Career Exploration Opportunity Guide

Career Exploration Opportunity Guide

Panelist –

Help students make connections between educational choices and career paths by sharing your personal academic and career tracks, what skills you need for your current job, what your job entails on a daily basis and tips for pursuing that particular career path.

 

  • Panelists can participate in a traditional panel (table of 4-5 panelist) with each speaker taking turns to address the students, and a general question and answer session afterwards.
  • Panelists can also participate in a “speed dating” panel. Each panelist meets with 5-10 kids. Panelist has 5 minutes to talk about career trajectory, role at current job, education, and needed skills. Kids have 5 minutes for questions. Rotations last 10 minutes: panelists switch tables until all kids sit with each panelist. Wrap up with a 15 minute exercise: one panelist gives 5 minute overview of project s/he worked on and shares one problem faced. The kids talk in groups about how they’d solve that problem. One student from each groups reports, in 1 minute or less, how their group would solve the problem. Panelist then shares how the problem was actually solved.

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours

Location: School Site or Worplace

 

 

Guide –

Host students for a behind-the-scenes look at your workplace. We’re looking for a wide range of workplaces to expose students to, from kitchens and restaurants, to sports stadiums, retail outlets, banks, garden center/nursery/farm, offices and more. Depending on your profession, the visit can expose students to various departments at your workplace, including sales/marketing, operations, finance, business development, information technology, and more. Kids will tour the space and interact with tour guides. If your company has a set presentation you like to give to visitors, we can incorporate that into the visit. We can also couple the tour with a panel discussion (see “Panelist” job description above for details).

 

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours

Location: School Site (Classroom) or Off Site