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Career Exploration Ideas for Middle School


As adults, we ask a lot of developing minds when asking them to consider their futures.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Where do you want to go to college?
What do you want to major in?
What will you be able to can you do with that degree?

I didn’t know I wanted to be an educator until after I had my undergraduate degree, and I know I’m not alone in that sentiment!


Internships for High School Students: How to Find One


High school is supposed to prepare students for college and the workforce. As such, during these critical years, students should be exposed to various curriculum and teacher-directed instruction in an effort to allow them to explore their unique interests and skill sets. But what else can be done to ensure students graduate understanding what careers they may be interested in pursuing before committing to a particular college program or a job that they may dread? An internship may be the answer.

Tuition fee or student loan with calculator. Education price , savings fund college, and expenses concept. Money and papers on table. Calculating budget and planning finance.

Use Candy to Help Students Understand Paychecks


When teaching students about their future careers, it is important to help them understand several key financial concepts, including a salary compared to a wage, and what that actually means for their pay-stub. Use candy as a concrete way to help younger students understand how the abstract concept of deductions, taxes, and take-home pay.