Career Explorations is a three-day event for 4-H youth on the Cornell University campus. This program provides youth with exposure to academic fields and career exploration through different departments across the university. The workshops help to develop leadership skills, provide hands-on experience in a college setting and to introduce youth to Cornell University. The event is made up of two grade specific tracts: University U for youth entering grades 8 - 9 and Focus for Teens for youth entering grades 10-12.
This year the NYS 4-H Foundation financially supported Career Explorations that brought 400 youth and 200 volunteers from nearly every county in the state to Cornell. This program connects 4-Her's to departments across many colleges at the university including engineering, animal science, astronomy, environmental science, food science, nanotechnology and human development.