1st Step - Assess Yourself
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.  Your life experiences  
.  Classes you have taken and enjoy
.  Jobs / Volunteer Work
.  Shadow Days & Internships - Check in the Career Center


2nd Step - Explore your interests!
Take time to learn what career possibilities are out there.
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  • Explore Virtual Academy's Career Center
  • Take high school classes relevant to your interests
  • Explore by participating in the community, job shadowing and internships
  • Conduct an informational interview with a professional
  • Attend a Career Fair (EDUHSD @ Union Mine) Monday, Oct 2nd 6:30-8:30.      
           Click on the logos below to learn more!
My Next Move    
A guide to exploring careers using online documents from the U.S. Department of Labor.
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Use Naviance to:  Explore career ideas, explore your career interests and identify skills and
education needed for different careers.  Keep track of your GPA, test scores, assessments and
list of colleges you are interested in! Please go to the Naviance link listed under Parent/Students.
Students/Parents/Naviance - You need a VA username and password (Come by the Career
Center for username and password)  Fall 2017 workshops to be announced in class based
upon grade levels throughout the school year.
What Can I Do With This Major? Also available in the career center's magazine rack.
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Additional Career Websites
California Career Zone
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California Career Cafe
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The California Career Cafe is used by California Community Colleges.  Opened 24/7.


MyBestBets - The education and career platform that works with you. Designed and developed
by Jobs for the Future and YouthBuild! Where should I go to school?  What career path should I
pursue? What is my best bet for a good future? Create a log-in account.

The more career planning you do as a high school student the better prepared you will be
to search for colleges based upon your career interests or to look for your first job!
3rd Step -  Take Action and Apply Yourself!
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Job Shadows &  Internships (Virtual Academy's Career Center)
One  of our basic structures of Virtual Academy High School learning is done through
Job Shadows & Internships. The Internship Coordinator works with students, parents
and staff to help determine internship options and resources.  The goal is to
create a positive, thriving learning experience by matching students with
mentors that have the potential for sparking, or expanding upon a student's interest and passion.
Students spend one to two days a week at an internship site during their school year.
Virtual Academy's Internship Program is counted as an "elective." You can do the same
internship or a different internship the next semester.  This is a great way to
explore your career interests throughout your school year!
If you are interested in a job shadow before committing to an internship please stop by
the career center to fill-out a form and review the process.  
Intern students will receive google fusion table with over 100 businesses to
explore. All mentors must be fingerprinted! Students are also encouraged to search for a
company based upon their career interest.  Mrs. Vargas will call the business and set-up a meeting
for all of us to meet.
Jobs and Volunteering - Visit the Career Center for more job links
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Finding Your Way in the World of Volunteering
Click here.   Come by the Career Center for local areas to volunteer. 
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
Career Information Day Speakers - Click on the logo to see 2015 flyer!
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Please call Virtual Academy if you are interested in sharing your career path and passion with
 our students. 530-622-6212, ext 7020. A Career Information Day will be scheduled for fall 2017.