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What is Exploring?

Exploring is a career exploration program for students ages 14-20 years old (or 13 and have completed eighth grade).

      • Exploring pairs students directly with local companies and organizations for career exploration
      • Youth participate  in unique, real-life opportunities to experience various career fields
    • We aim for youth to save time by learning if certain careers are for them while in high school and college

What We Do

  • Work with local companies to host students from the Greater St. Louis Area
  • Connect youth to programs based on their potential career interests

Greater St. Louis Area Exploring Career Fields

Arts & Humanities




Engineering & Technology

Fire & EMS

Health Care

Law Enforcement

Law & Government


Skilled Trades

Social Services

 Don’t Know What Career Field To Explore? 

You’re not alone. Let us help you by telling us more about you. Please take our Career Interest Survey so that we may better place you in one of our local career posts. Once you take the survey, a team member will assist you in a post selection based on your results.

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The Field Team

  • Our Exploring field team services posts that are primarily located in the Greater St. Louis Area including: St. Louis City & County; Metro East, Illinois (St. Clair County & Madison County)

Not sure who to contact? For all general inquiries or requests for more information, please email us:

  • Senior Exploring Executive

    Julie Monken
    Business, Fire/EMS, & Health

  • Exploring Executive

    Ryan Kirchner
    Engineering/Tech, Law Enforcement, & Skilled Trades