Career Awareness/Exploration // Career Exploration Visits
Questions for the Career Exploration Visit

This activity allows students to learn and practice the skills to make a professional and favorable first impression.

Suggested Grade Level

Grade

11

Approximate Time Needed

Minutes

15

Instructions

In your group, turn to the Questions, Questions, Questions handout as well as the expanded version of the Skills for Success from the last session. Review the questions together. Each group should select 5-8 questions that you want to ask on the visit. You may write them down on the Interview handout and bring that with you on the visit.

Based on your practice today, write down one thing you need to work on or improve to be "professional" during the career exploration visit.

Teacher Notes

Have students get into their groups for the visit and turn to Questions, Questions, Questions in the Guide and the Career Academy Skills for Success from the previous workshop.

Review the questions as a whole group and check for understanding. Give the groups time to select/write the questions they want to ask.

Tell them that each group should have 5 to 8 questions ready to ask. They can pick questions from this list or dream up their own, based on their research and predictions.

Have students write their questions on the bottom of the page or on a separate sheet of note paper which they will bring with them on the visit.

Assessment Notes

Completion of worksheet, Questions, Questions, Questions, with 5-8 questions selected.

 

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Why Do Career Exploration Visits?

This activity introduces to students to career exploration visit plans and the Career Exploration Visit: Guide for Students.

Researching the Organization

This activity allows students to demonstrate how to answer research questions using print or internet materials that they have collected.

Making Predictions

This activity allows students to make predictions about what they expect to observe and learn during the career exploration visit.

Skills for Success Observed

This activity allows students to identify the Skills for Success they observed at the worksite.

Checking Predictions

This activity introduces to students to compare what they expected to observe with what they actually did observe.

Career Exploration Visit Feedback Form

This activity allows students to evaluate their experience with the career exploration visits and workshops.

Tips for Professional Introductions

This activity allows students to prepare for professional introductions using best practices.

Draft a Thank You Letter

This activity introduces students to tips and practices for writing thank you letters.

Career Exploration Visit Reflective Essay

The purpose of this lesson is to do final preparations for a reflective essay in which students describe their impressions and what they learned during the Career Exploration Visit.