Career planning is an important part of high school. Students should be considering what their strengths are and what types of employment interest them. Hopefully a career can be found at the intersection of interests and strengths.
Fishers has tools to facilitate this search. In the 9th grade every student is given the PLAN test which is both a pre-ACT test and also a career inventory. This is given in October.
Job Shadowing: Students can use a “college visit” day to spend exploring a career. Please see counselor for more information.
Computers and hard copy resources are available in the Guidance Office for student and parent usage.
Below are other useful tools for career inventories and career information:
- This web site will help determine your student’s personality and career interests. This is called “Do What You Are” through Family Connection. A registration code is needed and will be sent to each 9th grader towards the beginning of the school year. A code can also be retrieved through the guidance office.
Indiana Career Explorer
- This state sponsored service is an excellent free source for career assessments. The code you need to enter is N3322684NGP. After registering, start with the Learn About Myself tab to begin career assessments.
Learn More Indiana
- This state sponsored web site offers career info and career inventories. It is an excellent resource for all things career!
Bureau of Labor Statistics Career Information Page
- This is great page to explore all things career related. It is created specifically for high school students.
My College Quick Start
- PSAT/NMSQT takers can use this free college and career planning tool after they have taken the PSAT by using a code given in their results. The PSAT is given to all 10th and 11th graders at HSE.
- This military readiness test is given once a year at HSE by military personnel. Though the test is for military entrance, part of the test is used to help students determine personal aptitude at a particular career. Any student can sign up for this test regardless of their interest the military.
Union Apprenticeship Programs
- This lists all of the various labor programs where paid training can be gained through the unions.