• Career Planning


    "If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." ~ Lewis Carroll

    Career Development is for a life-time:

    • Develop an active approach to your career future.
    • Conduct a self-assessment of your interests, skills, values, needs and personality. This will be the foundation for you to identify conditions and opportunities that will satisfy you. Reevaluate when necessary.
    • Arm yourself with reliable career information. The more you know the more secure you will be.
    • Learn good job-search skills. Build a network of contacts and prepare yourself for changes.

     VIRTUAL Career Exploration

    Resources from Junior Achievement for Career Developmenthttp://www.jamichigan.org/highschool topics like Entreprenuership, Sales speeches, interviewing, elevator speeches. 

    Engineering: https://tryengineering.org/

    More Career Planning Resources:

    MichiganELibrary Learning Express. Career Exploration online learning modules. MEL Library

    America's Career Information Network
    Excellent resource for career information and decision-making. Includes national and state labor market data, industry info and occupation profiles.

    Beauty Schools in Michigan - www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com

    Careers in Bioscience
    Information about topics and careers in bioscience for students and teachers.

    Careers in Broadcast Communications
    The National Association of Broadcasters provides information, resources and contacts for careers in broadcast communications.

    Careers in Construction
    Find out about executive careers in construction at this site.

    Career Key
    Find help choosing a career and college major at this site.

    Careers in Public Relations
    The Public Relations Society of American provides information, resources and contacts for students interested in careers in public relations.

    Careers in the Skilled Trades
    Skilled Trades are careers that often require less schooling and debt than a four-year degree. With the skills you develop through professional trades careers, you can earn a great salary and benefits sooner than you imagined. Check this website from the State of Michigan for more information about opportunities. These jobs are in demand for fields like healthcare, information technology, advanced manufacturing, construction and automotive. Employers in Michigan are now seeking talent to fill these roles more than ever before!

    OCC overview on in-demand Skilled Trades

    Council for Interior Design
    Offers information on schools in the US and Canada with accredited programs. CID-accredited programs prepare students to meet the professional standards of the industry.

    EducationPlanner.org
    A tool to help explore life after high school including careers, colleges, financial aid and majors.

    Engineering - A Guide for High School Girls
    Discover if engineering is a career you'd love. Check out this website about engineering especially designed for high school girls.

    Engineering, All about
    What does it take to become an engineer?? All the information you need is right here.

    Jobs Made Real
    Website designed to help teens make decisions about career path. Features videos of people describing and engaged in doing their job; also provides statistical data on job forecast and career information in a fun and entertaining way.

    Jung Typology Test
    Based on Jung and Myers-Briggs theories of personality, this test will help you to identify your personality type and understand differences in people. The information can also be used to select activities and careers that are popular with your type.

    Mapping Your Future
    Look here for help planning a career, selecting and paying for school. Mapping is provided through agencies associated with the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) 

    Oakland Community College Skilled Trades overview: Click here to watch

    Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Search for information on specific occupations. Job outlook, description, wages, education-level required, etc. are provided by the Bureau of Labor & Statistics.

    O*NET
    Online occupational information system includes skills required for each job.

    Career Profiles:

    • Physician Assistant:
      Physician assistants (PAs) practice medicine under the supervision of physicians and surgeons. PAs are formally trained to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive health care services, as delegated by a physician. About 136 education programs for physician assistants are accredited or provisionally accredited by the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
    • Aerospace Engineer:
      Aerospace engineers design, test, and supervise the manufacture of aircraft, spacecraft, and missiles. Those who work with aircraft are called aeronautical engineers, and those working specifically with spacecraft are astronautical engineers. Find out more from The Sloan Career Cornerstone Resource Center.


    "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt