Career Exploration and Research Project

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This was my students end of the year project and they LOVED it!!! Thank you for such a great resource.
A great way for students to research their future careers, and it was fascinating to see what students want to become. Well thought out product, with great instructions.
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Career Research Project | PDF & Digital Formats: Help your students think purposely about their futures with this Career Exploration and Research Project. Students will get excited about career research by taking an online career quiz, then brainstorming possible career choices.

Then they will follow a guided assignment process – brainstorming, research, career poster creation, and oral presentation with scheduled check-ins throughout the process to ensure project completion. Level and points-based assessment sheets are provided in this assignment.

  • This resource contains individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning i.e. Google Classroom™. The unit also comes with Google Slides™ versions of the included graphic organizers for 1:1 technology schools.

This no-prep, print and go resource can be used in any content area subject, Careers Course, or English Language Arts classroom. This Career Research Project will help students gain background knowledge about their chosen career, practice their research, writing and oral presentation skills as well as keep classroom engagement high.

This 20 Page Resource Includes:

  • Detailed Teacher Instructions
  • Career Research Assignment Sheet
  • 2 Types of Assessment Rubrics {Levels 1 - 4 and Points Based}
  • 6 Graphic Organizers (Student Research and Teacher Organization)
  • Research Assistance - American and Canadian career website links provided
  • Individual PDFs of student pages for uploading to Google Classroom or other online learning management systems
  • Google Slides Version for 1:1 schools

Teacher Feedback

  1. "Love Love Love THIS! Thank you so much for sharing! My 8th graders love the activities and I felt like they were engaged with this unit the entire time!"
  2. "This was an awesome product! I did this with my students and I am amazed at the end product! I also really enjoyed how my students got to research something that they are interested in and their presentations to the class were a huge success. They are required to research and find a great amount of detail about the career of their choosing which I think was really great for them to develop these skills. "
  3. "I used this during distance learning for my gr. 8 classes. I enjoyed the easy-to-use layout and found that it gave me great insights into my student's future plans and helped them to better understand their goals. As we did this during distance learning, the oral part was a personally recorded video that they submitted."
  4. "This is probably one of the best resources I have ever purchased! This project was perfect for my 7th graders to keep them engaged and help them to feel successful in research. Research can be a BEAR, and this made it SO MUCH FUN! So thankful I came across this!"
  5. "One of my favourite sellers by far. Lessons are always clear, visually appealing, and engaging, this one is no different. Thank you!"

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.
Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.


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