Career possibilities - where do I start?


Self-awareness...Go To Top of Page

Explore / Research / Experience
...is the first step in creating a meaningful path for your future!
  • Explore who you are and what you enjoy.
  • Research careers and academic programs - develop options.
  • Experience the world of work.

Get involved - volunteer!Go To Top of Page

Volunteer
You'll meet great people, learn new things, and you make the world a better place. You'll gain valuable skills, work experience, and you'll learn more about yourself & how you work with others.
 
The people you meet are usually people who want to make a difference - tap into their desire to help you and don't be afraid to ask questions about how they got to where they are. Be open to new experiences & use those experiences to propel you forward in life. Take the time to try new things.
 
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Get involved, life is way more fun when you’re doing something you love!
 
 

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)Go To Top of Page

ASVAB
 
The ASVAB is a little different from most of the widely available tests. It measures current knowledge and skills related to success in different kinds of jobs, like: General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge, Electronics Information, Auto and Shop Information, and Mechanical Comprehension.
 
It's just one more excellent tool for career exploration! Visit the ASVAB website for details. El Dorado HS offered the ASVAB in November 2016, and will offer it again in Fall 2017.
 
 

Classroom Guest SpeakersGo To Top of Page

Guest Speakers
Classroom speakers help provide a link between classroom learning and workplace skills. Below is a sampling of some of the topics covered this year.
 
Community members & parents with a passion for sharing their career with students are invited to contact the Career Center to inquire about setting up a presentation.
  • 3D Modeling: hands-on workshop
  • Voice-over Acting: hands-on workshop
  • Mad City Money: hands-on financial simulation
  • College Admissions Panel: workshop, simulation
  • Civil War Archeologist
  • Careers in Technology
  • Project Management
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Banking Basics
  • Interview Skills
  • Dress for Success
  • Finding your Career
  • Filing your Taxes
  • Concrete Management Industry
  • Author, Megan Squires
  • Media Production, lights, sound, television
  • Sewing and fabric arts
  • Auto mechanics
  • Americorps

Job Shadows & InternshipsGo To Top of Page

Job Shadow
Students interested in a job shadow are encouraged to drop by the Career Center & pick up an application. Screening includes attendance, grades, discipline, and teacher/counselor recommendation. Apply early, job shadows take weeks to arrange.
 
An internship is like a job shadow, only it's over an extended period of time. They can be either paid or unpaid, and it looks great on your resume! Not many internships are available in our community - stop by the Career Center to inquire.
 
Community members & parents who are interested in exploring the idea of hosting a job shadow or internship in their workplace are encouraged to contact the Career Center.
 
 

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Resources

Career activities & research:

Exploring personal interests:
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