JOURNAL REFLECTION

Directions:

FIRST TIME IN CAREER FIELD EXPERIENCE:  Write 5-7 sentences about your experience and 1 comment left on a peer’s blog (1 paragraph+1 original picture+1 screenshot of peer blog comment). Comment on a different peer each week, please.

SECOND TIME IN CAREER FIELD EXPERIENCE: If you are in your second trimester, I only need a 1 bullet point reflective 5-7 sentence paragraph and 1 comment left on a peer’s blog (1 paragraph+1 original picture+1 screenshot of peer blog comment).  Comment on a different peer each week, please.

THIRD TIME IN CAREER FIELD EXPERIENCE: If you are in your third trimester, I only need 1 original picture from your experience and 1 comment left on a peer’s blog (1 original picture+caption+1 3-5 sentence comment). Comment on a different peer each week, please.

Include an original picture related to your journal entry. Peer comments must be positive in nature and adhere to our sentence length. Post your timesheet and/or evaluation sheet(s), as a picture/screenshot, when I request them.

For week 1, you will:

  • Meet Candela, go over class expectations, and turn in all required paperwork for course.  Create a new blog page on your Weebly called CFE. How?  Watch the video!
  • EMAIL ME, tcandela@lsps.org, YOUR WEEBLY URL!
  • SIGN UP for the class Remind by texting 81010 to @iwantjob.  Have your employer sign up for their class Remind by texting 81010 to @internlove.
  • Read this webpage so you know the Career Field Experience expectations!
  • If you have a paid position, you MUST get a yellow work permit, fill it out, and have it on file.
  • Fill out the brief Intern/Employer Dossier.  Take a screenshot of it and post, as a picture, to your Weebly. Bio Badge for Bulletin Board.  Label this blog entry WEEK 1.  This is the only entry we have for this week.  If this is your 2nd or 3rd trimester of CFE, UPDATE your BIO PAGE and post, even if you just made small adjustments.  POST!
  • One SPECIFIC goal MUST be accomplished by the end of the trimester on your BIO BADGE.  Failure is an option;  Try your hardest to reach it.

For week 2-THE REST, you will:

  • Go to career field experience.
  • Check-in with Candela.  If you DO NOT SIGN UP ONE DAY BEFORE OUR APPOINTMENT, SHOW UP AT A DIFFERENT APPOINTMENT TIME, or NO SHOW ME, you will earn a ZERO on that early release day.  If I NO SHOW YOU, you will automatically receive the maximum credit for your check in. I think this is fair.
  • Complete journal entry. Label your blog entry WEEK 2.
  • Turn in your timesheet (digitally).

PROMPT CHOICES (BOLD ONES ARE REQUIRED AT SOME POINT)

