Career PathsGrades 9 - 12
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Dates: 2023-01-03 to 2023-05-09
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Tue: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
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About the Course
The goal of this course is to help students identify possible career paths after high school. They may choose a path that includes additional school, or one with no training needed. All options are considered including gap years, missionary work, various types of training/college, or entrepreneurial options.
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 narrow down. They speak with someone in two of their chosen fields, and job shadow. They also research different schools or training opportunities if needed. Should they decide to go to college, we look at posible majors. We also cover resume writing, interviewing, networking, and etiquette. Students will create a career path, gain a better understanding of the process, themselves, and what they need to consider in the future.
Textbook: to be decided (will be around $20)
Diane Cullen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Taylor University. She has taught classes such as Speech (writing and delivery), Interpretive Speaking (bringing literature to life), Career Paths (with resume writing), and Biblical Leadership at Cornerstone for eight years. This year she will also be team teaching American Literature/Great Books. Previously, Diane led Truth Advocates Speech and Debate Club for nine years teaching students the art of writing and speaking (platform, interpretive, and limited prep speaking) and how to debate. She has judged and given feedback on hundreds of speeches and debates. She also served as Indiana State Representative for NCFCA (National Christian Forensics and Communications Association) running competitive tournaments for a six-state region. She taught Career Decision making at IUS for fifteen years. While at IUS, Diane was the Internship Coordinator and taught students how to write resumes and interview. She has also written for the Southeast Outlook newspaper and is currently writing her first book. She is a certified administrator for the Myers Briggs Type Indicator personality/career assessment.
Diane homeschooled her five children who have graduated from high school and college. In her free time, she enjoys reading, discussing good books, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with friends and family.