2 Overview Review SMART Goals Review goals & pathways Explore co-curricular opportunitiesLearn the components of a resume’Complete College in Colorado resume
3 S A R T M SMART Goals Specific (who, what, where when, why, how) Specific (who, what, where when, why, how)Something you can Measure so you know when you have reached itAttainable (within your power and actions to make it happen)Realistic (within your reach to achieve)Timely (set a timeline for when you will reach your goal)SMART
4 Co-curricular Opportunities Academic goals are very important. However, just as important are activities that support but are not directly a part of your academic program.These activities are called co-curricular activities.Co-curricular activities can help you discover your talents, explore your interests, reach your goals and even build your resume.Examples:Clubs: Art, drama, debate, mock trial, yearbook, etc.Sports: volleyball, golf, baseball, football, tennis, track, etc.Pre-collegiates: AVID, Colorado Uplift, Gear-up, etc.
5 Co-Curricular activities can help build pathways to your goals Long-term (5-10 years)Intermediate goals (2-5 years)PathwaysShort-term goals and the steps to get there(1 month, 2 months, 6 months, or within 1-2 years)
6 (EXAMPLE) GOAL: _Helping __ __ Career Path_ ______ ___________________ 5) Part-time job tosave forcollege4) Track& basketballteamrecognitionParticipate in pre-collegiate program, project voice, & class council3)Leadership at church youth group & tutor at local teen center2)WHY:1) )2) )3) )4) )Earn 3’s &/or 4’s on report card & make National Honor Society1)
7 Co-curricular Activities Using your handout, compile a list of your current school and community co-curricular activities.Using your handout, list your co-curricular goals or future activities. For instance, list some clubs or sports teams you might be interested in joining.Write a short-term SMART goal regarding one of these activities.
8 Co-curricular Activities Student Council or Student LeadershipNational Honor SocietyProject VoiceSports Teams (e.g. volleyball, cross-country, football, basketball, wrestling, track, golf, baseball, softball, swimming, tennis, cheerleading, dance or step team, etc.)Band, jazz band, marching band, flags, choir, swing choir, drama, theatre, etc.Clubs (e.g. boys and girls club, art/drama club, debate, mock trial, GSA, chess club, step club, future film makers, yearbook, FBLA, etc.)Volunteer or service learning activitiesPre-collegiate programs (e.g. AVID, Colorado Uplift, Gear-up, etc.)YouthBiz or after school programsYouth Group, Young Life, etc.Cross-countryAfter school or summer programPeer tutoringVolunteering at a hospitalexamplesIn December, I will try out for the school basketball team. Between now and December, I will practice with friends at least 2 times per week.
9 ResumeResumeDocument that highlights your strengths, skills, education, leadership, and work or related experience (e.g. your co-curricular activities)Used as a tool to market or sell yourself when applying for a job, scholarship, college program, or another related opportunity.
10 Go to www.collegeincolorado.org Sign in using the information below: Click “Sign In”dps482679(dps + student ID number)040900(6 digit birthday, mmddyy)
11 Resume Builder Click “Career Planning” Scroll down to the box that says “Get a Job” and click the linkClick the “Resume Builder” linkClick “Build a new resume”
12 Components of a Resume 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) Personal Information Career/Cluster goalSkills & QualificationsWork History (Skip)Education (Skip)Certificates (Skip)Activities & awardsInterests or hobbiesReferencesYour resume’ format
14 2) Employment Objective If you have a specific career goal in mind, use the drop down list to search for your career.If you are unsure, click “Continue without selecting a specific career goal”If you click this, another box will appear. Type in your general career goal in the box provided (e.g. Health, Law, Building/Construction, Human Services, Education, Business, Natural Resources, Arts/Communication, etc)
15 3) Skills & Qualifications Complete my homework on timeOrganize class materialsTake notes for classWork well with others to complete group projectsSet short- and long-term goalsAsk for help when neededRead and understand a variety of materialUse technology to access informationCommunicate effectively with othersexamples
16 Work History, Education, and Certificates/Licenses These 3 sections will be critically important for your future resume.However, at this point, you likely don’t have a significant work history, an educational degree, or any certificates or licenses.You may skip these sections by clicking “My work history is complete,” etc.
17 4)Accomplishments & Activities Basketball team captainTrack/Cross-country, most improved awardYouth Group Leadership TeamBand and jazz band, 2nd chairNational Honor SocietyStudent CouncilProject VoicePeer TutoringYearbookMock trial and debate teamexamples
18 5) Your Interests examples Dancing Reading Working out Listening to musicBabysittingSnowboardingPlaying basketballexamples
19 Skip 6) References example Skip the “Other Information” section Complete the “References” section. Type in the name of a few teachers or other adult mentors who might be willing to speak to your strengths and/or recommend you for future employment.SkipMr. RobertsMrs. SmithOtherwise click to “Add ‘References available upon request’ to the end of your resume”example
20 Final ResumeSelect a format and then click “See your resume” to view your completed resume!
21 Congratulations You just completed your first resume!