Learn how to identify the people in their network.
Learn how to leverage those contacts to improve their chances of finding job opportunities, being introduced to networks and receiving positive recommendations that will aid their chances of landing a job.
Create a LinkedIn profile and practice the skills of professional social networking. From Beyonce to Barack Obama, help construct an informative, creative profile that showcases the skills and accomplishments of someone famous.
Use their own information to complete a job application. They will include personal information, previous employers, and references. Then they will have an opportunity to share with a partner and review glows and grows.
Roleplay the process of accepting and declining a job offer. They will roleplay how to communicate with hiring managers and notify other people involved in the hiring process about their decision so they develop a positive reputation and keep options open.
In this Common Core Standards-aligned project, students will create and compile “required” resources for obtaining employment: sample job application, resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, elevator pitch, and sample responses to interview questions as well as follow-up. A variety of media is used.
In this Common Core Standards-aligned project, students will create a LinkedIn profile for themselves. They have the option of creating a mock profile via our Google Docs template or creating an actual profile on LinkedIn.com.
In this Common Core aligned project, students will showcase their knowledge and understanding of soft skills (also known as interpersonal skills) by acting out different skits, which display what could happen at the workplace. They will show how using solid soft skills can help fix the issue or address the situation.
In this Common Core Standards-aligned project, students will complete real tax forms, health insurance enrollment forms, and 401(k) enrollment forms they receive their first day on the job. They log questions they have about this process and attempt to find answers through discussion with peers.
In this Common Core Standards-aligned project, students will practice every step of the networking process. First, they’ll research companies before a job fair, then craft an elevator pitch, practice an informational interview, and complete the follow-up steps once they’ve received contact information.
In this Common Core Standards-aligned project, students read articles about Americans not investing in the market, develop interview questions to ask their acquaintances, and then write their own article about their findings.
In this Common Core Standards-aligned project, students will prepare for a job interview and then practice delivering on-the-spot answers in a group challenge, while peers provide feedback on their responses. Winners from each group advance to a class championship round.
In this Common Core Standards-aligned project, students will assume the role of a hiring manager. They will review the resumes and cover letters of three potential candidates and decide which they feel is most suited for the position.
Use percentages to understand how tips affect the total bill
Observe how tax affects the check subtotal
Learn the challenges of waiting tables and why tip matters
Common Core Alignment:
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.RP.A.3 Use proportional relationships to solve multistep ratio and percent problems. Examples: simple interest, tax, markups and markdowns, gratuities and commissions, fees, percent increase and decrease, percent error. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSN.Q.A.2Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling.
In this Case Study, students will take on the role of a hiring manager at a small company looking for raw talents! In the process, they will learn all of the considerations that go into finding the right candidate and the soft skills necessary make the best impression during the interview process.
In this Case Study, students will take on the role of a college career counselor helping students find their first jobs as they plan to graduate. Students will learn how to manage a career path that is unrelated to a college major and how to prepare for interviews to make the best impression.
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