Importance of Work Experience

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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!

Work experience — even as a volunteer or unpaid intern — is not just a great way to explore different careers. It helps you develop skills that will help you in a future career. The role models in this video share tips on finding a job — including how to let people know you're looking and how to convince someone that you're perfect for the job!

Use the Resources here to learn more about what work experience is all about.

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!

Independent Learning Guide: Watch the "Experience" video, then use this guide to learn important skills that will help you when you're ready to get a job. This all-purpose guide can also be used by educators, parents, and mentors to further explore different ways girls can gain work experience, such as with internships.

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.