It's Hard for Teen-Agers to Think About Lifetime Careers. BSU Upward Bound's Career Exploration Program Helps

Introduction / How Career Exploring Works
Two Students' Stories
/ Resources 

One of Julie Bú's challenges in her academic-year Upward Bound program at Caldwell High School is helping her college-bound students think about careers.   
      Commuting 30 miles to Caldwell, a rural community with a significant Latino population, from Boise State University's TRIO office five days a week, Julie spends an hour a day in class with students who choose her Upward Bound course as one of their electives.  That choice means they intend to attend college. Julie's role is to help them get there.
     "In considering which college to aim for, it helps to know what you want to do," observes Bú. "It is hard to think what you want to do for a living when you haven't been exposed to a large number of careers."  It is that dilemma that inspired her to design an assignment to explore possible careers. 
     How Career Exploring Works explains the steps involved. Two Students' Stories shares thoughts from program participants.  And the Resources section offers more information for others interested in starting such a program. 
    Julie Bú believes this program would also work with college freshmen. 

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