How Do We Secure Sophomore Success?
In high schools that are implementing our full sequence of activities, we offer our Stormy Wannabees Advantage Initiative to students in ninth (freshmen) and tenth (sophomores) grades.
Keep in mind that everything we do revolves around data from employers that shape our thinking and our program offerings.
Almost every set of state academic standards in English requires students to write a résumé in senior year. English teachers focus a great deal of energy and effort in helping students construct their résumés using ‘standard’ formatting. Many might think the résumé as a one-page document may soon be extinct, thanks to the dozens of online job sites that ask a series of questions which applicants need to answer. But know this, the process of answering individual essay questions in online job applications means job seekers simply convert their résumés into many independent essays. But whether you offer your accomplishments on a one- or two-page document, or provide individual answers through an online questionnaire, know that the employer will be looking for a wide-ranging base of information that will allow him/her to decide whether the applicant should be considered for an interview’ or not.
Therefore, it is the content embedded in the essay answers or in the résumé bullet points that counts. It is the quality and uniqueness of the student’s notable experiences that is far more important that the format which showcases those experiences (one-page document or online questionnaire). In other words, no matter whether an individual applies for a job using a résumé or through an online application questionnaire, he or she will need an actual record of accomplishment to impress an employer. And that’s what we make sure students know how to do.
For students in sophomore year, our Stormy Wannabees Initiative continues to build on the messaging we started in grade eight and continued in freshmen year. In sophomore year, we ask every student to consider their career plans in light of available research, and we show them where there are online resources that will bring hard financial realities to their lifestyle dreams. They decide the kind of income they want, review the types of careers that might help them achieve their desired work/life balance, track back to what they need to learn in high school to make that goal, while at the same time ensuring that they keep their costs for education as low as possible.
Check out our Sophomores Wannabees activities in the bulleted list at the bottom of this page.
Check Out Our Wannabees curriculum with this link:
Check Out Our Wannabees G.R.I.T. Curriculum.
Links to Other Wannabees Information:
Find Out How Our Wannabees Get a Big Advantage.
Learn How We Focus on Freshmen.
Get Your Competitive Edge with a Rainmakers Internship.
See How Our Wannabees Program Fits into Our Sequence of Activities Across Grade Levels.
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