College Readiness and Career
Choosing and planning for a career is one of the most important things Comets can do during their time in high school. Below are several links to help students and their families plan.
Educational Development Plans (EDP): Career Cruising
All Comets in grades 7-12 have a student Career Cruising account that houses their Educational Development Plans. Students use this account to:
conduct learning styles, interest, and skills assessments
explore and save favorite career options
explore and save post-secondary training plans
explore the annual college planning timeline
build resume/portfolio content by documenting their hobbies, interest, skills, abilities, volunteer work, extracurricular and work experience, and awards
Schedule GLHS courses
To access your EDP (Educational Development Plan): Log into PowerSchool Student Account and click the arrow hyperlink in the upper right hand corner, then click “Sign into Career Cruising”.
Students and parents are welcome to access this account anytime. Students will update information annually at school, but are encouraged to actively use this account throughout the school year and summer to update their resume and portfolio content.
Other Career Planning Websites to Explore Today!
Success in the New Economy Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEXBIO1-aEY&feature=youtu.be
Going Pro with Skilled Trades: http://mitalent.org/skilled-trades
O*Net Online: https://www.onetonline.org/
Careerlink Inventory: www.mpcfaculty.net/CL/climain.htm
Occupational Outlook Handbook (U.S. Department of Labor): https://www.bls.gov/ooh/
Self-Directed Search: www.self-directed-search.com/
Summer Camps: www.mysummercamps.com
Michigan Construction Careers: www.miconstructioncareers.org/
Michigan Apprentice Development: xpdnc.com/links/apusmi.html
Michigan Hot 50 Top Jobs Through 2024: Hot 50 Jobs Brouchure
Michigan Career Pathways: Career Pathways Brochure
College Planning Websites to Explore Today!
Dr. Bernier's College Planning Help: http://www.collegeplanninghelp.net/
How to Create FSA ID: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLi0q7hkFns&feature=youtu.be&list=PL23B9A23CD8DD82DD
Big Future (college search) https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search
College Navigator (college search and college data) http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator
Naviance (college application and tracker program) http://www.naviance.com/college-and-career-readiness-platform/college-planning.
Guided Path (college application and tracker program) http://guidedpath.net
College Goal Sunday: http://www.micollegegoal.org/
Lansing Community College Scholarships: http://www.lcc.edu/scholarships/
College Virtual Tours: http://www.youvisit.com/education/
Capital Area College Access Network: http://www.capitalareacan.org/
Parent/Student Conversation and Planning Resources
My Education and Employment Goals After High School: Education Goals PDF
*Not all college credits transfer to all other colleges. For information on transferring college credit, explore the MACRAO website: https://www.macrao.org/default.asp and contact the admissions office of the college you are interested in transferring to.