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Name________________________ Period______

Career Research Project - Presentation

PROJECT OVERVIEW
For this project, you will create a presentation about TWO careers and compare/contrast them based on
your interests and research. Create your presentation on google slides to show your research.

Whatever you choose, you must first show that you have adequately researched each item on the
checklist to gather the needed information before putting it into a presentation. Four class periods will be
allowed for this assignment. Please use your time wisely, and be creative!

REQUIREMENTS
The presentation must include your name, class period, date, and the TWO careers that you are
researching. The presentation must be at least 10 Google slides, and include all information in the
checklist provided below. The LAST slide/part must be your Works Cited page. Pictures/diagrams may
also be used but must be appropriate to topic (ex. no random pictures of your best friend or your
vacation). All sources that you use need to be cited in the works cited page. Slides are to be formatted so
that they are readable to an audience. Full sentences should NOT be used on the slides, but rather use
short phrases, words, graphs, bullet points, etc.

MY TWO CAREERS

o Career #1: ________________________________________________

o Career #2: ________________________________________________


Name________________________ Period______

CHECKLIST:
The Project needs to include the following information below:

 Slide 1: On the first slide, put your name, class, and your TWO careers that you are researching

o Name & Class _____________________________________________________


o Career #1: _________________________________________________________
o Career #2: _________________________________________________________

 Slide 2 (Introduction slide): These slides include the introduction to your 2 careers. You must state why you are
interested in these occupations. They should be about the two careers you are researching and how you became
interested in them.

o Career #1: ___________________________________________________________


o Why I am interested in Career #1 – How did you become interested in this career?
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o Career #2: ____________________________________________________________


o Why I am interested in Career #2: How did you become interested in this career?
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 Slides 3-4: What are the common job tasks (what they do) of the work for both careers?
o Career #1 job tasks (What they do): (need at least 4-5 different tasks they do)
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o Career #2 job tasks (What they do):


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*Also make a statement about how they are similar or different (compare/contrast):

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Name________________________ Period______

 Slide 5: What are the working conditions / environment for both careers?

o Career #1 Working conditions/environment:


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o Career #2 Working conditions/environment:


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 Slide 6: What is the salary/wages/pay for both careers in the USA and Arkansas (compare both), and what are the
current job outlooks and employment for both?

o Wages/pay for Career #1: USA:___________________________AR: __________________________


o Job outlook for Career #1: Job outlook is a forecast of the change in the number of people employed in a
particular occupation over a set period, for example, two years, five years or ten years.
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o Wages/pay for Career #2: USA:___________________________AR: __________________________


o Job outlook for Career #2:
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 Slide 7: What preparation/education/training are needed to get this career? (How do you become one?) Also,
compare/contrast how they are similar/different for each career.

Preparation for Career #1:


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Preparation for Career #2:
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Compare/contrast how the preparations are similar/different for each career:
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Name________________________ Period______

 Slide 8 & 9: Find a college or vocational school that offers a degree or training in the 2 careers you researched. List
the college or institution. Then, find the cost of attending the college for ONE year. Include room, board, tuition and
any other related expenses.
o College/School for Career #1:
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 Cost of school (per year): $_______________________________
o College/School for Career #2:
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 Cost of school (per year): $_______________________________

Did the costs surprise you? Why? _________________________________________________________

 Slide 10+: Find any required tests and licensure requirements for both careers. You may also include any additional
facts, pictures and links with information that you researched.
o Tests
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o Licensures or Credentials
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 Slide 11+: This is the conclusion. After completing the research and comparing the two jobs, which occupation
interests you the most? Why or why not? You may also include any additional facts/pictures/videos and thoughts
about the careers you have researched.
o My conclusion is that I would choose ____________________________ career instead of ___________________________
career because….
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 Last Slide: Bibliography or Works Cited page

o Which websites did you find your information for the slides?
 _____________________________________________________________________

 _____________________________________________________________________

 _____________________________________________________________________
Name________________________ Period______

Research Sources and Works Cited


This project will include proper and appropriate research. A minimum of FOUR sources are required for this project which will
include at least three electronic sources (online databases, legitimate websites, etc.) Several websites have excellent resources:

 Arkansas job link https://www.arjoblink.arkansas.gov/ada/r/


 OOH - Occupational Outlook Handbook (http://www.bls.gov/ooh/),

 O*Net Online (http://www.onetonline.org/), and

 Career One Stop (http://www.careeronestop.org/)

 University of Arkansas https://fulbright.uark.edu/academics/majors-and-programs.php

 University of Arkansas https://finaid.uark.edu/cost-of-attendance.php



A works cited page must be included. Plagiarism will result in failure of this project.
Name________________________ Period______

Grading Rubric
Exemplary Proficient Basic Below Basic Comments
(9-10 points) (6-8 points) (2-4 points) (0-1 points)
Pre-search Excellent choice of Good choice of Career choices Career choices are
Career selection careers with high level of careers with are good – limited questionable,
Research Questions research and going adequate research research research questions
On-Task beyond in information. of 2 careers and an questions and off- were lower level
acceptable amount task at times. and the working
of info – on-task was unclear; off-
mostly. task multiple
times.
Search for Sources reveal Sources reveal Sources are basic Sources reveal
Information/ Citing outstanding variety using adequate variety of and follow little variety of
Sources primary and secondary sources, acceptable minimum sources and/or
Variety sources, great quality, quality and quantity requirements. questionable
Evaluating and high quantity. of information. quality of
Quantity sources information and
Works Cited /or low quantity.
Gather and Organize Outstanding use of Acceptable use of Reveals some All of information
Information paraphrasing and paraphrasing and plagiarism, is copy/paste,
Paraphrasing summarizing on note some reading of copy/paste, and/or inadequate
Summarizing sheets; Quantity of slides, but also and/or inadequate notes; Lacking
Organization Information is summarizing; notes; Quantity of quantity of
exceptional and well Quantity of Information is Information per
organized. Information is poor and not well slide. Completely
adequate. organized. disorganized and
Reading most of minimal
the slides in understanding of
presentation. presentation.

Graphics/Formatting/ All sources are properly Most slides are Few slides are Slides/words are
Spelling formatted, Graphics are properly formatted, properly difficult to read;
Readability engaging and Mostly Appropriate formatted, may no consistent
Flow appropriate; no spelling Graphics; 1-2 not be bulleted; formatting;
Appropriate graphics errors. spelling errors Graphics are irrelevant graphics
Spelling distracting; some or pictures;
spelling errors multiple spelling
errors.
Product Outstanding presentation Acceptable Product follows Poor final product
Final conclusion is evident with a highly presentation is meets half of the which does not
Product creative product which evident with a good requirements; is meet the
Creativity follows all of the product which not engaging, but requirements set
requirements set forth by follows most of the shows some forth by the
the teacher. requirements set effort made by teacher.
forth by the student.
teacher; creativity
is minimal.
Presentation Excellent presentation Good presentation; Decent Poor presentation
engaging the audience in somewhat engaging presentation; that does not
the topic; energized voice the audience in the reading most of interest the
level. topic; voice level. slides; voice level audience in the
is soft. topic; voice level
is difficult to hear.