Career Exploration and Research Project


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 as well as individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning i.e. Google Classroom.

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

***********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 am working on Career Development with my Occupational Course of Study class and we are starting this on 2/15/2018. I feel this will help the students learn or become aware of their future goals and it has the assessment tools already linked in the package. Very affordable.”

4. “We used this in our Advisory toward the end of the year, and it was really great to have something very applicable to our students’ lives. It kept them engaged, and we ended up learning a few really surprising things about our students.”


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