High school students have endless career opportunities ahead of them – and many leading industries are represented right here in Dubuque.

But, it’s hard to know what possibilities exist without learning more. That’s where Business After School comes in – a FREE three-day event that creates experiential and work-based learning opportunities for students, educators and teachers in the high-demand job sectors of advanced manufacturing, emergency services, engineering, healthcare, auto/diesel, IT/computer science, hospitality, social/interactive and general business.

On March 15, 16, 17 from 3-5 p.m., a variety of area businesses will offer interactive sessions to give students a look at their industry and give them tips on education and skills needed to enter the field.

Get Signed Up

Participating is easy – simply fill out an application.


Be sure to note the field(s)/date(s) you are interested in. Applications will be reviewed and you will be placed at a local participating business in your sector of choice.

Then, all you have to do is show up and be ready to have a great time!

REMEMBER, there is no cost for this and participants will receive a FREE t-shirt.


Business After School is a program of the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Dubuque Community School District, East Central Intergovernmental Association, Dubuque Area Labor Management and Northeast Iowa Community College. The event is partially funded by Prosperity Eastern Iowa and the Iowa Economic Development Authority.