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Career Exploration

Everyday, CHS students are learning strategies to achieve future career goals with success and satisfaction. When they graduate, students will understand the relationship between personal qualities, education, training and the world of work. They will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.

Every year, students of all grade levels will meet with their counselors to update their Educational Development Plans (EDP) through Career Cruising. This is also a great website to use in exploring career and education options on your own.

For students applying to the Oakland Schools Technical Campus, you will need to hand in an updated EDP with your OSTC application at scheduling time. The Career Pathway that you select on your EDP must match the Career Pathway of the program that you are applying to at OSTC.

Explore the Career Cruising website using the username: "clarkston" and password: "hs." To access an EDP outside of school, students can get their personal Career Cruising login information from their counselor.


Each year, juniors work on a unit in their English classes covering their post-high school options. The unit encourages students to begin thinking about the preparations they will need to start making their senior year in order to apply to colleges, the military, or enter the workforce.

Class of 2020 Post-High School Workbook

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An excellent career exploration website: Students can complete an interest inventory and link to career interests. Job descriptions, average earnings, Michigan employment outlook, and training program information, and links to colleges and universities that offer majors in a specific field are provided.

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Career One Stop is sponsored by the United States Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. Provides links toexplore interests, careers, and planning tools.

Department of Labor

"To foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights."