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 Career Exploration Opportunities (CEO) Program

Discover your interests, learn about a career, and experience a career before you go to college

Overview of program:

The CEO program  is a Career Program for Stevenson High School students that enables freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors to explore careers in a variety of professions and businesses, and through these experiences, gain the knowledge and confidence necessary for making future career decisions.
The program encompasses many different aspects, all designed to educate the students on career directions and choices.
  • Professional Career presentations.  Throughout the year, we schedule professionals to come in and speak to individual classrooms or groups regarding a specific career or industry.
  • Career Days.  During the Spring, we have day-long career-specific (such as Engineering and Science) Career Days where numerous professionals come in and present in an auditorium during all class periods. Students attend with their class and/or are encouraged to attend during a free or lunch period.
  • Career Fair.  We hold a biennial Career Fair in which over a hundred different representatives from all types of careers are available to talk one-on-one with students and discuss all areas of their profession. 
  • Internships.  Throughout the year and summer, we can provide students with information on available internships in the area.
  • Career and Job Shadowing.  Students can participate in a half-day to full day job shadow with a mentor in a career field in which they have interest in.  This is a very valuable learning experience and can provide excellent opportunities to establish professional contacts for college internships, employment recommendations, as well as they are a great addition to college applications.
  • CareerExcursions!  Students participate in career related field trips throughout the year on designated Stevenson Field Trip days.  Please see the CareerExcursions! page for more information.
The first step is to fill out an application.  Applications can be found on this page or in the College and Career Center at Stevenson High School.  After receipt of the application, you will be contacted to set up a personal appoinment.

Professions that are available for Job Shadows:
 
*Physician                                                      *Biomedical Engineer
*Marketing Executive                                  *Actuary
*Mechanical Engineer                                 *Opthamologist
*Financial Analyst                                        *Food Scientist
*Logistics Manager                                       *Executive Chef
*Speech Therapist                                        *Technology Sales Executive
*Vetinary Medicine                                      *Architect
*Chiropractor                                                 *Interior Design
*Lawyer                                                           *Advertising Executive
*Public Relations Executive                        *Physical Therapist
*Sports Trainer                                              *Occupational Therapist
*Investment Banking                                    *Stock Analyst
*Computer Programming                            *Nursing
*Nutrition/Dietitian                                      *Broadcasting
*Dentistry                                                        *Film/Production
*Psychology                                                     *Social Worker
*Sotware Engineer                                         *Management
*Biologist                                                          *Many more....
 
Different professions are added frequently.  If you do not see a particular area of interest on the list, please discuss this during your appointment.

Interest Inventories

Need help finding the major you want to pursue in college or what type of job you want to have in the future? Use these assesment tools designed to match your interests with career options. Though accessible to all students, freshmen were formally introduced to the Career Interest Profiler in Naviance during advisory beginning with the Class of 2012. All sophomores take the PLAN test which has an interest inventory component. Students wanting insight about themselves and/or clearer view of the world-of-work should spend some time reflecting on the results and eploring and learning about careers on Naviance.

Occupational Outlook Handbook


The link below will connect you to the current Occupational Outlook Handbook. This website provides job descriptions, in addition to detailing the following: earnings, training and education needed, working conditions, skills required, advancement opportunities, projected growth, related jobs, and sources of additional information, including websites.

Occupational Outlook Handbook


Upcoming Events:
Career Days
May 28th-30th
All Day
Recital Hall

May 28th-Careers in Medicine and Healthcare
May 29th-Careers in STEM
May 30th-Careers in Business
More information to follow


Now accepting Career Shadow
Applications for Summer 2014!

Documents:

Career Shadow Application Form

Teacher Recommendation Form


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 Announcements:




Please see the CEO bulletin board
outside of the CCC for details on
internships and jobs available
to students


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For information on the
Career Exploration Opportunities Program
please contact:
Diane Willock
Business Liaison
847-415-4125
dwillock@d125.org
 
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