Career Planning

    Career Planning

    Successful career planning involves incorporating each student's unique qualities, abilities and goals.

    A college or career "fit" is one that embraces all aspects of an individual's educational strengths and personality.

    Our office helps students explore post-secondary opportunities by providing meetings with colleges, as well as career and technical institutions. Additional material can be obtained through internet research, reference books and meetings with school and college and career counselors.

    The following list will help you navigate through post-secondary college and career planning process. Additional print resources are available at the Guidance Office.

    Naviance Student gives PRHS students the opportunity to explore career interests using assessments, a career-focused video archive, and a search function that leads to career pages full of valuable information about skills and wages.  When you find something that peaks your interest, favorite it for future reference. To access your Naviance account, go to: https://student.naviance.com/pinerichland

    Career Interest Profiler - A career interest assessment that will display all your Holland Code matches, with the option to see matching careers. 

    Careers Search and Career Pages - From Careers Home, there is a career search field that provides access to find careers and career profile pages.

    1. Enter a career in the field and click Search.
    2. Results display along with additional career lookup criteria such as category, Holland Code, etc.
    3. Click on the career of interest to view an overview, knowledge and skills, tasks and activities, and wages. You can also favorite the career from this page.
    4. Identify colleges/technical schools offering related majors and degrees

    Careers and Clusters I’m Thinking About - Navigate to Careers > Careers I’m Thinking About to view all the clusters and careers you have favorited while exploring.  The page also shows a content card labeled, Suggested Clusters and Pathways based on your other interests.  Use the Show Types drop-down to filter by careers, clusters or pathways.

    The Roadtrip Nation Interview Archive consists of over 5,000 videos on struggle, triumph, and self-discovery that are broken into 48 themes and 29 interests.  This is a great way to learn more about topics and careers you may be interested in from thought leaders! Videos are mobile-responsive and play well on all devices.

    1. To access the video archive, Careers Home > Roadtrip Nation Interview Archive > Explore More or from the menu, choose Careers > Roadtrip Nation

    Additional Career Resources:

    Pennsylvania Career Guide- 25th Edition

    Occupational Outlook Handbook
    This U.S. Department of Labor handbook provides a look on training, education, earnings and expected job markets.

    Best Jobs USA
    Jobs listed by state and category can be found is in this directory.

    Mapping Your Future
    Information on career planning, selecting a school and paying for college can be found in this reference source.

    Next Step Magazine
    This magazine provides step-by-step college and career planning. Articles in picking the "right fit."

    Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators
    This resource profiles on the Pennsylvania Association of career colleges and schools.

    Career One Stop
    This US Department of Education website features career exploration videos, in-demand occupations and current industry trends.