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Kindergarten – 12

The Office of Education Initiatives offers programs and activities to students of all ages to introduce STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) courses and their relationships to transportation to students of all ages through mentorship opportunities in schools, job shadowing with NCDOT staff and various transportation events hosted by NCDOT.

The chart below provides guidance on various programs and activities that students can participate in to spark their interest in career fields related to transportation and engineering.


K-12 Guide for Pathway Success K-5 6-8 9–12
Participating in NCDOT events such as Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day/Model Bridge Building Competition Star Star Star
Hosting NCDOT engineers and staff at career events through DoT Volunteers program Star Star Star
Developing mentor partnerships with NCDOT staff Star Star Star
Job shadowing with NCDOT Divisions     Star
Participating in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) camps Star Star Star

College

Several internship opportunities are available to sophomore, junior and senior college students who are interested in working with the N.C. Department of Transportation.

Students are needed in communications, human resources, information technology, planning and other areas.

The chart below provides guidance on various programs and activities that students can participate in to spark their interest in career fields related to transportation and engineering.


College Guide for Pathway Success College Post-Graduate
Declaring a discipline in a four-year engineering program Star  
Participating in internship/apprenticeship programs with NCDOT Star Star
Participating in undergraduate/graduate student engineering organizations Star Star
Developing mentor partnerships with NCDOT staff Star Star
Obtaining an associate, bachelor's and/or master's degree in STEM-related fields Star Star

Post Graduate

Students who have recently earned their bachelor's, master's or doctorate degree and would like to be an intern with NCDOT, have many options available. Interns are needed in the areas of engineering, public transportation, strategic planning and more.

The chart below provides guidance on various programs and activities that students can participate in to spark their interest in career fields related to transportation and engineering.


Post-Graduate Guide for Pathway Success College Post-Graduate
Declaring a discipline in a four year engineering program Star  
Participating in internship/apprenticeship programs with NCDOT Star Star
Participating in undergraduate/graduate student engineering organizations Star Star
Developing mentor partnerships with NCDOT staff Star Star
Obtaining an associate, bachelor's and/or master's degree in STEM-related fields Star Star

For more information on the guides above, please contact Ashley Goolsby.