Career Coach Mentoring Program

NEW Career Mentoring Program!


a 10-week hybrid career focused mentoring program to get teens on the fast track to their future

Learn how to…

  • Discover a career you LOVE.

  • Get what you want out of school & life.

  • Unleash your talents to change the world!


Career Coach is a ten-week hybrid mentoring program for teens at risk of not graduating on time. The primary goal of this program is to improve employment potential and maintain on time graduation by helping students turn every experience into career exploration experience. Participants meet weekly with a mentor (local professionals) for personalized career coaching, attend monthly online career panels, and complete a hands-on career exploration curriculum. A game-based incentive system is woven throughout to help students stay motivated and develop employment potential.

grades 8 to 12

STEM resource library

up to 50 students

hybrid online & in person

one-on-one coaching

game-based incentives


Each student enrolled in the Career Coach program meets once per week for 30 minutes with their career coach, one on one via Zoom or GoogleMeet. Here is how each meet runs:

  1. Meet begins with a ‘check-in chat’ to build relationships.
  2. Student and mentor work together on academic and career goal setting.
  3. Mentor guides student through the mentoring activity of the week (see the schedule on previous page for full list of activities).
  4. Student works on mentoring activity of the week as needed throughout the week, completing it before the next coaching session.

To implement the program, Career Coaches utilize Career In STEM®’s massive library of engaging STEM career readiness resources, the proprietary Question. Care.™  Career Coaching System created by Ashley Pereira, and a game-based incentive system to motivate students and develop critical employability skills.

“Ashley, a certified science teacher, has done a remarkable job building for GEAR UP East Hartford a comprehensive 10-week career and STEM exploration after-school program that our students have thoroughly enjoyed. Her weekly lessons, together with my follow-up coaching sessions, have inspired personal passion projects that have allowed our students to begin exploring and imaging a range of STEM career possibilities. And Ashley and I have the honor of showcasing this work at NCCEP’s annual conference this year!”
– Benjamin Breault, East Hartford GEAR UP Project Director


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“I wanted to say thank you for the kind words and for the incredible opportunity. I learned a lot from it; most importantly, what it is that I want to do in the future, as I discovered that not only do I want to study to become a physicist or research scientist, but I also want to advocate for causes that I believe in and communicate information to people about how, together, we can solve these problems and make the world a better place. I greatly enjoyed all the activities and projects, and the way you presented the day’s topic and encouraged participation from students made them something I looked forward to every day. Again, thank you so much ma’am and I hope you have a great summer!”
– Carlos L. participant from TX