1. Check Out the Classifieds - Read three want
ads and determine what experience or education is needed for each and how
the salaries compare. Would you like to have any of those jobs?
2. Work is Funny - Read comics from the
newspaper about working life.
3. Hobbies Can Be Golden - Ask five
adults whether hobbies they had as children are related in some way to
their careers. What did you learn?
4. A Career for You - Research a
career you would like to have. Find out about education
requirements, special training, salary, special equipment or tools needed,
the type of clothing you would wear and how hard it is to get a job in
5. Thinking on Your Feet -
Improvisational speaking is picking a random topic (such as out of a hat)
and speaking on it without any time to prepare. Write some simple
words (cat, shoe, pencil, etc) or more complicated ones (friendship,
peace, integrity) on slips of paper and have each girl draw one out one at
a time and speak for 30 seconds about her topic.
6. Time's a'Wasting - Read the time
management section in the JGS Handbook and do one of the activities.
7. Interview 101 - With a partner,
role play a job interview.
8. Role Models - Collect information
on three successful business women - interview them if possible.
9. Getting Along in Groups - Read the
section about getting along in groups in the JGS Handbook and find out
what conflict resolution skills are important in a workplace.
10. Computers on the Job - Find out five
different ways people use computers at work.