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- Newark, NJ
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A great way to determine if a career is right for you is to try it out. Learners explore the marketing career cluster by interviewing a person working in the marketing field and by developing a marketing-related service learning project. They brainstorm a list of marketing careers and compare them to careers in business or administration.
Get those kids brainstorming about the types of jobs or careers they'd love to have. Then have them dive into a career-focused research project. Pupils take an interest survey, discuss career clusters, then work through the provided worksheets to start researching a potential career. Additionally, they write a paper describing that career, why they want to pursue it, and what they need to do to reach their goals.
Students prioritize and match possible careers with their interests, skills, and values based on self assessments. After completing a series of checklists and evaluations on interests and abilities, students research their top choice of a career and create a product displaying information they have gathered.
First the class discusses how character or personality traits relate to career choices. They identify their own traits, research career clusters, and look for ads hiring in those target areas. They research job ads to determine what education or experience they need to land the job of their dreams.
Exploring and discovering what to do after high school graduation is a very real topic for 12th graders. They examine their own character traits, the traits commonly needed in specific careers, and what type of career best suits them personally. Four short activities, a worksheet, and a complete list of career clusters are included.
Upper graders explore the new industrial revolution and how the tech boom in recent years is similar and different to the Industrial Revolution of the past. They watch a video, explore web sites, and discuss what they see. They work together to manufacture their own product using technological tools.
Who doesn't love fashion, especially when it can be applied to economics, supply, demand, market trends, and price equilibrium. Curious young consumers examine market scenarios to determine their effect on the demand and price for fashion merchandise. They investigate the change in demand as it effect a change in price.
Students explore the concept of company expansion. In this company expansion lesson, students read an article about FedEx and how it was able to expand. Students discuss how FedEx was able to expand. Students discuss reasons a product that was developed in another country and was successful in the US.
Young scholars explore the concept of entrepreneurship. In this entrepreneurship instructional activity, students read an article about a small shoe company who manages to compete with the show giants. Young scholars discuss why this small shoe company has found success. Students discuss another small company that has managed to compete with its giant counterparts.