My Career Journey is a fun, engaging, easy to use online career exploration and planning program most appropriate for kids in grades 6-9.

My Career Journey is easy to navigate.


Student Avatars guide students and are available to help when needed. This allows students to complete the activities and explore careers at their own pace.

There are 4 primary activities within My Career Journey as well as countless ways to freely explore careers, career clusters, and career pathways.

Completion of the activities leads to a completed, personalized career journal - an online guidance plan for the student.

Most students are able to generate a plan within 2-3 hours online. The activities and career exploration can be done more than once. Each time an activity is redone, the career journal is updated as well.

See sample student activity journal

Does this program sound right for your students? Annual site licenses are now available for your school.



  My Career Journey is dedicated to ensuring each student achieves and maintains a personally and professionally rewarding career journey. Additional activities and classroom curriculum are added to this virtual school on an ongoing basis to support this vision.

The following people and organizations are responsible for this wonderful career education initiative:

Many thanks to the core project team:
  • Claire Thornburgh, co-Project Manager and creative writer
  • Bob Dove, co-Project Director
  • Ray Park, Technical Director
  • Christopher Gebrosky and Kerri Lozano, Graphic Designers
  • George Scutaru, Flash Programmer
  • David Mosey, Project Director
  • Sara Singh, Contributor

The Vira Heinz Endowments provided critical vision, leadership, and funding for the project.

Also thank you to the following for your invaluable contributions: Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center, Elliance, Ayaka Lu, KC Oh.

Smart Futures is a Pittsburgh-Based non-profit organization that manages the distribution and teacher training of My Career Journey to Pennsylvania schools and community-based organizations.

Keys2Work LLC is a Pittsburgh based company that develops My Career Journey on an ongoing basis and customizes the program for customers nationally.