Career Exploration

Many resources are available to assist you in your career exploration. Here are some resources that you might find helpful.

Career Cruising
Career Cruising is a self-exploration and planning program that helps people of all ages achieve their potential in school, career and life. You are able to build self-awareness, explore options, create a plan and take action. Each student at Round Rock ISD has an account.

  • Log in= s(student id#)
  • Password= Student's birth date mmddyyyy

ACT has an education and career planning section. Students can start charting their course for success beyond high school. They can also start planning for success and explore career options.
Through the ACT Profile, the student can complete multiple inventories (Interest, Abilities, and Values). The student will establish a log in. If they have already registered for the ACT then he/she already has a log in and password.

College Board has a section called Big Future which allows students to find colleges, explore careers, learn about paying for college, help students make a plan and provide resources on how to get into college. It is best that the student logs into their college board account when working through the resources available. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has a section for students. Under the student resources tab, there are career exploration, economy at a glance, maps, charts and tables, glossary and videos as activities. 

The Values Test can help you learn more about your underlying work needs and motivations, and can help you decide what is important to you in a job. The test does this by asking you to rank different aspects of work that represent six underlying work values. Knowing your work values can help you decide what kinds of jobs and careers you might want to explore.

When you complete the test, you will get scores for each of six work values clusters. These scores show how important each work value is to you. In addition to your cluster scores, you will be presented with a list of 739 occupations that are rank-ordered according to how well they match your personal work values. The more a job agrees with your work values, the more likely you are to be satisfied in that job.