Volunteer for or host one of the following types of experiences (listed from lower lift/lower impact to high lift/high impact). Share opportunities with employees and allow them the time and flexibility to contribute.
Career Fair Participant
Mock Interviews or Resume Coaching
Schools will often ask for volunteers to come conduct mock interviews and/or to review students’ resumes. Alternatively, have a mock interview session at your workplace when students come on a site visit.
Host a school group for a one-day job shadow. Focus on one specific career or allow students to experience multiple roles within your organization. Example: Northwestern Mutual High School Tech Job Shadow.
Mentor and/or Coach
Classroom and/or project Support
Work with educators to enhance classroom structure and curriculum with skills and methodologies that align to industry trends and needs. Recruit volunteers with specific expertise (ex: Design Thinking, Agile Methodologies, etcetera) to work with students and faculty. Example: Agile Classroom Pilot.
Support students with career-focused projects inside the classroom by providing a real-world problem to solve, feedback along the way, and more. Alternatively, bring students offsite to partake in a project at your worksite. Example: Launch Elmbrook Community program.
Co-Teacher on STEM topics
Advisory Board Member
Work closely with school representatives and other industry partners to support curriculum development, career-based learning experiences for students, and other components of K12 Academic and Career Planning.
Want to stay up to date on local career-based learning requests? Assign a resource in your company willing to set up and administer a profile on Inspire of SE WI, which is a tool that connects students/teachers and employers.
Assign a resource in your company willing to set up and administer a profile on Inspire of SE WI, which is a tool that connects students/teachers and employers
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