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Explore Career Options

Empowering you to reach your dreams in the world of work and beyond.


Check out Pathful explore (formerly known as VIRTUAL JOB SHADOW), a unique video-based career planning platform available to all MPS 6-12th grade students and staff.

Step 1:  Log-in to Pathful Explore using your MPS email and password through

Step 2:  Discover your passion.  Begin the journey by discovering your interests, personality types and values with Pathful Explore interactive assessments, which match you with career pathways based on your personalized results.

Step 3:  Choose your direction.  Take charge of your own path in life by learning what career options are out there. Watch the engaging job shadowing videos, featuring real people in real careers

Step 4:  Prepare for success.  Use the Pathful Explore resources to map out your educational and career goals. Use your plan to guide your next steps.

Step 5:  Achieve your dreams.  Stick to your plan but prepare for bumps in the road, as life is never a straight line. 

Additional Resources

My Life Plan activities help MPS students in 6th-12th grade prepare for life beyond high school graduation. For more information about this graduation requirement, contact your school counselor.

Enroll today in CTE course 99201P and earn elective high school credit for exploring careers and building a personal career readiness portfolio. Students in this course, work at their own pace and develop skills and knowledge to succeed in the workplace. Successful completion of this student guide meets the pre-requisite requirement for students who wish to enroll in MPS course 99202 Work Experience and participate in paid and unpaid internships during the school day.

Each year Achievempls summer STEP-UP internship program trains and places hundreds of MInneapolis high school youth in paid internships and other career opportuniites with over 200 Twin Cities employers.