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  • 2017 Career Day at Monticello High School

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    Name: 2017 Career Day at Monticello High School
    Date: November 21, 2017
    Time: 7:15 AM - 10:30 AM CST
    Event Description:

    2017 Career Day--Monticello High School
    Sponsored by: Monticello Rotary, Monticello High School & Workforce Center

    1. Career​ ​Day​ ​Purpose​ ​and​ ​Description Career​ ​Day​ ​is​ ​an​ ​informational​ ​program​ ​for​ ​high​ ​school​ ​sophomores,​ ​juniors​ ​and​ ​seniors​ ​conducted by​ ​the​ ​Rotary​ ​and​ ​Monticello​ ​High​ ​School,​ ​along​ ​with​ ​support​ ​from​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​volunteers representing​ ​career​ ​interest​ ​areas.​ ​The​ ​primary​ ​objective​ ​of​ ​Career​ ​Day​ ​is​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​interested students​ ​with​ ​the​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​discuss​ ​career​ ​related​ ​information​ ​with​ ​people​ ​currently​ ​employed in​ ​the​ ​student’s​ ​career​ ​interest​ ​area​ ​and/or​ ​with​ ​a​ ​related​ ​learning​ ​institution.
     A​ ​majority​ ​of​ ​careers​ ​represented​ ​at​ ​Career​ ​Day​ ​2017​ ​were​ ​selected​ ​on​ ​the​ ​basis​ ​of​ ​interest expressed​ ​by​ ​students.
     2. Career​ ​Day​ ​Schedule​ ​and​ ​Logistics Career​ ​Day​ ​is​ ​scheduled​ ​at​ ​Monticello​ ​High​ ​School​ ​for​ ​Tuesday,​ ​Nov.​ ​21st and​ ​will​ ​be​ ​held​ ​from​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​7:15​ ​a.m.​ ​–​ ​10:30​ ​a.m.
     ● Career​ ​reps​ ​should​ ​park​ ​their​ ​cars​ ​in​ ​the​ ​west​ ​parking​ ​lot​ ​(Little​ ​Mountain​ ​Elementary side)​ ​and​ ​enter​ ​through​ ​the​ ​canopy​ ​entrance​ ​on​ ​the​ ​west​ ​side​ ​of​ ​the​ ​building,​ ​Door​ ​#6.
    ● Career​ ​reps​ ​will​ ​convene​ ​on​ ​the​ ​high​ ​school​ ​stage​ ​at​ ​7:15​ ​a.m.
    ● Student​ ​greeters​ ​will​ ​be​ ​on​ ​hand​ ​to​ ​guide​ ​you​ ​to​ ​the​ ​room.
    ● Career​ ​reps​ ​will​ ​receive​ ​room​ ​assignment​ ​information​ ​at​ ​the​ ​check-in​ ​desk.
     Approximately​​ ​X​​ ​rooms​ ​will​ ​be​ ​available​ ​to​ ​accommodate​ ​the​ ​career​ ​groups.​ ​There​ ​will​ ​be​ ​coffee,​ ​juice, and​ ​rolls​ ​on​ ​the​ ​stage.​ ​A​ ​teacher​ ​will​ ​be​ ​assigned​ ​to​ ​each​ ​room​ ​to​ ​assist​ ​the​ ​career​ ​reps​ ​and​ ​students​ ​as needed.
    Schedule​ ​of​ ​the​ ​day:
    7:15​ ​a.m.​ ​-​ ​Check​ ​in​ ​-​ ​Main​ ​Entrance​ ​(Door​ ​#​ ​6)
    7:15​ ​-​ ​7:30​ ​a.m.​ ​-​ ​Welcome​ ​and​ ​Continental​ ​Breakfast​ ​–​ ​Auditorium
    7:35​ ​-​ ​7:40​ ​a.m.​ ​-​ ​Orientation​ ​-​ ​West​ ​Lecture
    7:45​ ​-​ ​8:35​ ​a.m.​ ​-​ ​Session​ ​1​ ​and​ ​Presentation​ ​for​ ​Grades​ ​9​ ​&​ ​10
    8:45​ ​-​ ​9:35​ ​a.m.​ ​-​ ​Session​ ​2​ ​and​ ​Presentation​ ​for​ ​Grades​ ​11​ ​&​ ​12
    9:40​ ​-​ ​10:30​ ​a.m.​ ​-​ ​Session​ ​3​ ​all​ ​grades

    Group​ ​Sessions
    3​ ​group​ ​sessions​ ​will​ ​be​ ​held​ ​in​ ​assigned​ ​rooms​ ​during​ ​the​ ​day.​ ​Each​ ​rep​ ​will​ ​be​ ​asked​ ​to​ ​take​ ​up​ ​to​ ​5 minutes​ ​to​ ​introduce​ ​themselves​ ​and​ ​their​ ​career​ ​in​ ​their​ ​assigned​ ​rooms.
    3. Career​ ​Day​ ​Preparation
    Each​ ​of​ ​the​ ​(3)​ ​sessions​ ​will​ ​be​ ​limited​ ​to​ ​approximately​ ​50​ ​minutes

    Group​ ​Session
    A​ ​group​ ​session​ ​consists​ ​of​ ​a​ ​scheduled​ ​meeting​ ​of​ ​career​ ​reps​ ​(generally​ ​representing​ ​related​ ​career areas)​ ​with​ ​several​ ​students​ ​who​ ​wish​ ​to​ ​obtain​ ​information​ ​in​ ​that​ ​general​ ​interest​ ​area.​ ​For​ ​example, five​ ​representatives​ ​from​ ​the​ ​U.S.​ ​Army,​ ​Air​ ​Force,​ ​Navy,​ ​Marines,​ ​and​ ​National​ ​Guard​ ​will​ ​hold​ ​a group​ ​session​ ​in​ ​the​ ​general​ ​interest​ ​area​ ​of​ ​military​ ​service.

