Just One Resource - CASE STUDY: Have Diploma. Got Job?

Nov 06, 2018
Just One Resource
Just One Resource  


In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later. 

[The Resource]  CASE STUDY: Have Diploma. Got Job?

The Gist: Your students get the chance to be in a career counselor's shoes and troubleshoot with college students on how to land a job!

The Best Parts:

  • Sample student profiles and resumes: You will find two sample college student profiles and resumes that your students can evaluate in order to support the college students with interviews, as well as budgeting to pay back their student loans. 
  • Graph analysis opportunities: This case study provides students to analyze pie charts, area graphs, and expected value graphs to strengthen their math skills!
  • Linear storyline: Your students walk through assisting college students to plan their job hunt and research process in a relatable story.


About the Author

Abby Alcala

After graduating with a statistics major at UC Davis, Abby set off to Massachusetts to teach algebra 1 and geometry and enjoyed working with the curious and creative minds of high school students. She is passionate about helping students recognize and develop their strengths and leadership skills. She was instrumental in taking the high school cheer team to regional competitions, as well as elevating school spirit and pride through creating unity amongst the study body and educators. Back in the Bay Area, Abby is excited to work with other educators to build and share content to enhance the teaching experience in applied math and finance.