CareerConnect Round Up – March 21, 2018

CareerConnect Round Up – March 21, 2018
March 22, 2018 GWHS

CareerConnect Round Up – March 21, 2018

Ms. Ozee’s High School of Business students completed their most recent project by presenting to an audience of industry professionals, including Stanley Marketplace and the City of Denver Office of Economic Development. Over the last four weeks, students learned about responsible development, innovative practices, and strategies to bring different communities together. Students proposed several innovative businesses to Stanley, including a cultural DIY art studio, an activity space specializing in serving people with disabilities, a comic book store, and a men’s clothing boutique. The top presenters will be invited to the April Retail Sector Partner Meeting to share their proposals with managers from some of Denver’s top businesses.

Being able to sell yourself and having a personal brand is a top skill that most Colorado employers look for in potential employees. Over the last three weeks, students from Mr. Barotz’s Accounting Class have been meeting one on one with Mr. Geisel to share their Personal Elevator Speeches. These Meaningful Career Conversations are designed not only to help students practice the art of the pitch, but also to give students the opportunity to share their skills, goals, and plans for life after high school. Providing students with an authentic opportunity to share their ICAP is an action step on the school’s UIP, and Mr. Geisel was thrilled to engage with students in such a positive and productive way.

Lastly, CareerConnect is preparing close to 40 students to participate in summer CareerLaunch Internships. Over the last two weeks, students participated in a 16-hour Traits of a Young Professional workshop, ensuring that all students have support and a strong foundation before stepping into the professional environments of their internships. GWHS students performed incredibly well and will do an amazing job supporting the medical and business sectors with Denver’s top employers! We can’t wait to hear about their experiences.

If you have any questions about CareerConnect, please contact Gideon Geisel at gideon_geisel@dpsk12.org or 720-423-8609.

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