Career Exploration - Rochester
The High School Mentorship provides high school students in grades the opportunity to learn and work alongside professionals. High School Mentorship exposes students to various healthcare fields and careers. Students will find practical, real-world applications for their academic knowledge through in-person or virtual learning experiences.
Deadlines and additional requirements may vary based on the school. We encourage students to connect with their school to better understand deadlines and additional requirements.
Please note that the Department of Nursing has opted out of participating in the High School Mentorship program.
Students should connect with their school in order to start the application process to ensure eligibility. Participating schools have been provided a copy of the application and guidelines. Should your school wish to participate in the program, have an educator contact Career Awareness to start the process.
If you are unsure if your school participates, please reach out to Career Awareness.
Rochester Public Schools
Students attending Mayo and Century High School should contact Sarah Michet to start the application process.
Students attending John Marshall should contact Denise Cobb to start the application process.
Career Observation provides high school and college undergraduates the opportunity to learn and observe professionals. Through observation and connecting with professionals, students will confirm their career interests.
The Department of Nursing has opted out of the career observation. Applications requesting to observe nursing careers will be denied.
Please note the observation program will not meet any required clinical hours needed to graduate schooling.
If you are post-undergraduate, you will not qualify for this program. If you are post-undergraduate and looking to observe a Clinician, please refer to the instructions below regarding that process.
High School Application Process
Students should connect with their school prior to starting the application to ensure eligibility. Schools have been provided a copy of the application and guidelines. Should your school wish to participate in the program, have an educator contact Career Awareness to start the process.
College Undergraduate Application Process
College students looking to complete an observation will need to find a host willing to let the student observe them. Once you have secured a host, contact Career Awareness to start the process.
If you are looking to observe a Clinician, you will follow a different process. You will have to find a Clinician who is willing to let you observe them in practice. Once they have agreed to be your host, the Clinician will need to contact Education Business Services for next steps.
Mayo Clinic High School Healthcare Career Festival
The annual Healthcare Career Festival offers high school students in 11th & 12th grade enrolled in participating southeastern Minnesota schools 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.
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. Advanced registration is required to attend. Registration typically opens about 1 month before the event in October.
Festival will take place in Rochester, MN.
Discover Mayo Clinic
Discover Mayo Clinic provides students in the 10th-12th grade interested in health-related careers with the opportunity to engage with professionals in a hands-on and engaging atmosphere. Topics and careers have included: Histology, Surgical Skills, Emergency Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Sports Medicine, and Casting.
Open to students regardless of physical location. Availability for in-person attendance will be limited. However, students can select to participate virtually if they cannot attend in-person. Registration information will be sent to schools at least four weeks prior to the start of Discover Mayo Clinic. Should you have any questions please email Career Awareness.
This event is typically held on Monday nights in October and November for seven weeks.
Virtual Career Tours
Virtual Career Tours are pre-recorded videos that highlight various careers at Mayo Clinic. Viewers get to see professionals in the field, see what a typical day is like, and learn about what it takes to become a professional in that field. These videos are intended for high school students but are useful for those who may wish to change or confirm careers. These 25-mintues videos are free to anyone who wants to view them. Visit our video library to see if we have a video that interests you. New videos will be uploaded to that site as we complete them.
To suggest a career that is not highlighted in video library please email Career Awareness.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Learn more about "EEO is the Law." Mayo Clinic participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
Mayo Clinic provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities to increase opportunities and eliminate barriers to employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation in the application process; to access job postings, to apply for a job, for a job interview, for pre-employment testing, or with the onboarding process, please contact HR Connect at 507-266-0440 or 888-266-0440.
Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a post offer placement assessment including a urine drug screen, immunization review and tuberculin (TB) skin testing, if applicable.
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