Career Exploration Series

Overview

The Career Exploration Series is a group of exciting hands-on virtual workshops for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in grades 9-12. Each month we focus on two unique topics that relate to career options for your future and a fun activity. You also will learn which college majors can lead to the career you are interested in.

When you register, we will send a box full of free supplies and materials for you to use during the workshop and beyond to explore each topic.

Upcoming Events

We have a new series for Fall 2021.

See our upcoming webinars below. You can register for one or all of them!


Exercise Science and Athletics

Thursday, November 4, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET

Join NTID Athlete Coordinator Skip Flanagan as he talks exercise science, careers in athletics, and how athletes take utmost care of their body.


Script Your Own Superhero

Thursday, November 18, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET

Learn the process for creating interesting stories and developing your own script, and make your own superhero character with the Morpheyes Studio Team.


DNA, RNA, and Proteins: The Molecules of Life

Friday, December 3, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET

RIT Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) trainee Daniel DiMartino gives an introduction to what DNA, RNA, and proteins are, and how we can extract and study them. 


Ultrasound and Anatomy

Thursday, December 16, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET

Curious to see what’s inside you? Follow along with sonographer Elizabeth Ayers as you explore the human body via ultrasound.

Register for a Session

All webinars are one hour long and start at 1:00 pm ET. Recordings will be provided for people who cannot attend.

There are two options for registration:

  • If you are registering as an individual, simply click on this registration link and select which webinars you want to attend.
  • If you would like to register a group or class, or if you have any questions, email DJ Monahan at dxmnca@rit.edu

If you are a teacher and would like to learn more, email us at NTIDOutreach@ntid.rit.edu.

Past Events


The Science Behind Clean Water

Camille Ouellette

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What is this webinar about? We all use water every day. Where does this water come from, and how do we know it is clean? This session will cover those topics and more.

What will students learn? How water purified; what materials, filters, and processes are used to eliminate bacteria and viruses from water

Why should students participate? Students will receive a water science kit and learn how to test/purify water.

What’s interesting about it? If you’re interested in science, this hands-on kit is yours to keep and continue experimenting with after the workshop!

What careers does this webinar relate to? Biology, Environmental Science, Water Technology and more!


Internet of Things/Paper Circuits

Joe Stanislow

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What is this webinar about? From security cameras to doorbells, to automatic home systems connected to your phone, our houses and lives are becoming more connected to the internet. Learn more about these technologies in this session.

What will students learn? What the IoT is, what technology is behind IoT, the fundamental basics of an electrical circuit as found in all IoT devices

Why should students participate? Students will receive a paper circuit kit and learn the basics of an electrical circuit by building their own circuits with guidance from the instructor.  

What’s interesting about it? The paper circuit kit and LED lights are yours to keep! There will be additional circuit lessons for you to do on your own time after the presentation!

What careers does this webinar relate to? Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science


Printmaking

Laural Hartman

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What is this webinar about? Printmaking has been used by humans for thousands of years. You probably see posters, cards, or other items created by printmaking every week.

What will students learn? Types of printmaking used in today’s world, and how to create art or designs through printmaking

Why should students participate? Students will receive a printmaking kit and create a print with the guidance of the instructor.

What’s interesting about it? This is just the beginning! Students can continue to create prints at home or school with the kit we will provide.

What careers does this webinar relate to? Printmaking, Graphic Design, Art Education


Virtual Reality

Tiandre Turner

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What is this webinar about? Many people say Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are the future of video gaming and learning. This webinar will reveal the difference between the two.

What will students learn? The difference between Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, and where VR/AR is heading in the future.

Why should students participate? Students will receive a VR/AR kit. With the use of a smart phone, students will view worlds in VR and items in AR with the guidance of the instructor.

What’s interesting about it? You can explore any world or map in 3-D via the VR kit! The kit is yours to keep and experiment with after the presentation!

What careers does this webinar relate to? Film/Animation, Computer Science, Game Design & Development


Entrepreneurship and Business Pitches

Scot Aktins
RIT/NTID Associate Professor- Department of Business Studies

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What is this webinar about? Entrepreneurship continues to be one of the foundations of our economy. Many entrepreneurs begin by giving business pitches to investors.  

What will students learn? What are the fundamentals behind a business pitch? What tools can you use to convince investors to invest in your business?

Why should students participate? Are you considering joining RIT/NTID’s Next Big Idea Competition—High School version or do you aspire to start your own business? Students will receive a kit with relevant materials! 

What’s interesting about it? This presentation will help you prepare for NTID’s Next Big Idea competition where high school students compete for prizes!

What careers does this webinar relate to? Entrepreneurship, Business Management, Marketing


STEM and Maker Spaces

Shireen Hafeez
Founder & President of Deaf Kids Code

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What is this webinar about? Maker Spaces are becoming popular incubators for innovators and DIY-ers. Gain new skills in STEM. 

What will students learn? How can you begin to create Maker Space projects at home? What resources are available to help you get started?

Why should students participate? Students will receive a Maker Space kit. Deaf Kids Code will share how to ‘hack’ this kit to bring your ideas to life.

What’s interesting about it? You have the freedom to create, tinker, and make an invention of your own! The kit is yours to keep and experiment with after the presentation.

What careers does this webinar relate to? Computer Science, Entrepreneurship, Engineering

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Where Does Bacteria Live? 

Reena Banerjee
Admissions Counselor, BS Biomedical Sciences ’17

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What is this webinar about? Bacteria are invisible parts of our lives daily- about 1.5 trillion bacteria live on our skin. That’s 1,500,000,000,000!  

What will students learn? How much bacteria lives on your hands before and after washing? What about on your phone?

Why should students participate? Students will receive a Bacteria Introduction Kit and will be able to test common household surfaces for bacteria.

What’s interesting about it? Have you ever seen bacteria grow before? Now you will! And you will understand why hand washing is important!

What careers does this webinar relate to? Health Science, Lab Science, Biology


Chemistry 

Dr. Viet Le
RIT/NTID Assistant Professor- Mathematics and Science Department

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What is this webinar about? What happens every day around you without you knowing? Chemical reactions!  

What will students learn? What are the basics of chemistry? What are some common chemical reactions in today’s world?

Why should students participate? Students will receive a Chemistry kit and will re-create chemical reactions at home.

What’s interesting about it? The Chemistry kit is yours to keep! There will be more experiments for you to complete on your own time.

What careers does this webinar relate to? Chemistry, Lab Science, Pharmacology