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High school students explore careers at Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College

June 25, 2008

Rising 10th graders from Battlefield, Manassas Park and Osbourn high schools will meet at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College the week of June 23 for the Career Learning and Exploration Achieves Rewards (CLEAR) program. CLEAR is a free, one-week summer day camp designed to help high school students explore career options. To learn more, call Alicia Grande at 703-530-8251.

Monday:  The students will visualize the perfect job and discuss what it takes to attain that dream position. They will also analyze their personality traits and how those characteristics relate to career choices.

Tuesday:  The students will explore careers on the Internet and create a list of pros and cons for specific jobs. They will begin a PowerPoint presentation of the information they have collected to be given to the group at the end of the week.

Wednesday:  The students will visit the Potomac Nationals stadium to learn about careers in sports.

Thursday:  The students will discuss interviewing skills, resumes and cover letters. They will also participate in a “real world” simulation activity.

Friday:  The students will showcase what they have learned about themselves and their career options. They will also hear from a panel of professionals about how to create a successful action plan. At noon, the students will enjoy a celebratory lunch and awards ceremony.

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