Career Explorers

Career Explorers is a 4-week virtual career exploration experience to help students learn about 8 different occupations within a specific pathway of interest.

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: 

  • Interact with 8 professionals in a career pathway of interest through 30-minute Zoom Career Chats (career conversations)
  • 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 8 Career Chats. Students will have an opportunity to ask direct questions to the role models via the chat feature.
  • 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.

*While attendance during  the "live" Zoom events is expected, students with athletic or employment conflicts can also participate by watching recorded content.

 


8 Career Pathways will be highlighted in the 2021/2022 school year.

No Career Explorers in December

Arts/AV/Communications Career Pathway
January 5 - 29, 2022
Register here for the Arts/AV/Communications Career Explorers session
Deadline is January 4, 2022.

2022 schedule 

October - Health
November - STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
December - Information Technology
January - Arts/AV/Communication
February - Business and Finance - registration opens soon
March - Hospitality, Tourism and Leadership - registration opens soon
April - Education and Human Services - registration opens soon
May - HOT Jobs (In demand occupations!) - registration opens soon

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

  • 15 Feb
    • Virtual Talk & Tour 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
      Virtual Talk & Tour
      Date: Feb 15
      Time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
      Calendar: Career Readiness Event Calendar - CURRENT
      Careers in Rehabilitation and Therapy - Mary Free Bed
      Occupations Represented: Physical Therapist, Recreation Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Registered Nurse
      Register Here
  • 21 Apr
    • Virtual Talk & Tour 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Virtual Talk & Tour
      Date: Apr 21
      Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Calendar: Career Readiness Event Calendar - CURRENT
      Careers in Rehabilitation and Therapy - Mary Free Bed
      Occupations Represented: Physical Therapist, Recreation Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Registered Nurse
      Register Here