
  • Be seriously considering a career as a physician
How to Apply
  • Completing an application available from Volunteer Services, high school guidance counselor or Medical Education.
  • Write an essay
  • Submit two letters of reference
Timeline High School applications are due in the spring; rotations are completed during summer only.

Locations Mayo Clinic Health System Eau Claire campus and Northwest Wisconsin
Qualifications To be considered for the program, students must:
  • Volunteer a minimum of 30 hours at Mayo Clinic Health System. To begin the process of becoming a volunteer, please visit this link and complete a volunteer application. 20 of the 30 hours must be completed before the start of application process. Any remaining hours may be completed after the application deadline but before beginning the program.
  • Be seriously considering a career as a physician
How to Apply
  • Completing an application available from Volunteer Services, high school guidance counselor or Medical Education.
  • Write an essay
  • Submit two letters of reference
Timeline College students are accepted in the Spring, Fall and Summer semesters. Dates are set up each semester based on school schedules.

Locations Mayo Clinic Health System Eau Claire campus and Northwest Wisconsin
Mayo Clinic CARES  (Arizona) High school students (freshman to junior) can participate in Mayo Clinic CARES (Career Advancement Research and Education Summer) Arizona program. High schoolers apply through a rigorous selection process and are selected to participate in this 5 week program. Emphasis is placed on students from special populations, underserved areas, diverse backgrounds, and interest in health equity and/or community outreach. Students are exposed to a wide variety of healthcare careers and also matched with mentors.