Portfolio Activities & Assignments
Unit 1 - Why Am I Here?
The following sheets and assignments should be included in your Career Development Portfolios.
1. "Getting to know Yourself"
self-survey on Values (this handout is only available as a paper copy at this time)
2. Your 15 year Plan.
Write a journal entry that describes where you see yourself by the time your are 30 years old. This assignment may be completed on loose leaf or by using the handout attached below.
Include: Where will you live? What is your marital status?
Do you have a family (kids)? Do you have a house? apartment? Box in the park?
What is your job? What do you do for leisure?
(Include anything else you wish)
3. Vocabulary Sheets (Yellow and Blue levels)
Mastering more of the English language demonstrates a desire for learning and will give potential employers the impression that you are prepared to work in a professional environment. This is why such tests are included in the SAT exams. To show your participation in this activity you should include the two vocab quiz sheets that we did from the yellow level.
4. 'Terry's Tents and Shoe Repair' Entrepreneur Terry Whey
Read the article and answer the questions about this man who is leading the way for outdoor extreme adventures in our own province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
5. Choices, Choices, Choices
Everyone is faced with many choices everyday, ranging from what to eat for breakfast to what to do for the rest of their lives. Here are a few worksheets to explore the decision making process and the implications that may result from the choices we make.
6. Using Your Experiences
These are two worksheets that ask students to list a few of the characteristics, activities and achievements they have recognized in themselves and asks them to think, "how could this apply to my career choices in the future?"
7. Lords of Dogtown video
"When will we ever need to know this?" The whiney high schooler's favorite question. Well..... this video shows that sometimes you can make a career out of any hobby or interest. So don't complain about learning new things or trying new experiences. It may just lead you to your life's pursuit.
And of course there is an assignment sheet to go along with the journey!
6. Canada's Federal Election
As a way to participate in the October 19th Federal Election, the students at Mealy Mountain got to take part in the Students Vote program supported by Elections Canada. By the end of these activities the students get to cast their vote as a part of the Mealy Mountain Collegiate riding and this was reported during the election coverage on CBC. There are a number of worksheets in this program that will be a part of the Career Portfolios:
9. Unit Summative Assignment
Complete the handout which covers questions from the first unit of the text. This will include important definitions and concepts that we have covered so far in class.
Along with the content of this unit, we also completed a number of the Career Cruising Assignments during this time. Each of these can be done with the help of the Career Cruising site. The general login is user: mmc password: goosebay
3. "How do I make Choices" - This worksheet should help you figure out if you are a logical reasoner or if you tend to be more impulsive in your choices.
4. Researching Careers Worksheet - this will help discover which fields of work you are more inclined towards by answering some simple choice questions and creating a graph of the results. As part 2 of this assignment students are to research 3 different types of jobs that would be involved in each area of work shown on the sheet. This gives students a better understanding of some of the range of careers that are available and what is meant by each area when we discuss them in class. (this handout is only available as a paper copy at this time)
5. Complete the worksheet below with your experiences in the left hand column and the things your have learned from that experience that can help with your career choices listed in the right hand column.