Career Research Project

It is important to research possible career options in order to help plan and prepare for the future. This assignment will help you think critically about possible career choices. 

Introduction

Career Interest Surveys

Career Quiz from Australia!

When the options say "Australia," just think "United States" in your head.

https://joboutlook.gov.au/career-tools/career-quiz#/

 

A. When you complete this, you will see a print button for your results. You're going to save it as a PDF and upload it in Google Classroom.

 

B. Next, use this form to list the top 10 possible careers that interest you. Put your top three career interests at the top.

 

Other Career Aptitude Tests

What Career is Right for Me?

https://www.whatcareerisrightforme.com/career-aptitude-test.php

Career Compass

https://www.workbc.ca/CareerCompass/Career-Quiz.aspx

 

 

The  Projects

The career aptitude tests may not have directed you toward a STEM career. That's okay, but for Unit 1, that's what you're going to research.

Part One: Choosing a Career to Research

Unit 1 STEM Careers

     Complete the STEM study guide.

     GPISD Page

     Video

 

Unit 2 Public Service Endorsement

     GPISD Page

     Video

Unit 3

 

Unit 4

Part Two: Gathering Information

Use this time to read more about your  career  choices.

Once you have decided on a final choice, fill in the graphic organizer provided by your teacher.

These sites will help you find the information you need.

National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm

 

Career One Stop

https://www.careeronestop.org/site/american-job- center.aspx

 

USA Jobs

https://www.usajobs.gov/?c=opportunities

 

Monster

https://www.monster.com/

O*Net

https://www.onetonline.org/

Part Three: Poster or PowerPoint or Webpage!!!

Now that you have all of your research completed, it is time to turn that information into a multi-paragraph essay.

 

Type it up and decide how you will present it. Whether you make a poster, PowerPoint, or webpage, your presentation should be a mix of photos, videos, and the research essay itself.

 

Make use of text features such as captions, bold text, charts, graphs, photos, etc. to help your presentation stand out. 

    

Day Four: Oral Presentation & Final Assessment

On the due date, you will present your project to the class and explain why this job interests you. You may also be allowed to present your report via FlipGrid.