  • 1) First, reflect on your experience this week.  Then, learn true grit from Audri’s Monster Trap.  What did you think about Audri’s video? Share something that looks difficult at work. How will you stick with it to turn the task into a success? Persistence is key! Picture idea: Take a picture or video of you keeping at this task.
  • 2) First, reflect on your experience this week. Environment plays a large role in a company.  Take a picture of your atmosphere.  If this was your permanent building/office/room, what changes would you make to it?  Dream big here. Picture idea: Take a picture of your new environment.  
  • 3) First, reflect on your experience this week. Skim this article.  Whoa. What is the difference between resume and eulogy virtues?  At the end, Brooks said that “those are the people we want to be.”  What does he mean? What message did you take away from the article and why did you find it interesting or important? Picture idea: Post your resume or write your own eulogy and screenshot it.
  • 4) First, reflect on your experience this week. Read this, choose one character, and share your favorite quote from the page (who/what).  Why did you select it? Picture idea: Write this quote on a post it and put it where you will see it everyday. 
  • 5) First, reflect on your experience this week. Watch this TED Talk:  Everyday Leadership.  How have you made someone’s life better, at work, or just in general. Picture idea: Take a picture or video of you keeping at this task.
  • 6) First, reflect on your experience this week. Then, ask your employer to share with you a piece of advice that will help make you successful in life.  What was it?  How will these words empower you? Picture idea: Take a picture of you with your employer.
  • 7) First, reflect on your experience this week. Read 15 Traits for an Ideal Employee.  Which trait do you feel is the most important and why?  Do you have this trait?  🙂 Picture idea: Take a picture of you representing that trait.
  • 8) First, reflect on your experience this week. Read through these statistics.  Which one stands out to you.  How so? Picture idea: Screenshot the part of the letter that made you smile the most.
  • 9) First, reflect on your experience this week. Ever wanted to give up on a task?  Read this article.  Which “thing” resonated with you the most?  Explain. Picture idea: Take a picture of yourself sticking to an arduous task.
  • 10) First, reflect on your experience this week. Read about Stealing Participation Trophies. Do you agree or disagree with James? Why? This article also applies. Picture idea: Take a picture of your favorite award/personal accomplishment.
  • 11) First, reflect on your experience this week. Then, read this article. Life is difficult.  I’ve had some personal challenges lately that have brought me to the brink of depression.  Which # did you connect with the best?  Share your reasoning behind it.  Try to connect this journal to your job. Picture idea: Take a picture or video of you keeping at this task.
  • 12) First, reflect on your experience this week. Read this article about Time Management.  Ask your employer about their time management policy.  Can you be late?  What does this say about you? How timely are you? Reflect on the article and on your employer’s response. Picture idea: Take a picture of your personal planner, calendar, or scheduler.
  • 13) First, reflect on your experience this week. The biggest problem teenager’s face is…?  Watch this video.  Do you have this problem?  How do you fight it? Picture idea: Take a photo of a rock and write your own flaw on it.  THROW IT AWAY (when this blog entry is completed).
  • 14) First, reflect on your experience this week.  Read this article on Qualities of Mentally Tough People. Choose one you feel that you have and one that you need to work on.  Explain! Picture idea: Take a picture of something that illustrates one of these qualities.
  • 15) First, reflect on your experience this week.  First, reflect on your experience this week. Watch this inspiring video featuring Jason McElwain.  What happened to him on February 17?  Have you ever had a dream become a reality?  It doesn’t have to be career oriented and doesn’t have to be big.  Share, please. Picture idea: Take a picture of a personal goal/dream.
  • 16) First, reflect on your experience this week. This video (and speaker) is downright awesome. Create a list of 8 things that make you happy.  Just curious.  If you are happy with your life, you will probably find happiness at work. Picture idea: Take a picture of the most important “thing.”
  • 17) First, reflect on your experience this week. As you know, I dig Disney.  Of the 15 Secret Rules, which one stands out to you?  Do you think they are fair?  Explain. Picture idea: Take a picture of something that I don’t know about you.
  • 18) First, reflect on your experience this week. Then, log on to your Twitter/Facebook/Instagram account and promote the class.  Example: “Lake Shore has a ____ (insert adjective) CFE class! Learn about it here: (insert your Weebly CFE blog page link). ”  Picture idea: Take a picture of the post (and comments).
  • 19) First, reflect on your experience this week. Update something in your portfolio.  Explain what is was and how you received it/completed it. Picture idea: Show a before and after of the update.
  • 20) First, reflect on your experience this week. Look up a common interview question that you would have trouble answering.  Share your response. As always, I will give you feedback. Picture idea: Take a picture of you in an “interview.”  Think you, surrounded by stuffed animals or your siblings or your parents.
  • 21) First, reflect on your experience this week.  Neil Pasricha views life as a big place of awesome.  You should have this attitude about work, too, considering you are placed in your chosen career pathway.  Choose one of the awesome from this list.  Summarize the awesome.  Why do you consider it awesome?  Picture idea:  Take a picture of this awesome.
  • 22) First, reflect on your experience this week. Choose one story from the Olympics here.  Share a recap of it, in your own words.  What is your takeaway and/or how can you apply this story to your own life? Picture idea: Take a picture of something the summarizes the story/message.
  • 23) First, reflect on your experience this week.  Self-confidence is an important skill to have, yet many people struggle with it.  Read this article.  Why do you struggle with this?  What can you do now that will help you become more confident?  Picture idea: Take a picture of you doing something you enjoy.
  • 24) First, reflect on your experience this week.  This article argues the importance of an intern in the office. Do you think that high schools and/or colleges should make it  mandatory to complete an internship to graduate? What importance do you hold as an intern in your work environment? Is it just a learning experience for you or do you believe you help the staff? Picture idea: Take a picture of you in front of your internship location/sign.
  • 25) First, reflect on your experience this week.  Read this article addressing failure. Do you believe it is okay to fail?  What does failing mean to you?  Does your family put a lot of pressure on you?  If so, how does that contribute to your definition of failure.  Picture idea:  Take a picture of something you cannot do well/failed at.
  • 26) First, reflect on your experience this week.  Read this article. Share your thoughts and how this could relate to your work. Of 1-7, which one stood out to you?  Why? Picture idea:  Take a picture of something that represents a decision you recently made.
  • 27) First, reflect on your experience this week.  I think this is my favorite article!  Tell me which thing you believe is the most powerful.  Then, add a “simple thing” to the list!  What is it?  Why is it important?  Picture idea:  Take a picture of something that represents that thing.
  • 28) DO NOT COMPLETE until TOLD: Write a thank you/letter of appreciation to ask for a positive sticky note praise recommendation from your employer. Something like, I would appreciate if you could write down one thing you appreciate about me, on a sticky note, so that I may add it to my portfolio. Use these attached documents as as guide.  When finished, post the document file to your Weebly. The due date for the employer to write your positive sticky note praise is Friday, May 12. Give this letter to your employer AFTER I make corrections to it!  Thank You Template +  EXAMPLE: Letter of Appreciation Example_PR.  IF THIS IS YOUR 2ND (in the same position) or 3RD EXPERIENCE, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO WRITE/DRAW/GIFT SOMETHING TO YOUR EMPLOYER.  SHOW ME! Picture idea: Share a screenshot of your letter/gift. 
  • 29) DO NOT COMPLETE until TOLD:  Review your employer’s Evaluation feedback.  What do you do well? EXPLAIN! What could you do to improve upon?  EXPLAIN!  Nothing is not an appropriate response. Picture idea: Take a picture of your evaluation sheet (front and back).
  • 30) FINAL JOURNAL OF THE TRIMESTER.  First, reflect on your experience this week.  Then, find an article, quote, website that you find interesting, which could be related to work.  Share it.  Then pose a question about it.  I want to use your ideas for future bullet point posts. 🙂
  • PAPER PLATES:  Decorate a Paper Plate Award for your employer.  Ideas here.  I should see a title award, based on their job, and several fun decorative aspects.  Get creative!  When finished, write a small note on the back and sign it.

