Career Prep Programs Help High School Students Find Their Best Professional Fit
There are numerous career pathways and options in today’s working world. Diversity in professional roles, as well as where and how a candidate fulfills those roles, has never been greater. New professionals have the options of working in corporate settings, nonprofit environments, with start-ups, and even as entrepreneurs (working for themselves to achieve something brand new and exciting). Professionals also have decisions to make regarding long-term career trajectories, when and how they personally work best during the flow of the day and week, and also whether or not they wany to work on-site or remotely.
If variety is the spice of life, then today’s job market, and the options it contains for high school students and recent graduates, is certainly spicy. So, how can a student discover and definitively know whether or not they’ve found the best career fit for their unique dreams and goals? Well, three Stride Career Prep students help provide clarity on that topic, by discussing the moment they discovered their careers.
Andrew Dotson talks about how a Computer Science 1 Class lead him to achieve 5 professional certifications.
“After I had passed my first class exam, I felt inspired to look at some of the other career certifications that my school offered. Passing that one professional certification exam had boosted my confidence, and so I felt ready to pursue even more career certifications, to benefit my future. I decided to train for some of them in my free time. Using the encouragement and strength that I got from my teacher, I trained and got four more certifications!”
Read Andrew’s full career success story here!
Isaiah Guiterrez discusses his career pathway in computer programming, visual arts, and game design.
Isaiah’s Information Technology career pathway mainly focuses on computer programming, but he has also discovered even more developments in visual arts and game design along the way. In the video below, Isaiah talks more in-depth about the IT pathway he’s chosen and the overall career prep experience.
Watch Isaiah's Video to learn even more about his experience!
Daysha Ross shares how her internship experience with Stride K12 has helped shape her career trajectory.
Daysha’s career pathway has been in Marketing, and her internship with Stride K12 has also been fully remote. To learn more about Daysha’s experience with remote work, company involvement, and career prep, be sure to check out the comprehensive and fun video below.
For more reading on a related topic, check out the latest tips on Balancing Work And High School, from a Stride Career Prep Success Coach!
Considering a Career Prep program for your professional future? Be sure to visit the Stride Career Prep home page to learn more: https://www.stridelearning.com/career-prep.html
Plus, if you are looking for an internship now, then you will also want to visit Stride's Internship Search Tool: https://www.stridelearning.com/career-prep/internships.html
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