45-90 min.

Career Path

  • College and Career Resources
  • English Language Arts
  • Social Emotional Learning


Your students will visualize, organize and illustrate their future pathways and translate this information into goals for themselves, with written action plans for achievement. In this activity, students will learn about career clusters and pathways that are available to them after graduation. Students will learn that the U.S. Department of Education has identified 16 career clusters that lead to over 70 different career pathways and hundreds of jobs. In order to pinpoint specific careers that will align with students’ interests, students will take a Careers Cluster Interest Survey, conduct online research and interview individuals in their family or community to identify the careers that would make them the happiest, challenged and fulfilled.

Student Will Learn

  • 21st Century Skills
    • Creativity
    • Communication
    • Critical Thinking

Content Areas

  • College and Career Readiness


  • Complete a career clusters interest survey
  • Conduct research on three potential career choices
  • Conduct interviews with people in careers that interest them

Grade Levels


Suggested Time

  • 45-90 minutes (1-2 class sessions)