Tuesday, May 23
Final semester test
Due by Tuesday, May 30
Thank you letter to your interviewers. E-mail it to me.
Use the template in your job interview preparation packet
Tuesday, May 16
Prepare for mock interviews final
Complete job application
Compile portfolio for mock interviews according to instructions
Read all materials to prepare for final exam
Final Internship Mock Interviews instructions and materials
Tuesday, May 9
Effective workplace communication skills
What NOT to say
Glossary of work terminology
Due Tuesday, May 16
Write a letter to your boss
Tuesday, April 4
Learning styles exercise
Due Tuesday, May 9
1. Write the final draft of your cover letter
2. Read "Out of Time"
Write a 2-3 paragraph response:
Describe some techniques you use to relieve or alleviate stress
3. Identify at least four stressful situations and how you may respond to them, using the following chart
Tuesday, March 28
Refer to updated template
Due Tuesday, April 4
Final draft of Resume
Complete "Learning Style Profile"
Complete "Learning Style Summary"
Complete reading and response to "Luis's Story"
Tuesday, March 21
How to get the job you want
Preparing for interviews: questions they may ask
How to find a job with no work experience
How to answer the "experience" question
Write a cover letter in response to a job ad
You may use this template
Tuesday, March 14
How to fill out job and college applications
Sample applications and discussion
How to write a good resume
Type your resume. You may use the following template, or obtain your own
Tuesday, February 21
Work in group research project. You will prepare a presentation about a person, present or past, who truly embodies the characteristics of a leader that we have discussed.
Must be a real person, living or deceased, not a fictional character
Must have contributed in a positive manner to his/her immediate or broad community
His/her influence must have been significant.
The presentation must include the person's leadership qualities
The presentation must include the person's specific contributions to society
The presentation must include visual aids such as a slide show, posters, graphics, etc.
Continue working on project
Be ready to present on Tuesday, March 8
Tuesday, February 14
Special presentation from Scott Jennings, SFC:
Write a one page response (4-5 paragraphs) to today's presentation. Some guiding questions are:
How would you rate the presentation? The presenters?
What did you learn through this presentation?
Are there any thoughts and questions you would like to address?
What other presentations would you be interested in? Which careers would you like represented by speakers?
Please type your response in MLA format with correct headings
Please pay attention to proper spelling, grammar and usage. Edit and revise.
Tuesday, February 7
Qualities of a leader
Complete assignment 1 in "Qualities of a Leader" unit
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Read and discuss "Why Following your passion is the Worst Kind of Career"
Complete activity: "Starting a Lawn Care Business"
Finish "Starting a Lawn Care Business"
Complete "Saving, Investing and Risk management" unit
Tuesday, January 24
Log into http://www.imaginejafinancepark.org/
Complete the post-training survey
You may only complete this survey of you attended the JA field trip
If you were not in class, please log in from home.
If you need your log-in information, please e-mail me.
Watch video: "This is Exactly What's Wrong with this Generation"
Complete note-taking chart thoroughly
Finish note-taking chart and responses
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
"Being an Entrepreneur" semester project presentation
Due Tuesday, January 24
Complete college articles response assignment
Articles to be read:
"The Case Against College Education"
"Actually, College is Very Much Worth It"
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Work on "Being an Entrepeneur" group project
Create and e-mail 5 slide power point presentation that includes the names of your group members
Prepare your class project/presentation due next Tuesday, January 9
Refer to the rubric given in class
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Group work and whole class discussion: sharing your theoretical budget
Discuss and make notes for your small group project "Being an Entrepeneur"
Due Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Read and annotate the article "The Real Reason New College Grads can't be Hired"
Complete the note-taking chart
Research practical information and advice to bring back to your group "entrepeneur" project
Items to Research:
What initial investment would you need for your business?
Where/how would you get that money for your initial investment?
Pay attention to the items in your handout including logo and what will set your business apart from others
What will make your business/product attractive to teenagers?
How will you sell/advertise your product?
Research information about small businesses that might be similar to the one you have in mind. How did the business start?
What worked to keep that business going?
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
The case of the rapidly shrinking salary:
Due Tuesday, December 13
Complete the assignment, "How prepared will you be to live on your own?"
Extended response should be at least 3 paragraphs, typed, in MLA format
California Tax schedule
Federal tax schedule
Calculate your state and federal taxes according to the above schedules. For the other items, follow these guidelines:
Social Security: 6.2%
Local tax: 0.1%
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
What are taxes?
Lesson Three: Taxes and My Income
What Are Taxes? Overview
Complete chart and response "Career Choices"