Q2 Activities

- Education and Career Research -

Do you think outside of the box when it comes to a career? 

  • Dirty Jobs - "profiles the unsung American laborers who make their living in the most unthinkable —yet vital — ways". Click Here to be directed to the website
    • Snake WranglerSeason 4,  Episode 17: Mike goes to Texas and works at a snake farm learning how to raise some of the biggest and most dangerous snakes in the world!
    • Vomit Island - Season 3, Episode 15: Mike Rowe gets dirty as he braves the untamed world of Vomit Island, a place where few have ever been and even fewer would ever want to go. Mike's mission is to help band and count newly hatched Herons on the poo covered island.

Music of the Heart - Have you thought about the field of education? Consider the true story of Roberta Guaspari and the Opus 118 Harlem School of Music.  After a divorce,  Roberta needed a job to support her boys and an old friend from high school  recommends her to the head teacher of a school in East Harlem. Despite a degree in music education, Roberta has little experience in actual music teaching, but she's taken on as a substitute violin teacher.

Nuttin' But Stringz - Damien and Tourie Escobar began studying violin at ages 8 and 7 as youth in Queens, New York. They dared to "think outside of the box" and combined the violin skills learned as youth with their love for hip-hop and created a unique sound.

Read their bio or watch a performance

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Will you continue your education after high-school?

Year UpA one-year, intensive training program that provides urban young adults 18-24, with a unique combination of technical and professional skills, college credits, an educational stipend and corporate internship.  The program enables them to move on to full-time employment and higher education. Year Up is about providing opportunities for young adults to demonstrate their true potential.

The Princeton ReviewThe site gives you tools for high school, college and beyond including various test prep options.  Searching for the right college? Browse the college rankings section, evaluate different schools, and pick the best match to meet your educational goals. 

Higher Education No Longer Guarantees Financial SecurityWe are in the beginning of a new phase in the relationship between jobs and education argues the author of this article.  He believes the supply of university graduates is increasing while the demand for educated labor is being reconfigured by technology.  Will technology take-over your future job duties? Do you believe this is good or bad for the labor market?  Will it ultimately create new jobs or cause massive unemployment?

Howard Community College

Maryland Educational Opportunity Center

All State Career

The Art Institutes

Full Sail University

Scholarship Search -
Howard Community College gave us a list of scholarship websites, and we conducted research using information given during their visit to our classroom.  Students chose three sites to visit and explore out of a list of 28 sites.

Reality Check!
- Imagine how you want to live once you're on your own. Will you buy a car? Where will you live? Do you go to the movies or sports events most every weekend? Remember, it's your life, you can do whatever you want . . . OR CAN YOU?  You may be surprised at how much your so-called dream life will cost.  What type of training or education will you need in order to find a career that supports your lifestyle?

This website is dedicated exclusively to helping you discover a career direction that best matches your personality style using a step-by-step guide in finding the occupation that best matches your personality style. Specifically, the occupation that best matches your interests, skills, values and behavioral traits.

To help you select a career direction and develop a career plan, you will be guided in completing five exercises generally considered by most career guidance counselors to be necessary steps.  These steps include:

Step 1: Define your personality style

Step 2: Identify possible career options

Step 3: Research your career options

Step 4: Select a career goal

Step 5: Develop a career plan