Career Explorers

Career Explorers is a flexible virtual career exploration experience to help students learn about occupations in a variety of pathways.

Do you have a gut feeling that you belong somewhere in business, but don't know what is available?  Or maybe everyone has told you that engineering would be a good field for you, but you have no idea where to start?  Wondering how to use your natural artistic ability in a career to support yourself?

Kent ISD and local professionals are offering Kent County students, grades 7-12, an opportunity get these answers. 

This virtual career exploration experience will provide students the opportunity to: 

  • Meet 6 professionals through 30-minute Zoom Career Chats (career conversations). Live or recorded sessions are available to meet the needs of busy students
  • Ask questions and get the "inside scoop" directly from people in the industry
  • Earn a certificate of completion to enhance scholarship/college  applications and resumes
  • Gain valuable insights about their own interests, values and personality
  • Practice time management, interpersonal communication, networking and critical thinking skills
  • Clarify their own career goals and develop next steps

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

  • Participate in at least 6 Career Chats. Students will have an opportunity to ask direct questions to the role models via the chat feature. Recorded sessions are also available
  • Compete a brief reflection for each Career Chat (a form will be provided)
  • Conduct one personal Informational Interview with an adult in a career of interest, and submit notes
  • Complete an interest inventory and personality assessment to gain personal insights

These Certificate of Completion tasks are intended to create a meaningful career exploration experience. The certificate provides students a credential to be used for talent portfolios, scholarship/college applications and resumes.

2022-2023 Career Explorers Sessions:

  • October 3, 2022 - November 11, 2022
  • December 5, 2022 - January 13, 2023
  • March 6, 2023 - April 14, 2023

Click here to register!

Career Explorers Series

Melissa Morris - Application System Analyst Spectrum Health
Luis Perez - Applications Engineer Steelcase
Matt DeLong - VP Radiopharmacy BAMF Health
Joe Harmon - Architect Fishbeck
Leslie Brown - Pilot/Flight Instructor Kalitta Charters

Career Readiness Events

  • 5 Dec
  • 6 Dec
    • Career Chat 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
      Career Chat
      Date: Dec 6
      Time: 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
      Calendar: Career Readiness Event Calendar - CURRENT
  • 7 Dec
    • Profile of a Career Ready Graduate
      Date: Dec 7
      Time: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      Calendar: Career Readiness Event Calendar - CURRENT
      If the 'ultimate goal' of education is to prepare students to become successful, well-adjusted, productive members of society, how do we know when we've accomplished that? Is it simply by student graduation rates? Or could it be more than just that? Register here.
  • 15 Dec
    • Career Chat 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
      Career Chat
      Date: Dec 15
      Time: 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
      Calendar: Career Readiness Event Calendar - CURRENT
  • 10 Jan
    • Navigating College Prep 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      Navigating College Prep
      Date: Jan 10
      Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      Calendar: Career Readiness Event Calendar - CURRENT
      Educator PD - 2 SCECHs
      Discussing: Application Process - understand your part in a students' application process as well as how to guide them to create a standout application and essay

      Register here