    When​ ​introducing​ ​yourself​ ​to​ ​the​ ​group,​ ​please​ ​include​ ​the​ ​following:
    1. A​ ​brief​ ​description​ ​of​ ​their​ ​position​ ​and​ ​responsibilities.
    2. Some​ ​specifics​ ​about​ ​your​ ​education​ ​background,​ ​where​ ​you​ ​attended​ ​high​ ​school,​ ​and​ ​other schools​ ​attended.

     Please​ ​discuss​ ​the​ ​following​ ​in​ ​the​ ​break-out​ ​sessions:
     1. Education​ ​requirements
    2. Career​ ​opportunities
    3. Specific​ ​examples​ ​of​ ​what​ ​you​ ​do​ ​(or​ ​have​ ​done)​ ​to​ ​give​ ​the​ ​students​ ​a​ ​better​ ​knowledge​ ​of the​ ​real​ ​world
    4. Special​ ​designations​ ​or​ ​exams​ ​required​ ​in​ ​your​ ​field.
    5. Trends​ ​of​ ​employment​ ​in​ ​your​ ​field
    6. Work​ ​environment
    7. Hours​ ​of​ ​operation
    8. Geographic​ ​employment​ ​considerations
    9. Salaries:​ ​starting,​ ​salary​ ​progressions,​ ​bonuses,​ ​overtime,​ ​etc.
     Each​ ​Session​ ​should​ ​be​ ​limited​ ​to​ ​address​ ​the​ ​needs​ ​of​ ​the​ ​greatest​ ​number​ ​of​ ​students​ ​who​ ​can​ ​be accommodated​ ​in​ ​the​ ​time​ ​frame.​ ​You​ ​will​ ​have​ ​5​ ​minutes​ ​to​ ​cover​ ​these​ ​topics.​ ​With​ ​a​ ​short​ ​question and​ ​answer​ ​period​ ​after​ ​all​ ​reps​ ​have​ ​completed​ ​their​ ​presentation.​ ​​ ​If​ ​students​ ​have​ ​additional​ ​questions they​ ​wish​ ​to​ ​pursue,​ ​they​ ​may​ ​want​ ​to​ ​set​ ​up​ ​an​ ​appointment​ ​with​ ​the​ ​rep.

    4. Career​ ​Reps​ ​–​ ​We​ ​need​ ​your​ ​feedback!
    In​ ​order​ ​to​ ​improve​ ​this​ ​program​ ​for​ ​future​ ​use,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​important​ ​that​ ​we​ ​receive​ ​your​ ​feedback following​ ​completion​ ​of​ ​Career​ ​Day.​ ​Please​ ​complete​ ​and​ ​return​ ​the​ ​form,​ ​which​ ​is​ ​attached​ ​to the​ ​back​ ​of​ ​this​ ​guide.​ ​A​ ​collection​ ​point​ ​for​ ​completed​ ​forms​ ​will​ ​be​ ​provided​ ​at​ ​the​ ​close​ ​of Career​ ​Day.​ ​You​ ​may​ ​also​ ​return​ ​the​ ​form​ ​by​ ​faxing​ ​to​ ​763-272-0425.

    Special​ ​Needs:​ ​​Visual​ ​aids​ ​are​ ​not​ ​required,​ ​but​ ​may​ ​help​ ​students​ ​learn​ ​about​ ​your​ ​career interest.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​need​ ​special​ ​equipment​ ​(i.e.:​ ​overhead​ ​projector,​ ​marker​ ​boards,​ ​etc)​ ​please​ ​call the​ ​High​ ​School​ ​Counseling​ ​office​ ​–​ ​763-272-3019​ ​–​ ​before​ ​Career​ ​Day.​ ​You​ ​are​ ​encouraged​ ​to bring​ ​handouts​ ​or​ ​giveaways,​ ​but​ ​not​ ​required.​ ​​ ​​You​ ​will​ ​not​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​do​ ​Powerpoint​ ​or electronic​ ​presentations.

     Thank​ ​you​​ ​for​ ​participating​ ​in​ ​this​ ​valuable​ ​and​ ​worthwhile​ ​learning​ ​experience​ ​for​ ​Monticello High​ ​School​ ​students.​ ​With​ ​an​ ​impressive​ ​array​ ​of​ ​career​ ​areas​ ​represented,​ ​you​ ​are​ ​helping students​ ​prepare​ ​themselves​ ​for​ ​productive​ ​lives​ ​and​ ​careers​ ​after​ ​high​ ​school.
    The Monticello Rotary and Monticello High School
    Thank You!!!
    For your willingness to participate in Career Day!!
    We hope it will be a fun day, as well as a great experience for you!

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    Monticello​ ​High​ ​School
    5225 School Blvd.
    Monticello, MN.
    Date/Time Information:
    Tuesday, November 21st
    7:15 to 10:30 am
    Contact Information:
    Monticello High School 763-272-3000
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