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#929. Choosing a Career Scavenger Hunt

other, level: Senior
Posted Fri Jun 18 09:47:27 PDT 1999 by Joyce Peters (uni 5962@aol.com).
Columbus High School, Waterloo, IA 50702
Materials Required: Computer, internet
Activity Time: 3 hours
Concepts Taught: Developing a career possibility base

Joyce Peters
June 18, 1999


WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP!


INTRODUCTION

If you work an 8-hour day from the age of 22 to the age of 62, and never work overtime, you will still spend 400,000 hours at your job. That's a long time to be miserable, so it's really important to choose a career that you will enjoy. This activity will show you sites on the Internet that will help you with your career choice decision.

Wet site: http://www.bc.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/burnaby/common/learn.html
1. Read the article "Introduction to Career Planning." Be sure to include the five steps in your reading. Summarize each step into one sentence.

Your interests: ____________________________________________________

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Researching occupations: __________________________________________

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Training: _________________________________________________________

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Money: ___________________________________________________________

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Doing it right: ____________________________________________________

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Web site: http://www.collegeboard.org/career/html/searchQues.html
2. Complete the online Career Questionnaire and submit it (on the computer)!

From the top ten ranking careers, choose one career category. Research the career. Use the attached sheet to document your findings.


3. Under the heading of Training/Advancement, go to the section that shows Related Majors from the College Board Guide to 150 Popular Majors. Select one topic to research further. Take notes on the attached sheet.

OPTIONAL CAREER RESOURCES

http://www.ucfv.bc.ca/crc/career.htm
http://www.careersonline.com
http://www.jobstar.org/tools/career/spec-car.htm#Vet
http://www.bls.gov/oco/oco1000.htm


4. Choose an optional online career resource and compare the data in this new site with your original site. List three similarities and three differences in information about your career choice.


Similarities

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Differences

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WORKSHEET

Career Category:

Type of work:


Working conditions:

Employment:

Training/Advancement:

Job Outlook:

Earnings:

Related Occupations:


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Specific major:


What is the major like:

Skills and interests:

List 3 typical majors:


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