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Career Decision Making

Grades 9 - 12
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Course Schedule

2021-08-12 - 2021-12-09
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Thu: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
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Thu: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Cost: $185 / Semester
Supplies: $25
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About the Course
Career Decision Making

The goal of this course is to help students identify the best career options for them after high school. Students take several assessments to discover which careers best fit their personality, interests, values, learning style, and skills. They compile a list of careers which they research, then select the two best careers for them. They speak with someone in each of these fields, and job shadow. They also research different schools or training opportunities. Should they decide to go to college, we look at posible majors. We also cover resume writing, interviewing, networking, and etiquette. Even if the student is not able to finalize a career decision, they will better understand the process, and know what they need to consider in the future. 

Textbook: What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens, Third Edition: Discover Yourself, Design Your Future, and Plan for Your Dream Job by Carol ChristenRichard N. Bolles

Supplies: $25 to cover the cost of career assessments

This is a one semester course offerred in the fall and spring based on interest.


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About Diane

Diane Cullen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Taylor University. Diane worked at IUS in the Career Placement Office as the Internship Coordinator for 5 years placing students in internships, coaching them on interviewing skills and resume writing. She also taught Career Decision Making at IUS for 15 years. She is a certified administrator for the Myers Briggs Type Indicator personality/career assessment. Most recently, she served as the Coach/Director for Truth Advocates Speech and Debate Club for nine years. Her family was involved in competitive speech and debate for fourteen years.

Diane enjoys helping students discover the gifts and talents God has given them while directing them toward their best career fit. She also enjoys teaching students to speak confidently and effectively. In her free time, she hikes and kayaks, and spends time with family and friends. She has five children whom have graduated from home school.

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