I have a project about career planning

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Name I.D. Number Project 2 CPLH 003 057 Career Planning: Learning, Earning, and Living Skills Project Instructions For this project, you will complete the following activities, which you will submit to your instructor for grading. Type your answers for each activity in the spaces provided. Refer to the directions at the end of this project when you are ready to submit it for grading. Your grade will be determined in the following manner: • Project 2 will be worth 100 points. • All activities need to be completed and follow directions provided (30 points). • All answers should be logically organized and show consideration of interests, abilities, aptitudes, and career possibilities (30 points). • All answers should reflect understanding of concepts discussed in Unit 2 (30 points). • All answers should be written with correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar (10 points). Project 2 Page 1 of 24 CPLH 003 Activity 3.1: Summary of Self-Discovery Activity 3.1 will require you to put together much of the information you have acquired about yourself. The result will be a list of tentative career choices. These choices are only ideas of what you might like to do for a career, but they will help you learn the process for choosing a career. You might want to repeat this process several years from now to see if you would still choose the same career. Part A List in order of importance some of the values, preferences, skills, interests, and abilities that you have in looking for a career. Recalling some of these assets and preferences from Project 1 should be helpful to you when you select a possible career area. Values Job Skills 1. 1. 2. 2. 3. 3. 4. 4. Project 2 Page 2 of 24 CPLH 003 Work Preferences (musts, needs, and wants in a job) Interests 1. 1. 2. 2. 3. 3. 4. 4. Abilities (talents such as drawing) 1. 2. 3. 4. Project 2 Page 3 of 24 CPLH 003 Part B In the left-hand column, tell as specifically as you can what particular abilities you have or skills you perform well. In the right-hand column, try to identify as many possible career areas that you can imagine that might make use of the corresponding abilities and skills you have indicated in the left-hand column. Turn to page 35 in your textbook or use O*NET or OOH to further identify jobs in a career cluster that match your abilities, interests, and skills. Abilities, Interests, and Skills Potential Career 1. 1. 2. 2. 3. 3. 4. 4. 5. 5. 6. 6. 7. 7. 8. 8. 9. 9. Project 2 Page 4 of 24 CPLH 003 10. 10. 11. 11. 12. 12. 13. 13. 14. 14. 15. 15. Project 2 Page 5 of 24 CPLH 003 Activity 3.2: Research and Receive Activity 3.2 will require some patience and some time-consuming exploration. You will find helpful background information at the front of the books you are instructed to use or in the instructions. You will be using the information from Activity 3.1 to choose at least two careers to research further in Activity 3.2. Part A Go to your local library to research potential careers using the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH); O*NET, Dictionary of Occupational Titles, or Guide for Occupational Exploration (GOE). Or complete your research on the Internet at: http://www.doleta.gov/programs/onet List the two occupations that interest you most. Note the O*NET numbers / O*net – SOC codes OR the GOE numbers, the job titles, the training required, the salary range, and the job outlook. Provide a brief description of the job. 1 2 Project 2 Page 6 of 24 CPLH 003 Part B: Advance Assignment—Looking Ahead It is important to research post-secondary schools that have training programs for your chosen career. The schools may be universities, community colleges, technical schools, or some other type of training. Most libraries have catalogs containing information on post-secondary education. The information is generally listed alphabetically by state. There is a listing of programs offered, a contact person and an address. You can also conduct an Internet search. List two colleges that provide training programs in the career area of interest to you. Give the names of the schools, the addresses, and contact persons. List one fact about each school that appeals to you. 1. 2. 