Thursday, March 20, 2014

Career Exploration

As part of our career and college readiness curriculum, the WMHS Guidance Department utilizes the month of March to engage our Sophomores and Juniors in career exploration activities.  Guidance counselors introduce all Sophomores to the online Naviance program to complete a Career Interst Profiler module.  This assessment is based on Holland Interest Codes, a system used to classify occupations into job categories, interest clusters, and work personality environments.  Assessment results personalize a list of occupations that match the interests of each student, along with an overview of the college majors related to these occupations and colleges that offer it.  

On March 19 we hosted our annual Job Shadow Day.  More than 100 students in the Junior class explored chosen career fields by shadowing employers at their place of employment for the day. Guidance counselor and Job Shadow Day coordinator Brian Robertson reached out to the Wakefield community and beyond to connect our students with professionals representing a wide range of careers, including accountants, lawyers, police & fire, speech pathologists, chefs, nurses, educators, software developers, and many more.  


Wakefield attorney Jack Foley with Meghan Guarino & Kristina Major



Justin Suarex, Job Shadow Day Coordinator Brian Robertson, Key Note Speaker Gus Dettore, & Josh Bishop


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