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TXGU Activity: Strengthening Scholarly Identity


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 Texas GEAR UP

Grade Level: 11th

Introduction for Educators: Students often have little idea of what their intended work field looks like or what they'll need to do on a regular basis to be successful. If we can give them a realistic glimpse of what an adult schedule and responsibility looks like, it will help them shape their academic and professional development.

Introduction for Students: What does a daily routine look like for your dream job? What skills will you use on a daily basis? What should you be doing now to best prepare yourself for those skills?

The Activity: Write a letter to one of your role models who's in the career path you hope to follow in and formally request that they allow you to shadow them for a day or two at their job to see what a normal day's routine looks like. Then share with them your own fears, goals, and expectations.