Career Development

Cooper on the phoneStudents who have a minimum of two paid work experiences in high school are more likely to obtain paid work after leaving high school and are more likely to attend college (Test, et al., 2009). A number of career and job development activities have proved to be successful in promoting paid work experiences that are related to a student's career goals. It is these paid work experiences that are valued by potential employers, as well as by students. This section includes a checklist of career development activities: career exploration, job development strategies, a discussion about the pros and cons of paid and unpaid work experiences, and a discussion about disability disclosure for students. Resources about Social Security work incentives and job accommodations are included here too.