San Diego Business and Youth Expo

BAY’s goal is to connect high school students with industry representatives who will help them better understand and inspire them to pursue their desired career field.


Explore Solutions is a 501(c)(3) community based organization.

What is BAY? 

We were delighted to participate and truly believe the work of Explore Solutions is having a direct and meaningful impact on the lives of students in San Diego."

-Sheilagh Carlisle, KPBS Public Media

We are happy to share that Eric Kahnert, anchor of News 8 on The CW San Diego, will be our emcee.

What is our goal?

We are thrilled to have career coach Kolby Goodman returning to run the student career workshop.

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors for their support!

11:30-1:30, October 18th, 2017

​Hosted by the Del Mar Marriott

Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to attend the expo and luncheon today.  It was such an amazing and educational event.  I felt so lucky to be at the table of engineers from LifeProof as I share so many common interests with them!  I am amazed at the generosity so many participants displayed to us students and their offers for future contacts, including a tour of LifeProof!!  We are so fortunate to be provided such a meaningful opportunity."

-A Mira Mesa High School junior

Who attends BAY?

We are excited to announce that our featured speaker this fall will be Dr. Karen Haynes, President of CSU San Marcos.

The Business and Youth Expo, presented by Explore Solutions, is an opportunity for students to learn from and connect with professionals in a unique one-on-one setting. 

Representatives from participating companies and principal-selected San Diego County high school juniors and seniors. The event also features guest speakers.

This was an incredible event. The students were very enthusiastic, professional, and polite. Mr. Cecchetto was such an engaging speaker and Dr. Wahl from the Salk Institute was inspiring."

-Denise Pihas, Restaurant Owner