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The process of arriving at a career you love is a journey.
"There is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work!" - King Solomon
You will be spending a lot of time at work, it would be good if you enjoyed it!
When considering the risk to reward ratio, beginning this process in high school will favor a good return on your time and money spent.
Finding a career you love is a process that takes time, effort and strategy.
The information below will help you envision the process and give you practical steps forward. Utilizing these strategies will help you find your own individual path
and equip you for what is ahead moving you toward a fulfilling career and your own individual career academic plan (ICAP).
My boss keeps ratcheting up the hours that have to be worked and it has reached the point where I would rather do anything than go to work. The problem is that I can’t quit: I have a family and so much debt that if I were to quit my job, the foreclosure and repossession wouldn’t be far behind. What can I do?
The PROBLEM: If you get in a job you don't like and have a lot of debt, you can become stuck.
The SOLUTION: Make Deliberate Choices Now! So let's take the time now to explore careers and get involved in the world around you so you can determine a path of interest. This is exploration so your path may lead to other paths which is part of the journey.
This may take some extra effort on the front end, but will yield a high rate of return:
work you love!
In determining which direction you want to go, having a compass and knowing how to use it will help you get to your destination. When trying to determine your career path, exploring the world around you and the problems within it will help you find your vision and prepare you for what lies ahead.
Implementing these processes and strategies will develop the kind of transferable skills employers are searching for and give you skills necessary to direct your own path.
Furthermore, according to the State-Mandated ICAP Requirements students are required to participate in Service or Work-based Learning activities.
The EducationALIVE process utilizes service and work-based learning activities to equip students for their future and help them determine their career path.
Administrators: Students coming to understand this process and then given the space to execute it will fulfill their individual career academic plan and go on to have fulfilling careers.
Seeing where life takes you can be enjoyable and informative.
Pay attention and learn as you go!
Taking a closer look at what went in to helping Sherpa Nathan Siple determine his career path.
Caring for others brings awareness and connection!
According to a hiring representative, EMPATHY is the #1 quality APPLE is looking for in a hire.
(Below is a service/work-based activity that helped Sherpa Nathan decide on his career.)
Complete this Activity
Your own copy of this document can be found in your google classroom. Use your copy as a type of "sandbox" to help you determine your future career path. At the end of the semester, you will copy and paste the link of your final copy into a form titled "My Decision" located in your google classroom for your administrators to view.
Health Sherpa Silas Day is not a doctor or nurse, but he is making a difference in the health of others according to his wiring. He is using his innate ability and desire to do statistical analysis for the Stephenson's Cancer Center In OKC.
Silas choose to get better at the things he naturally enjoyed doing and little by little he found this career he loves and that fits him so well.
Silas was a football QB in high school. He understands the importance of acquiring skills to achieve success.
Have you ever thought of listening as a skill to acquire?
The skills you learn in one place often can be transferred and used in another way in a different setting. Therefore, take advantage of any opportunities you have to learn skills because this will prepare you for your life ahead in ways you are not aware.
(You will learn more on the Green Trail.)
18 year old student solo pilot makes an emergency landing!
with your parents
is a little bit like the relationship between a pilot and an air traffic controller. Learning to listen for understanding and then being able to communicate your thoughts and needs with respect and kindness is essential.
It will help them,
help you land YOUR plane.
As you "forage" through these units, think about how you can best apply the information now in working toward your future. As you will notice with each Sherpa, choosing a career path is more of a journey gradually unveiled as you pursue caring for others as you care for yourself and perfecting what is of interest to you.
The Journey to Nonesuch