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Career Connections 

A Westview PTSA Program


Westview PTSA Career Connections is a free program to inspire and help students learn about different careers. Students in any grade are encouraged to attend these free events to meet professionals in a specific career area. The sessions begin with a panel of professionals and then break up into a round-table format where students can ask questions and find out about education, salary, advancement, career outlook, and specifics about their day-to-day jobs.

Previous Career Forum Topics


2020-2021 is the eighth year this program has been offered by the Westview PTSA.

Previous Career Forums focus areas are listed below.


Year One Career Forums (2013-2014)






Year Two Career Forums (2014-2015)

Allied Health


Legal and Law Enforcement

Journalism, Media, Graphic Arts, Web Design & Architecture

Trade Night (Apprenticeships, Comm Col programs, and Certifications)

Year Three Career Forums (2015-2016)

Careers in Education

Computer Related Careers

Careers in Energy & Environmental Science

Medical Careers

Year Four Career Forums (2016-2017)

Hospitality & Tourism

Careers in Business

Careers in Engineering

Sports Related Careers

Year Five Career Forums (2017-2018)

Cognitive and Social Science


Behind the Scenes Science

Resume Writing and Interview Skills

Year Six Career Forums (2018-2019)

Skills For Career Success - First Impressions Matter

Building Sciences

Health & Medicine

Law & Criminal Justice

Year Seven Career Forums (2019-2020)

Biotech & Pharma


Computer Science

Year Eight Career Forums (2020-2021)

Government and Service



How to get a Summer Job 

Year Nine Career Forums (2021-2022)

Health and Medicine



Architecture and Design



Career Resources

Great free resources available for researching careers.

Occupational Outlook Handbook 1 :  This a great guide to hundreds of occupations and includes an overview along with the median pay, projected growth for the career, links to related careers, and even job openings. Click here to go to the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

O*Net Online 2 : O*Net is another free tool for career exploration and job analysis!  O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!  Click here to go to O*Net.


More Career Information


During our planning, when we uncover good resources, we will share them with you. For example, click on the Math Career References to find links to a number of great reference documents.

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Mathematicians, on the Internet at


2 O*NET OnLine is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, and developed by the National Center for O*NET Development.


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