Career Discovery Events

Stay tuned for our Fall 2024 event calendar later this summer! In the meantime, explore careers through our Career Discovery Video Library.

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Career Exploration Days

These events allow high school students, parents and educators to explore a career pathway by attending hands-on activity sessions and demonstrations. Connect to future careers, meet with professionals and learn about DMACC programs! Transportation is the student’s responsibility.

Discover Healthcare Day – Polk County Healthcare Workforce Collaborative

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2024

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Description: This event is for 9-12th grade students interested in exploring future educational and career opportunities in health care. There are many different types of careers in the healthcare industry, both patient and non-patient facing that make up an organization. From the nurse who helps care for patients, to the imaging staff, to the paramedics and EMTs who take care of patients pre-hospital and through transfers. You will explore different opportunities in healthcare from a clinical side through conversations and activities with over 12 different departments through Broadlawns, MercyOne, UnityPoint healthcare professionals. In addition, you’ll learn about educational opportunities in these fields from DMACC, Des Moines University, Grand View, and Mercy College.

*Educators: Due to capacity constraints, if you are registering more than 15 students, please contact to check availability.

Location: DMACC Ankeny Campus, Building 5, Conference Center
2006 South Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023

Registration: Registration will open August 2024!

Worksite Industry Tours

These events are hosted by a business and are open to 11th and 12th grade students. Students will meet with professionals to learn about the business and specific careers. These events are for students only and transportation is the student’s responsibility. *Due to capacity constraints, if you are interested in registering more than 5 students from your class please email to confirm availability.

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Career Fairs

These events host numerous business partners for students to connect with to gain a better understanding of their organization, positions hired, education and training needs, and what a day in the life looks like. Put yourself front and center as you connect with local employers to find a part-time opportunity or learn more about your dream job!

Several Career Fairs are offered through DMACC throughout the year, this fall’s career fairs are below. If you are looking to learn more about a particular career or are undecided on your major these are a great way to explore careers. Meet with many local employers! There's no cost – these events are free!

Upcoming Career Fairs

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Virtual Events

Live virtual sessions connect students with business professionals to learn about specific careers and professional skills that critical in today’s job market.

Business Community

If you are interested in collaborating with us and want to learn more about how to get involved, we always need more business connections! Please email

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