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General Career Search

Don’t know where to start? These resources will help you begin your career search:

Xello - The new Career Cruising. Xello is your one stop shop for your Academic and Career Planning needs. Log in through your school's home page. (Log in Instructions)

Health Science Pathway Career Search

Discover Health Administration - Learn more about Health Care Administration careers in Wisconsin

Information Technology Pathway Career Search

Computer Science Careers - Learn more about all careers in Computer Science (scholarships too)

Finding Your Fit

How do you know if a particular college or career is right for you? The following resources can help you determine what you are looking for in a college and/or career. 

Xello - Log in through your school's home page. (Log in Instructions)

Big Future - Open to anyone

University HQ - Open to anyone 

Postsecondary Education (College)

67% of MMSD graduates enroll in a two or four year postsecondary institution or college. Our College Planning website is a great place to start to help you through the process of planning for college.


Skilled trades are occupations that require a special skill, knowledge, or ability which can be obtained at a college, technical school, or through specialized training. Skilled trades provide an alternative to jobs that require four years of college education. While skilled trades can be separated into many areas such as manufacturing, technology, energy, and healthcare, they are generally divided into the following three categories:

1. Skilled Industrial Trades: welders, machinists, mechanics, tool and die makers, programmers, for example

2. Skilled Construction Trades: electricians, plumbers, gasfitters, carpenters, bricklayers, technicians, insulators, for example

3. Skilled Service Trades: nurses, aides, orderlies, therapists, service technicians, for example


There are many benefits to joining the military and the benefits can last a lifetime. If you want to serve your country, then a choosing a military career might be for you. 

Carer One Stop explains the many options in the five branches of the U.S. armed services. 

Today's Military lists each field's careers, required training, daily responsibilities, and associated civilian careers.

Service Organizations

Prior to beginning their career journey, many people are looking for the opportunity to serve others, personally grow, and possibly explore different cultures and locations. Being a part of a service organization can help people develop skills and gain contacts which will be helpful in their future careers. There are many options available, but some of the more well known organizations include:

AmeriCorps,  Peace Corps,  City YearThe Student Conversation AssociationTeach for America