Career Connections for Young Women


Career Connections for Young Women is geared to inspire young women to focus on careers, professional goals and financial responsibility. Through a series of ten-session students will participate in a variety of workshops, activities and lessons from one of JA's most powerful high school curriculum, JA Career Success. In addition, the lessons will be enhanced with experiential learning through industry specific panel discussions, soft skill training and career exploration. This program is aimed to provide young women with practical advice and wisdom about the world of work, from how to get hired to understanding your personal brand.

Duration of the program will take place after-school and will meet weekly at the JA Education Center in Hartford during January and March and will include several job shadow experiences at local businesses. All sessions will be led by volunteers from business and the community, including members of the Junior League of Hartford.

In addition, there will be a mandatory orientation session for students and their parents, as well as an awards ceremony, student project presentations and a networking social following the last session. This program runs once a year, with a class size of approximately 20 students.

Career Connection for Young Women was developed in conjunction with the Junior League of Hartford.

Pillars of Student Success Entrepreneurship:  Financial-Literacy:  Work-Readiness: 
Program Implementation Program Grade-Level
JA AfterSchool High School
Program Concepts Program Skills
Career clusters, Career planning, Career preparation, Collaboration, Communication, Conflict management, Critical thinking, Education and training, Elevator pitch, Employer expectations, High-growth jobs, High performance teams, Interests, Job hunting, Job interviews, Job outlook, Job retention, Professional and ethical behaviors, Resume, Thank you notes, Post-secondary options, Problem-solving techniques, Soft skills, STEM, Working priorities, Workplace skills Collaborative discussions, Conflict resolution, Oral and written communication, Competition, Creativity and innovation, Critical thinking, Decision making, Follow written instructions, Formulating answers from personal experiences, Goal-setting, Identify behaviors, Interpersonal skills, Organizing information, Prioritizing, Present information Problem solving, Research skills, Role-playing, Self-assessment, Time management, Work collaboratively, Working in groups

Program Sessions