Final Part 2: Your Career Aspirations

posted by: Mr. Bergquist 22 January 2012 No Comment

Preparing for your Future with Computer Science

Part 2: Your Career Aspirations - 15 Project Points
(at least 1 page long with 2 paragraphs of 5 sentences each – total at least 10 good sentences)

Assignment: create an MS Word document that expresses your current career focus and develop your career page using the specific questions below.  The goal is for you to identify what next areas of study including computer science that you should pursue to help you better reach your full potential, developing pathways to reach your current career goals. The resulting paper should be at least 1 page long with at least 2 paragraphs of 5 sentences each (total at least 10 good sentences).  Include specific examples and as many detail as you can find.  Add your work to the Word file you started previously in our class period’s shared Writable Folder, named “Final Careers – <your name>.docx” adding this work as the Part 2 section clearly.

  1. What are some of the things you will look for in a career and why? (Money? Travel? Flexibility?)
  2. If you had to pick a career path today, what would it be?  Why?
  3. Research what kind of training that career path requires — is college the best way to reach your goals?  Describe at least two paths to get where you want to go.  Mention specific schools or programs you are interested in.
  4. Describe all the ways in which you imagine you will use computing in this future path.

 

Resources:

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  • Computer Science II: Programming (Creative Computing ), requires success in Alg I (one Semester)
  • Advanced Placement Computer Science – AP CS, requires success in Alg II (year long)
  • Projects in CS, requires completion of AP CS (Semester or year long)

Business

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  • AP Microeconomics
  • Marketing 1-4 & Lab

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  • Principles of Engineering

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