Career Conversations

  • Career Conversations is a monthly guest speaker panel series offered at high schools across Durham Public Schools. Each month covers a different set of industry sectors aligned with the NC Career Clusters (see calendar below). The purpose of the panels is to expose students to a variety of careers and industries, provide information about the skills and personal qualities most desired by employers, and help students navigate the often complex pathway to career success.

    Industry professionals wishing to serve as panelists may sign up by contacting: Ondrea Austin, ondrea.austin@dpsnc.net, (919) 560-3858  

  • Employer panel

    Industry professionals from Self Help Credit Union, AW North Carolina and Hilldrup tell students about the professional skills most desired in entry-level employees.

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    Month*

    Panel Theme

    NC Career Clusters

    September

    Arts & Communications

    Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

    October

    Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources

    Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources

    November

    Business & Public Administration

    Business; Finance; Marketing; Government & Public Administration

    December

    Health & Human Services

    Health Science; Human Services

    February

    Hospitality & Tourism

    Hospitality & Tourism

    March

    Information Technology & STEM

    Information Technology; STEM

    April

    Skilled Trades & Advanced Manufacturing

    Architecture & Construction; Manufacturing; Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

     *Calendar and registration site updated in September of each academic year