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Career exploration
for high school.

iX LaunchPad is a Career Exploration & Micro-Internship Programme designed to give high school students access to industry professionals, future-focused career exploration, and real-world experience.

Find a career you love

Develop real-world skills

Improve your college application

Start a lifelong learning journey

What is career exploration?

The world of work is changing and new careers emerge every day. Career exploration facilitates the meeting of industry professionals, businesses, and high school students, giving high schoolers a glimpse into the world of work.

Each career exploration course is built around this combination, allowing high school students the chance to find a career that excites them.

Hear from our students.

My iX LaunchPad experience was absolutely amazing! I learned so many new ideas and concepts in the investment and finance world. I really enjoyed the whole experience. The teacher was fantastic and the energy of the class was great!

Jana Alballany

GEMS International School: Al Khalil

I learned a lot about digital marketing in these few weeks and it made me more confident about the courses I’ll choose. The course was fun, amazing, interactive, and made me feel more confident about myself! I will definitely sign up if there are more courses like these.

Maryam Syeda

GEMS Our Own English High School

What is a micro-internship?

Making the most of our network of partner companies and industry professionals, the micro-internship gives students access to real business problems as well as real-world skills to find solutions.

Each micro-internship will be done in groups, where students will learn practical, transferrable skills, such as remote collaboration, effective communication, and online presenting.

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Hear from our students.

Actually, my biggest takeaway was not about the course content but about the internship. Now, I really understand the importance of intergroup communication and planning better than I did before.

Marina Contreiras

GEMS World Academy

I chose this internship because I want to pursue my career in something related to finance. I thought this would be a good opportunity and a head start for my future. I definitely recommend this internship.

Balasree Ranganathan

GEMS Our Own English High School

Students & Partners.


We partner with many schools all over the world to provide career exploration opportunities to students globally. Learn more about the courses on offer through iX LaunchPad, or find your school’s page.

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Our school partnerships are at the core of our ability to provide career exploration opportunities to students from all over the world. Learn more about the advantages we offer our partners.

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