What Is Your Future Career?


Introduction | The Task | Resources | The Process | Learning Advice | Evaluation | Conclusion



Introduction
It is time to start thinking about your future. Not sure what career path to choose? Get some help finding majors and careers that match your interests and skills. Find out about majors and careers from a researching on a website, reading student blogs, and employee interviews.



The Task
Each of you will research careers on a website and match possible majors and careers to your individual interests and skills. You will be matched with a partner with similar career interests and you will create a 1-2 minute career commercial. The commercial should highlight the name of the career, a description of what a person in that career does, the salary, the job outlook, the education needed, and some interests and skills a potential employee should exhibit.




Introduction | The Task | Resources | The Process | Learning Advice | Evaluation | Conclusion

 

Resources
I Have a Plan Iowa Website -
https://secure.ihaveaplaniowa.gov/default.aspx

I Have a Plan Iowa - Research Document Details home, work, learn, life and portfolio tabs (with research and printing requirements for each tab)

Windows Movie Maker Directions With details to learn how to edit video, photos, audio, titles, special effect, and transitions

Blank Career Commercial Timeline Show each section of your commercial and how much time each section will take

Soundzabound Website - http://www.soundzabound.com/mambo/  - (for copyright free music - need our user name and password)



Introduction | The Task | Resources | The Process | Learning Advice | Evaluation | Conclusion



The Process
1.  Explore & Research on I Have a Plan Iowa - Website


**I Have a Plan Iowa - Research Document**
(Click here to get requirements for Choices Explorer Research)


2. Career Commercials


**Windows Movie Maker Directions**
(Click here to learn how to edit video, photos,
audio, titles, special effect, and transitions)


1.  Partners decide on the career to create a commercial about.
2.  Research information to be included in the commercial using Choices Explorer:

3.  Include at least 2 still pictures & at least 2 video clips (also use music, narrations, interviews, etc.)
4.  Be creative sell your career
5.  Create a timeline for your commercial (total length 1-2 minutes) (include each section of your commercial and the time spent on each section)

**Blank Career Commercial Timeline**



6.  Write out scripts used in the movie
7.  Use of narrations, music and transitions to enhance commercial (no more than 3 transitions allowed)



Introduction | The Task | Resources | The Process | Learning Advice | Evaluation | Conclusion



Learning Advice
To complete this project you will need the following:




Evaluation
Career Research Gradesheet
Career Commercial Timeline & Movie Gradesheet
Career Commercial Movie Rubric



Conclusion
Hopefully you have explored different majors and careers that match your interests and skills. You have read career descriptions, blogs from students, and interviews from employees to help you choose a career that will be exciting and interesting to you. You and your partner needed to exhibit cooperation while putting together a commercial for your chosen career. The future is getting closer every day! I hope you have enjoyed the process of thinking about your future career.



Introduction | The Task | Resources | The Process | Learning Advice | Evaluation | Conclusion