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Career Mentorship

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Mrs. Bonnie Holycross
Career Mentorship

Mr. Tom Rhoden
Career Mentorship

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Career Mentorship is not only a class to me but it is more of life experience that I will be able to carry with me and use in the future. . . I am so happy I decided to apply!”
Career Mentorship helps us not only know the career field we want to go into, but also helps us start obtaining the habits that responsible adults possess.
Before this class, I ‘knew’ I wanted to be a doctor when I grew up but I wasn’t focused on the necessary steps that would help me to reach that goal.

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What are your passions and what impact do you want to make in the world? What type of work will utilize your strengths and help you to live out and ignite that passion? Which career path could be a good fit for you and what educational path should you take after high school? The Career Mentorship Program helps students find answers to these questions and more through authentic on-site mentoring experiences and paid and non-paid internships. It sounds awesome, doesn’t it? This personalized semester program for college-bound juniors and seniors from Hilliard Bradley, Darby and Davidson High Schools prepares students to become the community’s future leaders.

Students are guided through exploring their strengths, personal and career interests while developing skills in the areas of leadership development, problem-solving, time management, and technology use. Students develop résumés and practice interviewing to enhance their communication skills. All the while gaining 50+ hours of authentic hands-on learning with professionals in Central Ohio organizations in any career field in which a mentor can be identified. Throughout the semester, students focus on creating a personal brand and using social media tools to network and promote their skills as a young professional. Each student creates a website to post their online portfolio and blogs which is then presented in a final interview with a professional in the field in which they mentored. Learn to apply 21st Century Skills needed in today’s competitive universities and workforce! Ignite your passion and enjoy the journey!

What are your passions and what impact do you want to make in the world? What type of work will utilize your strengths and help you to live out and ignite that passion? Which career path could be a good fit for you and what educational path should you take after high school? The Career Mentorship Program helps students find answers to these questions and more through authentic on-site mentoring experiences, and paid and non-paid internships. It sounds awesome, doesn’t it?

This personalized semester program for college-bound juniors and seniors from Hilliard Bradley, Darby and Davidson High Schools prepares students to become the community’s future leaders. Students are guided through exploring their strengths, personal and career interests while developing skills in the areas of leadership development, problem-solving, time management, and technology use. Students develop résumés and practice interviewing to enhance their communication skills. All the while gaining 50+ hours of authentic hands-on learning with professionals in Central Ohio organizations in any career field in which a mentor can be identified.

Throughout the semester, students focus on creating a “personal brand” and using social media tools to network and promote their skills as a young professional. Each student creates a website to post their online portfolio and blogs which is then presented in a final interview with a professional in the field in which they mentored.

Learn to apply 21st Century Skills needed in today’s competitive universities and workforce! Ignite your passion and enjoy the journey!


 

Career Mentorship 1

Gain real-world experience while in school! Students explore career possibilities by learning from members of the business community who offer experience and expertise in the student’s career field of interest. Explore post-secondary options and discover how to coordinate personal and career responsibilities. Students identify interests and strengths, prepare a resume, practice interviewing, and develop effective communication and leadership skills among other life planning activities. Throughout the course, students will create a website and online portfolio to share their experience with future colleges and employers. They will also complete a final exit interview with a professional in their career field, to help evaluate their skills and build their professional network for future opportunities. This course is flexible and can be worked around various schedules.

Career Mentorship 2

Students continue their mentorship experience by participating in an on-site placement and apply the skills learned in Mentorship 1 while learning new leadership skills for the future. Students may continue in the same career field in which they mentored previously or choose a different career field. Students will be responsible for attending seminars on a bi-weekly basis, blogging about their experiences, assisting with the Mentorship I class and continuing to develop their website. This course is flexible and can be worked around various schedules.