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Keywords: Portfolio, Career, Internet, Research
Subject(s): Social Skills, Technology, Writing, Reading, Information Skills, Spelling
Grades 9 through 12
School: Thompson Community Center, Warren, MI
Planned By: Sylvia Maisano
Original Author: Sylvia Maisano, Warren
Each student receives a white. 3 ring, 1" binder to submit their final project. The final project consists of:
Letter of Introduction (This is a personal statement of the past, present and future)
Career Research Paper
3 Colleges Researched
Resume
Reference Sheet (Must Have 3)
3 Letters of Recommendation (can come from teachers/staff)
Copy of Transcript
3 Jobs for present employment plus a cover letter for each
3 Jobs for future employment plus a cover letter for each
3 samples of their best school work
Any copies of Awards or Certificates
Cover for the Portfolio

When acquiring the letters of recommendation, students fill out a form that states their name and that they are requesting a LoR for their career management course and give that person 1 week to deliver the letter.

When acquiring the transcripts, a form should be filled out, and understood it could take up to a week to acquire a copy.

Guide students in researching their career of choice through www.nroc.careerforward.com and www.careeronestop.org and www.bls.gov

Use job hunt websites like:
www.careerbuilder.com
www.hotjobs.com
www.snagajob.com
www.resumebucket.com

Recommendcolleges from community colleges to technical trade schools to universities.

Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Have the English Teacher help with the research papers. Have them research what careers use Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in their fields.
Follow-Up
Allow Students to keep their portfolios to use for job interviews.
Links: Career Forward
Bureau of Labor
Career One Stop
Materials: Whiteboards, Point and Shoot, Printers, Office Suite, Worksheets, Internet Services, Student Resources
Other Items: 25 3 ring 1 inch binders, $1.89 each, total of $47.25