AZ Careers NOW, in partnership with ElevateEdAZ, is holding districtwide career exploration and employment expos that will take place across four Arizona high school districts: Mesa Public Schools, Phoenix Union High School District, Deer Valley Unified School District and ASU Preparatory Academy. 

More than 10,000 students will be invited to meet potential employers, network to understand career pathways, and explore summer internship opportunities.

“The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation believes hiring events like these are the key to growing and sustaining Arizona’s talent pipeline,” said Jennifer Mellor, chief innovation officer, Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation. 

“I encourage business leaders to join these events to recruit students for internships, summer jobs and future careers in their industries. Graduation season is upon us, and employers must invest and establish relationships with our future workforce since they will soon become tomorrow’s business leaders.”

Mesa Public Schools CTE High Schools Career Planning Expo

4 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 10

Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center Street, Mesa


Phoenix Union High School District Career Exploration and Employment Expo

9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 17

Metro Tech High School, 1900 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix


Deer Valley Unified School District Career Exploration and Employment Expo

8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 20

Barry Goldwater High School, 2820 W. Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix


ASU Preparatory Academy Career Exploration and Employment Expo

10 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 27

ASU Prep Downtown Phoenix, 735 E. Fillmore Street, Phoenix


“This is an opportune time for employers to connect with career-seeking students early on. These students have so much to offer, and being that we are in the midst of a competitive jobseeker’s market, it is critical that employers begin recruiting them prior to graduation,” said Jessica Pierce, founder and CEO, Career Connectors. 

“There is no better way to recruit and get to know your talent pipeline than by meeting with them face-to-face at events like these.”

AZ Careers NOW is planning to host a combination of virtual and in-person events enabling hiring managers and job seekers to connect in the most meaningful and convenient ways.

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