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Career Crusing

Career Crusing
Career Cruising engages and inspires people of all ages to achieve their full potential in school, career and life. We do this with age-appropriate career development, assessments, planners and other resources that are based on the real world. In partnership with schools, community organizations and employers, we enable a ‘whole community’ approach to career and workforce development.

For Parents and Students:
Career Cruising is a global leader in online career development with a presence across more than 20,000 sites worldwide. Amongst many other features and functions, their interactive career guidance resource provides you with the ability to do the following:
complete world renowned interest and skills assessments, 
search hundreds of occupation profiles 
search thousands of post-secondary education options
maintain a living portfolio, My Plan
create 4-year course plans
create and export resumes and cover letters
maintain a journal for career development ideas

Every student at Dowagiac Union Schools has free online access to Career Cruising. If you need information on how to log in, please contact Kara Cox or Randy Luthringer. Once you have been provided with your login information, you can access your account at www.careercruising.com and start building your My Plan. Your My Plan is a dynamic place that allows you to save your assessment results, information about careers and schools of interest, work, volunteer and extracurricular experiences, and any relevant documents.

As the parent or guardian of a child with a Career Cruising account, you have complete access to Career Cruising’s Parent Portal which allows you to keep in touch with your son or daughter’s career and education planning progress! Through the Parent Portal, you can:
View your child's goals, interests, achievements, and experiences
Track your child's plans and progress
Provide feedback to your child and his or her teachers and advisors
Receive messages from your child's educators
Explore Career Cruising to learn more about career and education options
In order to create a Parent Portal account, you will need an activation code. The activation code should be 8-characters long, including both letters and numbers, e.g. A1b2C3d4. An activation code can only be used once. You can obtain a code in one of two ways:

1. You can request one from Kara Cox or Mr. Luthringer.
2. Your son or daughter can send you an email invitation with a code through their account. (Please note: Some sites may have deactivated this option. If that is the case, please contact your child's school for an activation code.)

Once you have received your activation code, you can create your account at:https://www.careercruising.com/Parent.
Click on the Register Now link and follow the online instructions.

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