“…think about the last days as much as you think about the first days. Work to create memorable experiences that will stay with the students and fuel their continued learning.”
– Margaret Walsh, PhD
Take it on the Road …
Did you know?
A good end of the semester activity will leave a lasting impression on students and keep them motivated to continue their education. An informational interview is a particularly good culminating assignment because these interviews help students connect their classroom learning to a career that interests them. When students participate in an informational interview they have an opportunity to meet professionals, ask questions and gather valuable information. An informational interview is a brilliant, conversational, networking tool that gives students a nugget of mentoring in the process. Empower your students to collaborate and communicate as they take their classroom learning on the road.
- Ask them.
What is an information interview?
Why would you do an informational interview?
How could an informational interview help you?
- View video explaining the what, why and how of an informational interview.
- Select and view a Roadtrip Nation interview related to your interests.
- Distribute Student Activity (now in fillable pdf form), review directions and complete.
- Discuss the next step they need to take to make their interviews a reality.
Above and Beyond!
Encourage students to check out CACareerCafe.Com and try the EXPERIENCE Lesson – Conversations. To help them make career connections, have them EXPLORE – Pathways in an industry sector related to your course.