Importance of Work Experience

Diverse women role models smiling beneath the words Work Experience

Importance of Work Experience (3:09)

“So when you’re interviewing for the first time and you’re thinking about how you want to sell yourself to that hiring manager or recruiter, you want to be very focused and specific about what the qualifications are for that particular job and why you think that you’re a match for them. And you want to give specific anecdotes, specific examples in your past that illustrate why you are the perfect person.”

Discussion Guide

Independent Learning Guide: This all-purpose guide can be used by educators, parents, and mentors to jumpstart a lively discussion about the importance of work experience.

Classroom Lesson Plan

You don’t have to wait until you graduate from college to start planning for a career. The role models in this video share tips for finding work, advice that will work just as well when you’re older!

Classroom Lesson Plan: This step-by-step lesson plan is available to guide a more in-depth “before, during, and after” learning experience when viewing the video with students. This lesson plan is also suitable for use in after-school programs and other educational settings.

Empowerment Activities

Use Empowerment Activities as a fun way to reinforce the video topic and build community with your students.

Fun Page Activity

Fun Page Activity: This activity lets you see what responsibilities come with different careers. Whether you like to help people get along or enjoy managing money, you might find one that’s a match for you!