Virtual Exploration

Students interact virtually with professionals to learn about work and solve real-life industry challenges.


Virtual Exploration provides students in grades 6-10 the chance to interact virtually with professionals through the Chat and Challenge Programs. Chat offers 45-minute talks about an industry professional’s career, company and industry. These conversations are also recorded to share with as many students as possible. 

Through the Challenge program, companies may challenge students by describing a real-world industry challenge, such as creating a marketing plan for a new product or service, and asking students to problem-solve and come up with solutions. Individual students or teams of students submit their solutions by the semester’s deadline and companies will determine the winners.


Is Virtual Exploration offered in all middle and high schools?

Yes! Virtual Exploration is new in 2019-20 and is being offered in any and all schools with grades 6-10.

Interested in participating in Virtual Exploration or seeing it offered at your school? Please reach out to your school or contact us and let us know!

Are there any costs if my student participates in Virtual Exploration?

No, CareerConnect covers any expenses for students and families.

Are there other CareerConnect programs for middle school students?

Yes, please visit our CareerConnect for Elementary and Middle School Students page for more information about our programs for younger students.

Where do I get more information if my workplace wants to participate in Virtual Exploration?

We’re excited to hear from you! Please stop by our Partners page or send us an email and we’ll get right back to you.