Choosing a career path can be a difficult decision. When students have some idea of the type of career they are interested in, it helps determine a college major or what type of specialty or trade school would be required to accomplish their career goals. Below are some resources to help you through the process:
Once students log into Career Cruising, they are able to create a portfolio. This allows students to save their work for future use. Even without creating a portfolio, student are able to utilize a wide range of resources:
Students can search for career information by keyword search, school subject, career cluster, or by taking a short survey, Career Selector, which will create a list of career possibilities based on each student's preferences. Once a student selects a specific career, a large amount of information is available about that career. The topics covered include job description, working conditions, earnings, education & training, links to related colleges & universities, sample career path, list of related occupations, links to other sources for information, photofiles and multimedia interviews with two people in that profession.
Explore Education & Training
This section of Career Cruising provides comprehensive college, university and vocational school information to help plan for future education and training. Students can search for schools by name or state, search for colleges (including vocational programs) by name or by using a cluster search tool, use the School Selector to create a personalized list of schools based on the student's preferences, view details about colleges, universities, vocational schools, financial aid programs, and search for financial aid using the Financial Aid Selector.
There are several inventories that can provide insight for students regarding which careers are a good "match" based on their interests, sills and/or learning style. It is recommended that after students take these inventories, they talk with their counselor to ensure that they understand what the results are suggesting. It is vital that students understand the results and how they might impact their career-planning process.