Career Motive-8

  • 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.

    Our goal is to have 150 individuals and businesses representing a variety of career pathways. Each business will have a booth and will have a hands-on activity to engage students in learning about their career. During the course of the day, approximately 1300 students will be visiting the various career booths from all five junior high schools.   

    When & Where?

    Friday, October 18, 2024 at Naperville Yard (1601 Legacy Cir, Naperville, IL 60563)

    Morning Session: 8:45 - 11:00 a.m. & Afternoon Session: 11:45 - 2:00 p.m.

    2024 Event: Sign Up Your Business/Organization Here

    2023 Career Motive-8 FAQ document

    2023 Partner Businesses & Organizations

    2023 Student Program Booklet


    2022 year's event information:

    Click HERE to view 2022 event pictures

    2022 Career Motive-8 FAQ's

    2022 Partner Businesses & Organizations

    2022 Student Program Booklet