Professional Development for 21st Century Success Program

Professional Development for 21st Century Success Program (Seniors Only)

Contact Information 
Mrs. Jennifer Donovan, Career Development Facilitator
Phone: (708) 585-1080

This program helps students' prepare for college, choose a career path, develop job search skills, create resumes and cover letters, and how to job interview. In addition, students are also taught how to seek financial aid and scholarship information for post-secondary education.

Prerequisite: None

Open to: 12

Length: 1 semester

Credit: .5

Many students enter senior year of high school not knowing which career field they would like to pursue after graduation. Professional Development for 21st Century Success is a unique program designed to assist students in self-reflection and self-assessment giving each student an opportunity to:

  1. Make confident decisions about future careers
  2. Strengthen professionalism skills; and
  3. Develop career-building strategies.

Extensive instruction on developing electronic, traditional and Web resumes as well as cover letters, and successful interviewing strategies are main priorities in this course. Multiple guest speakers will provide insight into a variety of topics related to the students' career, personal and professional management. Students will use a variety of technology and software to help them find the right career, explore different career options, or plan future education and training. Consistent emphasis will also be placed on personal development while each student will be given the opportunity to develop the necessary skills to build important professional qualities such as image building, team building, interpersonal skills, critical thinking and decision making skills, as well as a strong work ethic.