As part of the Career Pathways and Workforce Readiness elective, students will create their own unique electronic portfolios. Below are the folders and samples of contents.
Successful group projects; presentations, public speaking, team-building evidence. (Describe in detail; save electronic samples.) Student Examples
Personal checking account, balancing a checkbook, opening a savings account; being able to articulate the state of our current economy and job outlook, as well as possible causes and predictions for the future. Articulate how this pertains to you and to others.
Knowledge and following of world affairs, outsourcing examples, educations systems in other countries, etc. How do you plan to positively contribute to this global economy?
Research a health and fitness routine and try it out; explore health care options; get a physical and know your results, etc. Research health statistics, nutritional trends, and/or your own family's genetic history. Find a way to make healthy choices that will benefit you in the future. Hint: Are you taking time to rest at least one day of the week?
Utilize the Eureka program to explore your personality, learning style, skill set, as well as possible majors, schools, and training programs. Research the job outlook for your particular field, along with salary and benefits. Upload an electronic version of your career path map. Reflect on how news articles have altered your career path plan.
Networking/Interviewing Successful Professionals
Produce your own business cards; join LinkedIn; List names and contact information of people you know and have met who now know YOU. Reflect on your interviews with college students, college grads, and working adults.
Resume, applications, cover letters, interview tips, grooming habits. Know how to function in a professional setting, including dining etiquette, greeting new people, starting and carrying on a conversation, remembering names, etc.