Using Your Educational Development Plan for Career Planning
How to Get the Most Out of Career Planning
Choosing and planning for a career is one of the most important things Comets can do during their time in high school.
At GLHS we use Xello to keep our Educational Development Plans (EDP) up to date.
All Comets in grades 7-12 have a Xello account that houses their EDP.
Students use this account to:
- conduct learning styles, interest, and skills assessments
- explore and save favorite career options
- explore and save post-secondary training plans
- explore the annual college planning timeline
- build resume/portfolio content by documenting their hobbies, interest, skills, abilities, volunteer work, extracurricular and work experience, and awards
To access your EDP (Educational Development Plan): Log into PowerSchool Student Account and click the arrow hyperlink in the upper right hand corner, then click “Sign into Xello”.
Students and parents are welcome to access this account anytime. Students will update information annually at school, but are encouraged to actively use this account throughout the school year and summer to update their resume and portfolio content.
Career Information Resources
Zoom Recordings of Conversations with Professionals
A Conversation with the Roth Academy of Music With Brian Roth, Television Composer and Commercial Audio Producer
Each Session will Include the following:
- Education and Training
- Daily Responsibilities
- Soft Skills
- Salary vs Hourly Wages
Conversation with a Health Profession with Sarah Hilton a Podiatry specialist
Conversation with a Detective Kirk DeWitt - Please click on the link for the recorded conversation.
Conversation with a Lawyer Toree Breen - Coming soon
Conversation with a Financial Institution Maddy Shellberg - Please click on the link for the recorded conversation.
Conversation with a Counseling/Therapy: Melissa Doss and Anessa Johnson - Please click on the link for the recorded conversation.
Conversation with Grand Ledge City Manager Adam Smith and Public Services Superintendent Kurt Ristow- Please click on the link for the recorded conversation.
Conversation with Fire Chief Rodney Vancastle Grand Ledge Fire Department - Please click on link.
A Conversation with Greater Lansing convention and Visitor Bureau
A Conversation with Michigan Corn Growers Association with Claire White
A Conversation with Mayor Thomas Sowle
A Conversation with Doty Insurance and Haddad Insurance
A Conversation with Shared Resources
A Conversation with a DJ and Drummer With Shawn VanSteeland
A Conversation with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Courtney Millbrook
A Conversation with a Graphic Designer and Photographer With Laura Hoesl
SKILLED TRADE RECORDINGS
Doug Linstrom from Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, Mister Sparky Electrical, Electrical, or HVAC. Please click on the link for the recorded conversation.
John Reilly is Michigan State University's Skilled Trades Supervisor for the Infrastructure Planning and Facilities. He will answer questions about MSU's 25 Skilled Trades Careers and Registered Apprenticeships, which include Plumbing, Pipefitting and Welding. Please click on the link for the recorded conversation.
Board of Water & Light paid employment/scholarship opportunity. Click here to learn more about their programs and job opportunities.
Military Official - Military enables the millions of Americans with military affinity to access their benefits, find jobs, enjoy military discounts, and stay connected. Military.com
ASVAB Practice Tests - This website is designed to help you with your ASVAB test prep and review. Each of our free ASVAB practice tests includes challenging practice questions along with detailed explanations. Whether you are preparing for a career in the Army, Navy, Air Force, or the Marines you will need to pas the ASVAB test. Please click on the link to begin.