3. Now you are ready to write letters to these two schools (or more, if you wish) requesting a catalog or information about your area of interest. Address the envelopes and send them off now so that you will have the information when you need it. Project 2 Page 7 of 24 CPLH 003 Activity 3.3: Exploratory Interview The following exercise will allow you to make a list of people you know who might be able to help you learn more about a career. Obviously, you are not going to list everyone you know, but we would like you to examine the various categories and try to come up with the names of at least two people in each one. You may have more than two names in some categories. Once you have developed a list of names, identify in the second column what these people do for a living. Once you have completed the list, try to select three people who might be able to help you learn about a career in which you have some interest. Ask yourself, “Does this person do the kind of work I am curious about?” “Would this person be willing to meet with me and answer a few questions?” Once you have identified three people who meet these criteria, you will be ready to prepare Activity 3.3, the exploratory interview. Use the following form for your contact list. My Contacts Friends Name Occupation Family Members Name Occupation Neighbors Name Project 2 Occupation Page 8 of 24 CPLH 003 My Contacts Social Acquaintances Name Occupation Members of Organizations Name Occupation Are you surprised by the number of people on the list? You certainly don’t have to limit yourself to these categories. If there are some other people whose names you feel should be on this list, then be sure to include them. Remember that this exercise is for your benefit. Select three people from your list who you think might have a job of interest to you or would be willing to help you. 1. 2. 3. Project 2 Page 9 of 24 CPLH 003 Conduct an exploratory interview with one of the people on your list whose job interests you. As soon as you have completed the interview, record the person’s answers in the spaces provided. Name of person interviewed: Time and place of interview: Nature of person’s work: Question 1: How did you get into this field or job? Question 2: What education or training did it require? Project 2 Page 10 of 24 CPLH 003 Question 3: What do you like or dislike about it? Question 4: What do you do during your typical workday? Question 5: What would you tell a person who is planning to enter this field? Optional Question A (not required): Project 2 Page 11 of 24 CPLH 003 Optional Question B (not required): Optional Question C (not required): Project 2 Page 12 of 24 CPLH 003 Activity 3.4: Job Shadowing For this activity, refer to the same lists of individuals you compiled in Activity 3.3. Select one of the people to job shadow for short time, at least an hour. Record all of the information requested below as soon as you are finished job shadowing. Name of person interviewed: Time and place of interview: Nature of person’s work: Question 1: Is doing this job a lot like reading or hearing about it? How is it different or the same? Project 2 Page 13 of 24 CPLH 003 Question 2: What did you discover about this job that you had not realized before? Question 3: After job shadowing, are you more or less likely to pursue this career? Why? Question 4: Was exercise valuable for you? Why or why not? Project 2 Page 14 of 24 CPLH 003 Activity 3.5: Job Information Sheet By now you should have identified two career areas that interest you and about which you have done some research. Using everything you have learned so far, and all the resources at your disposal, fill out the following Job Information Sheet for one of the careers in which you are interested. Look back over the material you recorded for the exploratory interview and job shadowing as well as information from occupation handbooks and the Internet. This assignment is a summarizing activity, a chance for you to pull together what you have gained from the occupational exploration you have done in this unit. Please fill in the following information from Activities 3.3 and 3.4 and then answer the questions as completely and clearly as you can. If your interview and job shadow did not answer all of these questions, look up information using other career sources. Interview Name of person interviewed: Time and place of interview: Nature of person’s work: Project 2 Page 15 of 24 CPLH 003 Job Shadowing Name of person shadowed: Job title of person shadowed: Nature of person’s work: Time and place of shadowing: Questions about a job title or career that interests you 1. What do people in this job do? Describe the job in your own words. Project 2 Page 16 of 24 CPLH 003 2. What kind of training or education is required of those who would enter this field? Where is this training available? How long does it take? How much does it cost? 3. Who hires or employs the people who do this job? 4. What is the occupational outlook for this job? (Will there be jobs available in the future?) 5. What does this job pay? What are the opportunities for advancement? 