CareerConnect Round Up – March 2017
February has been a busy month for CareerConnect. Our CareerX Job Exploration events have seasonally slowed down, but we were fortunate to partner with LinkedIn to offer students 3 hours of personalized instruction from LinkedIn staff to teach students the importance of networking, building a personal brand, and having a post-secondary plan. Students completed the first session by activating a LinkedIn account and creating a personal summary statement. Students reported that the summary statement was easy to complete because it was identical to the elevator speeches they write and deliver in class on Fridays.
High School of Business Economics’ students held their second Day of Presentation to industry partners and stakeholders. Students were tasked with developing innovation and decision-making skills as they determined the best use for a vacant property in the neighborhood. It was a fantastic opportunity for students to practice their presentation skills and communicate their ideas clearly. We’re grateful to our audience – participants from Denver’s Office of Economic Development, Southwest Airlines, Johns Manville, Councilwoman Marybeth Susman, and GWHS parent and mentor Maggie Miller, to name a few – for taking the time to help our students grow, and for providing an authentic experience.