CAREER EXPLORATION

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    CHOOSING A CAREER

     

    Choosing a career can be a challenging decision that requires a lot of time and research. Before you make a decision regarding what you would like to do after high school, you must explore different careers. Make sure to set up an appointment with your counseloror CCC for career counseling.

     

    The CCC has put together Career Information Sessions during the spring of 2018. These sessions will be held during lunch or during advocacy and will focus on a particular career field. All students are invited! However, freshmen who matched with one of the specific career fields in whcih a session is being offered when they completed XELLO will receive a pass and should attend. 

     

    Dates and times for the sessions will be posted in the hallways and in future announcements. 

    • Monday, January 8th: The Medical Field presented by Newman University (advocacy in Lecture Hall)

    • Wednesday, January 17th: Horticulture, Farming, Landscape Design presented by the Sedgwick County Extension Office (advocacy in Lecture Hall)

    • Thursday, January 25th: Digital Arts, Animation, Filmmaking, Video Game Design presented by WSU’s Shocker Studios (advocacy in Lecture Hall)

    • Tuesday, January 30th: Law & Police Science presented by the Wichita Bar Association (lunchtime in the CCC)

    • Wednesday, January 31st: Athletic Training & Sports Management presented by the YMCA (advocacy in Lecture Hall)

    • Tuesday, February 6th: Forestry, Recreation & Wildlife Studies presented by Pratt Community College (advocacy in the CCC)

    • Thursday, February 8th: Teaching presented by USD 259 (advocacy in Lecture Hall)

    • Monday, February 12th: Automotive Careers presented by WATC (advocacy in Lecture Hall)

    • Friday, February 16th: Careers in Art presented by local artists (advocacy in Lecture Hall)

    • Thursday, February 22nd: Construction & Hands-on Trades presented by Conco Construction (advocacy in Lecture Hall)

    • Wednesday, February 28th: Nursing, Dental Hygeine and Physical Therapy presented by WSU (advocacy in Lecture Hall)

    • Friday, April 6th: The Helping Professions presented by North staff (advocacy in Lecture Hall)

     


     

    HELPFUL ONLINE CAREER RESOURCES

     

    ACT Profile: www.actprofile.org

     

    ACT Profile is a college and career planning tool. The program aims to help students discover potential careers and career areas that fit their interests, values and skills. The program is very interactive. In additional to assessments, ACT Profile includes postsecondary opportunity search tools and general information for high school students who are planning for college. To access it, one must create an account.

     

    Xello: LOG IN PAGE

     

    Xello is an online career and planning program established to help students learn about potential careers and explore their many options. Tools this program provides include assessment, college map, scholarship search, ACT prep, employment guide and resume building information. 

     

    Career One Stop: www.careeronestop.org

     

    Career One Stop is an online tool that functions much like ACT Profile or Career Cruising. Career One Stop provides information about types of colleges, as well as programs (such as apprenticeships) that offer students job training. There is information about working dilemmas and “real life” concerns such as finding childcare, concerns finding work if you have a criminal background, a scholarship finder, job finder, and many more valuable resources.

     

    Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh/

     

    The Occupational Outlook Handbook can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.