Sophomores

College and Career Planning Sessions

Session 1 – EXPLORATION OF YOUR OWN PERSONALITY

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment

Learn more about Myers-Briggs

The 16 MBTI® Types
Your Personality Type: When you decide on your preference in each category, you have your own personality type, which can be expressed as a code with four letters. The 16 personality types of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument are listed here as they are often shown in what is called a “type table.”
ISTJ ISFJ

 

Session 2 PLANNING FOR JUNIOR YEAR COURSES

Students meet with their counselors in December and February for course scheduling for Junior year.

Read more details about “Scheduling Classes” and find forms and resources to help planning.

If you have any questions regarding scheduling, please contact your student’s school counselor at (847) 755-4630

CAREER CLUSTERS

A career cluster is a group of careers that share common features.  If you like one job in a cluster, you will probably find other jobs in that cluster that you will like as well  There are 16 nationally recognized Career Clusters.  Visit District 211’s College Majors & Career Clusters to see the District 211 courses that align with each cluster.

HOW DO CAREER CLUSTERS IMPACT HIGH SCHOOL COURSE SELECTION?
Through Career Cruising students complete a career matchmaker inventory which generates two career clusters that align with their individual interests.  Career interest is one factor that can help guide a student’s choice of elective course.  District 211 has identified related coursework for each of the 16 career clusters.

How to access your Career Cruising account

STUDENT LOGIN:            d211-lastname4digits                            example:   d211-smith1234
PASSWORD:                   three zeros + student ID                        example:  000123456

 Session 3 EXPLORING CAREER OPTIONS AND PERSONAL INTERESTS

Students met with their counselors during their PE classes to begin exploring career interests by completing interest inventories, including Matchmaker & My Skills through Career Cruising. In addition, students were encouraged to explore related college programs and college admission requirements.

At the end of the session, students completed the College & Career Readiness Worksheet to highlight careers and schools that specifically interest them and align with Career Clusters.