Career Development Resources


Hello Xello - Career Exploration Program we use in the Classroom.  https://xello.world/en/

SDMyLife is an online career exploration and academic program for South Dakota students and educators.  SDMyLife is an online program assisting students with navigating the career development process since 2008. With the support of teachers, counselors, and parents, SDMyLife's goal is to help students better understand themselves and how their interest, skills, and knowledge relate to real-world academic and career opportunities. South Dakota students use SDMyLife to research, select, and plan their careers. To find a good match, students take interest and ability assessments. They can explore by career cluster, keyword, or school subject. Students can also research postsecondary education and training options, build a portfolio, study with Method Test Prep and find out about scholarships opportunities.   

 http://www.sdmylife.com

ALTERNATIVE POST‐HIGH PROGRAMS

AMERICORPS www.cns.gov
AmeriCorps is the national service program through which 40,000 people each year tackle community problems from disaster relief to tutoring.

AMIGOS DE LAS AMERICAS www.amigoslink.org
Volunteer organization that send young Americans to Central and South America for humanitarian experiences.

CITY YEAR www.cityyear.org
City Year is a national youth service organization that unites diverse young people ages 17‐24 for a demanding year of full‐time community service, civic engagement, and leadership. Corps members receive a weekly stipend of $175 and upon graduation are eligible for a $4,725 post‐service awarded to be used for educational pursuits.

EARTH CORPS www.earthcorps.org
Members complete environmental restoration projects in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. Projects can include stream and salmon habitat restoration, erosion control, invasive plant removal, native plant installation, trail construction, and volunteer management.

GLOBAL SERVICE www.globalservicecorps.org
Global Service Corps provides opportunities for volunteers worldwide to live and work abroad on projects in developing countries. Volunteers have the unique experience of living with local families. Short‐term (2‐4weeks), Long‐term (6 weeks to one year) and International Internship (6‐10 weeks) programs.

LEAPNOW www.leapnow.org
Leap Now is a source for internships, volunteer positions, work exchanges and experiential academic programs in 129 countries and the United States.

NATIONAL OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP SCHOOL www.nols.edu
The school teaches outdoor skills and leadership and offers courses ten day to full semesters in the world’s most spectacular wilderness classrooms.

OUTWARD BOUND www.outwardbound.org
International federation of over fifty schools on five continents which offers students a safe, adventure based program with learning options.

PEACE CORPS www.peacecorps.gov
Information on how to volunteer to help others around the world.

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED www.theroadlesstraveled.com
The program takes youth outside to seek adventure, experience challenge, make new friends, build community and understand the world and its people in a different way.

RUSTIC PATHWAYS www.rusticpathways.com
Rustic Pathways provides superior quality international community service , education, and adventure programs for students around the world.

STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION www.sca.org
Engages volunteers for three to ten months in hands‐on conservation projects in all 50 states. Corps members work on critical environment issues such as wildfire management and education, trail restoration and maintenance, environmental education, and invasive species eradication.

WHERE THERE BE DRAGONS www.wheretherebedragons.com
Offers students and adults learning opportunities through off the beaten path, small group expeditions to countries in Asia, Central America and South America. Trips are rugged, creative, and engaging journeys that combine wilderness exploration, trekking to remote villages, introduction to traditional philosophy, and artistic traditions.

MILITARY

NATIONAL GUARD www.nationalguard.com

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE www.airforce.com

UNITED STATES ARMY www.army.mil

UNITED STATES COAST GUARD www.gocoastguard

UNITED STATES MARINES www.marines.com

UNITED STATES NAVY www.navy.com