Research Career Portfolio Activities
responses are to be displayed in your Portfolio.
Portfolio will include
Research on a particular career that interests you – Four Page Paper
Journal responses that reflect your feelings as you work on this project – Minimum of four journal responses
about your exploration.
Articles you find that add to the knowledge of your career - Optional
Cover letter – Introduction of yourself to a future employer _One Page.
Resume – For a local summer job or the job of your future. – One Page
Documents commonly associated with career choice –Doctor prescription form; police - tickets; teacher –
grade book. Be Creative!!
Other: - Surprise me!!!! (Diploma; Awards in your industry)
In order to know what career you will be most compatible with
investigate your personality! Personality Traits – Investigate two of the three websites in this section.
What are the three areas the website
identifies for successful Career Planning? 1)______________ 2)_____________
Click on Career Exploration
Click on Career Briefs
to look at 800 job descriptions. Write a one-paragraph response journal on
this site’s usefulness.
Take The Princeton Review Career Quiz. What color
are you? Color Journal: Compare with a friend. One to two paragraph responses.
1. Review the various personality types. Write down the two types that match
your personality. Personality Journal – one paragraph response.
Click on the Six Personality and Six Work Environments.
Write a two-paragraph journal response to Holland’s Theory. What
Personality and Work Environment did you match?
What career interests me?
Check out the following two of the following websites to decide!
Explore two of these websites
(a – e). Write a two-paragraph journal response on the site that
helped you the most. Guidance Presentation (f) is mandatory for all students.
b. http://www.collegeboard.com/splash/ Click on Students and Explore!
d. http://www.educationguys.com/ Click on a job to learn more about it.
e. http://www.college-scholarships.com/learning_disabilities.htm Even if you do not have a learning
disability, these college offer free tutors and assistance in math and writing to help all students.
Jefferson Township Guidance Department Presentation – www.bridges.com
Did this presentation
help you? Explain in a two-paragraph journal response.
Log onto www.bridges.com
Click on Create a New
Enter Site ID: 21095
Place in your portfolio: This is the four page body of the
Necessary Written Requirements of Selected Career Choice:_______________
a. Education Level – High School; Two Year College; Four Year College; Graduate School
b. Geographic Location – Will you attend college in NJ? Travel
to a different state?
c. Salary Earning Potential – Research the average yearly salary for your career.
d. Life Goals – What career goals; sports goals; own a home?
e. Family Life – Do you want a family? When do you want to start your family life?
Relationships – Spouse, Parents, Friends: How
will they help/support your life goals?
g. Timeline - How long will it take you to earn a degree, begin work,
marry and start a family?
h. MLA Formatting – All written work must adhere to MLA standards.
Resume – Place in your Portfolio
a. Design a resume for you career choice or a local summer job.
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides excellent examples.
Microsoft Word Templates also are helpful
b. Optional: 100 Words That All High School Graduates — And Their Parents — Should Know
Listings of words that will make you sound very smart if used in the paper!
c. Adhere to MLA formatting rules for Resumes
Cover Letter – Business Format – Place in your
a. Create a letter to a future employer – make believe dream job or real summer job.
b. The Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides excellent examples.
c. About.com is a scholarly website that presents helpful information.
Explore and write a two-paragraph response.
Post Secondary Options
a. Register at College Board – If planning on attending a Two or Four year college
b. Identify criteria needed to pursue career – High School Diploma; College, Experience
c. PSAT/SAT/ACT requirements for chosen college
d. Recommendations – Personal letters from people who support your goals and know you.
e. GPA – Grade Point Average. Find out what it is and what you need
it to be your senior year.
Community Service – Is this something that will help you in college?
g. Activity Involvement – What types of activities do college and employers look for in a person.
h. IEP/504 modifications – Are you entitled to assistance at the college level?
Know your rights.
Portfolio – Creativity Alert! – Folder; Binder
that reflects you! Organize in Sections
a. Necessary Documents: Cover Letter, Resume, Journal Responses
b. Accomplishments – Related to your Career Choice
c. Awards – What recognition is usually highlighted in your Career Choice?
d. Examples of work – Teacher Lesson Plan, Blueprint of a Car Engine