Ocean Pals Presents the 14th Annual Marine Careers Program for high school and college students and young adults.
Save the Date
Friday, March 22, 2024, 9 AM – 5 PM
Marine Careers Flyer
School groups, please register with the Director:
MARINE CAREERS MISSION STATEMENT
Beneath the Sea, founded in 1976, conducts an annual expo offering the public
seminars and exhibitors providing the latest in scientific and environmental
research relating to the underwater ecosystem. Ocean Pals was created
ten years later as a model of education for youth.
Marine Careers, a division of Ocean Pals, was founded in 2008 at Beneath the
Sea to stimulate young adults to pursue a marine career. This free one-day
marine careers program is targeted towards high school and college students
and young adults interested in learning about marine/maritime careers.
We impart this information in several different ways. The award-winning
professional men and women who come to Beneath the Sea are uniquely qualified
to inspire, encourage and guide students to reach their potential by providing
personal advice and insights into what it takes to have a successful marine
career in a variety of fields. In addition to listening and interacting with
speakers, students experience learning success and build confidence by
developing competencies in areas such as completing scholarship applications
with professional scholarship judges, and performing complex commercial diving
tasks under professional direction in a simulated workshop setting. Our
exhibitors are selected to provide students with current information on a
variety of academic and vocational programs, as well as available scholarships,
internships and jobs.
Throughout the year, we reach out to our target audience by making
presentations about our program at various schools, organizations and
professional conferences in order to further our mission. The Marine Careers
program at Beneath the Sea is the only program of its kind in existence today.
We strive to incorporate standards of excellence to provide a model program
that others will recognize and want to emulate.