Every Friday the students are presented with an etiquette lesson. The students love learning about these skills that will help them in their future careers. They learn how to tie a tie, shake a hand, how to do an elevator speech, table etiquette, writing thank you cards, and many more. The students look forward to this each week!
This lesson is designed to follow the Getting Started With SAEs lesson. The objective is to move students from starting their SAE project to developing the next level of skills and competencies in the intermediate level of performance indicators. The students will continue to work on their Foundational SAE project based on their career interest, but research topics at the intermediate level. The teacher may choose to only use the Foundational SAE project or they can also include an immersion SAE project that students keep track of their time, income and expenses over the course of the class. The students will participate in weekly assignments for their Foundational SAE and if they are completing an immersion SAE they will keep track of their hours each week. Starting SAE projects in the classroom should be simple for the teacher and students. Minimum expectations that can still produce success for all students would be tracking 1-hour of SAE time per week, exploring one career topic per week, and recording one financial entry per month. A final report or project at the end of the class would also be a minimum expectation for all students.
The Professional Interview allows a student to explore a specific career of interest by talking to a professional about their work duties, place of employment, and career path. This project is ideal for the situation where a job shadow is not possible. This project includes two attachments in the resource library which cover the guidelines and requirements of this project. Waunakee Community High School students take a course called Career Workshop at the sophomore level. They are required to choose two enhancement projects from a list of options. Students have access to shared Google Docs related to these projects. The Job Shadow is one of these options. Other options that may be found under WISELearn Resources include an Infographic, Web Portfolio, Career Presentation, Career Cruising Video Project, and Job Shadow.
The Web Portfolio encourages students to incorporate ACP information in the form of an online website. An attachment in the resource library includes the career presentation requirements as well as the career presentation rubric. Waunakee Community High School students take a course called Career Workshop at the sophomore level. They are required to choose two enhancement projects from a list of options. Students have access to shared Google Docs related to these projects. Web Portfolio is one of these options. Other options that may be found under WISELearn Resources include a Career Infographic, Career Presentation, Career Cruising Video Project, Job Shadow, and Professional Interview.
This resource is used with a career motivation and career research unit within my Marketing and Business Concepts class for primarily freshmen and sophomores. This activity is a way for them to take a self study on their own motivations as they relate to the world of work and careers. They will take an online self assessment related to work values, record their results and then reflect on their results.