Career Projects

Create a Career Portfolio (Sp)

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.

  • Available in English & Spanish

Create a Career Roadmap (Sp)

In this Common Core Standards-aligned project, students will create a Career Roadmap where they choose a career they would like to pursue and research the key elements of it.

  • Available in English & Spanish

Create Your Own LinkedIn Profile (Sp)

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.

  • Available in English & Spanish

First Week on the Job Means Paperwork

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.

Networking: From Prep to Interview

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.

What Was Your First Job?

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.

Who Aced the Interview Challenge? (Sp)

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.

  • Available in English & Spanish

You Decide: Who Gets the Job?

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.