21st Century Career Exploration
According to the standards set forth by the American School Counseling Association (ASCA), the career domain allows students to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed decisions. In the Student Services Office, it is our hope that students will employ strategies to achieve future career goals with success and satisfaction.  We aim to help students understand the relationship between personal qualities, education training and the world of work.  Below are some helpful resources and tools for students to explore interests, careers and post-secondary education.

Students at Whitewater High School are encouraged to explore careers of interest and related educational programs through the Career Cruising Internet based computer program.

Website Address:
User Name: wwusd
Password: whippets
Other Career Exploration Resources:

Career One Stop - Explores the fastest growing and highest paying occupations in the U.S., as well as the ability to compare local wages with other areas.  Provides employment trends, declining employment and what jobs currently have the most openings.

O*Net - A research tool that has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, and researchers.

U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics - The official site of the U.S. Department of Labor.  It has great information and statistics on various careers.  See what careers are on the decline and which ones are on the rise.  It also provides information on the nation’s labor market as a whole and projections/predictions for 10 years into the future.

UW Help - A tool from the UW School System that provides a wide varietyof career-related resources including self-assessments, career planning guides, tools for comparing occupations with schools, universities, and colleges, and more. Free access to WISCareers, along with our other resources, can help answer many of your questions about potential careers.

WISCareers - This is another great resource for checking out future jobs. It also can show you colleges and university that specialize in a student’s area of interest, cost of those schools and requirements needed to get into those schools.

ASVAB - The ASVAB was originally designed to predict future academic and occupational success in military occupations. Since its introduction in 1968, the ASVAB has been the subject of extensive research. Numerous validation studies indicate the ASVAB assesses academic ability and predicts success in a wide variety of occupations.

My Next Move - Helps students explore various careers by allowing them to search by keywords, browse careers by industry or by answering questions based on their interests.  Supported by the American Job Center Network and O*Net.

The Princeton Review - Match your personal interests and skills to different careers that could be best suited for you.  It's free, but creating an account is required.  There are only 24 questions. 

Institute of Museum and Library Services - This site offers a comprehensive list of the skills and qualities employers are looking for when hiring candidates.  Explore the foundational skills that are required in a high-performance workplace.

The Career Key - There are 17 foundational skills required of all 21st century workers and they are grouped into four clusters: Basic Skills, Thinking Skills, People Skills and Personal Qualities.  The Career Key provides a PDF that lists the different skills and qualities employers are looking for in the workplace.

CareerBuilder.com - Provides a list of the 20 best paying jobs of the 21st century.

Wisconsin Health Careers Information Center - This website is specifically for those interested in going into the health field.  It has over 60 health careers and links to explore relevant to Wisconsin.

University of Wisconsin School System - Information about the UW School System, its policies and various campuses.

Wisconsin Technical Colleges - Information about the various technical colleges in Wisconsin, their policies and various campuses.


Career Cruising