Career Explorations

Join us for the 2020 Career Ex at Cornell from June 30 - July 2.


CANCELLED: 4-H Career Explorations

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 10:00 AM - Thursday, July 2@ 2:30 PM

4-H Career Explorations allow youth to have fun while learning about science, engineering, technology, humanities and themselves.  Registration will open April 1. Contact your 4-H office to receive information for your county.

Career Explorations has two tracks.

University U for teens entering grades 8 and 9. Career Explorations is a three-day event for youth on the Cornell University campus. The purpose of this program is to provide youth with exposure to academic fields and career exploration, to develop leadership skills, to provide hands-on experience in a college setting and to introduce you to Cornell University.  The cost to attend last year was $250. We do not anticipate any dramatic price increase this year.  Please call your local county for more information.

Focus for Teens for youth entering grades 10 to 12.  Participants spend three days with a specific department.  Choices include astronomy, horse and dairy careers, biomedical engineering, crop and soil science, waste to energy, teaching, food science and DNA, geospatial science, plus many others.   

Registration: Opens April 1, closes June 1, 2020

Program Tracks:

 University U: teens entering 8th – 9th grades

 Focus for Teens: teens entering 10th – 12th grades

To register contact the person below representing your county:

Otsego County - Patti Zellmer,, 607-547-2536 ext 225

Schoharie County - Teresa Adell,, 518-234-4303 ext 113 or 518-296-8310 ext 113


$TBD per person (approx $260) - contact your specific county for subsidizes for 4-H members)


Cornell University
Judd Falls Road
Ithaca, NY 14853

Last updated June 9, 2020