• The World of Work: Career and Self-Exploration

    Timeline of events:

    October – Sophomores have the option of taking the PSAT  if they are enrolled in honors math or English.  Registration is in the guidance office.

    December – PSAT results are reviewed by counselor with individual students.

    February – Course selection, students are encouraged to meet with their guidance counselor with any questions.

    April-May - The sophomore guidance program is a two part event.  Part one is an interactive group presentation reintroducing students to Naviance, our web-based college and career planning system.  Part two is individual meetings with each student’s guidance counselor.

    Part One:

    • Students will explore the difference between jobs and careers and the value of work.
    •  Students will complete a career interest inventory which will begin to expose them to new and exciting career opportunities.  This inventory is available on Naviance.

    Discussion includes:

    • Job search process
    • A sample of a typical application for employment
    • Introduction to resume
    • Interview skills
    • Getting a work permit
    • Job/Career searching resource

    Part Two:

    Students will meet individually with their guidance counselor to:

    • Discuss their academic progress
    • Review of transcript
    • Review of the importance of extracurricular activities
    • Review of career interest inventory and individual college and career goals