Skip To Main Content

Career Exploration

We are dedicated to guiding NFA students through the exciting journey of career exploration. Our mission is to empower students to make informed decisions about their future, whether it's pursuing higher education, entering the workforce, the military or exploring alternative pathways.

Participants in the 9th grade Career Expo pose for a photo in the Atrium
State of CT DEEP Police Officer presenting to students on Career Day
Alumni Julie Wakely speaks with students about her career

Exploring What's Next For You

  • Coffee, Careers & Conversations:  Join us for these monthly, informal Q&A sessions with professionals from a variety of industries.  It is a great way to learn about ”a day in the life” of different careers, the challenges and benefits.  It is always an opportunity to network! Check out upcoming events to sign up!
  • Pathful:  Find your passion!  NFA provides access to Pathful Explore, a combination of interactive tools, assessments, and real-world exploration videos to explore diverse career pathways, choose your direction and prepare for success.

  • Career Expo:  The What’ Next For Me Career Expo brings over 100 professionals onto campus to help students learn about the many different career options within career pathways.

  • Community-Based Opportunities:  With our extensive partnerships in the community, we collaborate to provide additional opportunities for students to learn about career paths such as our Fire Service, After-school Trades and many others.  New opportunities are posted weekly in the Sunday Night Reminder to sign up.