Career Cruising can be translated into Spanish! 1) Identify Careers and Pathways 2) Explore Careers in Detail 3) Explore Colleges 4) Create Portfolio Exceptional Interest Assessment! Flexible - You can complete anywhere from 39 to 116 interest-related questions, and you can complete the optional My Skills component. Proven – Matchmaker is based on a system that has been the world's leading computer-based career matching tool for over 30 years. Intelligent – Matchmaker creates customized sets of questions for each user. Interactive – Participating in the matching process creates an opportunity for learning and self-awareness. Accessible – You can save your work and log back in from home or wherever you have access to the Internet. Easy to understand – You receive clear feedback on why individual careers may or may not suit your interests or skills. In-Depth Occupation Profiles: Career Cruising contains detailed information on hundreds of occupations— from Actuary to Zoologist. Compelling – Users of all ages find multimedia (photographs, sound and video clips) more engaging than standard text descriptions. Practical – Users get to see what occupations are really like at a very practical, concrete, and personal level. Each career profile features two multimedia interviews with real people in that occupation. Convenient – Career Cruising provides easy access to informational interviews for every occupation without having to arrange expensive field trips or bring in hundreds of guest speakers. Personal Perspective – The personal insights and experiences of real working people complement the more general occupation information. Useful Preparation – The interviews provide a useful introduction and framework for users who would like to conduct their own informational interviews. Career Cruising provides comprehensive information on thousands of 2-year colleges, 4-year colleges, and career and technical schools across the country. Search for schools by state Search for schools by type School overview (including type, location, setting, website) Search for schools that offer athletic scholarships Career Cruising's financial aid database includes details on thousands o scholarships, grants, awards, fellowships, and other assistance programs. Using our Financial Aid Selector, you can find financial aid programs that you qualify for based on factors such as gender, background, academic record, educational plans, and more. Career Cruising's Portfolio Tool allows you to save and organize your career exploration activities, develop an education plan, and create a resume. Students can review messages received from their career advisor Students can update their personal information or Students can enter invite others to Personal view their website links portfolio or view websites recommended by their advisor Students can upload documents or images (scanned artwork, essays, etc.) Career advisors Can create Portfolio Completion Standards they want their students to meet each year, and students may track their own progress in meeting these standards. Students are able to save a variety of assessment results to their portfolio, including their Matchmaker results. Students may record their thoughts about a particular career and why it is of interest to them. Students may save any career information that they have researched in Career Cruising. Students may record comments about programs, costs or other important information. Students may save any school information that they have researched in Career Cruising. Within the Portfolio Tool, students have the option to create a personalized four-year high school education plan. View a list of suggested high school subjects for any career that the student has saved to their portfolio Students may choose from the course listings that have been uploaded into the system Students may view their completed education plan at any time and make changes View a tally of credits for the courses they have selected One of the goals of the Portfolio Tool is to help students prepare for the world of work. Accordingly, the Portfolio Tool can also be used to store a number of career-related Activities such as their Post-Secondary Education Plan Students may record any career preparation activities and also attach reports. Students have the option to enter a variety of additional items into their portfolios. These items include: »Extracurricular Activities »Hobbies & Interests »Skills and Abilities »Awards & Certificates The Portfolio Tool also contains a Resume Builder that allows students to produce a customized resume using the information they have stored in their portfolios. Choose the order in which the Students may various sections of choose which the resume will sections of the appear resume they wish to include Students may print their resume directly from their web browser Students may also export the resume in Word, text, or html formats Our Career Advisor Management System (CAMS) can help you effectively implement and manage the use of Career Cruising at your site. Tailor Career Cruising to meet the needs of your students Communicate with your students using our internal messaging system Through CAMS, you have the ability to customize the portfolio experience for different users. Set portfolio completion standards to help track your students’ progress in Career Cruising. View accountability reports View individual student portfolios and resumes to monitor their progress Export Student Data Help students remember how to login by exporting their usernames and passwords to access cards Add students to their assigned counselors, teachers and administrators Create customized course lists to help students generate their education plans Generate accountability reports for your students' career and education plans Customize your reports! Online resources are easily available so you may easily plan and work at school or at home! Ready-to-use classroom activities!
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