RR#5 - Michigan. It taught me a lot about the industry, and...

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Deena Malkis Reading Response #5 This week, I decided to explore the Americas Career Resource network. This web site has a lot of different resources that teenagers and adults can use to help in finding the right career, finding the right job, and how to explore your options. I decided to specifically look at the students section of the site. In particular, one article that I read which stood out to me was entitled “Learn and Earn: Tips for teens. This article was about what High School students can do in order to better prepare themselves for their futures. It talked about how it is ok to not know what you want to do with the rest of your life, but, that in order to get a better idea; you should try to observe many different occupations. One such way to do this is to job shadow. The article also discussed going on informational interviews, independent studies, and internships. In my opinion all of these things will definitely help to show teens what different careers are like. I job shadowed my cousin who is the food and beverage manager at a hospital in
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Unformatted text preview: Michigan. It taught me a lot about the industry, and not only about his job, but also about all the different jobs that go in to making sure that the cafeteria is up to par. I learned about the cashiers, and delivery people, as well as the different managers for different aspects of the kitchen. With this in mind, I totally agree that getting as much exposure to a job you think you will want to do will definitely help you in deciding which career is right for you. One thing that I learned in this article was about different resources available to teenagers to help them try to discover what they want to do with their lives. There are many different web sites available, as well as videos, and different tests you can take. I think that all of these things are great resources that I wish I had known about when I was still in High school, because then I might know better what I want to do with my life....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course EDUCATION 293A taught by Professor Dimmitt during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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