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BCHS Career Seminar Speaker Series


BCHS Juniors and Seniors will have the opportunity to hear from Bishop Chatard alumni career speakers during seminar sessions each quarter. This series aims to assist students in their career exploration process. It begins in Q2, 2022-2023 with 5 speakers. Each junior and senior must attend one session per quarter.

View current topics and signup information on the main BCHS website

Health Careers College Prep Academy: Applications due Oct. 1


The Metropolitan Indianapolis Central Indiana Area Health Education Center (MICI-AHEC) offers programs and assistance for students who are interested in health careers.

Their Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) includes the College Prep Academy (CPA), a 20-week (Saturdays ONLY) program geared towards high school juniors and seniors interested in health care careers. Upon completion of this program, students will receive $800. Applications are due October 1.

‘Exploring Posts’: A Unique Career Exploration Program


Exploring Posts give students the opportunity to learn about careers associated with local area companies and organizations. Exploring is an affiliate of Boy Scouts of America and has been offering valuable connections to real-world career exploration to Indy and Bishop Chatard students for many years.

Eli Lilly, BSA Lifestructures and One America are just a few of the companies offering Exploring Posts, many of which start this week! But students can register anytime. Guidebooks are being distributed to Sophomores and Juniors, and are also available for any student to pick up in the Guidance Office.
Info and registration also available at

Career Spotlight: Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences


Did you know?…”Speech-language pathologists and audiologists are in high demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for speech pathologists between 2014-2024 includes a 21% increase with a median salary of $73,410. The predicted outlook for audiologists is a 29% increase with a median salary of $74,890. Speech-language pathologists work in a wide range of settings including schools, clinics, assisted living centers, and hospitals.” – Keith Kluender, Head of the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University.

If you would like to learn more about these programs at Purdue, visit If you would like to schedule a visit, attend a class, meet with an academic advisor, or chat with a current student, please contact Kamie Redinbo at