Experiential Opportunities for Students

Learning Experiences that Support The Career Based Learning Process

Employability Skills
A set of achievements, understandings and personal attributes that make individuals more likely to gain employment and to be successful in their chosen occupations, most frequently mentioned are: communication, teamwork, leadership, initiative, problem-solving, flexibility and enthusiasm

Career Awareness
Exposure to career opportunities to connect to personal interests, talents and employability skills needed for success

Develop an Academic and Career Plan (ACP) representing a match of interests, aptitudes and academic outcomes

Planning and Training

  • Self reflect and leverage career networks to carry out ACP
  • Identify an adult mentor/advisor from their ACP career network

UW-Oshkosh Youth Career Exploration Programs

Explore a potential career by attending a day or week-long program. When we say hands-on, we mean it! Students in our programs work with professionals in the field to conduct experiments, trainings and field experiences. Browse our youth program offerings, and enroll today.

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AASD Student Marketing Internship Team

The Student Marketing Team provides high school students with an opportunity to blend their academic knowledge with real-world project engagement and expertise from community professionals to receive a unique and practical educational experience in the fields of business, marketing, entrepreneurial and non-profit career pursuits.


Cyndi Pavelski  email 


DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA is organized into two unique student divisions each with programs designed to address the learning styles, interest and focus of its members. The High School Division includes 200,000 members in 3,500 schools.


East – Stefanie Fude
North – Cyndi Pavelski
West – Courtney Pierce 

Appleton Police Department APD

For students interested in a career in Law Enforcement. Meetings are year-round on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at the Appleton Police Department from 6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 


Officer Mallory DePetro or Officer Ryan Schroeder  email

Grand Chute Fire Department 

For students interested in a career in in Firefighting or Emergency Services. Meetings are year round, every Tuesday 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Grand Chute Fire Department.



Bill Gretzinger email

Wisconsin Army Cadets 

For students interested in the armed forces. Meetings are once a month for two day drills. Location: Appleton Armory. Website and Contact

Outagamie County Bar Association

For students interested in a career in the legal profession. Meetings are every other Monday from September—December. Location: Court Commissioner’s Courtroom on the main floor of the Outagamie County Justice Center


Sherry Hernandez 
(920) 832-5093

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) 

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is a student-led organization for people who are planning a career in the health field.
East – Michael Westbrook
North – Kelly Camber
West – Lauren Ott

FIRST Robotics Team 93: NEW Apple Corps 

A collaboration of students from Appleton North, East, and West who participate in FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).
Sean Schuff