Category: Students

Can you describe your skills and abilities?

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If you’ve been in the job market recently, you know that skills are increasingly one of the most important job qualifications on employers’ minds. When you understand the nature of your own skills, you’re in a better position to answer

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Find yourself in STEM

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You may have heard the term “STEM” tossed around—referring to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Or “STEAM”, which adds Arts to the mix. If you’re curious about what STEM is all about, take a look at this sector

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Earn a certificate after high school

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There are still a few weeks of summer, but if you are a high school senior or a parent of one, you have probably started to think about what’s going to happen once graduation day has passed. Many students either

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Polish your job application skills

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Have you ever started filling out an online job application and dropped off partway through? Maybe you were at a kiosk at a major retailer. Or maybe you were at home working under a time limit. Either way, online job

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Summer jobs for teens

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Are you a teenager looking for work? This could be your lucky summer! There are many job openings in a wide variety of fields, and employers are motivated to fill jobs to maximize summer business – some are even paying

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Explore a career: Emergency medical technicians (EMTs)

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Ever wonder what it feels like to be an EMT? Imagine driving with sirens blaring, your adrenaline running as you rush to the scene of an accident, preparing to take action to save the life of an injured person. Emergency

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Explore a career: Welders

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Ever wonder how underwater bridge supports hold together? Or how high-rise buildings maintain integrity so many stories up? Welding is a trade with ancient roots dating back more than four thousand years, but that now operates at the edge of

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Explore a career: Morticians and funeral directors

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This unique profession helps families and friends both mourn the death of loved ones and celebrate their lives.

Since March 11 is National Funeral Director and Mortician Recognition Day, we’ll explore what this career entails and how to get started in the field.

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Options after high school

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Wondering about what your options are once you complete high school – besides a 4-year degree?

Students and parents should know the full range of options open to them as they think ahead to graduation.

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Jobs that pay well

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Wondering which kinds of jobs pay the most? Check out this list of highest-paying careers* in the United States, for every level of education from high school to advanced degrees. Click on any career name to see a full profile

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