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Career Exploration

KML offers an annual Career Exploration Day for the junior class. The purpose of this career day is to give those students an opportunity to explore various occupations. Juniors will attend pre-selected career presentations given by people who actually work in these fields, providing a chance to ask questions about specific careers. This day is NOT meant to entertain, provide college information, or job shadowing possibilities, but it IS intended to give general information on specific careers and perhaps open the possibility of additional career alternatives. We try to schedule a good balance of career options – some hands-on, some computer-related, various medical occupations, etc.

Alumni, do you think your current career would be of interest to our junior class? If you are willing to be a presenter, please contact Mrs. Dorothy Martin in KML Student Services at dorothy.martin@kmlhs.org or 262-677-4051 x1123.

Location and date:
Career Day is usually scheduled on a Friday in mid-February using both gymnasiums and the cafeteria.

Schedule:
An 18-minute presentation given 3 to 4 times depending on the number of juniors signed up for each specific presentation.

Suggested presentation outline:
Short introduction of yourself
     Name
     Graduating class, if a KML alum
     Background—education, on-the-job experience (how long)
Pose 4-6 questions that focus students on the core of your presentation
Present the career
     How one can serve the Lord through this occupation
     Specific requirements
    
Skills and abilities with which the Lord has blessed you that are required to be successful
     Some humorous anecdotes about incidents on the job
     Projects, circumstances, etc., that you have encountered during your career
     Off-shoot occupations that might be possible from this career
     Type of training necessary
     If you won the lottery, why you would continue working at this career even without pay

The above suggestions do not necessarily have to be presented in that order and you do not have to cover them all. However, we would like to see you focus on the blessings of your career and the challenges that make your job one that you look forward to every day. Try not to make the earning potential a main focus. In fact, if possible, do not even talk about salaries. Wrap up and provide about three minutes for questions. Attempt to have a flowing, fast-paced presentation that will last about 15 minutes.

Most importantly, as you plan your presentation, try to put yourself in the place of the juniors to whom you will present. Some of them definitely do not want to be there. Can you put together a presentation that will grab most of them?