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How can students connect their academic and career plans?

MyLab Career Success helps learners' discover, develop, and demonstrate (the “3 Ds”) their best professional selves to get their targeted job, all while internalizing a process for ongoing personal and professional development that lasts beyond college.

Learners connect their career and academic plans, through exploration and preparation, which accelerates and transforms their career and student success pathway. The Nine Milestones in the Learning Path help them discover who they are and how that translates to their academic and career plan, develop transferable skills, and demonstrate their value to potential internships/employers.

Throughout the milestones, they actualize on the 3 Ds through GRIT™ mindset activities and digital credentials that strengthen students’ ability to persist in reaching goals; strategic LinkedIn profile development and networking activities; and career exploration through real-time Labor Market Insight data on jobs.

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Help students discover, develop, and demonstrate their best professional selves

Nine Milestones-based Learning Path

This path reinforces skills to help learners discover who they are and identify how that translates to their academic and career plan, develop transferable skills, and demonstrate their value to potential employers. Throughout the milestones, learners actualize on the 3 Ds through GRIT mindset, LinkedIn, and Labor Market Insight data activities.

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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.

Assess and grow GRIT

Assessment and Assignments

The GRIT Gauge pre- and post-assessment, by Dr. Paul G. Stoltz, found in the Self-Discovery 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 digital credentials in GRIT.

Demonstrate skills and knowledge via LinkedIn

Activities and video coaching sessions

LinkedIn activities and video coaching sessions 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. Video coaching sessions are available to further support learners to leverage a LinkedIn presence including showcasing their GRIT Acclaim digital credential(s).

Real-time job information

Labor Market Insight (LMI) Data

LMI data offers real-time job information on geographic area, industry, and employer plus the education and skills required for a career field or specific job. Career Exploration through LMI is infused at key milestones (ie. - Milestone 2: Research Careers, Milestone 4: Personal Brand, Milestone 5: Career Skills, Milestone 6: Career Portfolio) and decision points (Industries, Occupations, Employers, Salaries) for each.

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Give every student a voice

Learning Catalytics™

With Learning Catalytics, you’ll hear from every student when it matters most.

You pose a variety of questions that help students recall ideas, apply concepts, and develop critical-thinking skills. Your students respond using their own smartphones, tablets, or laptops.

You can monitor responses with real-time analytics and find out what your students do — and don’t — understand. Then, you can adjust your teaching accordingly, and even facilitate peer-to-peer learning, helping students stay motivated and engaged.

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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.