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    Community Concepts - Walkers' Point Youth and Family Center
by Lori Runge and Tim Muma - May, 2014
Walker's Point Youth and Family Center is a private, non-profit corporation which has been providing help to Milwaukee area youth and families since 1976. Many similar organizations exist across the country, giving thousands of teenagers and young adults the opportunity to begin their paths to fulfilling and successful careers. Program director Lori Runge joins Tim Muma to discuss the programs Walker's Point Youth and Family C...
 
    I Want to Be a - Pharmacist
by Jennifer Adams and Tim Muma - Apr, 2014
The healthcare industry continues to grow and the use of medications has also sprouted over the years. The increased reliance on prescriptions requires experts to ensure people are using the appropriate items in the ideal amounts. Jennifer Adams, Senior Director of Strategic Academic Partnerships at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, fills Tim Muma in on the role of a pharmacist and how you can succeed in this q...
 
    I Want to Be a - Registered Nurse
by Brooke Zepnick and Cady Chesney - Mar, 2014
Before you see your doctor, you may see a registered nurse who can perform physical exams, confirm your heath history, provide health counselling and education, and administer medication, among other things. There is an increasing demand for registered nurses in the United States with opportunities in every area of healthcare, from surgical to pediatrics. Host Cady Chesney sits down with registered nurse Brooke Zepnick to disc...
 
    I Want to Be a - Substance Abuse Counselor
by Stephen Ratcliff and Tim Muma - Feb, 2014
Substance abuse is a serious and potentially life-threatening issue that affects people of all kinds, whether they’re teenagers, your average workers or celebrities. Stephen Ratcliff, a certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor, discusses the path to a career in this field and what skills are required to be successful. He also gives us an inside look at what the day-to-day work is like and how it feels to help these individua...
 
  No College Degree? Job Search Tip
by Georgia Adamson - Dec, 2012
If you currently lack a college degree and are finding your job search a challenge as a result, you are probably not alone. You might also not find that fact particularly comforting! “Misery loves company” is a well-known saying, but its usefulness in your job search is zero. Knowing you are not alone in a sinking boat won’t improve your odds of surviving, much less thriving. Job Search Tip for Determined Job Seekers I...
 
  Helping To Encourage a Career Identity in the Young
by Betty Cohen - Jun, 2012
As an experienced career practitioner who has partnered with many young to older adults to help them identify satisfying career goals, one complaint I often hear from clients is “Why can’t I be like most people, who know early on what they want to be when they grow up?” My response is “Actually, you’re not in the minority, in terms of career decision making. While some people do follow a career pathway they determined at a ve...
 
  5 Ways Teens Can Shine in a Summer Job Interview
by Marcia Robinson - Feb, 2012
Some students are thinking beyond their spring break plans and wondering about how to land a summer job. Summer jobs have been scarce in the last several years. Not just because the number of summer job opportunities are less, but also because older adults are snagging some of the jobs typically reserved for student employment. In July 2011, the Department of Labor reported that the share of young people employed was 48.8%. I...
 
  4 Steps for Teens to Get a Summer Job in a Government Agency
by Marcia Robinson - Feb, 2012
Many high school and college teens do not know about the high number of summer jobs available for teens in government agencies, municipally and county offices and programs. Teens who want to get a jump on the competition should be following these 5 steps now to get a summer job in a government agency this year. Research, Research, Research There are many sources of information for teens looking for a summer job with th...
 
  Looking for a Summer Job? Government Agencies Hire Students
by Marcia Robinson - Feb, 2012
Most students don't know that government agencies hire students for summer jobs. Many government agencies participate in the Student Educational Employment Program (SCEP) and welcome students of all ages. Students from high school to graduate school participate in any number of summer job opportunities with government offices. The Student Educational Employment Program was established in 1994, replacing the old Federal Stud...
 
  Teens Looking for Summer Jobs Should Write Cover Letters
by Marcia Robinson - Feb, 2012
A cover letter is a simple job search document that can help a teen land a summer job in a competitive job market. Teens who are planning for summer jobs should know that hiring managers, even in the days of online applications, will still be impressed with a well written cover letter and a resume. Teens should know that cover letters do not have to be complex. All the cover letter really needs to do is express interest the su...
 
  Why American Teens Need Summer Jobs
by Marcia Robinson - Feb, 2012
The economic downturn has made it very difficult for American teens to land summer jobs during the last few summers. Department of Labor reports show that at the height of summer hiring in July of 2011, the share of young people employed was at 48.8 percent. It was the lowest July rate on record since 1948. In proposing the Summer Jobs 2012 initiative, President Obama said, "America's young people face record unemployment,...
 
  Case Study: Increasing Awareness of Non-Traditional Careers
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Nov, 2011
If you’re a counselor at the middle school or secondary level, the following case study is for you. How can you increase parents’ awareness of non-traditional careers? What activities would you use to help parents learn more about non-traditional careers. i.e., male or female-dominated? Parents may a major role in their child’s career choice. That’s why it’s important that parents encourage their children to consider...
 
  8 Tips for Managing Summer Interns
by Alexandra Levit - Jun, 2011
It's that time of year again! College students and recent grads are starting their summer internships and their managers are wondering how in the world they're going to keep them occupied while providing a valuable experience. Over at the Intuit Small Business blog, Liz Magill has some excellent suggestions for leaders implementing an internship program this summer. Among them: Offer a real learning opportunity Making cof...
 
  Supervisory Skills to Manage Teenagers
by Marcia Robinson - Apr, 2011
Many employers rely on teenage workers for part time help at work. Supervisors who manage teenagers in the workplace understand that to be successful, this group of workers requires special management support. This is especially true for first-time teenage employees. Managers with the right blend of supervisory skills to manage, train and support teenage workers, can realize the benefits of a motivated teenage workforce. Su...
 
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