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This Web site is designed primarily for middle school students. Jobs and careers may be the furthest thing from their minds but you will agree it is helpful to get some idea of what's promising out there in the "real world." We want the site to be useful and attractive to middle-school kids-something interactive; something they can learn from and contribute to; something they can rely on for accurate information. And we need some help from you do make the site interesting.

Here's how you can help.

We would like job professionals to tell middle-school kids what their job is like.

We've love to have you write your own blog, so that you can tell kids about your experiences on the job. The blog would contain just basic information about you-first name, what's your job title, what your career track was - and then it's up to you to answer as many or as few questions as you like, or come up with your own material.

Sample questions:

  • What exactly do you do?
  • Describe a typical day.
  • What's the coolest part of your job?
  • What's your favorite part?
  • How do people react when they learn what you do?
  • Describe a funny or unusual incident that happened at work.
  • What's the part you like least about your job and how do you handle it?
  • How did you become a (fill in your job title)?
  • What pleasantly surprised you about your work when you first started?
  • What disappointed you?
  • How has your job changed over time?
  • How have you changed over time?
  • What will (fill in your job title) be doing ten years from now?
  • What are some of the most important skills and abilities needed for this job?
  • How much of that is learned and how much has to be natural aptitude?
  • What information do you need to keep up in your field and where do you get it?
  • What advice do you have for people who want to enter this field?
  • What do you wish someone had told you before you left high school that would've helped you with your career?
  • What is the single most important thing you want to tell middle school students about the job?

The more people who have blogs, the better. We ask that you blog as often as you like, but please post at least once every two weeks. The blogs will be designed such that students can ask you questions only through the blog and not at work.

We're also looking for people to give us audio/visual tours of their jobs. Just agree to share your workspace with us for a few hours, and we'll do the photography and interviewing.

To get started, contact us and we'll take it from there.

Send us:

Your name
Your e-mail
And what school you attend

Contact information:

Scott Gowans
WOSU Public Media
(614) 292-9678 ext 4-0884




WOSU Public Media
(614) 292-9678 ext 4-0884
Please send questions and comments about this website to: gowans.1@osu.edu

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