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Are you a high school student with an interest in a natural resources career? The Career Pathways Program provides a great introduction to what such a career could be like. Imagine spending a week with fish and wildlife professionals learning what their job is like: standing in a stream measuring fish, touring forestry logging sites, and assisting conservation officers with a poaching case, just for a few examples.
This program was created so high school students could experience the real scenarios and work habits of Michigan resource professionals. This four-day resident program also includes a college round-table with several Michigan universities as well as sessions on how to write a resume and discussions on interviewing for a job.
This program is not for the fainthearted. Lots of field work outside and long days will give you a taste of these professions but will guarantee a good night sleep. Students will explore various careers in natural resources including:
- Fisheries and wildlife management
- Conservation Officer
- Park Ranger
Due to the unknown circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the Career Pathways program is on pause.