ST. LOUIS — Today, over 1,200 middle and high school students from across the United States are gathering in St. Louis for the National Career Development Conference. The event is being held at the Marriott in downtown St. Louis.

Participants will compete in various disciplines, including public speaking, career preparation, and financial literacy. The conference also provides a unique opportunity for students to engage with industry leaders from major companies such as Boeing, Microsoft, Regions Bank, and HCA Healthcare.