by Tom Schroeder
Career Cruising is an Internet-based career exploration and planning tool used by 6th-12th grade students in USD 380 to explore career and college options and develop a career plan. Career Cruising can be accessed from school, from home, or wherever your son or daughter has access to the Internet. Features of the program include:
ASSESSMENTS World-renowned assessment tools to help your child identify his or her career interests, skills, abilities, and learning styles
CAREER PROFILES Thorough and up-to-date information about hundreds of different occupations, including direct links between careers and related college programs
MULTIMEDIA INTERVIEWS Interviews with real people in each occupation, which add depth and realism to career profiles
COLLEGE AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION Comprehensive college and financial aid information, with a number of useful search tools to help your child find the right college and the right scholarships
EMPLOYMENT GUIDE Advice for all stages of the job search process, including developing a job search plan, networking, writing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews, and adjusting to a new job.
USD 380 is in the implementation stages of using the program. Parents can direct questions to myself or Mrs. Schmitz. Looking forward to having a great year.