Welcome to Career Day!

Welcome to our 27th Annual Career Day! This year, we are mixing it up and adding a virtual element to the day. Below you will find videos, statistics, and interactive websites. Our objective is to encourage you to explore your interests and passions as an extension of your academic program and in the process better understand yourself, your community, and the world.

Interactive Career Sites

My Next Move

Describe your dream career in a few words and dive into a wide variety of information regarding that career path. Answer questions about the type of work you might enjoy. We’ll suggest careers that match your interests and training.

Jump$tart’s Reality Check – Financial Smarts for Students

Fill in the choices on the next page to see if you can afford your dream life. You might be surprised at how much that life will cost. The results will indicate a ballpark relationship between your expenses and the income you will need to support your dream lifestyle.

Career One Stop –  Career Exploration

Learn details about any occupation including what you might do on the job, how much you might earn, and how much education or training you might need.

Career Spotlight Videos

Physician Assistant

Andrew Wegener from Mercy Orthopedics talks about the role of being a Physician Assistant and what he wished he knew going into this field.

Heart Surgeon

Get a glimpse into the life of heart surgeon, Paul Massimiano, MD, as he takes us through a day of minimally invasive heart surgery.

Emergency Medicine

From training and caring for patients to celebrating a special bond with a diverse team, find out what life is like as a resident with the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine.

Architectural Designer

Architects plan and design houses, office buildings, factories, and other structures.

Audio Engineer

Audio engineers specialize in the use of machinery and equipment for the use of recording, mixing, and manipulating sound.


Kim G. is a dietitian who provides individuals with delicious recipes and healthy choices to help them sustain a happy, healthy life.

Film Composer

Composers create original music such as symphonies, operas, sonatas, radio and television jingles, film scores, and popular songs. They transcribe ideas into musical notation, using harmony, rhythm, melody, and tonal structure. Some use computer software to compose and edit their music.

Graphic Designer

Maurice Woods is a graphic designer and founder of the Inneract Project, which provides free design classes for inner-city youth. As part of ConnectED’s “Day at Work” series, Maurice talks about his transition from basketball to graphic design.

Ichthyologist (Fish Biologist)

Moises B. is an ichthyologist and Ph.D. Candidate working at the California Academy of Sciences. An ichthyologist is a fish biologist. Watch Moises give us insight into this really unique and exciting career.

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical engineers work with other engineers and professionals to solve problems through designing, developing, building and testing mechanical and thermal devices, including tools, engines, and machines, with extensive use of computer simulations.

Nonprofit Professional

Dolores M. is a nonprofit professional at the Women’s Cancer Resource Center in Oakland, California. In this Day at Work, we highlight her passionate devotion to improving quality of life through education, support, and practical assistance.

Personal Trainer

Tiffany Ann Fields is a health coach and personal trainer for UC Berkeley’s WorkStrong program and Studio 360. Join us in following her journey from track and field in high school, to college and beyond.

Software Engineer

Software engineers design, develop and maintain software, write and edit code, and create computer programs.

Superior Court Judge

Hon. Leslie Landau is a superior court judge in Contra Costa County. As part of ConnectED’s “Day at Work” series, Leslie shares her passion and dedication to advancing women within law professions.

News Analyst

A news anchor, sometimes called a news analyst, presents stories on radio and television news broadcasts. Working for television and radio networks and local stations, they introduce reporters’ videotaped and live reports, analyze and select stories, and interview guests.

Zoo Keepers

Zoo Keepers are animal professionals who are responsible for maintaining the health of their charges as well as ensuring proper maintenance of their habitat.


Install, repair, and maintain pipes, valves, fittings, drainage systems, and fixtures in commercial and residential structures. Collaborate with general contractors, electricians, and other construction professionals. Follow building plans and blueprints.

Financial Advisor

A Financial Advisor provides financial planning and support to clients in order to help clients achieve their financial goals. Financial Advisors assist clients to maintain their current assets and portfolios and assist with obtaining additional assets as necessary/desired.

Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

Maintenance mechanics keep the machinery at a business operating effectively. They assemble, inspect, install and test new pieces of equipment to ensure proficiency. Mechanics are expected to perform emergency repairs, which necessitates the ability to troubleshoot promptly.

Environmental Scientist

Environmental scientists and specialists typically do the following: … Analyze samples, surveys, and other information to identify and assess threats to the environment. Develop plans to prevent, control, or fix environmental problems, such as land or water pollution.


Dentistry is a dynamic and rewarding industry. Each member of your dental team plays a key role and has a unique job description. The dental team is made up of dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and lab technicians.