6. Name two jobs that are similar or related to this job. 7. What are important qualities for people who want to succeed in this job? Project 2 Page 17 of 24 CPLH 003 8. What are the things I like about this job? 9. What are some things I might not like about this job? 10. Write a short paragraph summarizing what you feel you have gained from this lesson. Were the information interview and job shadowing worthwhile activities? Did they go well? If not, why not? Is there anything you will do differently when you do these activities again? Project 2 Page 18 of 24 CPLH 003 Activity 4.1: Business Inventory Part A Listed below is an entrepreneur rating scale. Complete this activity to see if you have the traits to be a successful entrepreneur. For each question, answer “yes,” “no,” or “not sure.” 1. I am a self-starter. I get things done. yes 2. not sure no not sure no not sure no not sure no not sure I am always careful to write things down and keep good records. yes Project 2 no If I make up my mind to do something, I’ll see it through. yes 10. not sure People can trust me. I do what I say. yes 9. no I can make up my mind in a hurry if necessary. yes 8. not sure I like working hard for something I want. yes 7. no I like to have a plan before I start. I’m usually the one who gets things lined up when our group wants to do something. yes 6. not sure I like to take charge and see things through. yes 5. no I am a leader. I can get most people to go along with me when I start something. yes 4. not sure I like people. I can get along with almost anybody. yes 3. no no not sure Page 19 of 24 CPLH 003 Part B In order to start a small business, you need guidance from the experts. In this activity, you will write to the Small Business Administration for information on starting a small business. You will also contact your local bank loan officer for information on financing your small business. You will use Part A and Part B to help you determine whether or not you are cut out to be an entrepreneur. 1. Contact your local librarian to help you locate the nearest Small Business Administration (SBA) office or visit the SBA Web site. Write to them for a pamphlet or information on starting a small business. List the location of the nearest office, their address, and title of their publication. List any other important information. 2. Contact your local bank loan officer and obtain from him/her a pamphlet or information on financing your small business. List the name of the loan officer, the name of the bank or institution, and the name of the publication. After completing the rating scale and reading the publications on starting and financing a business, determine whether you are suited to owning your own business. Project 2 Page 20 of 24 CPLH 003 Write three paragraphs about whether or not you have the traits of a successful entrepreneur. Compare your personal qualities to the necessary characteristics in the ten questions you answered. Then consider your own interests, skills, values, and lifestyle. If you do feel that you could be a successful entrepreneur, what is a business you might be interested in starting? Project 2 Page 21 of 24 CPLH 003 Activity 5.1: Your Personal Career Profile You have information from Unit 1 about your personal qualities. Activities 2.1 and 2.5 will be especially helpful. Set up a chart like the one on page 60 in your textbook. Use the chart to evaluate some different career possibilities, following the example in your textbook. (You may make copies of your chart for different careers.) Rate how well your personal information and career data match. Add the scores from each career you considered to determine the one that ranks highest for you. Then, answer the following questions. 1. List all your career choices in the space below along with the scores you gave each career choice. 2. Now choose the career that received the highest rating. This is where you can start planning. Project 2 Page 22 of 24 CPLH 003 Activity 5.2: Career Planning Now you have a chance to set some goals and do some further planning for your career choice. Answer the following questions in paragraphs. 1. What is your ultimate career goal? 2. Create a timeline for your career goal. List short-term goals, medium-term goals, and long term goals, noting how long each will take. 3. What type of training will you need to complete you long-term goal? 4. What type of experience would be helpful to complete your long-term goal? 5. How much money will you need to complete your training? How will you get this money? Project 2 Page 23 of 24 CPLH 003 To submit your project, you will need to use the University of Nebraska High School’s course management system. Click on the MY WORK button in the top right corner of your screen. (This button will appear on any page in the course.) In the pop-up box that appears, click START next to Project 2. Once you have the project opened in the course management system, use the BROWSE button to upload your project from your desktop. Be sure to save your file with the SAVE button at the bottom of the page before using the SUBMIT button to submit the project. You can review your results and grades by clicking MY GRADES on the top right corner of your screen. For complete directions about submitting projects, access the course management system (WayCool) homepage and click the “Project Submission” link on the navigation panel on the left side of your screen. BE SURE TO TYPE YOUR NAME IN THE SPACE PROVIDED ON THE FIRST PAGE. Project 2 Page 24 of 24 CPLH 003

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