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How can students connect their academic and career plans?

MyLab Career Success helps students connect their academic plan to their career plan, through exploration and preparation, to accelerate and transform their career and student success pathways.

The Nine Milestones in the Learning Path put the career success process into logical, manageable steps for students to explore career options, develop career-relevant skills, and market themselves to potential employers.

Every milestone includes GRIT and mindset activities that strengthen students’ ability to persist in reaching goals, strategic LinkedIn profile development and networking activities, and support through online Career Coaching.

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Connect academic plan to career plan

Nine Milestones-based Learning Path

This sequence of interactive instruction provides a teaching and learning experience with behavioral and formative assessment that builds skill set and GRIT mindset. It includes 4 First-Year Experiences and 5 Career Preparation Milestones.

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Increase learners’ self knowledge and help them showcase skills

Inventory and assessment for personal and social capabilities or “soft skills”

Anchored in the ‘Getting Started’ milestone, Conley Readiness Index (CRI) by Dr. David T. Conley is a research-based self-diagnostic student inventory that measures/reports college and career readiness around the Four Keys framework (Think, Know, Act, Go). It reveals how ready learners are and what it takes to succeed.

Once learners assess their own readiness, they are able to develop these sought after Personal and Social Capabilities or “soft skills” through activities to apply and transfer what they're learning to their career.

Develop and demonstrate skill set and GRIT mindset

Milestone Activities and Assignments

Every milestone includes GRIT and mindset activities that strengthen learners’ ability to persist in reaching goals; strategic LinkedIn profile development and networking activities; and support through online Career Coaching. Milestones include a Walkthrough, Videos, Practice Exercises, Assignments, LinkedIn Activities, Coaching Session and Next Steps, and Quiz.

Assess and grow GRIT

Assessment and Assignments

The GRIT Gauge, by Dr. Paul G. Stoltz, found in the Self-Knowledge milestone, is the only validated assessment that measures and reports all facets of GRIT—Growth, Resilience, Instinct, Tenacity, and Robustness. Learners earn a digital credential or badge as evidence of their GRIT mindset. Assignments offer application for this framework and assessment. GRITTY Assignments offer application for this assessment throughout, helping students grow or build their GRIT through journaling, goal setting, and GRIT-specific actions with the ability to earn Acclaim badges in GRIT.

Demonstrate skills and knowledge via LinkedIn

Activities and career coaching resources

LinkedIn activities and career coaching resources support career planning and preparation. LinkedIn presence is essential for today’s learners with over 70% of jobs being posted there by employers and recruiters. Strategic LinkedIn profile development activities create (and network) a personal professional brand. Career coaching is available to further support learners to leverage a LinkedIn presence including showcasing their GRIT Acclaim badge(s).

Foster student engagement and peer-to-peer learning

Learning Catalytics™

Learning Catalytics helps you generate class discussion, customize your lecture, and promote peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. As a student response tool, Learning Catalytics uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more interactive tasks and thinking.

  • NEW! Upload a full PowerPoint® deck for easy creation of slide questions.
  • NEW! Team names are no longer case sensitive.
  • Help your students develop critical thinking skills.
  • Monitor responses to find out where your students are struggling.
  • Rely on real-time data to adjust your teaching strategy.
  • Automatically group students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to-peer learning.

A one-stop media-sharing tool that facilitates interactive learning


MediaShare is a comprehensive file-upload tool that promotes community among students and allows for thoughtful video-based assignments. Students can post speeches, visual aids, video assignments, group projects, and more in a variety of formats including video, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

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Link from your LMS to MyLab Career Success

Link from your LMS to MyLab Career Success

Learning Management System (LMS) Integration

You can now link from Blackboard Learn, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, or Moodle to MyLab Career Success. Access assignments, rosters, and resources, and synchronize grades with your LMS gradebook.

For students, single sign-on provides access to all the personalized learning resources that make studying more efficient and effective.

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Additional Features

Student Resources

It’s always good to have a collection of resources right at your fingertips. These timely tools will support you throughout the first year and beyond, and include Learning Catalytics™ and MediaShare tools for interactive response and file uploads, Getting Started videos that show how to work in the Lab getting started with LinkedIn and more, GRIT videos that outline what it is and how to consider it along with your personal branding, FinishStronger247 YouTube channel videos on "how to" suggestions for making assignments personal, Job Search documents, Interview FAQs, and Professionalism videos.

A Powerful Homework and Test Manager

A powerful homework and test manager lets you create, import, and manage online homework assignments, quizzes, and tests that are automatically graded. You can choose from a wide range of assignment options, including time limits, proctoring, and maximum number of attempts allowed. MyLab means less time grading and more time teaching.

Comprehensive Online Course Content

Filled with a wealth of content that is tightly integrated with your textbook, MyLab lets you easily add, remove, or modify existing instructional material. You can also add your own course materials to suit the needs of your students or department. In short, MyLab lets you teach exactly as you'd like.

Robust Gradebook Tracking

The online gradebook automatically tracks your students' results on tests, homework, and practice exercises and gives you control over managing results and calculating grades. The gradebook provides a number of flexible grading options, including exporting grades to a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel. Additionally, it lets you measure and document your students' learning outcomes.

Easily Scalable and Shareable Content

MyLab Career Success enables you to manage multiple class sections, and lets other instructors copy your settings so a standardized syllabus can be maintained across your department. Should you want to use the same MyLab Career Success course next semester, with the same customized settings, you can copy your existing course exactly—and even share it with other faculty members.