Materials: None ; Links to assist: Career vs. Job: What’s the Difference?
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Grade Range: 3rd-6th
Time: 20 minutes **Consider using the hand raise/thumbs up feature of your virtual platform to assist with determining who will answer.**
Synopsis: Mentors will share with students the differences between a what a job is versus what a career is. ***CAREER- “A long-term professional journey you may determine based on your passions. It is the path you embark upon to fulfill your professional goals and ambitions. You may require a certain level of education or training to achieve these goals.” JOB- “Work you perform to earn money to support your basic needs. It can be full-time or part-time and may be short-term. You might earn an hourly wage or a set paycheck rather than a salary with benefits.”*** Students will watch a video on the differences, have a discussion on their thoughts, and then get up to play “Corners”—a game where students determine if the occupation is a career or job.