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Activity 1

Targeting Lifeskills Model

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Activity 2

U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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Salary.com, Career Profiles Advice

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Salary.com, Search U.S. Salaries and Salary Advice

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Simply Hired, Search All Jobs

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Career OneStop, Explore Careers

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The Riley Guide, Career Research Center: Job Salaries, Growth, and Education Data

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Get Me a Cool Job, Cool Job Search

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Career Builder, Find Jobs

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Activity 2: Internships

Environmental Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

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Marvel Internship Opportunities (appear seasonally)

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The Teen Vogue Handbook: Intern Tips

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Internships.com uses websites and social media to connect students seeking internships with employers.

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InternshipPrograms.com allows you to post a resume exclusively to employers that are looking for interns. It has a search option to find internships by location, employer, career field, or date availability

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GrooveJob provides handy directories to help you browse the internships and volunteer jobs in its database and get a feel for the opportunities available.

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Activity 3

In Activity 3, there is an option of searching for a sample career portfolio from someone you know or to find one online. Portfolios of photographers and artists are easy to find online. An Internet search of career portfolios will provide a variety of samples and ideas.

Example Career Portfolio

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Activity 4: Related Activities

The High School Financial Planning Program has educational material, activities, and information.

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Activity 4: Search

If you have difficulty finding links to education and salary for various vocations, try the following search terms or sites to get started. Most sites address educational requirements and give a salary range for the position.

Education Portal: Search Term "Education needed to be a Home Health-Care Aide"

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Learn 4 Good: Search Term "Education needed to be a Home Health-Care Aide"

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Bureau of Labor Statistics: Search Term "Education needed to be a Licensed Practical Nurse"

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LPN Degree: Search Term "Education needed to be a Licensed Practical Nurse"

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Education Portal: Search Term "Education needed to be a Registered Nurse"

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Degree Directory: Search Term "Education needed to be Wait Staff Personnel"

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Education Portal: Search Term "Education needed to be a Cook"

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Education Portal: Search Term "Education needed to be a Chef"

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Activity 5

Occupational Outlook Handbook

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Get Started: Career Exploration

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KnowHow2GO

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid

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Activity 6

Related Resources

Be the “E” curriculum

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eXtension resource area: Entrepreneurs and Their Communities

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Generation E Institute

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Going Solo curriculum by University of Illinois Extension

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Young Entrepreneur by Entrepreneur Media

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Activity 7

Click here to experience the "Pounding the Pavement" web-based activity that supplements this activity in the curriculum.

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Resumes that Rock!

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Action verbs handout

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Business Handshake

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Winning Interview

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Activity 9

Click here to experience the "Pathways to Success" web-based activity that supplements this activity in the curriculum.

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The Michigan 4‑H Communications Toolkit is for individuals who work with young people age 12 and older. See its fun, easy, and meaningful communication activities to use with clubs, classrooms, camps, afterschool programs, and other settings where youth come together. In the toolkit:
• Information for group leaders.
• Skill sheets.
• Group icebreakers.
• Hands-on activities.
• Handouts.
• Other resources to help youth build skills.

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