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Discovery Day 2023

Over 600+ students from a number of area schools, plus several volunteers and speakers (many of which are SE alumni) will be on Southeastern’s campus Thursday, January 5, 2023, for the 8th Grade Career Discovery Day. Among the sponsors of the 9th annual event are Southeastern Oklahoma State University and the Southern Workforce Board. “It Starts Now’’ is the theme of the event, a day for eighth grade students to explore career fields and other opportunities for their futures. Each student will participate in breakout sessions that explore the specifics, work responsibilities, and requirements/qualifications for different occupations from 21 various career fields.  Many SE alumni look forward to returning to campus as guest speakers each year to educate students about their career options and the companies for which they work.

The History of Discovery Day

This event would not be possible without the community’s tremendous support and dedicated volunteers. Thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers of this event!

Platinum Sponsors
Cardinal FG

Gold Sponsors
First United
I Believe in TEAM DURANT
Commercial Metals Company
Southern Workforce Board
Oklahoma Commerce
Cherokee Communications
Durant Area Chamber of Commerce
Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Bronze Sponsors
B99.7 The Buzz
106.3 KLBC

Shamrock Bank
First Texoma National Bank
Indian Nation Wholesale
Southeastern Oklahoma HR Professionals

Welcome from Southeastern Oklahoma State University President Newsom

Past Videos from Discovery Day

Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Southern Workforce hosted Discovery Day 2021 virtually. Below you will find a variety of videos featuring people with real-world experience in a number of fields.

2021 Videos Open Close

Fallon Lewis: Military (Army) – SE Career Week 2021


 Wyatt Robinson: Military (Navy) – SE Career Week 2021


Jack Case: Military (Air Force) – SE Career Week 2021


Drs. Buck & Jones: Doctor of Medicine – SE Career Week 2021


Shelly Wright: Nursing – SE Career Week 2021

Quentin McLarry – Corporate Aviation – SE Career Week 2021


Brad Douglass (CEO of Douglass Distributing) – SE Career Week 2021


Jerry Arthur – Bushwackers Land Clearing – SE Career Week 2021


Mid-Plains Contruction, Inc.


SG Blocks – Durant, OK: Construction – SE Career Week 2021


Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation – SE Career Week 2021