CREATING YOUR CAREER SLIDE SHOW
ROLE: You are a recruiter for a specific company. Your job is to visit high
schools and try to convince students that the career you are
representing might just be for them!
ACTION: Convince people to consider your career!
FORMAT: You will be creating a slide show about this career in Microsoft PowerPoint.
TOPIC: This project will increase your awareness about careers you might be interested in, and will
also help you become aware of other careers as you watch your classmates' shows.
BEGIN BY RESEARCHING YOUR CAREER:
Not sure what career you want to enter? Check out these sites for assessment tools that use your
interests and dislikes to suggest compatible careers:
www.adin.org/career.htm (look for career assessment links)
Use these sites to find info about specific careers after you've decided on a job you might be interested
http://stats.bls.gov/search/oco_s.asp Occupational Outlook Handbook
www.acinet.org/acinet/oview.htm Career Outlooks
www.careermosaic.com More career info
CONTINUE BY CREATING A SLIDE SHOW TO SHOW THE CLASS:
Create a new presentation or use a template.
Choose a slide layout.
Apply a design template (the pretty background) from the format menu if you did not use a template
(alternative: you can use a background from the Internet).
Create your title slide (this is not included in the slide minimum) by typing in your title.
Create new slides. Click file, then new slide to do this or use the new slide button.
Add your wording to these slides. Pressing tab makes the words indent and get smaller. Pressing
Shift+Tab together takes you back to the left side, with large words.
Add pictures to these slides by choosing Pictures from the insert menu. Change to the drive and
directory you have pictures in.
Add sounds by clicking insert and sounds. DON'T OVERDO SOUNDS! The sounds that come with
the PowerPoint program are NOT suggested.
Add a movie for extra credit the same way.
Add transitions between slides by choosing Slide Transitions from the Tools menu. All slides must
Add animation to your text and graphics (again, from the tools menu). Each slide must have animated
Remember to save frequently, view your presentation often, and have fun!
Minimum Requirements may change, but are as follows:
8 Slides long (minimum)
1+ graphic per slide
Words/text must move (text animation) one item at a time
Transitions between every slide
3 to 5 or more groups of words (bulleted items) per slide
These may change, so be listening in class
If you have any questions, or discover something neat about the program, I hope you will let me know!
SLIDESHOW AND PRESENTATION SCORING GUIDE
This is how you will be graded, so be sure to look it over! Especially note that
you will be graded on your performance in addition to the computer file you create!
You'll need to practice in order to score high points in this area, unless you are a
Criteria Excellent—meets or exceeds the Good—meets the Fair—may not meet all Poor—does not meet
requirements with pinache! majority of the requirements. Shows a lack requirements. Lack of
requirements of good decisions or effort. effort or poor
Oral Speech: clear Weaknesses don’t Weaknesses distract from Presentation is
Eye Contact: great significantly lower the presentation effectiveness. ineffective. 3 of the 4
Presentation Voice: good volume presentation’s 78-88 pts criteria not met.
Organized. 95-100 pts effectiveness. 89-94 0-77 pts
Slides Begins with title slide. Has sufficient One criteria not met Two criteria not met Three or more criteria
information slides. Contains a graphic on adequately. 85-94 pts adequately. 70-84 pts. not met adequately.
each slide other than title. Animation 0-69 pts.
meets requirements. Transitions on every
slide. 3 to 5 Bulleted items on each.
Sounds are not overdone! 95-100
Content Has a clear beginning, middle, and end. Generally sticks to May lack evidence of Subject matter was not
Sticks to topic. Enough convincing topic. Other beginning, middle, or end. what teacher approved.
information included. Content approved categories met. 40 pts. Contains info not relevant to Poorly organized.
by teacher. 50 pts. the topic, or not enough info. Lacks sufficient info
30 pts. to satisfy our thirst for
information! 0-29 pts.
Written Text Uses correct grammar, spelling, and Contains some errors, Contains some unclear Information is unclear.
punctuation. Minor errors do not detract but these errors do not information due to errors. Repeated errors in
from show. 50 pts. detract from Errors detract from spelling, grammar, and
presentation’s presentation. 30 pts. punctuation. 0-29 pts.
effectiveness. 40 pts.
Timing Finished and presented on time. 40 pts One class day late. 20 Two or more class days late.
pts. 0 pts.
Creativity Excellent! Made us laugh hard or taught Good! Showed some Admirable creativity! 5 pts.
us something really new. Up to 15 pts. ingenuity or taught us
Bonus Points something. 8 pts.