Careers in Business May Article
Careers In Business (CIB)
What does job shadowing, the Stock Market Game, college searches, interviewing skills, mock interviews and resume writing all have in common? They’re all happening in the Careers in Business class during May! It’s an insanely busy month but we’re going to finish strong!
The students have been job shadowing for the last two months and honing their communication skills. We have had a tremendously positive response regarding the student’s preparedness and professionalism from all of the mentors participating in shadowing.
The Stock Market Game is winding down but it’s becoming a tight race. We have two teams in the top 17 out of 1100 teams, with less than $10 separating them! At the end of the game, each team will provide a portfolio and a presentation to the class about their stocks, choices, pitfalls, and successes. It’s always a rewarding experience.
The first week of May we focus on interviewing skills including how to answer behavioral based interview questions, attire, greetings, and handshakes. Then we practice during class with a friendly “hiring” competition. Later in the month, we will conduct mock-interviews utilizing outside businesses to do the interviewing.
Next, we focus to college and careers. Students take an in depth look at their potential career path and college choices that would best fit them. We discuss what metrics to look for when choosing a college, how to finance college, and how to analyze the return of investment (ROI). We have 10 juniors taking the second year of the program next year and we will discuss those expectations, internship location choices, as well.
Lastly, I’m extremely fortunate to have been blessed with another fantastic, intelligent, hilarious, and hard working group of young people. I’m excited to see where they will intern next year. For the students graduating, thank you for a great year!! Good luck in your future endeavors and stop by to visit from time to time; I’ll miss you! Everyone, enjoy your summer with those you love!