career exploration

By Erin Eagan
Summer is the time for children to recharge after a long school year. But for some, that time can also be used to get a jumpstart on their futures. Many colleges around the state offer summer camps, workshops and other events to help middle and high school students explore potential careers. In...
By Erin Eagan
Choosing a career path is no easy task. But, as always, we're here to help. For a career with a stable outlook, look no further than Criminal Justice. Careers in criminal justice offer long-term job security in a challenging and fulfilling field and can be found at the federal, state, county and...
By Erin Eagan
Parents often tell their children they can be anything they want to be when they grow up. A rocket scientist? Sure. A world-famous surgeon? No problem. ‘The world is your oyster,’ they say. But is it really? Not necessarily, according to psychologist and parent educator Dr. Erica Reischer. Author...
By Susan Pohorski
Often teens don’t know what they want to do as adults because they were not exposed to different careers when they were young. Career exploration can begin with a preschool picture book. Bob the Builder is not the only career role model for young children. Many children’s books feature characters...
By Kyle Schwarm
We have all seen this course of events. Someone we know has earned a four-year degree but they are now bagging groceries or waiting on tables to make a living. A growing number of economists, employers and academics say the post secondary education system in the U.S. is producing too many four-year...
Ashley Pieper will graduate from Nicolet College this month with a degree in Graphic Design. The road to her career achievement was long and winding with some wrong turns. Sometimes when you think you know what your dream job is, you’re wrong. “I don’t think I spent enough time talking to my high...
Wondering where to start in advising your child about future careers? Ty Jury, a guidance counselor at Waunakee Middle School, tells students and parents their career development is a “slinky” model rather than the traditional “ruler” model. “Just knowing the process by high school and where to...
By Susan Pohorski
Even if you don’t live on a farm or in a rural community, your children could choose agribusiness as a career. Why should they consider a career related to agriculture? This past week I attended the National Ag Day celebration at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (SWTC) and here is what I...
By Susan Pohorski
The good news: economic recovery is coming. The bad news: members of the millennial generation (18-34-year olds) are being left behind. That’s the message of Diana Carew , economist and director of the Young American Prosperity Project at the Progressive Policy Institute. Carew points to recent...
By Susan Pohorski
After hearing a piece on NPR about the MasterChef Junior finale last Friday evening and finding myself home alone, I decided to check out the show. I had not watched previous episodes so I was totally amazed as I watched the two finalists choose ingredients and prepare their three-course meals...

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