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Career Development

Career DevelopmentThe career development curriculum module provides an overview of the career planning process and the resources available to help as they develop a career plan.

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Phase 1: Explore


Activity: Career Choices

In this activity, students will identify possible career choices considering their interests and career goals and necessary qualifications for those careers. A class discussion can follow.

Phase 2: Learn & Practice


Unit 1: Career Exploration and Research

In this unit, students will learn about: basic definitions and why career planning is important. Students perform a self-assessment, explore and research occupations, and select an occupation. 

  1. Definitions and Career Planning 
  2. Self-Assessment 
  3. Exploring Careers 
  4. Researching Careers, Part 1 
  5. Researching Careers, Part 2 
  6. Choosing a Career 
  7. Quiz


Unit 2: Career Goals and Barriers

In this unit, students will learn about: defining goals and overcoming barriers related to their ideal career. They will explore related career clusters and pathways and alternate career options. 

  1. What are Goals 
  2. Defining Career Goals Together 
  3. Defining Your Own Career Goals 
  4. Career Barriers 
  5. Alternate Careers 
  6. Quiz

Phase 3: Reflect


Activity: Reflection Questions and Discussion

In this activity, students will journal about new information they have learned about their career choices and develop short- and long-term goals toward that career.

Phase 4: Reinforce


Project: Effects of Information Technology on the Job Market

In this project, students research how developments in Information Technology affect the supply and demand characteristics of the job market. They create a presentation of their findings with a closer look at jobs in business and finance that require expertise in IT.


Unit: Current Event

Students will review articles for information related to a topic in the module. Once an article is found, students complete a Current Event form.

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