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Preparing for Career Success

  • Name:

    Preparing for Career Success (CLCR340)

  • Department:

    College Preparation & Career

  • Credits:

    0.5 (semester course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    None

Preparing for Career Success

Description:

In this course, students use exploration and personal reflection to discover their vocational interests, skills, personality, and work style preferences while exploring the world of work and future career opportunities that appeal to them. During the course, students will practice job search skills including creating an action plan, writing a resume and cover letter, gathering references, and interviewing for a job. Students will also complete an approved internship in their local community where they will integrate skills including teamwork, problem solving, effective communication, and utilizing feedback.

Special Notes:

Students must complete a 40-hour internship to successfully complete the requirements of this course. This enables students to receive valuable experience and feedback in a workplace setting. The student and supervisor will be responsible for initiating and scheduling all internships; however, the internship may not be completed in the parent’s workplace, family business, or family ministry. This course is intended for juniors and seniors who are eligible to work in some capacity in their local communities.

FROM THE TEACHER

Join me for an interactive course focused on exploring your career interests, skills, and values! I look forward to working with you to tailor this course to your needs through finding a local internship that fits you. Throughout this course, you will be able to interact with me and other students as you refine your self-evaluations and reflections to create an accurate view of yourself and your God-given abilities while establishing career-related goals for your future.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

I was given a lot of information, and I can take that information with me in the future…this course has helped me open my mind to more job options.

This course has taught me so much, not only about the world, but about myself…I learned about my work values and careers that I am interested in. We did everything from learning about different career clusters to taking personality tests. I did a lot of self-reflection in this unit, and God confirmed some major things for me.

I enjoyed this course very much. I had a lot of fun throughout this semester. My favorite part of the course was definitely the internship. I learned a lot of valuable lessons during my time there.

NorthStar Academy (NSA) is a fully accredited online, private, college preparatory Christian school offering students in 4th-12th grades a rigorous and high quality academic program taught by highly qualified, mission-minded, Christian educators in a supportive and encouraging environment.

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