App of the Week: Connecting kids to careers


Free app helps kids refine career search, connect to universities.

Ed. note: App of the Week picks are now being curated by the editors of Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. Click here to read the full app review.

What’s It Like? 

C’reer begins by asking the user to complete a short quiz, which adapts to the user’s unique profile. The first questions ask the user to rank activities in order of favorite to least favorite. Then C’reer asks the user to imagine a hypothetical work scenario and rank corresponding activities in order of preference. Finally, the app asks users to rank how much they enjoy the activity in a photo on a scale of strongly dislike to strongly like.

Price: Free

Grades: 8-12

Rating: 4/5

Pros: Quiz results provide matching career choices and universities that provide corresponding training programs.

Cons: Simplified quizzes might lead to inaccurate or inauthentic results for some students.

Bottom line: For students who are unsure where to begin, this app helps jump-start the college and career application process.

Meris Stansbury

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