What is Career Cruising?

  • Career Cruising is an Internet-based career exploration and planning tool used by your son or daughter to explore career and college options and develop a career plan. Career Cruising can be accessed from school, from home, or wherever your son or daughter has access to the Internet. Features of the program include:

    World-renowned assessment tools to help your child identify his or her career interests, skills, abilities, and learning styles

    Thorough and up-to-date information about hundreds of different occupations, including direct links between careers and related college programs

    Interviews with real people in each occupation, which add depth and realism to career profiles

    Comprehensive college and financial aid information, with a number of useful search tools to help your child find the right college and the right scholarships

    Advice for all stages of the job search process, including developing a job search plan, networking, writing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews, and adjusting to a new job

    An online portfolio where your child can develop and reflect on his or her academic, personal, and career exploration activities, and make plans for the future

    Integrated with the My Plan tool to help your child create, format, and print professional-looking resumes quickly and easily

    Allows you to view the information your child has stored in his or her Plan, learn more about the careers and schools that your child is interested in, and communicate with your child’s career advisor

    To register for your Parent Portal account, go to www.careercruising.com/Parent and enter your activation code. To receive an activation code, please contact your child’s career advisor.

    1. Student logs into Career Cruising website (using school email login information)
    2. Under student’s name, click “Share my Plan”
    3. Click on “Invite Parent/Guardian” and enter parent/guardian email address
    4. Student will receive “your invitation has been sent” message on screen
    5. In a few minutes, parents will receive an email from Career Cruising containing an activation code and a link to register. Click on the link in the email, which directs you to a parent/guardian portal
    6. Click on “I am a new user-Register Now”
    7. Follow the prompts to complete the needed information and enter the activation code from the email