Our Initiatives


School to Careers is a partnership of opportunity and growth to all of our stakeholders across both private and public sectors. We task ourselves with asking the important questions that make school and work relevant and exciting to every day life. We want to provide that big picture moment that can pave the way for greater meaning and fulfillment at all of life’s crossroads.


Creative thinkers produce ideas and innovations applicable across all industries. To inform and foster creative doers, School to Careers brings leaders from all creative sectors: a NY Times best selling author, a social media creative strategist from NYC, stage and set designers, an online magazine publisher, Equity actors, illustrators, world renown musicians, directors and designers.



As Boston is a financial leader, School to Careers has worked with the Boston Federal Reserve Bank, Putnam Investments, Ameriprise, the Boston Stock Exchange, Fidelity, Mercer, Loomis Sayles and many regional financial institutions to provide seminars, financial literacy, internships and shadow opportunities.


Leading students into meaningful and sustainable life work can happen in public service. To demonstrate this, we’ve had speakers from the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) at The World Bank, the US Federal trade Commission, MA Legislators, the FBI, ICE, and many other important agencies.

Non-profit leaders from TeamHeart, Dorchester Boys & Girls Club, the Boston Foundation, the Greater Boston Food Bank, Rosie’s Place and others have presented on the meaningful and viable careers that can bring about a sustainable life financially and socially.


Victim Witness Advocates; Corporate Attorneys; Undercover Investigators; and MA District Attorney; Juvenile Probation Officers, are just a few of the presenters at School to Careers events providing first hand insights into all aspects of legal, forensic and protective service work.


How about organizing 550 middles school students to blow up rockets on a sunny day? School to Careers, in partnership with SAME (Society of American Military Engineers) does just this to inspire students to stay with their math and science classes through innovative Rocket Clubs.


Show students they can have a great job, be fully employed, earn a great income, travel the world. That’s exactly what happens when presenters from the Ritz Carlton, Sheraton, Hilton and other key players from the hospitality industry meet with School to Careers students.


Students compete each spring for a spot in the School to Careers Bio-Engineering Symposium held April school vacation. On full scholarships, 32 students spend full days on site at key leaders in the metro-Boston region. Past sites have included MWRA Deer Island, Biogen, Army Corps of Engineers, Siemens, The Broad Institute and Genzyme Genetics.


Boston Children’s Hospital, MA General, South Shore Hospital, Norwood Hospital, Dana Farber, Deaconess Milton Hospitals, MA Hospital School, and Sinai Hospital are some of the sites we have had hosted site visits, speakers and internships.


Having the students scrub up and gown up to enter into a bio-tech lab is only one of the many highlights at our site visit with Acambis. Many other bio-tech companies have hosted our students and sent speakers to our schools including Immunogen, Organogenesis, Biogen, Genzyme Genetics, Siemens Diagnostics and others.


Radio host and CNN Analyst, Mel Robbins, was our keynote speaker last spring challenging students to see themselves through the media. Sports announcer, Ron Burton, joined us and had students try their hand at live TV. Communication and critique, MIT partners with School to Careers on a semester project with the focus on public speaking and presentation.

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