ROP – Success Starts Here
Choosing the right job, the right college, or the right career path can be a long and difficult endeavor. Education, experience and exposure can make this process easier.
The Regional Occupational Program (ROP) is a perfect way for students to explore, discover and confirm their career interests. ROP benefits all students by providing early exposure, preparation and experimentation in a variety of career pathways.
ROP benefits college-bound students by providing experience related to a particular discipline. ROP courses included on transcripts are evidence of career exploration and can be used to enhance college entrance essays and applications. This could assist the admissions process of highly impacted programs by indicating a serious interest and realistic desire to pursue a particular field of study.
ROP benefits career bound students by providing hands-on experience that develops knowledge and skills, which lead to higher paying positions. Every course covers job seeking skills, application and resume preparation and interviewing techniques. Many courses include an internship at local businesses that provide up to date workplace learning and establish a network of professional contacts and referral sources.
Courses are offered for each semester (including summer) and students can earn 5 or 10 elective credits for each completed course. They are held at a variety of times and locations convenient to CMHS students. Many CMHS students have been able to meet their Senior internship requirements by taking a multitude of ROP classes.
For a complete listing of ROP classes offered, please visit the Career Center and see your ROP Career Specialist, Stacy Robison. You may reach Mrs. Robison at (714)424-8709, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also check out the course schedule by visiting www.Coastlinerop.net .
The links listed below are about career and college planning. This web page offers students the opportunity to explore their college and career options. Additionally, you as a student, can take these assessments and learn more about who you are, where you want to go, and how you are going to get there. The Myers-Briggs and Rutgers assessments will help you explore your skills, values, and interests, so that you can choose a career path based on who you are. The results of the assessments can also help you decide where you need to go (community college, trade school, CSU, or UC) to accomplish your career goal. Once you have made a decision about where you want to go, you can start planning and preparing for how you are going to get to get there. Remember that your school/guidance counselor is available to help you start planning for the future!
Rutgers New Brunswick Interest Assessment
The Rutgers New Brunswick is a simple interests assessment exercise that may help you learn more about your interest, skills, values and preferences.