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Career Exploration

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Thousand Strong

Preparing Youth. Accelerating Careers.

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Workplace skills and technical training at no cost to you
500+ hours of paid work over the summer and school year
Access to local and national employers

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You must be enrolled in a participating high school – see form below for the list of participating schools

Be 16 years old by June 16, 2017

Be able to work at least 25 hours per week during the summer and continue working 7-10 hours per week during the school year

Attend a 40-hour work readiness training program during one of the following weeks to prepare for internship placement in June OR complete a qualifying Thousand Strong summer partner program

June 5-9, 2017

June 12-16, 2017

June 19-23, 2017

Thousand Strong isn’t just any internship program. It’s a movement to change how students in Sacramento prepare for their futures. Enroll today to take charge of yours.


What is Career Exploration?

Career Exploration is the process of...
  1. learning about yourself and the world of work,
  2. identifying and exploring potentially satisfying occupations, and
  3. developing an effective strategy to realize your goals.

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Quick Assessment - Explore jobs that best match your personality. Are you realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising, or conventional? Find out with this quick assessment.  

Interest Profiler - Discover what your interests are, and how they relate to the world of work. The Interest Profiler helps you decide what kinds of occupations and jobs you might want to explore based on your interests.  

Work Importance Profiler - What's important to you in a job? Discover how much you value achievement, independence, recognition, relationships, support, and working conditions in a job. Get a list of jobs that reflect your values.  


The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is a comprehensive career exploration and planning program that includes a multiple aptitude test battery, an interest inventory, and various career planning tools designed to help students explore the world of work.

The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is intended for use with students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades, as well as students in post-secondary schools. The Program provides tools, including the test battery and interest inventory, developed by the Department of Defense to help high school and post-secondary students across the nation learn more about career exploration and planning. Results of the aptitude test and the interest inventory enable students to evaluate their skills, estimate performance in academic and vocational endeavors, and identify potentially satisfying careers. These results are integrated with work values to help students identify and prioritize possible career choices. Students are encouraged to consider their own work-related values and other important personal preferences as they explore the world of work and learn career exploration skills that will benefit them throughout their work lives.