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Experiential Learning

Career/Life-Planning Related Opportunities

August 27, 2020

Career fairs are an excellent way to learn about jobs in your field of study or interest, meet employers, and expand your professional network.

Type of Experiential Learning: Work-Integrated Learning

What does it look like?

Career fairs are an excellent way to learn about jobs in your field of study or interest, meet employers, and expand your professional network. If you prepare yourself for the career fair ahead of time, you will make the most of your experience.

Benefits

Students and Families

  • Provides opportunity for exploration for students intent on expanding experience, skills, and contacts related to an employment sector or potential career

Employers and Community

  • Promotes youth engagement and profile of community placement or employer as progressive and supportive
  • Develops and educates on the talent, skill requirements, training possibilities, and profile of employees in a particular career

Educators

  • Provides meaningful, career-oriented exploration for students
  • May link directly to curricular learning outcomes and career destinations

Considerations

Students and Families

  • Promotes exploration of a career destination
  • May be particularly engaging for those with an interest in employment-related skills and career opportunities

Employers and Community

  • Career Fairs may be a helpful support in identifying possible talent, and recruiting employees

Educators

  • Allows for close work with employers/students to make career fairs relevant and connected to curriculum outcomes

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