For week 11/12, you will turn in your final employer evaluation and…

FINAL EXAM – 1st time examples: http://tashacandela.weebly.com/career-field-experience.html (at top)  or Kay’s: http://kaysumner.weebly.com/cfe or Veronica’s: https://animoto.com/play/K3IjeQI4sM6op0Ua0muCJA or Julia’s https://animoto.com/play/WDqcJMu8K1PApDO1xZ12Mg?autostart=1

  • Create a 90 second-ish Day in the Life of an Intern promotional video for Career Field Experience. Create a positive, convincing message as to why your internship added significant value to your educational experience.  Share the link, on your Weebly, with me and/or embed on your site!
  • Video tutorials directions on how-to create the video are located here.
  • TOOLS TO MAKE YOUR VIDEO:
  • Animoto. Background Songs (if you want more choices). Online Voice Recorder. <– Don’t stop recording until your video is completed.
  • 1 title, picture stills with captions, 1 video, 1 song. Voiceover recording MUST be included.
  • Username: lshsshorian+student1@gmail.com (I’ll give you a student number.)
  • Password: student1
  • GRADING: Time (10), Background song (5), Picture quality and captions (10), Video clip (10), Voiceover (10).  50 x 2=100 points.
  • Complete this feedback survey!

FINAL EXAM – 2nd time

  • Examples: cfe-essay | vds | kays-example
  • Complete final exam essay.  USE THIS TEMPLATE: CFE Template.  Email me if you finish early and I will grade it right away. I want a printed copy of your essay, on my scanner, as well.  That way I know you have finished it.
  • Get rid of the comments, within the essay template, by clicking on the REVIEW tab in Word and changing show final marking to original.  Do so before you turn this in!
  • GRADING: Strong introduction and conclusion (20), Professional setup and pictures (10), Skills (30), Evaluation (10), Grammar/Spelling (10),  Clear examples (20). 100 points.
  • Complete this feedback survey!

FINAL EXAM – 3rd time 

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