Mrs. Nixon and students discussing college information

College Counseling

Careers

‘Exploring Posts’: A Unique Career Exploration Program

09/14/2021

Exploring Posts give students the opportunity to learn about careers associated with local area companies and organizations. Exploring is an affiliate of Boy Scouts of America and has been offering valuable connections to real-world career exploration to Indy and Bishop Chatard students for many years.

Eli Lilly, BSA Lifestructures and One America are just a few of the companies offering Exploring Posts, many of which start this week! But students can register anytime. Guidebooks are being distributed to Sophomores and Juniors, and are also available for any student to pick up in the Guidance Office.
Info and registration also available at www.crossroadsbsa.org/programs/exploring/

Video Series #12: Utilizing Personality Assessments

11/23/2020

Mrs. Nixon explains using personality assessments to discover your strengths and interests, always important when considering a career.

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Video Series Episode #2: Career Exploration/Choosing a Major

09/21/2020

The second in this series introduces SCOIR and how it helps students recognize their career interests and aptitudes.

Choosing A Major

Direct Employers Institute: Job Shadowing, Internships, Summer Stem Program

05/14/2019

Direct Employers Institute’s offers three types of programs to introduce students in high school to STEM careers.

STEM YES!
This summer program provides students who are low-income, from underrepresented groups, and have disabilities, the opportunity to gain hands-on project-based experiences and workplace learning opportunities with local employers to prepare them to enter high wage careers in STEM and explore business practices with local employers.

During each session, students develop competencies in teamwork, business planning, presentation skills, social etiquette, soft skills and career, and college preparation, while exploring and learning about the various fields that STEM has to offer. Job shadowing (at sites such as Eli Lilly, Salesforce, Duke Realty, Dow AgroSciencews, IUPUI Forensic Science and more), research, projects, information technology, and more opportunities are included!

Job Shadows and Internships

An important part of the organization’s mission is to arrange for local employers to provide one-day to one-week job shadowing opportunities, predominantly for students in grades 8-10, and one to two semester-long internship experiences for students in grades 11 and 12.

Workplace Simulation Program

The Workplace Simulation Program is a project in which we bring central and southern Indiana employers and schools together to show underrepresented and underexposed students what a career in STEM looks like. This program allows the students to apply their classroom learning to a real STEM problem during school hours and under the guidance and mentorship of STEM professionals

 

What is Direct Employers Institute?

DirectEmployers Institute is a nonprofit organization that enables middle and high school students to explore STEM careers with Central Indiana employers. With a focus on serving Central Indiana students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged due to underrepresentation or disabilities, the foundation’s mission is to inspire and prepare the next generation to meet the needs of a more diverse global workforce.

Read more about programs at the institute at  directemployersfoundation.org .