What do you want to be when you grow up?
Career Day is a day when students learn about different professions. It helps students explore career options that interest them. It's a great way to learn what skills and education are needed for each profession.
What is Career Day?
Career Day: A day meant to help students learn more about different jobs and careers in the world. Career Exploration: The process of learning about different job opportunities and career paths. Career Planning: The process of exploring different career options and making decisions about future goals.
The first Career Day was held in the United States in 1919 at the University of Wisconsin. The average person can expect to change careers (not just jobs) at least 5-7 times in their lifetime. The National Career Development Association (NCDA) created the Career Development Month in order to educate people of all ages about the importance of career exploration and lifelong learning.
Did you know?
What do you want to be when you grow up? Why?
What questions would you ask someone who has the job you want to have?
What have you learned today about different careers?
What similarities and differences did you notice between different careers?
Question: What would you like to be when you grow up and why? Clues: • Think about something you are passionate about and enjoy. • Research different career options and determine what qualifications are needed. • Consider what makes you unique and how that could help in a career. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Draw a picture of your dream career and explain why it is your ideal job. B. Compare and contrast two different careers you are interested in.
Work together in pairs: What is one profession that you are interested in learning more about after attending career day?