CAREER SEMINARInstructor: Welch, D.
Career Seminar is the classroom component of a two course offering which also includes an internship experience, Career Exploration. These courses run back-to-back and they are designed to give the students a comprehensive view of the world of work including a hands-on experience in the field of their choice. The classroom experience will cover the various aspects of career exploration and the employment process. The students will explore a variety of careers and educational options with an emphasis on self-awareness, goal setting, and decision making. Students will also work though the steps involved in landing a job including: preparing resumes, developing cover letters and a reference list, completing employment applications, and learning about and participating in the interview process. The students will work extensively with the web-based software program WaytogoRI.org along with other resources to develop a career portfolio.
The second semester has begun and internships are in full swing. Some students have elected to change their placements for the second semester and some have chosen to stay put with their original internship placement. Either way they are able to observe and learn outside of the school building in order to get a clearer picture of the various career fields they are interested in. As for Career Seminar, our in school time, the students are creating cover letters for available jobs in the area they are interested in pursuing after graduation and once those are completed we will embark on our Mock Interviews. The students will complete a formal interview in the community to give them experience with this stressful fact of…
Welcome back to your Senior Year! I am very excited to get going with our Career Seminar and Career Exploration classes and hope you are too. We will begin with an overview of the 16 Career Clusters and then move into some self-exploration and career exploration so be ready to jump right in!