Career Preparation

Career Portfolio Project

  • A valuable tool for your future!

    All Pennsylvania high school students are required to complete a graduation project in order to receive a high school diploma. By satisfactorily completing the Career Portfolio Project, students fulfill this requirement for both sending school districts and the Technical College High School. One and done!

    The project includes research and career preparation components, including:

    • resume
    • cover letter
    • thank you letter
    • career plan
    • research paper relevant to the career preparation program*
    • documentation of their achievements


    Students also complete:

    • a job shadow experience and
    • written summary
    • community service mock-interview


Have Questions?

  • Email Claire Ryan
  • The project culminates when students present their completed portfolio as part of a practice interview. The completed portfolio provides students with a valuable “real-world” tool to utilize in their future college and career pursuits.

    While completing the project is the responsibility of each student, teachers are available to assist them in the process. In addition, support staff work closely with teachers to assist students in completing their projects.


    *Most high school English courses  require students to write research papers. As long as the topic of the research paper is relevant to their field of study and approved by the program teacher, students may submit papers written for their English class.