Career Fair Hacks Challenge (mini course, distance learning)

Career In STEM
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9th - 12th, Homeschool
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Career fairs can be an intimidating experience for teens, but fear not! This Career Fair Challenge removes the fear of the unknown to help high school students get noticed, and get a job.

The Career Fair Challenge is an in-depth and interactive Google Slides guide (also provided as a PDF) on how to prepare for and act during a career fair. Each year Career In STEM attends career fairs around the country, and this Challenge is chock full of all the insider tips from actual employers and recruiters that we have gleaned along the way. Helpful checklists, templates, and step-by-step video directions created specifically for this mini course to give teens the critical insights needed to rock the job fair! In the Career Fair Hacks Challenge students will progress independently through 16 modules, each with video and application questions:


Do Your Research

How to Research

Resumes, Resumes, Resumes

How to Write a Resume

Sample Resume

What Time to Show Up

Why NOT Be Fashionably Late

Bring a Tote

What to (and NOT to) Wear

Where to Get Professional Clothes

The Pitch

Developing Your Pitch

Follow Up

Follow Up Template

Career Fair Hacks checklist

This Career Fair Challenge scaffolds students independently through all aspects of a career fair with online and offline activities for students to practice the skills taught. This Challenge is provided as one cohesive Google Slides and PDF document with embedded links to corresponding online activities for easy uploading and sharing in your online classroom!

Supports CCSS.RST.6-8.9 and TEKS.LA.6.5.B, TEKS.LA.7.5.E, TEKS.LA.8.5.E.

More Job Shadow & Career Readiness Resources!

- Job Shadow Agreement Form, English & Spanish - FREE!

- Job Shadow Bundle (editable templates, presentation, scavenger hunt, and more!)

- How to Write a Professional Email Lesson and Game

- Job Shadow Scavenger Hunt

- Job Shadow Employer FAQ Infographic & Email Letter Templates

- Job Shadow Presentation Project

- Student Information Form - back to school questionnaire & parent volunteer form

- Job Shadow Career Exploration Challenge

- Virtual Job Shadow STEM Project Canva Template

Want valuable download & go resources to help you effortlessly integrate STEM career exploration? Then get a copy of my FREE Quick Start STEM Career Exploration Kit!

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42 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 hours
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