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Career Objective Essay

Your Careeer Objective Essay is the first document an employer will see in your portfolio. You're writing this brief statement (barely an essay) to explain why you want this career and why you will be awesome at it.

Your audience for this will be a potential employer so you will want to sell yourself. This document will be printed on a decorative paper that will match the cover on your portfolio

Imagine You Are The Boss:
There is no right or wrong answer, but keep in mind that you can train skills, but you  can't train attitude.

Writing Tips - Watch Your Language!

Your vocabulary is very powerful - use it to your advantage in the following ways:


  • Instead of "go to college" use "attend college".


  • Instead of "get a degree" use "earn a degree".


  • Instead of "tech" use "Central Montco Technical High School".


  • Instead of "Montco" use "Montgomery County Community College".

Anchor 1

Associate's Degree:

This two-year degree is an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.). Some students who earn this degree transfer to a four-year program to earn a bachelor’s degree. Others complete associate degrees to prepare to go straight to work. Community colleges, career colleges, and some four-year colleges offer these degrees.

Bachelor's Degree:

This degree requires completing a four or five year college program. Most students earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.). Many people earn an associate's degree (after 2 years) and then turn it into a bachelor's degree (after 2-3 more years).

Graduate Degrees:

Graduate degrees are advanced degrees pursued after earning a bachelor’s degree. Examples are:

  • A Master of Arts (M.A.) or Master of Science (M.S.) degree. Students generally can earn a master’s degree after approximately two years of study.

  • A doctoral degree (for example, a Ph.D.) requires four or more years of study.

Professional Degree:

Students earn professional degrees to become licensed to work in professions like medicine or law. The M.D. degree is an example. Professional programs generally require a college degree before you start them and then at least three years of study to complete.

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