Presentation on theme: "“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you."— Presentation transcript:
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And You are the one who’ll decide where to go…” -Dr. Seuss, Oh the places you’ll go
Career & College Planning MISD Career Endorsement Counselor, Betsy Faris, M.Ed.
Um…I’m in 8 th Grade!!!! Why are we here? What will we get out of this? What if I need more help? What’s next? Why are we here? What will we get out of this? What if I need more help? What’s next?
How do I pick a career? Know yourself! Your skills, likes, dislikes, strengths & weaknesses Learn about jobs. Search, search, search! Take classes in your area of interest. Do an internship.
Know Yourself: How do I do that? Take skills and interest surveys Talk to people who really know you Ask questions, take notes, start a binder or computer file Research!!!!! Be determined & optimistic… but be realistic!
Know Yourself: Websites to help you www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org http://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip http://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip http://assessment.texasgenuine.org/ http://assessment.texasgenuine.org/ www.iseek.org/careers/skillsAssessment www.iseek.org/careers/skillsAssessment www.texascaresonline.com www.texascaresonline.com
Learn about jobs: How do I do that? Talk to adults about their job Use the internet to explore Do an internship/take classes Things to consider… Education Required Demand and availability $Pay$ and longevity Physical and time requirements Location Benefits
Learn about jobs: Websites to help you http://careerplanning.about.com/od/explori ngoccupations/ http://careerplanning.about.com/od/explori ngoccupations/ http://texasgenuine.org/careers http://texasgenuine.org/careers https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/majors- careers https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/majors- careers www.bls.gov www.bls.gov http://www.texasrealitycheck.com/ http://www.texasrealitycheck.com/
MISD Classes & Graduation Plans Later this year you will be asked to plan your next 4 years That plan is based on what you think you want to do after high school The purpose is for you to take classes in your area of interest There are 5 categories of jobs that Texas/MISD use to group careers
Career Areas/Endorsements STEM : Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Business and Industry Public Service Arts & Humanities Multidisciplinary
Career Examples: Engineer (All) Medicine Chemist Forensic Science Surveyor Geoscientist Geneticist Analyst Biomedical Engineer Statistician STEM Careers Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Career Examples: Management Arts A/V Technology Communications, Information Technology (IT) Finance Marketing Transportation Agriculture Architecture Restaurant & Hotel Services Business & Industry
Career Examples: ROTC/Military Health Science Culinary Arts Cosmetology Education/Training Law Enforcement Government Public Service
Career Examples: Artist Musician Dance Theatre Social Studies Languages other than English Arts & Humanities
Career Examples: Many careers use a combination of skills and knowledge. This area is designated for careers that do not fit specifically into other categories, or possibly fit into multiple categories. Multidisciplinary
STEM Business & Industry Arts & Humanities Public Services MISD Endorsement Areas
Summary Start planning now. Know yourself. (Skills, interests, talents) Search for information on jobs Take courses in your area of interest Do an internship There are 5 areas of focus in MISD called Endorsements By next time you need to have narrowed down your interests
Next time we meet: High School 101: What you need to graduate What courses should I take in high school? What do colleges want?
Pop Quiz What are the career categories called at MISD? How many career categories are there at MISD? What are the categories? There was a quote at the beginning of the presentation… who was it from? What is a good way to learn about yourself?
“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way! -Dr. Seuss, Oh the places you’ll go