|Pillars of Student Success||
|Program Implementation||Program Grade-Level|
|Classroom Based||Grades 9-12|
Students find out what to expect during the program. They learn about the design-thinking approach called Design for Delight and begin to examine their own career interests and motivations. They also learn about Career Clusters and take a personal career assessment.
Students discuss their top three career choices. They prepare to conduct informational interviews during the upcoming site visit, as well as with professionals in their fields of interest. They create an elevator pitch to describe themselves positively to potential employers.
Students visit a local company for a tour, Human Resources presentation, informational interviews, and a series of learning activities.
Students analyze and share their responses to their site visit and informational interview experiences and write a professional thank you note. They begin to develop a resume and online profile. They also research additional informational interview subjects and potential job shadow opportunities.
Students explore appropriate and inappropriate job interview behavior. They become familiar with common job interview questions and techniques and practice mock interviews. They adapt their accomplishments into stories to tell on job interviews.
Students conduct research into the company, employees, and industry in which they will be job shadowing. They develop a list of questions to ask and prepare for the logistics of the day.
Independently, students “shadow” a professional to gain insights about the day-to-day responsibilities and environment in a chosen career.
Students will share observations from their independent job shadow experiences and consider their personal career paths in light of those experiences. They write professional thank you notes to their hosts.