Virtual Speaker Series | Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis

JA Virtual Career Speaker Series

The JA Virtual Career Speaker Series features special guest speakers sharing information about his or her career, work, and education experiences.  This program is part of the JA Work and Career Readiness Pathway.

Objectives
Student objectives will vary based on grade level. Students will:

  • Identify skills and interests.
  • Recognize career clusters.
  • Practice active listening skills.

Outline
The JA Virtual Career Speakers Series activities will vary based on grade level.

Below is a sample outline:

Before the Speaker Event (teacher-led, optional session)

  • Teacher prepares students for live or recorded event and reviews materials.
  • Students research jobs and background related to guest speaker's profession.
  • Optional supplements may also be completed.

During the Speaker Event

  • Volunteer speaker shares his or her job experiences and stories to offer insight and guidance for career education.
  • Students are encouraged to take notes in their Student Guides.

After the Event

  • Students report one or two of the most significant things they each learned from the preparation and speaker event.
  • Students write a thank you note to the speaker. They should use proper business letter format and include at least three examples of what they learned about the speaker's company, his or her job, and the skill and preparation necessary for that job.
  • Create a Career Cluster Scavenger Hunt.
  • Optional supplements may also be completed.

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Click here or on the image for information on the April JA Virtual Speaker Series.

For questions about student participation, please contact Sheila Farrell (email) or phone at 636-634-1116

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Become a JA Virtual Speaker Series Volunteer

Your involvement will help students explore the career possibilities that align with their interests and priorities while acquiring skills that will help them prepare for the ever-changing workplace.

For questions, please contact Sheila Farrell (email) or phone at 636-634-1116.

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