Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Career Exploration

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Career Exploration

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In response to the May 11 letter "Educators Must Challenge Students to Plan for the Long Run": Iwould like to bring focus to the Career Development Program, funded by the Heinz Endowments,currently offered at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School.

Starting in ninth grade, students develop a strategic career plan. An integral component of the program is workshops focused on topics such as self-awareness, resume writing and the interview process.

Recently, sophomores participated in a business etiquette luncheon to develop skills that will be relevant for their future.

The "My Path" speaker series allows panelists to share their background and personal journey with students. During a recent government and law panel, students heard from attorneys, local law enforcement and even the U.S. Secret Service. On another day, Allegheny Health Network'sresident physicians spent time talking about medical school and their career paths. …

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