In this lesson students learn strategies that they can employ now to start preparing for their future dream job or career. Students conduct an interview to collect anecdotal information about a real-life career progression experience. They will explore their current and potential human capital. Additionally, they learn about hard and soft skills important to job success and identify ways their current talents, interests, and extracurricular activities can form the foundational building blocks of their future careers.

Grade Level

 6–8, 9–12


  • Career
  • Career exploration
  • Hard skills
  • Human capital
  • Informational interview
  • Job
  • Soft skills

Time required

 90 minutes