Before you decide what college to attend, explore careers you may want to pursue. This will help you find schools that fit your career interests and goals. Follow these steps:

Step 1. Think about your interests and skills

Ask your school counselor about interest or skills assessments offered at your school. You can also use the free Career Cruising assessment at an EducationQuest location.

You’ll find free online assessments at:

Step 2. Match your interests and skills with potential careers

  • Participate in activities that match your career interests such as school clubs, community service, job shadowing, internships, and part-time jobs.
  • Get involved in a career academy or coursework if available at your school.
  • Use Reality Check to determine if your potential career choices will provide the future lifestyle you desire.