Now that you have a clear understanding of who you are it's time to dive deeper into possible careers on your current list. Understanding what it takes to get to a specific career goal is important in the career development process.
Let's suppose that civil engineering is on your current list of potential careers but you really don't know what that even is. This unit is all about exploring civil engineering. We will answer questions about the occupation as well as learn why this field might be a good match for you.
UNIT LEARNING TARGET: Students will critically analyze career information as it related specifically to their individualized goals, needs, and concerns.
Supporting Indicators: Students will engage with the developmental process that is used in the career exploration phase of career choice. Preparation: The Career Planning Process shows all of the steps that an individual goes through in order to plan for a career. The steps are circular because the process is never final and will likely be repeated again throughout one's life.
Think about the adults in your life. In what stage of the process are they in? Consider scenarios in which someone might need to return to a previous step. You will notice that the cycle has 7 steps. What Step are you in of this cycle? Most likely you have done a thorough job of exploring step 2 and you have loosely identified career options.
Action: Somewhere in your notes jot down the careers that you are considering. Refer to the results of your career profile. Your list should have approx. 2-5 careers that you can link back to the results of your interest, values, skills, and personality preferences.
CAREER RESEARCH OVERVIEW Supporting Indicator: Students will research with depth possible careers for themselves built upon the personalized results of their self-assessments.
Preparation: Career Exploration Journey begins with an understanding of your resources. Remember the Career Planing Process and notice the resources found in the middle of the cycle. At all phases of the cycle individuals need to rely on the support of available resources.
What resources are available? Let's explore the resources and continue to develop our Perry Virtual Career Center by adding some of the most helpful career exploration resources to our website.
CAREER RESEARCH PERSONALIZED Supporting Indicators: Students will connect the college majors that lead to specific careers of interest. Students will connect the Industry Recognized Standards/Credentials that lead to specific careers of interest. Students will investigate the educational requirements, job responsibilities, employment outlook, and earning potentials for a variety of careers stemming from self-assessment results.
Preparation: Your preparation for this next action step has really already taken place. You are armed with resources designed to get you the answers to your questions related to the careers that are on your list. It's time to prepare your list of questions that need to be answered. Your list of questions must include the following topics as well as ideas of your own:
which Perry Pathway does this field align with
definition and description of this occupation (responsibilities, duties), related careers
personality traits, common interests, Holland Code, etc. of those employed in this field
starting and average salary in OHIO
Opportunity for advancement and employment outlook
Education and Training (possible college majors connected to this occupation if college education is required, what colleges in Ohio offer this major, Industry Recognized Credential that leads to this specific career)
3 of YOUR OWN Questions that you would like to have answered.
Please see Mrs. Soeder with your own questions before moving to the next step.
Action: It's time to find some answers. Select three careers from your list and dive deeply into the websites that you found to be most useful. Use these resources to find the answers to your questions about what it takes to be successful in the specific careers that interest you. Over the next several days you will be completing the Career Research Presentation or paper for a SUMMATIVE grade.
Here is the rubric you can use to evaluate yourself before you submit your Career Research Presentation or Paper. Here is the Organizer you should use as you gather the pieces and parts of this assignment. Your Organizer will be checked by your teacher periodically throughout this journey.