What is it?
K-12 Director teaches the Counseling and Personal Development (CPD 150) class the first semester, which is an introduction to higher education learning with a component where students research career opportunities online.
How is it done?
Rely on a K-12 Director who is critical to the program’s success
Students meet once a week for classroom lectures and group discussions
Students are given research projects and provided opportunities to explore various careers
K-12 Director invites specialists to talk to students during class about career opportunities
Budget: K-12 Director and instructor costs/materials and supplies for class
What are the results?
Students become more knowledgeable about opportunities and requirements for career choices
It provides an opportunity for students to ask questions about STEM careers
Students are better prepared for the personal and academic requirements necessary for success
What have we learned?
- Because of the online research, students are empowered to make decisions for themselves and take ownership of their career path
- Students appreciate hearing each other ask questions and expressing concerns in a group setting
- Students are excited about their career path exploration results