So what exactly is Career Cruising? Career Cruising is a web based program which offers access via any internet connection. 7th grade students will complete several surveys. The first is called Career Matchmaker. This 116 question survey, assesses students’ interests and suggests various careers based on the students answers. The second survey is called My Skills and helps students take a look at what their current skills and abilities are and how they fit with different careers. The third survey is called Learning Styles and it helps students understand how they may learn best. Results from these surveys are stored in a file called My Plan for each student. Students may also store specific careers, colleges, and future survey results. Information about volunteer experiences, extracurricular activities, hobbies and interests can also be added. Of course, hundreds of careers can be explored along with colleges, universities, technical schools, scholarships and financial aid.
We encourage parents to spend time on Career Cruising as well. We believe you will find Career Cruising a valuable tool that will assist you and your child in planning for a bright future. If you and your child would like to explore Career Cruising prior to the 7th grade experience please contact the guidance office for the required general login username and password. If you have any questions please contact the guidance office for assistance.