What do you want to do with your life?
Do you hate that people ask you that constantly?
Or maybe you know what you want to do with your life, but you need help getting there and staying on track.
We understand that you are only in high school and have your whole life ahead of you. We also know that studies are showing you will have any where from 8-12 jobs or careers in your life time, most of which probably do not exist today.
How do you figure out what to do with your life? Glad you asked. We do not have all the answers, but what we do have are ways to help you discover your strengths, abilities, and interests to point you in a direction that might best fit you.
- What are you good at? Not just academically, but what do you find yourself better at than most of your peers?
- What do you have an interest in? Again, may not be school. That’s ok. What interest you outside of school?
- Come in and make an appointment with your counselor (or Mrs. Fissel or Mr. Woodford). We can help you think through options that might be good for you and discuss career pathways that may fit you best.
– State law requires the department to publish model career advising policies and student success plans by Dec. 1, 2014. Districts can use these model policies and plans to inform local implementation for meeting the new requirements beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. To share your ideas for the model policies and plans, contact Carolyn.George@education.ohio.gov.
- Check out the National Career Development Association’s annual poetry and poster contest and prepare your school’s entries. For more information, contact Ellen Brown with the Ohio Career Development Association at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Resources are now available to help your school promote OhioMeansJobs K-12. State law requires schools to share this education and career planning tool via newsletter and website by April 1, 2015. Whether you are a classroom teacher, school counselor, administrator, parent or community member, there are tools to support you with helping students begin using OhioMeansJobs K-12.
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