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Career Planning 101

Alabama Career Planning System (Kuder)

The Alabama Career Planning System provides education and career planning resources to help you build a successful future. Whether you’re searching for higher education or training, exploring career options, or creating a professional portfolio of materials for the job search, the system can provide you with the tools you need.

Students need to update Education Plans (4-year plans) each year. How To Update Your 4-Year Plan:

  1. Go to

  2. Login: Students can log in with Clever.
    • Click log in with Google
    • Type in school email adress
    • Type in lunch number as password
  3. Click "My Ed Plan"

  4. Click "Copy". This icon looks like two pieces of paper. 

  5. Make a copy of last years plan and name it for the current year.

  6. Edit your classes to match the actual classes you have taken. **Make sure each year adds up to 9 credits, totaling 36 credits.** 
    • Tip: You can log onto iNow and look at your transcript if you do not remember every class you have taken in high school. 

O*Net: The Occupational Information Network

O*Net is a career exploration tool where students can research various occupations based on industry, career cluster, job zone, and more.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a website sponsored by the United States Department of Labor that can help you find career information on education, training, salary, and job outlook for hundreds of various occupations.

World-of-Work Map

The World-of-Work Map graphically shows how occupations relate to each other based on work tasks.