High School Modules

Ages 15 – 18 (High School)Being Trustworthy | Citizen University

Transition from High School to Work

Citizen University modules challenge high school students to:
Understand skills and interests;
Develop interviewing skills; and
Pursue internships and part-time work.

Identifying and clarifying expectations related to potential careers to make you more successful once you are working in your chosen field.

Thinking – You’ll learn about two areas where you should gain an understanding of your career expectations.

Feeling – You’ll talk about whether or not you have career expectations and how you feel about them.

Doing – You’ll expand your knowledge and clarify your career expectations by researching at least one career-related area.

Creating work sample portfolios to help prospective employers understand your skills and experience.

Thinking – You’ll learn about some of the typical components in work sample portfolios. You’ll also learn about how to organize your portfolio.

Feeling – You’ll talk about how you and your prospective employers would feel if you had a high quality work sample portfolio.

Doing – You’ll identify the components required for your work sample portfolio and begin creating it.

Understanding the benefits of joining professional associations and researching ones that may be of interest to you.

Thinking – You’ll learn about the many benefits of joining a professional association, even as a student. You’ll also be introduced to some resources for looking into professional associations.

Feeling – You’ll talk about what being in a professional association would do for you and how it would make you feel.

Doing – You’ll research at least one professional association of interest to you.

Researching prospective employers and positioning yourself to make decisions about the best matches for you.

Thinking – You’ll talk about how to learn about prospective employers.

Feeling – You’ll explore how you feel about gaining knowledge about potential employers.

Doing – You’ll select an activity to help you learn more about how to successfully research prospective employers.

Understanding key aspects of corporate culture and finding companies that match your needs and expectations.

Thinking – You’ll learn about the different ways corporate culture is defined.

Feeling – You’ll talk about what type of corporate culture might be the best fit for you.

Doing – You’ll research the corporate culture of at least one company.

Understanding the elements of good resumes and cover letters and taking action to create or improve your resume and cover letter.

Thinking – You’ll learn about best practices for crafting high-quality cover letters and resumes.

Feeling – You’ll explore how you feel about drafting (or improving) cover letters and resumes.

Doing – You’ll select an activity to help equip you with a high-impact cover letter and resume (master or job-specific versions).

Understanding the elements of professional image and learning how to enhance the image you project to others.

Thinking – You’ll learn about four different things that influence a person’s professional image. You’ll also talk about the image you want to project.

Feeling – You’ll talk about how you feel about your professional image, and how prospective employers might feel about the image you currently project.

Doing – You’ll identify opportunities to improve your professional image, and take actions on the ones that are most important.

Creating a Professional Image Guide – FREE DOWNLOAD!

Assessing your interviewing skills and taking action to improve them.

Thinking – You’ll learn about opportunities to enhance your skills before, during, and after the interview.

Feeling – You’ll talk about how you feel when you interview for a job and whether or not there is anything you want to feel better about.

Doing – You’ll conduct mock interviews and identify opportunities to improve your interviewing skills.

Understanding behaviors that can create negative perceptions with employers and taking action to avoid common pitfalls.

Thinking – You’ll learn about common behaviors that are viewed negatively by employers.

Feeling – You’ll reflect on how you feel about these behaviors and how they could potentially impact your career.

Doing – You’ll select an activity to help you avoid these common pitfalls during your years of employment.

Learning how to develop a healthy and productive relationship with a boss, now or in the future.

Thinking – You’ll learn about things that you can do to develop a strong working relationship with your boss. You’ll also learn about some things you can do to help your boss be a good manager.

Feeling – You’ll talk about how you feel about working for someone, and about how you’d like your boss to feel about you.

Doing – You’ll create an action plan to ensure you’re doing everything you can to build/plan for a healthy and productive working relationship with your boss.

Transition from High School to College or Trade School

 

Learning a basic career planning process and discovering types of careers that may be fun and rewarding.

Thinking – You’ll learn about a basic career planning process and talk about your interests and how they may help you identify potential careers.

Feeling – You’ll talk about your hopes, dreams, and fears related to developing a career and creating the life you want.

Doing – You’ll complete an activity designed to help you discover the types of careers that may be fun and rewarding.

Exploring Career Choices Guide – FREE DOWNLOAD

Understanding the different types of academic entrance examinations and improving your chances of being accepted at the institution of your choice.

Thinking – You’ll talk about what these tests are and what tests seem most relevant to your post-secondary plans.

Feeling – You’ll explore how you feel about taking these examinations.

Doing – You’ll select an activity to help you increase your awareness about these examinations.

Choosing a school that helps you to achieve your goals for academic success, social and lifestyle needs, and employment after graduation.

Thinking – You’ll talk about what’s important to you in terms of academic success, lifestyle interests, and job placement after college.

Feeling – You’ll discover how you feel about your priorities when it comes to academics, lifestyle interests, and placement in a job.

Doing – You’ll select an activity to help pave the way for academic success, pursuit of lifestyle interests, or placement after college.

Creating positive, supportive relationships with roommates.

Thinking – You’ll talk about why it’s important to create healthy, supportive relationships with a roommate.

Feeling – You’ll discover how creating a positive relationship with a roommate can benefit you in many ways – mentally, emotionally, and physically.

Doing – You’ll select an activity to help pave the way for a harmonious relationship with a college roommate.

Developing good habits and making sound financial decisions so you can stay in school and complete your degree.

Thinking – You’ll talk about how to wisely manage money while in college.

Feeling – You’ll explore how you feel about managing money in college.

Doing – You’ll select an activity to help you enhance your ability to manage money while in college.

Establishing behaviors that promote high academic performance.

Thinking – You’ll talk about why success in school is vital and how to enhance your chances for success when faced with increased academic challenges.

Feeling – You’ll discover how establishing behaviors that promote high academic performance makes you feel and how it feels when your performance is not at the level you want or need.

Doing – You’ll select an activity to help pave the way to academic success.

Reviewing different types of academic and personal support groups and selecting ones that might benefit you.

Thinking – You’ll talk about what’s important to you in terms of academic and personal support.

Feeling – You’ll discover how you feel about certain support opportunities.

Doing – You’ll select an activity to help you increase your awareness about these valuable support programs and resources.

Identify high-risk behaviors and implementing strategies to ensure personal safety and security.

Thinking – You’ll talk about how you can improve your safety and security at school, with a focus on five key strategies.

Feeling – You’ll discover how establishing behaviors that promote greater safety makes you feel and how it feels when you engage in high-risk behaviors.

Doing – You’ll select an activity that can help you create a more secure life at school.