Careers


Link to google doc instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18H_nLqxsy9ZlhacNkC56DMVoKjoFwxFvgTIxyAphh78/edit?usp=sharing

Step 1: Find a career interest based on your strengths and personality.

Career interest surveys

  • Find your Multiple Intelligences.

    1. Quiz: https://www.literacynet.org/mi/assessment/findyourstrengths.html

    2. Career Connection: https://psychcentral.com/blog/working-well/2017/01/how-to-find-a-career-path-using-the-theory-of-multiple-intelligences

  • Find your Myers Brigg's Personality and see what careers connect to your personality.

  • 16 Personalities test
    "Our personality types are based on five independent spectrums...You can see where you fall on each scale by completing our free personality assessment, NERIS Type Explorer®."

  • Still need ideas? There are so many interest surveys out there. Find one that relates to you.

  • Career Cluster Interest Survey
    "Everyone has a different way to describe themselves and what they like to do. This survey lets you rate activities you enjoy, your personal qualities, and school subjects you like. Then you can see which career clusters are a match for your interests."

  • My Next Move O*NET Interest Profiler
    "We can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do."

  • College Board - Career Finder
    "Start with your interests. Your future will follow."

  • Princeton Review Career Quiz

  • ProProfs Career Quiz for Teens
    "Are you worried about your career? Do you want to have a slight glimpse of it? Then this career quiz for teens is for you. Take this quiz and answer the questions honestly, and you will find your answer. Please note that these are just our beliefs, your career can vary based on real-time circumstances and your evolving interests."

  • Texas Career Check
    "Identify occupations relevant to your likes and interests. Your results will lead you to a list of occupations for you to explore."

  • The TypeFinder for Career Planning
    "This free career personality test uses Myers and Briggs' theory of 16 personality types, combined with the Holland Code system of career typing, to accurately measure the personality traits and interests that point to your ideal career path. See which jobs match your personality, strengths, and aptitude, and the key factors of your ideal career."

  • Your Free Career Test
    "The free career tests in this resource are useful for students and adults for career exploration. School districts, colleges, and workforce centers use this with their students and clients for career research."

  • Learning Express Library

  • Check out these sections:
    Career Exploration - Discover your path towards a successful future.
    Job & Career Accelerator - Powerful tools and guidance to achieve your career goals.


Step 2: Research Career

Begin researching your career using the research template. Students should make a copy of the research template.

  • Description of Career:: How would you describe the career? What are the basic responsibilities for this job and skills required? What does a typical day/week look like for this profession?

  • Educational Training and Preparation: What educational training is necessary e.g. associates, bachelors, masters, doctorate degree? Are there exams or certifications that are necessary to practice the profession?

  • Income, Workload (hours per week), and Environment: What is the average income for your career? Is there a range? Do you know how much your career would pay you in Texas roughly? What is the average amount of hours for this profession in a given week? What is the type of work environment this career can expect e.g. office, travel, field, etc.?

  • Future Job Opportunities (demand for job in the future): What is the job outlook for this profession? See OH for info.

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of the Career (schedules, hours, etc.): What are some advantages and disadvantages of the career? Name at least three-five of each.

  • Personal Reflection : Why did you select this career? Does this career suit your interests and lifestyle?


Helpful Research Links

Search job boards to see what current jobs are requiring:

Links of Interest

ACC Applied Technologies: https://continue.austincc.edu/areas-of-study/dmc-and-applied-technologies

Careers in Engineering: https://collegecliffs.com/students-career-guide-to-civil-engineering/

Step 3: Determine Delivery of Presentation

Determine how you want to deliver your presentation: 5-7 minutes individually, 10-14 minutes with a partner

Dramatic Presentation

Deliver a dramatic monologue that includes all the information in a creative way to the class including the content required. You pick the tone: humorous, lighthearted or serious and heartfelt.

Spoken Word Poem

Write and perform a spoken word poem related to a career of your choice including all of the content required

Testimonials

Pretend you are a recruiter for a specific field. Deliver a sales pitch/presentation at a job fair and include all the content required.

Slides

(Google Slides, Canva, Prezi, Animoto, Slidebean)

Find a presentation medium to explore a career including all the content required.

Interview

Pretend you are an expert in a specific career and you are being interviewed on a show. Have another classmate interview you with questions that you design in front of the class and include all of the content required.

Debate

Find a partner and debate who has the better career. Be sure to highlight all of the content required that you researched.

Compare and Contrast

Find a partner who has a similar career interest and do a compare and contrast presentation while also reflecting on your own personal interests and covering all the content required. Analyze similarities and differences.

Create Your Own Character

Tell the audience a story about a person who pursues a specific career and the challenges and adventures along the way. Be sure you explain all of the content required and why the character was interested in this career.


Structured Group Discussion

Using mostly visuals in your slides, ask the audience to inquire about the career and answer their questions from your research. Be sure that you cover all the areas required.


Be the Teacher

Teach the class about your career in a 10 minute lesson. You will need to be sure all the content is covered. Consider what ways you can engage your audience.


Your Choice

Come up with an idea and present it to Mrs. MacFarland

Step 4

  • Write out your presentation and prepare materials.

