Online Career Preparation Resources from Stride Career Prep
Discover Your Possibilities Towards a Brighter Future
Does your student know what path they want to take when they graduate? Whether your teen is already sure of what they want to do and ready to get started, or curious about the different careers that exist beyond high school—Stride Career Prep has the resources to help them get started.
Give your student career guidance that transcends the classroom and prepares them for life after high school.
Get Connected to Opportunities with a Tallo Profile
With Tallo, students can build a professional online profile to showcase their interests and accomplishments as they discover career and college pathways, apply to internships and jobs, match to scholarships, and connect with colleges and companies looking for talent.
Students can build a profile that showcases their experience, credentials, badges, grades, test scores, and more.
Network with Colleges and Companies
Students can connect with recruiters from top colleges and companies based on their interests and attend national college and career fairs to explore what’s available.
Apply for Scholarships
Students will have access to more than $20B of scholarship opportunities and can apply based on qualifications and interests.
Search Internships and Jobs
Students can gain real-world experience and search from thousands of daily active internships, apprenticeships, and jobs.
Your student benefits from the career guidance of counselors and teachers equipped with specialty industry expertise. As students explore the different career fields through Stride Career Prep, coaches help them to determine their best path forward.* These coaches can help students:
Stride Career Prep students can benefit from a variety of social and professional clubs called Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)* to help them network with peers and meet others interested in similar careers. CTSOs offer an array of different activities, from field trips to interscholastic competitions, and even community service projects. These activities give students an opportunity to connect with others who share their passion and to start building a professional network.
Business Professionals of America (BPA) dives deep into leadership and technical skills for those pursuing a career in business or information technology. Members get hands-on experience completing professional, civic, and service projects.
DECA offers a fun, collaborative, and competitive club experience with hands-on learning, helping prepare students for a future career in marketing, finance, hospitality or management.
Open to students in grades 6-12, the Stride Nursing Club provides the opportunity to learn about in-demand nursing positions available at all education levels. Each month, students gather for an in-depth discussion with nurses nationwide as they share their career journeys.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)® helps students prepare for a career in business and business-related fields. They provide real-world leadership development, competition experience, community service opportunities, and more.
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is an integral part of the Family and Consumer Sciences. Students can participate in competitive events, be involved in community service opportunities, and become student leaders and attend leadership conferences.
With HOSA, students join others ready to become a part of the global health community. They gain experience training for the modern medical workplace, take part in activities, learn from peers, and discover more about how their passion can be their career.
SkillsUSA® is a club where students learn workplace, personal, and technical skills through fun, hands-on activities. SkillsUSA® features 130 job categories and over 600 national partners.
The Technology Student Association is a national, non-profit club for middle and high school students engaged in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). They offer competitions, intracurricular activities, leadership opportunities, community service, and more.
A key component of Stride Career Prep is work-based learning—virtual or in-person. Possibilities span job shadowing, apprenticeships, internships, and more.*
Field trips to local and regional companies
Access to industry experts as part of coursework
Job shadowing, internships, and apprenticeships*
Schools powered by K12 team up with businesses across the nation to give students the opportunity to explore different career fields while discovering their passions at the annual Job Shadow Week event. Stride Career Prep students get exposure to an array of different career fields and positions while hearing from professionals at top companies.
Certification Exam Prep
For students that are ready to dive into their chosen career, Stride Career Prep includes preparation for select certification exams—from dental assisting to computer coding languages.* These exams offer an industry-recognized measurement of your student’s skills, and how ready they are for the job.
Explore our career fields to see what certifications your student can earn through one of Stride Career Prep’s 25 pathways.
*Opportunities vary by school; please visit your school page or check with your school counselor. **Stride Career Prep is a program for grades 9–12. At some schools, career exploration is offered in middle school. †Many Microsoft®️ Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who participate in the program for at least two years will have further preparation for certification testing.