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EAP1586 | Professor Porges-West

This guide contains resources for students of Professor Ileana Porges-West's EAP1586 course.

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Midterm Career Project


* For the most current, up-to-date assignment requirements, please check for EAP 1586 updates on Blackboard.

Deadlines and assignment instructions

Topic approval, Individual Assignment (Post on the Blackboard Discussion Board):

  • Complete the Focus 2 Skill and Career Assessments. Choose a career for your project. Post your career project topic on the Blackboard discussion board, so it can be looked over by your instructor for approval.

MLA Citations, Per Person (Post on the Blackboard Discussion Board):

  • Required: Include your chosen Career for this presentation.
  • 4 MLA Citations, Per Student, that provides information on your Career of choice: 

    •  One Films on Demand Video, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook website source, O*Net Online website source, and your Focus 2 website source. 

Upload your PowerPoint Poster for your Career Project onto Blackboard, Individual Assignment:


Students are required to use the provided PowerPoint (PPT) template to do a PPT poster presentation on a career they are interested in or are pursuing. Students are also required to complete a 2-minute presentation on Blackboard Collaborate of themselves presenting their PPT presentation during class time.

Include within your presentation the following information:

  1. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  2. What do you want to be doing 10 years from now?
  3. In what areas do you excel?
  4. What did the Focus 2 personality and career tests tell you about yourself and what would be a good career for you?
  5. What are the job duties/type of work involved in that career? (Include information such as the job description, the hours/days required to work, can jobs in this field be found in any city, and work environment - is it indoor or outdoor work)
  6. What are the educational requirements? (Include information such as the required degree, courses, years of study, and list good colleges to attend for this career)
  7. What are the required skills?
  8. What are the job benefits & drawbacks?
  9. What is the outlook for this career according to the U.S. Gov’t Outlook Handbook?
  10. What are the salary ranges? (Include information such as the starting or entry-level annual salary/hourly rate as well as the max amount you could earn, does it increase annually, and if education influences salary)
  11. Find a job opening for this job in Florida.

Include in your PPT Poster Presentation:

A video on your chosen profession.

Works Cited: Cite all of your sources (minimum 4) in an alphabetized list in MLA format. All 4 Sources must be from the EAP 1586 LibGuide as listed on the Career Project tab, or from the MDC Databases. 

Poster Template & Completed Example

MDC Resources

MDC Advisement and Career Services - Careers and Internships

Exploring and Assessing Careers

FOCUS 2: Online, self-guided, career assessment and exploration system available through Miami Dade College Advisement and Career Services.

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Online resource providing information on career duties, education, training, pay, and outlook. Available through the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

O*Net OnLine: Career exploration and job analysis online tool. Browse and search careers or answer questions about your interests and training in order to be matched to possible future careers. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

Career Coach: Local information on careers, including wages, employment, job postings, education, and training. Available through Miami Dade College Advisement and Career Services.

CareerOneStop:Online toolkit offering comprehensive information on careers, training, skills, jobs, wages, industry, as well as state and local resources. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

Films on Demand (MDC Video Database): Streaming video from large and small production companies covering a wide range of subjects to enhance college courses. These videos include public performance rights that allow them to be used in the educational setting. Funded by: College (FLVC Group License)

FloridaShines: "Find a Career" resources helping you plan your future and learn about careers. Register or log in to MyCareerShines to access online education information and career planning tools.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Employment Projections to 2028: "What are the hot jobs in Florida? What occupations have the most job growth in Florida? What industries are expected to have the fastest-growing employment in Florida?"