This one-semester course is intended as a practical, hands-on guide to career exploration and planning. The course ends with a Course Activity in which you will create two essential components of a career portfolio: a résumé and a cover letter for applying for an entry-level job in your chosen career. This course covers all of the career clusters in the National Career Clusters Framework. You’ll explore the career pathways within each cluster, determine the academic and skill requirements for different career pathways, and learn about the jobs available in each pathway and the work these professionals do. This course will also guide you through the process of creating an academic and career plan based on you interests, abilities, and life goals.