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Introducing Career Finder™

Roadtrip Nation® and the College Board have partnered to build Career Finder™, a career exploration tool that helps students make informed academic and career decisions based on what truly drives them. It lets students explore careers aligned to their interests, use the Roadtrip Nation video archive to hear from real people with leading roles in diverse industries, and get ideas for small, actionable steps to dig deeper into what they discover.

The new premium version adds key features to the existing platform (previously named “Roadmap to Careers”), including:

  • Incorporation of College Board assessment data to better personalize a student’s career exploration process
  • Localization of career opportunities so students can see jobs in demand right now in their area, along with information on potential salaries
  • Opportunities for students to save and share plans to maximize commitment and action
  • An Expense Calculator students can use to estimate future expenses and better place salary information in context

 

Applications are currently open to join the pilot program for Career Finder™. When you pilot the program, your students will have first access to this unique tool that can enhance the value of their assessment results, driving increased engagement in college and career planning. You’ll also have the opportunity to partner with the College Board on improving career exploration and inform long-term product development. We’ll ask you to share feedback via surveys, focus groups, and conversations, and you’ll receive a discount for your partnership.

Program Cost and Eligibility

  • $3 per student enrolled in an assessment
  • Discounted from $5 per student at full price
  • Pilot access will last through June 2020
  • SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, PSAT 8/9
  • Access begins Spring 2019

Learn more about your partnership when you join the program.

FAQ

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Career Finder™ is available to any student with a College Board account—they can get started at the College Board score reporting portal or on Roadtrip Nation. The tool is optimized for mobile but also available on desktop.
 
Once a student consents to link their account with Roadtrip Nation, they’ll answer a few quick questions about what they like and start exploring careers of interest.
The premium version of Career Finder™ can be purchased by a school, district, or state as an add-on to an administered PSAT-related assessment or the SAT. Students can get started once they’re enrolled in the premium program.
 
The free Career Finder™ gives students and educators who have a College Board account access to the extensive Roadtrip Nation video archive and recommends activities based on careers of interest. The new premium version includes everything in the free version, plus a personalized experience based on students' assessment results, work style preferences, and localized job market data. And it generates skill-building activities and course recommendations based on students’ preferences.
 
Career Finder™ recommends occupations based on student interests. Once a student with access to the premium tool agrees to share their information, their occupational fit based on PSAT-related assessment or SAT performance is automatically loaded into their account, so there’s no need to enter data.
 
Once the student starts to explore careers, they can see how their performance on a PSAT-related assessment or the SAT aligns to the quantitative and literacy requirements for a given career. After reviewing careers aligned to interest, students can filter and sort careers based on their PSAT-related assessment or SAT score profile. If there’s a gap between the expected level of reading, writing, or math for an occupation, the student will be prompted to strengthen that skill—for free—by using Official SAT Practice hosted on Khan Academy®.
 
The College Board, in partnership with the Human Resource Research Organization (HumRRO), linked PSAT-related assessment and SAT score metrics and occupational knowledge, skill, and ability (KSA) requirements identified in the Department of Labor O*NET database (the nation’s primary source of occupational data, with standardized data on close to 1,000 occupations). This places these test scores and O*NET KSA level ratings on a common metric, which can help students identify occupations that may be a good fit for them based on their score profile.
 
After building a plan based on careers of interest that will generate recommended next steps, students can share it with a counselor, teacher, parent, or other caring individual. Students can adjust interests, preferences, and careers at any time during the access period, and they can update their plans and share new versions as they do.
 
Educators can access the free version of the tool at any time through the College Board administrator portal to view Roadtrip Nation videos. We recommend that educators sit with students who have premium access as they log in to their account and build a plan.
 
For more information, please visit Roadtrip Nation.
For customer support and troubleshooting, please call us at 866-880-6345.