Career Exploration

Welcome to the Second Stage of
the Career Development Cycle

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Career Exploration

In Unit 2, students will begin to establish and explore their interest of different career fields – whether this be many or few. The students will learn why they are interested in specific careers and how to begin their career in that field. This may be through one of four tracks, or may even encompass more than one: Employment, Enlistment, Education, and/or Entrepreneurship. Once this is identified, they will learn how to set goals that match their occupational targets and evolve their passions to transferable skills that will aid in their path to success.

How will you PREPARE? Here we go!


Held annually by the Northeast Ohio Educators Association, NEOEA Day is a day for educators and administrators across Northeast Ohio to gain personalized professional development in whatever areas of growth the specific member wishes to engage with. For Geauga Growth Partnership, we aim to build bridges between businesses and classrooms by targeting career development and work-based learning.

Geauga Growth Partnership partners with the Educational Service Center of the Western Reserve, OhioMeansJobs-Geauga County, OhioGuidestone, and local businesses across Geauga County to bring together a day full of curricular resources, hands-on activities, and in-person or hybrid business tours and speaker presentations.

Attendees are provided with meals and snacks, curricular resources, transportation to and from businesses, and special networking opportunities with colleagues and professionals from across the region. Be on the lookout each Fall for registration information as well as in the NEOEA Day annual listing of events.

Career Exploration Open House 2023

Held each spring, Geauga Growth Partnership partners with Kent State University-Geauga to host this unique event for grades 6-12.  Students and families are invited to attend and learn more about connecting our passions to profession, network with local employers across in-demand industries, and hear more about summer education opportunities and employment opportunities through GGP and partners. Click on the appropriate link to the right to register!

Career Exploration (Unit 2)

GGP Prepare

2.1 Introduction to Career Exploration

2.2 Exploring Your Career Trajectory

2.3 Exploring Careers through OMJ K-12 Portal

2.4 Spotlight on In Demand Jobs in Northeast Ohio

2.5 Graduation Planning for 2023 & Beyond

2.6 Building a PROSPER Mindset

2.7 Career Exploration - Final Reflection