Grace Solomita, Guidance and Transition Coordinator
Career Week is always an exciting time at Aaron School! Students and staff participated in several lessons, activities, and school wide events to promote career exploration. This year Career Week was held at 30th street from March 21st – March 25th.
Career Week was kicked off on Monday, March 21st with a school wide event. On this day, teachers gave presentations to each of their classes educating them about careers that relate to the subject of the class. Key pieces of information that were included in each presentation were the career’s average salary and how it varies based on a number of factors, the education needed to obtain the career, the job description, and special skills that would make a person successful in the career. Students thoroughly enjoyed learning about the multitude of careers available to them after they graduate from Aaron and took comfort in being reminded that it is never too late to change your mind about what you would like to do for work. Wednesday, March 23rd was another special day as it was “Dress for Success Day.” Students were educated about the different types of professional attire on Monday and Tuesday and were asked to utilize what they learned and come to school dressed in outfits they thought were appropriate for a professional environment. The students and staff looked even more stylish and professional than usual in their business attire!
On top of the school wide events, every Advance class for the week was dedicated to a Career Week lesson that related to the theme of the grade. The themes were as follows:
Grade 8- Career Exploration
Grade 9- Resume Writing
Grade 10- Interviews and Interview Questions
Grade 11- Employment as a young adult or student
Grade 12- Career Recap
Some other topics that were discussed throughout the week include taxes, volunteering, and the process of determining a career that is best fit. We cannot wait for Career Week 2023!