Presentation Type

Presentation

Faculty Mentor’s Full Name

Alicia Gignoux

Faculty Mentor’s Department

Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

Abstract

Our group seeks to explore the nature of career development in children and demonstrate the importance of career exploration from a young age, especially in a globalized society. Around the world, studies have shown that children’s career aspirations are influenced by a wide range of factors, including gender stereotypes, socioeconomic status, parents’ and role models’ professions, and community. Through art and storytelling, our group will create a children’s book aimed at children in 4th to 6th grade, the age group in which career exploration tends to become most salient. The book will present many careers and paths to attaining these careers. These career descriptions will be based on interviews with professionals in a variety of occupations. By combining artistry, personal communication, career development, and global perspectives, the storybook product will seek to reduce restrictive career stereotypes that feed gender and class inequalities.

Category

Interdisciplinary (GLI)

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Apr 27th, 10:40 AM Apr 27th, 11:00 AM

What do you want to be when you grow up?

UC North Ballroom

Our group seeks to explore the nature of career development in children and demonstrate the importance of career exploration from a young age, especially in a globalized society. Around the world, studies have shown that children’s career aspirations are influenced by a wide range of factors, including gender stereotypes, socioeconomic status, parents’ and role models’ professions, and community. Through art and storytelling, our group will create a children’s book aimed at children in 4th to 6th grade, the age group in which career exploration tends to become most salient. The book will present many careers and paths to attaining these careers. These career descriptions will be based on interviews with professionals in a variety of occupations. By combining artistry, personal communication, career development, and global perspectives, the storybook product will seek to reduce restrictive career stereotypes that feed gender and class inequalities.