Career Exploration Activity Ideas

 

Online Resources

Kids Career Website

Similar to cacareerzone.com, but more kid friendly. Lists of careers with short descriptions. Links to US Dept. of Labor with pertinent information about each occupation.

Life Exploration: Roadtrip Nation

Defining your own pathway through exploration. Gives students reassurance that there are adults out there that have a hard time deciding what they want to do. From Nansie Rogers: “Snuck into Session 5 (the sessions with all the videos), however, I can see this placed during other parts of the curriculum. Very different. Brought up a lot of topics. Great resource.”

Learning for Life

Career Exploration Lessons for 6th and 7th Grades

Career One Stop: Career and Cluster Videos

Watch short videos about different careers. Students enjoy watching the videos and learning about different careers. The videos are short so a few can be watched in a session.

CA Career Zone

A great website where students can assess their interests/skills to find out what careers might be right for them, explore different “job families,” and learn how to make solid budget choices.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

A guide to career information about hundreds of occupations. Students can browse occupations by “Highest Paying,” “Fastest Growing (Projected)”, and “Most New Jobs (Projects).”

Career Hangman

A fun game where students play hangman using terms associated with certain careers.

Career Jeopardy Game

Career Clusters provide a way for schools to organize instruction and student experiences around sixteen broad categories that encompass virtually all occupations from entry through professional levels. Provides informational brochures about the different career clusters as well as electronic and print versions of the jeopardy game.