How do you begin to decide which career is right for you? Once you have completed self-assessments, it's time to explore career options. Below are some tips on how to explore careers.
- Exploring Careers Online. There are hundreds of online resources for you to check out. Visit Career Resources page to get started.
- Informational Interviews. Consider scheduling some interviews with people who have jobs that you find interesting.
- Job Shadowing. Spend either a day or half-day observing a career professional and learn what a typical day entails. You can learn a lot about a career and industry through observation and asking the right questions.
- Cooperative Education. Some schools have cooperative education programs that allow students to attend classes for part of the day then work during the remaining part. The school and business cooperate to create a learning environment.
- Internships. Students have the opportunity to take on projects and gain valuable work experience through internships. Internships look great on your resume!
- Pre-Apprenticeships. a program that primarily serves individual under the age of 21. It teaches basic technical and job readiness skills designated occupation to prepare participants for Registed Apprenticeship Training. For more information about Pre-Apprenticeship or Apprenticeships, please click on the links provided. http://www.nctap.org/; http://www.nclabor.com/appren/student_info/students.htm
- Summer Programs. Consider using some of your time to participate in a summer enrichment program. Plan ahead and apply early since many programs have limited enrollment and fill up quickly.
- Part-Time Jobs. Whether it's a summer job or a part-time job during the school year, part-time employment is a great way to gain work experience and explore careers. Click here to view job opportunities
- Volunteering. Many organizations offer volunteer opportunities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community and gain work experience and explore careers. Volunteer activities also look great on your college and scholarship applications.