2024-2025 School Year

Career Exploration Independent Study CP GVL

This class is not a traditional 2 day a week course.  Students meet several times in person, but the rest is done through video calls, emails, and independent study.


Summer Semester 2024 Dates:   

All classes from 3:00-4:30 pm

Term Dates:  May 13 – June 30

Classes meet in person: May 22, June 19, June 26


Spring 2025 Dates:  

Class will meet once per month on a Wednesday from 2:40 – 4:00.  Specific Dates TBA.


Course Description

This class will NOT meet on the regular Monday/Wednesday schedule, but will instead meet once per month on the dates listed above. The intent of this class is to introduce students to future career paths. Using information from the students’ YouScience results, personal experience and interest, family relations, and various other resources, students are to research 4 potential career opportunities to shadow. Short assignments will be given with a due date for completion in order to keep students progressing at a rate to complete the course objectives. Students will learn business skills needed to enable them to locate job shadowing opportunities, such as professional email writing, phone and voicemail etiquette, networking, and other soft skills. This course is offered Spring semester, and can also be done in a summer “minimester” class May-July.

To be successful in this class:

Students must be self-motivated and have a desire to be in the class. Students must be able to speak with superiors at job shadows, ask relevant questions, dress appropriately for the job, and maintain professional relations throughout a business day. Students are responsible for their own transportation.

Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Fees: $225

Course Credit: 0.5 elective

Required Materials

Required Materials:

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

The Proximity Principle by Ken Coleman

Meet Stuart Floyd

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (American Studies); Master’s degree in Business Administration

Teaching experience: Various college and high school career seminars, frequent guest lecturer for college classes.  Successfully coached hundreds of college students through career search process.

UHC courses taught:

  • Career Exploration

Began teaching at UHC in 2023