In partnership with area businesses, Naperville 203 will host an 8th Grade Career Exploration Day to motivate students to continue career exploration & planning. The event, called Career Motive-8, will provide students with an opportunity to connect with area businesses representing multiple careers.
The purpose of Career Motive-8 is to provide hands-on experience for students, aligned with the district’s comprehensive counseling curriculum, to deepen their understanding of the careers available in our community and across multiple career pathways. This event supports our district's mission to produce students who are self-directed learners, collaborative workers, complex thinkers, quality producers, and community contributors. See Career Motive-8 in action.
Friday, October 20, 2023
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Naperville Yard (1601 Legacy Cir, Naperville, IL 60563)
Sign-up for the event HERE
Naperville 203 offers students an authentic, collaborative entrepreneurship experience with INCubatoredu. Students at Naperville Central and Naperville North have the opportunity to journey through the entrepreneurial process with their own idea for a product or service. Entrepreneurs and business experts serve as volunteer coaches and mentors, guiding student teams through processes along with foundational business topics such as marketing and finance.
To learn about how you can get involved, attend the Volunteer Academy on September 25, 2023.
Career Internship Opportunities
The District 203 Career Internship course offers a personalized learning experience to students interested in authentic Work-Based Learning opportunities in their career pathway of choice. In our Career Internship course, our students are excited to apply their academic knowledge in authentic and meaningful ways, to develop and grow important employability skills while in the workplace, and to ultimately affirm or re-think their college and career choices while in high school.
The Naperville District 203 Career Internship program is currently seeking community and business partnerships. If your business or organization would like to partner with District 203 to host well-prepared students seeking authentic Work-Based Learning experiences in your industry, as well as help develop future talent in your industry, please refer to this resource for more information, or contact Brett Thompson, District 203 Career Internship Teacher and Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jacque Clermont, District 203 Director of Community Relations at email@example.com
Team-Based Challenge Mentor
As a mentor, introduce an authentic problem/challenge that exists within your organization or career field, to student teams. This problem/challenge may be one that a team or individual in your organization is actively trying to solve or one that has already been solved. The student teams will research and formulate possible solutions to the problem/challenge that you introduce. During this collaborative, problem-solving process, you will provide strategic feedback to the student teams. Student teams will create and present final proposals, and you will provide feedback to each student team regarding their solution and will share your organization’s solution to the problem/challenge.
If you are interested in being a mentor and posing an authentic problem/challenge for our students to solve, please complete this form.
Career Conference Presenter
Naperville 203 provides opportunities for high school students to explore various career pathways. To expand students’ knowledge of various professions and trends within those career fields, Naperville 203 offers career conferences. Currently, there are two that are held annually.
- a medical career conference
- an accounting/finance career conference
In order to continue to address and support students’ interests and postsecondary goals, Naperville 203 plans to offer additional career conferences.
If you are a professional who is interested in sharing about your career journey and can provide unique and personal insight into your career field, please complete this interest form.
Business Partnership Council 2.03-Workforce Steering Committee
- Engage in strategic business partnerships, including the business advisory council, to support pathway development and student experiences through work based learning that prepares graduates for post secondary and career success.
- Design and embed college and career skill building across all disciplines to enhance academic, SEL, and workplace readiness for all students.
- Develop and implement an ongoing parent and community education, support, and advocacy program aligned to district initiatives and priorities
- If you are interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org