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2 Interests + abilities + values + experience = Career Choice Interests - a quality that attracts your attention and makes you want to learn more about something or to be involved in Abilities – talent, skill, or proficiency in a particular are of interest Values - a person's principles or standards of behavior; one's judgment of what is important in life. Experience - Active participation in events or activities, leading to the accumulation of knowledge or skill

3 Interests Math Medicine Engineering Criminal Justice Acting Journalism Auto mechanic Chef Trades Business Science Social Studies English Law

4 Abilities Athletic Creative Leadership Math Numbers School Curiosity

5 Values money Family People Time Working at night Outdoors Indoors

6 Career Cruising What is Career Cruising  It is an Internet-based exploration and planning tool used by your son or daughter to explore career and college options and develop a career plan. Career Cruising can be accessed from school, from home, or wherever your son or daughter has access to the internet.

7 Career Cruising at LP  9 th grade – Introduction to Career Cruising and interest inventory research one career  10 th grade – Introduce career clusters/pathways and compare two careers in the same cluster. Research the importance of course selection for junior and senior year.  11 th grade – Introduce college search and explore options for after high school and begin building a resume  12 th grade – Students continue to use career cruising to finalize their career options either on an individual basis of with their counselor.

8  Parents can access Career Cruising at  Username = lphs541  Password = cavs

9 16 Career Pathways

10 Job Shadowing Experience  Job Shadowing is a popular on the job learning, career development, and leadership development intervention....

11 Job Shadowing Contacts  On  Counseling tab  Files and Forms/ Job Shadow Careers

12 Illinois Valley Community Hospital Maureen Rebholz (815) Illinois Valley Community College Cathy Buck (815) Carus Chemical Company Keegan Pikula (815) LetterKraft Printers Sid Huss (815) Connecting Point Jeff Borelli (815)

13 Steps to Job shadow  Find an employer or employers to job shadow.  Use parents and their friends as a resource to help.  Choose from the list of employers available in the Counseling office or online.  Students and or parents should contact employers to set up time. This time should not be scheduled during school hours.  Students should research the business they are going to by going to the business website.  Prepare a list of questions to ask the business person they are job shadowing  Make sure to dress appropriately while job shadowing.  Ask if there are any specific dress requirements for their business.  Sometimes dress clothes can be a safety hazard.  Be sure to follow experience with a thank you note for their time.

14 What Parents can do  Be informed about what the school is doing in regard to careers and how that information affects your student.  Check the website regularly  Look at the Counseling calendar to see what is coming up.  Have your son/daughter ask counselors for job shadow data base. This is a list of area employers that have agreed to allow our students to job shadow.  Brainstorm potential job shadowing experiences among family and friends.  Help your son/daughter prepare questions to ask the employer.  Encourage your son/daughter to be mindful and respectful of the employers time. Remind them that that they are representing themselves and LaSalle-Peru High School

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