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Exemplars are professionals recognized by pearls as successful in their careers.   

Weekly Discussion Sessions
High school pearls at each grade level in each chapter participate in weekly discussion sessions where they vote to select exemplars. This creates a Chapter Exemplar List which is organized by industry. (Our 16 targeted industries are listed below.) The chapter exemplar list should contain at least one exemplar in each of the targeted industries. 

 
Exemplar Mentoring Days
These are special events planned and scheduled by each chapter during the school year. Each exemplar on the Chapter Exemplar List is invited to make a presentation. Each presentation should include the following: 1) the personal story of that exemplar, and 2) list of specific soft skills in demand by employers. A  "question and answer" period, and a informal networking period should be included. If the exemplar cannot visit the school, a SKYPE presentation is acceptable. 




Mentoring Opportunities
Networking during each exemplar mentoring day creates 1-on-1 mentoring opportunities. When a pearl meets an exemplar that he or she would like to consider as a mentor, that pearl is free to "invite" that exemplar to become his or her mentor. A PWP mentoring guidebook must be provided, which includes a mentor agreement and a mentee agreement.



List of Targeted Industries



Management of Companies and Enterprises

Pearls in the Management Industry Group are interested in becoming executives and managers across multiple domestic and global industries, and focus on specific skill sets



Franchising
Industry

Pearls in the Franchising Industry Group are interested in becoming franchisors or franchisees in multiple types of businesses, and focus on specific skill sets 




Accommodations and Food Services Industry

Pearls in the Accommodations and Food Services Industry Group are interested in becoming hotel executives, restaurant managers or similar leadership positions, and focus on specific skill sets


Arts, Entertainment, Recreation Industry

Pearls in the Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Industry Group are interested in becoming professional sports team executives or record company executives, and focus on specific skill sets



Finance and Insurance
Industry

Pearls in the Finance and Insurance Industry Group are interested in becoming finance and insurance managers and executives, and focus on specific skill sets 


Construction Industry

Pearls in the Construction Industry Group are interested in becoming construction project managers, site supervisors, and company managers and executives, and focus on specific skill sets




Health Sciences Industry

Pearls in the Health Sciences Industry Group are interested in becoming managers, administrators, physicians, and health care specialists, and focus on specific skill sets



Real Estate Industry

Pearls in the Real Estate Industry Group are interested in becoming commercial or residential real estate executives, marketing and sales managers and investors, and focus on specific skill sets




Education Industry

Pearls in the Education Industry Group are interested in becoming public school principals, administrators, district superintendents, college presidents, deans and professors, and focus on specific skill sets




Government/Public Service Industry

Pearls in the Government and Public Service Industry Group are interested in becoming elected officials, appointed officials, department managers, and agency chiefs at the local, state and federal levels of government, and focus on specific skill sets 




Information Industry

Pearls in the Information Industry Group are interested in becoming telecommunications specialists, broadcast news analysists, producers, station managers and executives, and focus on specific skill sets



Manufacturing Industry

Pearls in the Manufacturing Industry Group are interested in becoming managers, supervisors, and executives in one or more of the manufacturing sectors.




Retail Industry

Pearls in the Retail Industry Group are interested in becoming department managers, supervisors, store managers, mall executives, and focus on specific skill sets 




Professional, Scientific and Technology

Pearls in the Professional, Scientific and Technology Industry Group are interested in becoming researchers, scientists, team leaders, innovators, product developers, technologists, and focus on specific skill sets



Transportation and Logistics Industry

Pearls in the Transportation Industry Group are interested in becoming engineers, pilots, managers, supervisors, and executives, and focus on specific skill sets



Utilities, Power and Energy

Pearls in the Utilities, Power and Energy Group are interested in becoming engineers, plant operators, project managers, developers, and innovators, and focus on specific skill sets




Wholesale Distribution Industry

Pearls in the Wholesale Distribution Interest Group are interested in becoming a manager or executive of a distribution or wholesale company and focus on specific skill sets