Learn to Reach Out

How can social media help my career? Explore the world of networking through a lesson about professional organizations. The fourth of six career and college readiness lessons has seniors research organizations in their professions of choice before conducting informational interviews with a member of a professional organization.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • If you belong to a teaching-focused professional organization, talk with the class about it and describe its purpose
  • Invite someone from a local professional organization to speak to the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Allow extra time for interviews, as they may be difficult for pupils to set up during school
  • Provide Internet access for the first two days of the lesson to facilitate social media use
Pros

  • The resource introduces a topic often left out of career readiness curricula
  • Learners gain interviewing experience and an appreciation for social media as a networking tool
Cons

  • None