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  1. Career Planning Arlene L. Connelly, Director of Youth Services OIC of Broward County

  2. WHAT ARE MY CAREER GOALS? HOW DO I DEVELOP THEM? • Self-Assessment • Assess your own personal characteristics--your skills and interests, your likes and dislikes, and your strengths and weaknesses • Match your "profile" to a specific job or career goal • Identify aspects of your present and past jobs that will help you determine your career goals

  3. Make your educational journey Count… • Find out the requirements for your career • The educational level • The amount of time expected for completion of your education • Expected salary

  4. New career Options • Check out the listing for: • Employment trends • The expected growth in your career • How difficult it is to get into that field • The highest paying career within that field • The expected wages in that career

  5. Developing a Career Blueprint • After finding a desired career • Find the list of schools which teach your career of interest • Find grants & scholarships to supplement your Take Stock Scholarship that will help in your efforts to obtain your career • Find a mentor in your field of interest, so you can shadow them Dream… create… act…

  6. What can I be doing now to prepare for my future? • Identify my strongest and weakest subjects • Build on my G.P.A. • Seek opportunities to learn and explore your interest! • Get involved in your school and community

  7. How do I maximize my opportunities? Discover… Act… • What’s your passion? • What’s your motivation? • Identify your road map • Research • Plan • Connect • Prioritize • Create a vision board • Shadow a mentor

  8. 13 Careers for the next decade • Federal-Government Manager • Higher-Education Administrator • Program Evaluator • Corporate Executive Specializing in Global Business Development or Managing Global Workforces • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist • Immigration Expert • Researcher (Warning: After getting that PhD in hard science and math, you may need a one- to two-year postdoctoral position) • Energy: • Genomics: • Neurophysics: • Diagnostic Imaging: • Pollution Control: • Health-Informatics Specialist • Optometrist • Genetic Counselor • Patient Advocate • Physical Therapist • Veterinarian