Career Exploration Project
* Research a career of your choice.
* Construct a research report on a career and follow all aspects of MLA format. MLA
format includes proper typing format, citing sources within the report, and a works cited
* Create a personal career plan and written resume with cover letter.
* Interview someone currently working in the field of your choice.
* Create a power point presentation of your research.
*Use formal writing and format.
Components of the Project:
Introduce your career and explain why you think this career fits your personality.
What are you looking for in a career and why? What are your strengths and weaknesses,
likes and dislikes, intelligences and skills, goals and needs? Include insights gained from
personality profile packet. (1 page minimum)
Describe the career. Where can you receive education or training? What are the
requirements to get into the school or to receive training? How much does it cost? What
skills do you need? What are three related fields? What salary can you expect to earn?
What benefits are typically offered? Include two graphs integrated into your paper (these
must be self made, not copy and pasted). Graphs must be no larger than half a page.
Explain the graphs in your own words and cite source. Must use parenthetical citations.
(3.5 page minimum)
Inte rvie w
Interview a person working in your chosen career. Write a formal paper in your
own words of interview experience. What did you learn about the person, job, and
working conditions? Include two direct quotations from interview and cite correctly.
(1.5 page minimum)
Properly formatted works cited page of resources used for research paper and
interview. Must have at least four sources.
Powe r Point Presentation
Must have five slides: a title slide, a slide with a graph (source cited) and three
text slides. Power point will be graded on creativity, correctness, use of color, and
animation (if possible). Power point should be printed out in “handout” format (six to a
Resume and Cover Letter
You will select a job from the want ads and create a truthful resume and cover
letter to fit job selected. Want ad should be included.
Five Year Plan
What do you see your life looking like in five years? What are your personal,
career, educational, family, and travel goals? Where do you plan on living? (1 page
Interview Questions (min. 10) and Answers (typed or hand written).
Personality Survey Packet
Notes from library research
Present your research to the class. Using your power point presentation, give a 3-
5 minute presentation on the information from your research paper and interview.
Please Note: Everything in this project should be in 12 point font, Times New
Roman with one inch margins. Use MLA format for numbe ring pages. Your report
must be in a folder with title page and all pages must be secured and in orde r.
Due Dates and Notes: