Career Connections

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Young professionals tell us about their jobs and take us behind the scenes to show us what they do every day. Learn about Ohio’s in-demand jobs, and what it takes to get there. Career Connections is a powerful career resource for any student!

  • Career Connections | Accounting/Auditor

    Learn about a tax accounting career from a senior manager of a firm that prepares tax returns for clients, audits their business plans and finances, and helps them stay compliant with current tax laws.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Career Connections | Admission and Financial Aid Counselor

    A first-generation college graduate describes her rewarding job in the admission and financial aid department at the University of Dayton and how she enjoys guiding college-bound high school students into higher education.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Career Connections | Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

    An advanced manufacturing engineer is involved in developing complete automation systems for the auto industry. This includes computer-controlled mechanical systems and robotic assembly, machines.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Career Connections | Advertising Director

    The founder and president of an advertising, design, and marketing agency talks about how his work is enriched by his cross-cultural experiences, his knowledge of more than one language, and his passion for what he does.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Career Connections | Aerospace Engineer

    Watch three aerospace engineers explain how they work with experiments, simulations and wind tunnels to build and improve things that fly. Learn also about Ohio’s unique contribution to aviation history, from the airplane to the moon!

    Grades: 6-12
  • Career Connections | Agricultural Inspector

    Meet an agricultural inspector whose start as a beekeeper led him to a career as a county apiary inspector. Watch him inspect bee hives and you learn about the important connection between bee pollination and a healthy food supply for humans.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Career Connections | Animator

    Explore the field of animation with an artist who creates graphics using computer software. Animators work in a variety of media, including movies, television, commercials, and video games.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Career Connections | Architect Sports Planner

    An associate principal of an architectural firm that designs stadiums and athletic facilities talks about his love of drawing from a young age and how he thinks "outside the box" to make a client's vision a reality.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Career Connections | Art Auctioneer

    Art auctioneers price and sell a wide variety of items. They usually work at an auction house and lead the bidding for live auctions.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Career Connections | Auto Factory Worker

    The automobile manufacturing industry has three exciting fields in which a student can specialize: performing the actual assembly of a vehicle, putting together its exterior shell and interior frame, and painting and sealing the body.

    Grades: 6-8
  • Career Connections | Automotive Sales Representative

    In the automotive industry a sales representative sells auto parts to manufacturers. Sales reps show their products to potential buyers and answer questions about what they're selling.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Career Connections | Biomedical Engineer

    Meet a biomedical engineer, working at the intersection of medicine & engineering, developing innovative tools that measure signals generated by the human body.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Career Connections | Bookkeeping and Accounting

    Meet an accounting business owner and find out how she uses her degree, skills and technology to solve problems and serve needs for both businesses and individual clients.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Career Connections | Chemical Engineer

    Meet a chemical engineer who took a creative idea and developed it into a way to make energy out of…..urine!

    Grades: 6-12
  • Career Connections | Chemical Engineer

    Follow a chemical engineer at an oil refinery as he interacts with team members and technology to keep his operation working at optimum levels. Learn about the importance of education and co-ops for becoming a chemical engineer.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Career Connections | Chemist

    Meet a chemist who owns his own business that develops synthetic DNA molecules designed to reprogram cells and help cure diseases. Hear the importance of writing, communication skills and creativity to becoming a successful chemist.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Career Connections | Civil Engineer

    Learn how a civil engineer’s farm life and summer construction jobs led him to his college major. Hear how college, internships and a desire to work outdoors molded his specialized career path in hydrology and hydraulics project management.

     

    Grades: 6-12
  • Career Connections | CNC Die Shop Machinist

    Workers with computer skills have the best job prospects among those seeking employment as machinists and tool die makers. This video is a close-up of a computer numerical control (CNC) die shop machinist.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Career Connections | Construction Manager

    Learn from a construction manager at a major construction firm about how drawings are made and how quality control is performed. Hear about safety, change orders and the importance of following the budget.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Career Connections | Construction Worker

    Meet a construction worker who followed his father’s footsteps into a rewarding career operating large equipment like bulldozers. Hear about how he feels about being able to see what he has created.

    Grades: 6-12

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