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Career Planning

Hands-on Career Activities
The best way to determine whether you may enjoy a certain career and gain valuable life experience at the same time is to work within that field, even for a brief time and even without pay. This can either be a resource for helping you plan your Capstone Project or additional activities.
 
 There's an entire tab on Naviance dedicated to "Careers". Take advantage of the different survey's and tools to explore your options.
 
Internships
 
 
Volunteering
 
 
Career Sites for Specific Industries
Offers a Career Guide, including information on internships, scholarship postings and college programs, for emergency medical technicians (EMTs) or paramedics. Check out other public service careers as well.
 
If you are interested in a creative career, check out careers at Denver's Art Museum.
 
Careers in Voice, Infrastructure, Video, Information, Data - a Website on careers in the telecommunications field with some great career planning features and tools.
 
An ever-expanding resource center for exploring career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and medicine.
 
 
Military Career Resources
The ASVAB career exploration program provides tools developed by the Department of Defense to help high school and post-secondary students across the nation learn more about career exploration and planning. You are encouraged to consider your own work-related values and other important personal preferences as you explore the world of work and learn career exploration skills that will benefit you throughout your work life.
 
View a PowerPoint presentation about Enlistment Eligibility in the military.
 
Explore this Web site to learn about the five branches of the Military Services and a variety of career areas.
 
 
Other Great Career Resource Sites
Updated annually by the U.S. Department of Labor, provides a detailed look at every type of career with information on the nature of the work, working conditions, qualifications expected and advancement opportunities.
 
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' first-ever release of career information in Spanish. Materials include 100 profiles plus articles on resumes, applications and cover letters.
 
Offers career planning, options exploration and apprenticeship information.
 
Find out how to choose a career, reach a career goal, pick up useful tips on job hunting, resume writing and job interviewing techniques.
 
Career exploration, resource library, certification and find education and training.
 
Presents a selection of activities describing numerous careers intended to get students thinking about career opportunities.