  • See Mrs. MacFarland’s tips for presenting in class.

  • Then, practice, practice, practice!

Unit 1: Personality & Interests, Personal Project Start-up, Career Exploration

early August to mid September

CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING

Students can gain perspective by using resources to better understand their interests and identity when considering future career options for a lifestyle choice.


KEY CONCEPT

PERSPECTIVE

Perspective is the position from which we observe situations, objects, facts, ideas, and opinions. Perspective may be associated with individuals, groups, cultures, or disciplines. Different perspectives often lead to multiple representations and interpretations.

Students will gain PERSPECTIVE of different options through researching two careers.


RELATED CONCEPTS

1) INTRAPERSONAL SKILLS: The ability to reflect on attitudes, talents, behaviors in order to manage emotions, set goals, cope with challenges, and learn new information. Intrapersonal skills are important in order to handle productivity, resilience, and resourcefulness as well as building confidence and self-esteem.

2) EVALUATION: Evaluation involves the gathering and processing of data to determine an action. Evaluation involves feedback, which can be used to control, revise, or modify.

Students will develop their INTRAPERSONAL SKILLS as they reflect on their talents and attitudes and as they consider their career options.


SUBJECT-SPECIFIC CONCEPTS

Personal project overview and topic approval

career exploration: traits, interests, perspective, career interests, career resources


GLOBAL CONTEXT

IDENTITIES AND RELATIONSHIPS: This Global Context explores identity; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities and cultures; what it means to be human. It asks students to consider – who am I? Who are we?

Students will explore their IDENTITY and beliefs as it relates to a future career field and lifestyle choice.


EXPLORATION

Students can use personality traits to learn about their interests and identity, while also finding out how personality develops over time and experiences.Students will develop a project based on personal interests to identify and research future careers.


STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

Reflecting on our personality traits and strengths enhances our intrapersonal perspective when considering future career and lifestyle choices.

INQUIRY QUESTIONS

Factual

What types of careers would match my skills and interests?

Conceptual

How does your personality influence your choices?

Debatable

How do I make good choices about my future career/life?


SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW

G: Goal - Students will develop a project based on personal interests to identify and research future careers in order to enhance their intrapersonal reflection to gain perspective and evaluate future career choices leading to a better understanding of themselves.

R: Role -Students can use personality traits to learn about their interests and identity, while also finding out how personality develops over time and experiences.Students will develop a project based on personal interests to identify and research future careers.


A: Audience- Students are exploring their own intrapersonal interests to meet their interests and desires.


S Situation: Students will complete career and personality assessments and explore different career clusters in order to identify a couple of careers that really interest them. Students will investigate pathways for education and training programs as well as will learn advantages and disadvantages for said fields.


P Products or Performances: Students will develop a presentation using google slides. Students will be expected to work through a research plan, use relevant tools and resources in order to effectively gather information and synthesize their understanding into a knowledgeable product showing a detailed, perceptive justification of opinions and ideas with a range of examples, explanations, and terminology. Students will focus on the following areas: Description of Career, Educational Training and Preparation, Income, Workload (hours per week), and Environment, Future Job Opportunities (demand for job in the future), Advantages and Disadvantages of the Career (schedules, hours, etc.), Personal Reflection --Why did you select this career? Does this career suit your interests and lifestyle?


S Standards

Criterion A: Knowing, Understanding, and Interpreting

How much knowledge and understanding does the candidate demonstrate through inferences, terminology, and examples?


1-2

The student makes limited inferences and little evidence to support understanding. The student provides little analysis of the context to make conclusions, and the work rarely justifies opinions and ideas with examples or explanations, using little or no terminology in the product. The student rarely justifies opinions and ideas with examples or explanations, using little or no terminology.



3-4

The student makes adequate inferences and uses some evidence to support understanding. The student adequately analyzes the context but may not develop logical conclusions, justifying opinions and ideas with some examples, explanations, and terminology. The student will justify opinions and ideas with some examples and explanations, though this may not be consistent, using some terminology.


5-6

Overall, the student makes good inferences and uses sufficient evidence to support understanding. The student analyzes the context to draw logical conclusions, sufficiently justifying opinions and ideas, using examples, explanations, and terminology. The student sufficiently justifies opinions and ideas with examples and explanations; uses accurate terminology


7-8

The student makes perceptive inferences and uses evidence to support understanding. The student effectively analyzes the context to draw logical conclusions, justifying opinions and ideas, using examples, explanations, and terminology. The student will justify opinions and ideas, using examples, explanations and terminology


Students will complete career and personality assessments and explore different career clusters in order to identify a couple of careers that really interest them. Students will investigate pathways for education and training programs as well as will learn advantages and disadvantages for said fields.

(1) The student explores career assessments as related to college and career planning. The student is expected to:

(A) analyze and discuss the initial results of career assessments;

(B) explore career options and narrow down to two to research

(C) research trending fields related to the student's career interest areas;

(D) determine academic requirements in related career fields; and

(E) research educational options and requirements using available resources

(F) compare and contrast advantages and disadvantages of careers

Standards are based on Texas College and Career Readiness School Models (CCRSM) issued by Texas Education Agency.