Academic Career Planning

WHY ACP?

Do you know someone who said “I want to be a doctor!” and started out as a pre-med major, only to find out that they faint at the sight of blood? Do you know someone who was great at working on cars, but realized they hated being a mechanic? Many people go into college majoring in something they think they like, but aren’t necessarily good at; many people enter the workforce doing a job they’re good at, but don’t really like. ACP aims to change this and find the perfect fit where students are both good at and enjoy their work.

WHAT IS ACP?

When students leverage their own interests and abilities, they can enhance their success after high school. Going through the ACP process will allow students to be college and career ready with an arsenal of skills critical to success in post-secondary endeavors, while helping them find post-secondary options that take into account those very interests and abilities.

Know

Resources

  • ACP Portfolio Requirements

    The ACP portfolio requirements allow students to reflect on their high school experiences through the lens of know, explore, plan, and go. This process helps students discover and develop a personalized plan for their life after high school.

  • Career Cruising

    Career Cruising is an Internet-based career exploration and planning tool used by students in grades 6-12 to explore career and college options and develop a career plan. Through Career Cruising students will build self-awareness, learn about career possibilities and educational pathways, and create an actionable plan to achieve career, school and life goals.

  • Skill Explorer

    Skill Explorer helps students identify transferable skills, career pathway opportunities, and training needs for occupations they are interested in pursuing.

  • 16 Personalities

    16 Personalities profiling helps students gain a concrete, accurate description of who they are and why they do things the way they do.

  • O*NET Interest Profiler

    The O*NET Interest Profiler can help students find out what their interests are and how they relate to their education and the world of work.

Explore

Resources

  • ACP Portfolio Requirements

    The ACP portfolio requirements allow students to reflect on their high school experiences through the lens of know, explore, plan, and go. This process helps students discover and develop a personalized plan for their life after high school.

  • Big Future College Board

  • Wisconsin Career Pathways

    By setting up an account, students are driven to the Student Interest Survey for CareerClusters®. After completing the survey, students can explore the 16 Career Clusters® and drill down into career pathways.

  • Next Vista for Learning

    Next Vista for Learning has a large collection of careers videos to help middle and high school students better understand and connect to their future possibilities.

  • Skill Explorer

    Skill Explorer helps students identify transferable skills, career pathway opportunities, and training needs for occupations they are interested in pursuing.

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Find careers that relate to your interests and learn fun facts about the economy and jobs.

  • NACE Attributes

    This link provides a survey outlining the attributes employers and colleges seek in candidates.

  • Kewaunee County Labor Market

    Throughout the process of identifying a career and building an academic plan it is important to understand the local labor market. This link will help identify high-demand careers in the Kewaunee County area.

  • Ag Explorer

    National FFA and Discovery Education have joined forces to create a robust, comprehensive career resource to help you explore the broad range of careers within the industry of agriculture.

Plan

Resources

  • ACP Portfolio Requirements

    The ACP portfolio requirements allow students to reflect on their high school experiences through the lens of know, explore, plan, and go. This process helps students discover and develop a personalized plan for their life after high school.

  • Major Mania

    A tool that links majors with colleges that offer them.

  • adMISSION POSSIBLE

    Help with college essays, activity sheets, and the college application process.

  • CareerOneStop

    Explore different types of college — community, public, private, etc.

  • College Confidential

    Information on college admissions, searches, paying for college and college life.

  • BigFuture

    College Board website for exploring colleges.

  • Look Forward to Your Future

    A website that breaks down what students should be doing at each grade level to prepare for their post-secondary plans.

  • Career Cruising

    Career Cruising is an Internet-based career exploration and planning tool used by students in grades 6-12 to explore career and college options and develop a career plan. Through Career Cruising students will build self-awareness, learn about career possibilities and educational pathways, and create an actionable plan to achieve career, school and life goals.

Go

Resources

  • ACP Portfolio Requirements

    The ACP portfolio requirements allow students to reflect on their high school experiences through the lens of know, explore, plan, and go. This process helps students discover and develop a personalized plan for their life after high school.

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are objective, timely, accurate, and relevant.

  • Skill Explorer

    Skill Explorer helps students identify transferable skills, career pathway opportunities, and training needs for occupations they are interested in pursuing.

  • U.S. Armed Forces Overview

    This link gives background of the Armed Forces and what they have to offer to people interested in joining, as well as news and information for active military and veterans.

  • Job Center of Wisconsin

    This link allows employers and job seekers to search the state of Wisconsin for suitable employees and occupations.

  • Wisconsin Technical College System

    The Wisconsin Technical College System develops individuals at every stage of their academic and work careers into experts and entrepreneurs who make an immediate, local economic impact.

  • Wisconsin Private Colleges

    Wisconsin's private, nonprofit colleges and universities working together for educational opportunity.

  • University of Wisconsin Colleges

    The UW System is made up of 13 four-year universities, 13 freshman-sophomore UW Colleges campuses, and statewide UW-Extension. Together, these institutions are a tremendous academic, cultural, and economic resource for Wisconsin, the nation, and the world.

  • Career Cruising

    Career Cruising is an Internet-based career exploration and planning tool used by students in grades 6-12 to explore career and college options and develop a career plan. Through Career Cruising students will build self-awareness, learn about career possibilities and educational pathways, and create an actionable plan to achieve career, school and life goals.

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