High School Highlights

Career Videos to share with your students.

Single Subject Integration Videos from Connect Ed Studios

The High School Office (HSO) has solicited the help of student interns to help choose videos about careers that they found interesting for other students to view. Each video and lesson has been developed to take approximately 15 minutes of class time, including time for students to discuss the content of the video in terms of what thinking was promoted, as a result of watching the video. Teachers are encouraged to extend the lesson as needed. Connect Ed Videos has the unique feature of giving Career Information on the right side of the video. This information can be used to create discussion questions.

Please use this video for your class regardless of your content area. There are suggested guiding questions for each video, but teachers are welcome to create their own discussion questions. Click the Title Below to get to the video or

Go to https://connectedstudios.org/

Click on “Day in the Life” at the top bar

Scroll down to “Choose a sector”

Select “Fashion Design, Manufacturing, and Production”

Watch “Wedding Dress Designer” video

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The Video highlights:

Changing your college major is a big deal already, but changing your career path after working in an entirely different career that no longer interests you is even scarier. It’s comforting knowing that a UC Berkeley graduate—whose major was finance—still pursued her childhood dream of becoming a fashion designer despite making the change at such a late age in life. It teaches us that success/happiness is not limited to one certain age or, even one career.

As a wedding dress designer, the daily responsibilities vary. The absence of repetition would entice students to pursue this career. Daily responsibilities may be shopping for new fabrics, sketching new dress ideas, creating a bride’s pattern drafting, etc. Trish Lee, wedding dress designer, did not conform to working at a large, already established fashion design company--like the majority of fashion designers-- and instead started her own business.

Post-secondary education is not required to become a fashion designer. A degree in Fashion Design will encompass sewing techniques, bridal design, marketing and sales skills.

Other career pathways may include: entrepreneurship, business management, graphic design, and even a technical background which may help you when visualizing blueprints, etc. This is because having a business background would help you establish your own small business (if you want to work independently), and both, graphic design and entrepreneurship, revolve around creativity which is one of the main factors of becoming a fashion designer.

“The best part is that something you created is bringing somebody happiness.” – Trish Lee

Some discussion questions for students (You might want to give the questions before viewing the video.):

You don't have to use all of these and a collaborative discussion with these questions is an appropriate activity.

Why is being a "A Critical Problem Solver" important in this video?

Why is being an "Effective Communicator and Collaborator" important in this video?

What are some of the "Big Ideas" this video presents?

  • Life transition
  • Why work for someone else?
  • Importance of caring.
  • Importance of building relationships

Using your "Multiple Perspectives Lens" how would a business person, vs graphic designer see as "Big Ideas" in this video.

You can create your own.

  • Use the Career Information to the right of the video to create your own questions for students to discuss