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Career Ready Goals

You can get ready for your career at any age! See how many goals you can check off below.

Elementary School Students

Ready for College?

  • Boost your math skills with fun activities. Ask your teacher for books, games or website recommendations.
  • Visit a college campus with your parents.

Ready for a Career? 

Middle School Students

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Ready for College?

  • Read for fun, and practice your math skills every day. If you have a lemonade stand or earn money for chores, keep track of your earning and spending.
  • Visit a college campus with your parents.

Ready for a Career?

  • Sign up for the Indiana Career Explorer and start investigating careers that interest you.
  • Read books or articles about careers you might like to have.
  • Spend part of a day job-shadowing a family member or other career professional in your community.  

High School Students

Ready for College?

  • Schedule an orientation or campus tour at a local college.
  • Explore your college and career options with the Indiana Career Explorer. (Sign up for your free account if you haven’t already.)
  • Make sure you’re on track for a college-and-career-ready diploma (Core 40, Core 40 with Technical or Academic Honors) with the online Graduation Plan at IndianaCareerExplorer.com.

Ready for a Career?

  • Find the right fit with career profiles and interest inventories on the Indiana Career Explorer.
  • Complete an internship or job-shadowing experience or visit the workplace of a parent or family friend to see what their jobs are like.
  • Get a summer or after-school job that relates to your career interests. Remember: it’s never too early to start building your resume.

College Students

Ready for College?

  • Finish your degree on time. Indiana's 15 to Finish initiative can help!
  • Meet with your college advisor to ensure you’re on track to graduate on time.
  • Make sure you have the right major for your future career. Talk to professionals, your advisor or a professor.

Ready for a Career?

Adult (Returning) Students

Ready for College?

  • Connect your career goals and education options with the Indiana Career Explorer. (Sign up for your free account if you haven’t already.)
  • Schedule an orientation or campus tour at a local college.
  • Meet with a college advisor or career counselor at your local college campus. Ask about online learning options, too.

Ready for a Career?