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Guidance - Sophomores » Sophomore Road to Success: Career Shadow Experience Project

Sophomore Road to Success: Career Shadow Experience Project

Sophomore Road to Success: Career Shadow Experience Project
 
The Immaculate Conception High School Guidance Department works with students on the Road to
Success, an individual workbook for students to develop their occupational goals through career
exploration.

Through classroom workshops students are completing activities to help them with their post-secondary
planning. Sophomore year each student is required to complete the Road to Success Career Shadow
Experience Project. The CSE Project asks each student to complete an interview with a professional from
a career path of their choosing. The interviews can be done in person, phone or email. Students are
additionally encouraged to ask their professional if they are available for shadowing. Shadowing may be
done at the students and professionals discretion.

Students are responsible for formulating their own interview questions. In addition to the interview
students are required to write a one page reflection on their interview. The reflection must include the
following:
        1) Name and contact information of the professional who was interviewed
        2) Explain what you know about the profession that you didn't know before the interview
        3) Identify typical daily tasks you would need to perform in your chosen career
        4) Identify the certifications and/or degrees needed for a job in this profession
        5) Are you still interested in this career after your experience? Why or why not?

You may not use your parents or grandparents as a professional to interview. However, you may use them
to help you contact someone in your chosen field.

You may also work with your guidance counselor to identify potential candidates to interview.

Your reflection needs to be complete and turned into Guidance by May 18th, 2018. Please see your
counselor with any questions.