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High School Career EDGE

Ends Oct 5, 2030


Full course description

Course Introduction

In Indiana, we want every student to gain a Career EDGE. From the courses they choose and the experiences they have both inside and outside the classroom, students are building the foundation for their future career paths. To help students develop career awareness, we have created a series of online modules in Canvas to support students as they:

  • Explore their values, strengths and interests in relation to degrees and careers.
  • Develop an academic plan that connects with careers that excite them.
  • Graduate with a solid plan for furthering their professional goals, and be
  • Employed in a career that they are passionate about!

Course Objectives

This course supports students as they build a foundation for their future career paths and supplements the resources offered by high school academic and career counselors. The course allows them to access the full richness of the Career EDGE offerings. Upon completion of this course, participants should be prepared to successfully transition from high school into a career or further higher education.


Module Topics

  • Exploring Your Options
    • Learning About Yourself and Your Options
    • Aligning Your Academic and Career Goals
    • Designing Your High School Experience
  • Career Building
    • Networking
    • Making a Professional Impression
    • Finding and Landing Internships
    • Searching for Jobs
  • Landing the Job
    • Writing Cover Letters and Communications
    • Creating Your Resume
    • Interviewing
    • Negotiating and Accepting Offers

Meet the Designers

The EDGE Initiative was a Lilly grant-funded project led by a team of high school guidance counselors and IU staff. The Indiana University Office of Completion and Student Success maintains the modules with assistance from the IU Career Services Alliance.


High school students, high school academic and career counselors, high school teachers, and parents of high school students.



Length: 8 modules


Office of Completion & Student Success


Credit: None


Audience: High school students

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