JA - Business of Life

To help prepare students for the business of life, JA is proud to present this exciting new learning experience for the 2020-21 school year, combining instruction in professional/soft skills, personal finance, and ethics.

With equal time on instruction and practical application led by business community mentors, students in grades 9-12 will learn about:

1. Job Applications and Resumes
2. Interviewing For a Job/ Communicating About Yourself
3. Workplace Communication and Cell Phone Etiquette
4. Excellence Through Ethics
5. Earning, Employment, and Income
6. Budgeting
7. Saving
8. Credit and Debt
9. Consumer Protection

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Applications and Resumes

Applications and Resumes

This session covers job applications and resumes, two written methods for applying for a job. Students examine both documents and begin to think about adapting their experiences, skills, and achievements into the applicable template to present themselves to a potential employer.


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Excellence Through Ethics

Excellence Through Ethics

JA Excellence through Ethics is a learning experience where students meet and interact with a local executive or business professional and learn about the importance of ethics in the workplace and in everyday life. Students will give thoughtful consideration and examination of personal beliefs and their relationship to ethics. They will start to develop a personal awareness of values.


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Interviewing for a Job and Communicating About Yourself

Interviewing for a Job and Communicating About Yourself

This session covers communication styles used during the process of job hunting, with an emphasis on interviewing. Students begin by tracking their accomplishments in a “brag sheet.” Next, students can prepare to answer interview questions and/or stage mock interviews. It also covers the basics of professional communication and workplace introductions. Activities are included for students to practice appropriate workplace behavior and language, as well as active listening skills.


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Personal Finance - Budgeting

Personal Finance - Budgeting

Students investigate the importance of budgeting and how to plan for staying within a budget.


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Personal Finance - Earning, Employment, and Incomes

Personal Finance - Earning, Employment, and Incomes

Students learn that healthy personal finances take planning and managing. Students begin to analyze the financial implications of educational and career choices as a basis for understanding the relationship between earnings and personal finance.


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Personal Finance - Savings

Personal Finance - Savings

Students analyze the role that saving plays in their personal finances. They recognize that having a healthy savings plan is necessary in all phases of life, but is especially critical for big-ticket items and emergencies.


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Workplace Writing and Cell Phone Etiquette

Workplace Writing and Cell Phone Etiquette

This session covers the basics of professional writing. Activities give students a chance to practice writing concisely, clearly, and correctly, with appropriate workplace style. This session will also touch on using cell phones to communicate at work.


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