Making that all-important first impression is one of the most crucial in the next step towards successful career advancement. LDI students came dressed to impress to attend the Greater Phoenix Job Fair in Phoenix, Arizona to practice and master basic career development and job preparation skills. Each student came with the attitude to match the outfit, eager to get out there and network! Job Exploration and Career Prep courses at Life Development Institute demonstrate our belief in real-world experiences as a great way to teach our students what it means to truly be out there with all job seekers looking for competitive employment. Life Development Institute uses experiential learning in authentic settings to help our students with LD, ADHD, and high functioning autism practice and master job seeking strategies outside of traditional classroom settings. For students enrolled in high school, part of the program’s graduation requirement is completing 120 consecutive days of sustained employment in a competitive work environment. These field experiences help build essential skills as well as raise their confidence levels about them having what it takes to get a job, keep a job and grow a future!