There’s no better way to explore a career than through the eyes of an insider. That’s why the Consortium launched Career Journeys, a series of video interviews with people in occupations spanning 16 industry clusters that the U.S. Department of Labor established to track employment trends. Our guests answer questions that students investigating careers would ask during any job-shadow, including:
- How they became interested in their fields
- What skills make them especially suited for their work
- What advice they’d give interested students
- What they love about their jobs, and even what they don’t like so much.
Categories for our interviews are broad, taking in multiple industries and many careers. Some jobs straddle more than one, so it’s worthwhile to just browse the library. We’re expanding it regularly, so check back often. Adults using these resources to help students explore careers may find it helpful to use the Career Journeys Supplemental Materials we’ve prepared for teachers and counselors.