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What are college graduates looking for: Data Analysis

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  • Price per ClassroomFREE
  • Grade Levels 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Topics Career Planning
  • Duration 15 Minutes
  • Auto Scored? Yes
  • Teacher Evaluation Needed? No

Activity Description

In this data-driven activity, students will engage in the meaningful exploration of career-related information presented through graphical representation. Through two distinct graphs, students will uncover perceptions about what characterizes a "good job" and gain insights into the time it takes for individuals to secure employment after graduation.


Key Elements of the Activity:

Graph Analysis: Students will examine and interpret two graphs. The first graph illustrates the characteristics that are deemed important for a "good job," while the second graph presents the duration it takes for both graduates and recent graduates to land a job.

Review Question: After analyzing the graphs, students will respond to a review question that encourages them to reflect on the relationship between perceptions of a good job and the real-world job search process.



Learning Objective

The main objectives are:

  1. Understanding Perceptions: By examining the first graph that highlights what characteristics are perceived as important in a good job.
  2. Analyzing Job Search Duration: The second graph depicting the length of time it takes for graduates and recent graduates to secure a job provides students with a realistic view of the job market.
  3. Data Interpretation: Students will develop skills in interpreting graphical data, specifically bar graphs, to extract meaningful information.

Teacher Tips

Included with the activity, you can view the tips to clarify student's doubts or to evaluate answers (for a teacher scored worksheet).
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  • PriceFREE
  • Grade Levels 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Topics Career Planning
  • Duration 15 Minutes
  • Auto Scored? Yes
  • Teacher Evaluation Needed? No