Career Exploration

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    Work
    If it is your intention to join the work force when you graduate, there are a number of things you need to do to prepare. If you have not completed a resume as part of a course at school, this needs to be done. Interviewing skills need to be reviewed. Your counselor is available to assist with all of this.



    Military Service
    If you are thinking of the military as an option for after high school, you will need to and want to:

    • Take the ASVAB offered each year by the Armed Services.
    • Arrange to speak with the recruiter for the branch of the service that interests you. This can be done through the Counseling Center. We will have the recruiter meet with you in the Career Center. If you would like to arrange further meetings, we suggest having the recruiter meet with you in your home so that your parents can understand the process and have the opportunity to ask questions.

    Other Opportunities
    Some students may be unsure of what they wish to do upon completion of high school. Others may need some time off before continuing on with their education, and yet do not want to spend this time working at a local fast food restaurant. One alternative is…

    AmeriCorps - A volunteer program which offers individuals the opportunity to work in an area of community need. AmeriCorps includes both the VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) and NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps.) Volunteers do earn money, as well as credit for college expenses. Geneseo has had one recent high school graduate serve in AmeriCorps prior to his freshman year in college.

     

    How We Can Help...


     

    Career/College Search Software

    Career Search Links

    http://careercoach.monroecc.edu/

    Career Coach is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.

    www.careerzone.ny.gov

    http://www.mappingyourfuture.org

    www.careers.org

    www.bls.gov/oco