Career and Budget
You are going to research your career and identify some costs associated with living on your home.
It will be MLA formatted with appropriate headers.
1. Identify your first college of choice
2. Identify your intended major (undecided? you'll need to pick a major for this exercise)
3. Identify what job you would like to have when you have completed college (or your masters or doctorate)
- Use BLS.gov to search for careers. Use the search box in the top right hand side of the page
Identify the job title, the company (if available), summarize the job requirements and include ALL the job qualifications.
- If it requires 3-5 years of prior experience, it's NOT a fit -- you're not yet qualified
- You need to find a position that requires >1 year of prior work experience.
- Note: The default setting is jobs within 25 miles of the city or zip code you entered. You may need to change it to "50 miles" using the navigation on the left hand side of the search results page if you are not finding the job you want
- Also, it's possible you might have to consider your next best alternative to your first choice
- You are likely going to have to look at MANY job listings until you find one that you are qualified for (assume you are a college graduate when searching)
6. Find a place to live that is NO more than 30% of your starting salary.
- Identify the city, state, address, square footage, what costs are included/excluded in rent and the address. Also, identify if it has parking.
8. Identify five (5) services that the carer center provides that you can take advantage of as a student.
9. Share three (3) insights you gained about your career, its starting pay and your housing choices
10. Complete the budget survey https://www.cacareerzone.org/budget/reverse. Use your estimated salary for your position. Make sure you chose to save 5% when you come to that answer (remember: pay yourself first!). After you answer all the questions it will calculate your total budget. Double the number they provide you (costs are too low e.g., $30 for a cell phone). Record the amount here.
DUE DATE: Friday, April 29th