It’s October, and most students are well into the new school year. Most graduating students will be asking themselves the big questions: What should I do after high school? What line of work is right for me? Should I go to college or university? Begin an apprenticeship? Take a year off? Jump right into the workforce? These are the big decisions that every graduating student faces. It may feel like you’re under pressure to decide the course of the rest of your life, but you’re really just deciding on a next step. The good news is that there are many tools and services available to help you through this stage of your life.
Career Cruising is a program designed to help students achieve their potential in school, a career, and life in general. Career Cruising offers age-appropriate career development assessments, planners, and other resources that provide realistic advice and strategies to students. Among other things, students can explore careers, investigate post-secondary institutions across North America, build their resumes, and search for jobs.
Students whose Ontario Student Record is hosted at Virtual High School are eligible for personal Career Cruising accounts which they can use to explore the assessments, schools, and careers that interest them. VHS can enter a student’s completed courses and current courses into the system. This will allow students to view different post-secondary institutions and determine whether they have the prerequisites necessary for the program. Contact our guidance team for more information.
Career Cruising is a great resource for students in any grade to begin searching for a career.
Step 2: eINFO and College Program Search
eINFO is the most up-to-date place to start looking at university programs. eINFO is a service provided by the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC). Students can use this service to find and compare programs, determine prerequisites and admission requirements for Ontario universities, and find information about residences and meal plans, scholarships, and upcoming campus tours. eINFO is the only resource updated directly by Ontario universities.
Visit www.electronicinfo.ca to learn more.
Have you found a university you’re interested in? Check out the University Information Program to see when a representative is coming to a location near you.
College Program Search
The Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) offers a similar search program for Ontario’s 26 colleges. To use this system, students enter keywords and other search criteria to explore program availability, duration, and start date.
We wish our graduating students all the best in their post-secondary journeys!