A senior English research project (also known as a Senior Disseration or Senior Thesis) designed to drive the said Graduating class to the brink of insanity. The process of the Career Search revolves around the chosen career you are going into or are planning on going into once you graduate from your alma mater.
The process is very frustating and very confusing to an extent; it consists of an introduction, review of literature you find on your topic (usually five internet and print sources are required); a 'shadowing' experience (when you go off to a distant place, miss a day of important classtime, and possibly not even <i>find</i> anything on your topic), and an interviews section, along with a Works Cited (Bibliography) page. The researching portion for your Review of the Literature usually consists of a grueling six weeks (or two thirds of a nine-weeks) period, in which one will search desperately through several Department of Labor study books and useless webrings to try and find information on your career, only to come up empty handed.
Once your Research of literature and whatnot is completed, you move on to do your 'Shadowing' experience, and your interviews. Your 'Shadowing' consists of a seven-eight hour experience where you pick someone in your chosen profession and literally follow them around all day (hence the term Shadowing). You're meant to try and learn something from this experience, however, such is not always the case...