CAREER DAY: BRING IT BACK TO SCHOOLS

Two Girls Doing School Works

“Teach them young.”


EDUCATIONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

We always used to pride ourselves in schools on aiding children choose a career in school which will contribute to their overall success. And that is when we used to have career day in school. Not that much is talked about the career in the lives of small children. We teach them how to write their names in cursive, their alphabet, and then a little math. But the scary thing we don’t show them is all the opportunities they have to succeed in life. Schools provide children with the bare minimum, and then after that it is the parent’s job to do the rest. And I guess that’s the price you pay for free education.

THEIR SKILLS

When in school it is the job of the school to try to find out the things that the student knows how to do. We don’t have in school a multitude of creative endeavors for kids to do so we can see what they can do. I would really like for the schools to have a class dedicated to trying to figure out likes and dislikes. But this is left up to the parents, and part of it is the parents. But if that’s becoming the case, will there ever come a time when parents stop sending their children to school at a certain point. And that will mean specialized teachers not in school teachers.

LATER REALIZED

So many young people don’t realized what they are good at until later into their adulthood. So to introduce it into school can be seen as somewhat of a distraction and waste of time. And not to mention the amount of finances that must be allocated to trying to fund this type of learning. So for now, it is the job of the parent/s to do so.


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BRING YOUR KID TO WORK DAY

Woman Together With Children Holding Laptop Computer

“They’ll learn a lot.”


WHEN IT WAS OK

When I was growing up as a child, there was something called take your daughter to work day. And it was done to promote women in the workforce; to show girls what their mother did everyday. And eventually it turned into take your child to work day. But today, you don’t hear much about it; some places have even removed it fully. And that is because there is this idea that we must promote working for boys and girls. Yet we still don’t allow kids to go to see where their parents work. I don’t know if it’s because parents don’t see as what they do as interesting. Or if workplaces don’t want parents to have their children on the job for liability concerns.

TIMES HAVE CHANGED

Like I said in the passage prior, we don’t take our children to work anymore. And I don’t know why it stopped so much. People are so politically correct today that it can be seen as a problem. Like I also said before liabilities. No workplace want a kid at the place and potentially get hurt. You get sued because a kid wants an adult experience, no way.¬† Another reason is because people felt there were beginning to be more opportunities for girls to experience a workplace.

ALTERNATIVES

With the way social media is designed today, there are so many opportunities to have girls be apart of programs. So you really don’t need to take a daughter or any child to work.


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YOU DESERVE IT PROVE IT: NOTHING IN A CAREER IS GIVEN

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wanting more of a career

I deserve to be in a certain position, but are you willing to do what it takes to put yourself in that place of success. So many people want to be in this place they call success, but they come at night and sit in front of the television. And nowhere is it more evident than in the generation we see now. And a lot of it has to do with this view of our social media accounts where everything is right there in in front of us. We can see it and it’s close enough to touch. But then, when it comes to work, you say, put in the 10 – 15 years, and people look at you like what did you say. But that’s the time you must be wiling to put into your career.

post, like, follow

I recently checked my Instagram and saw that I had likes pertaining to some of my posts. Then I realized that I am in pursuit of a career in writing and photography wondering why nothing is happening. It’s because getting better at these crafts take a lot of time and a continuation of learning. but the posting of photos on Instagram and waiting for the likes can really hold you back. Because you might post something and say, man that was good. How come more people didn’t jump on to the wave. Well, you need to build a lot more and longer. But also, create outside the social landscape with people to expand your name. That is what a career is about, going beyond just the title of your duty and seeking validation from a group of outsiders that know nothing you do.

nothing is given

You want something in this world, you go get it. This idea that somehow, you’re going to get it because you feel entitled to it is not real. Understand that no one “deserves” anything worth having in life. That is something you must be willing to put time and effort into. You feel you deserve go prove yourself.


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CAREER WEEK: INTRODUCING THEM AT THE RIGHT AGE

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“We need to mandate this day.”


a week in school

Career day has always been a day for students in school to see what their interest might be for a career one day. But what about if there was a career week in school? Maybe one day is not long enough to figure out what that young person might be interested in or shine. A lot of children are not prepared for the long road ahead of them in their career journey. And when looking at a day, it’s just not long enough to observe a career. The student might even be surprised at the career that they are good at, or what they might like from a job.

knowing more than they know

For me growing up in an inner city, the only thing young boys want to do is become professional athletes or rappers. And only a small percentage go pro and stay pro. With also a small percentage making a big salary. So to think that you are going to be this rich athlete is nonsense. But a week dedicated to schools in these types of environments would mean another career outlet. Because usually when young boys growing in neighborhoods like the ones I grew up in don’t go pro in sports, they turn to crime. This dream that everyone will be ball players is not real. Investing in a community will mean far more children succeeding in life than living a pipe dream.

tests say a lot

How do you know what kid is good at what? Well, we test them and come up with an idea of what they might like or be good at in a job. Because you want to first get their interest, but then you want to test them to see what they could do in life. The test is more trustworthy than asking them or letting the teacher decide. Now, does this mean this is what they will do in life, no. This is just something to give them an eye opener into their potential options.

at what age

Now, what age would be appropriate for this week. And to me, this should be for strictly seniors in high school. These are young students who are going to be getting their first taste of the real world after graduation. And so many have no clue what they want to do. The options that this career week will give them can open their minds to many options. This, I’m sure, would be rejected initially, which is why it should be implemented at very few schools in the beginning. Then we can take it from there after the program proves to work.


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TAKE YOUR KID TO WORK DAY: WHY ISN’T THIS STILL A POPULAR TRADITION

Woman Together With Children Holding Laptop Computer

“They should see success early on.”


tag along

When I was a child there was a special occasion called,” Take your daughter to work day.” It was to promote women in the workforce. But also it was aimed at showing little girls what they could potentially be in life. Days like this were odd when the whole grade level or more would be all boys in class. Later on the day changed to take your kid to day. As of today, I don’t think the day is celebrated anymore. With all the political correctness who know the real reason. But on the other hand, should we reconsider taking the day back again.

they learn a lot

Children learn a lot at home, but what they learn from watching you work on a job is something different. Because they are not watching mom and dad be mom and dad. They are watching mom and dad not only be responsible, but told what to do. Which is an interesting dynamic when you have children and they live by your rules. So them watching you under the chain of command allows them to see how orders are doled out. It prepares them for the world they will enter once mom and dad are no longer in the picture. The introduction into life and how you must behave to survive in this world.

why it stopped

The answer to the header is that it never really stopped. It just has not been as popular as it was in the past. But I think we should start promoting the take the kid to your job. Because in a society where every kid gets a trophy, they should see that everyone don’t get a trophy. Your hardest sometimes is still not good enough. That realness is too much to ignore, and will make them tough enough to deal in life.


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