The enScholar Learning System

enScholar makes post-secondary and career decisions much easier. We walk teens step-by-step through self-exploration and career matching activities with personal video coaching. The result? More confident, independent teens.

Interests Explorer

The Interests Explorer


Choosing a college major? Narrowing down your career options? The Interests Explorer will help you brainstorm, prioritize, and analyze the things that intrigue and engage you. In the end, you’ll have a better understanding of why you enjoy these things, so you can choose your education and career path with more certainty.


Here's a sample intro video to our Interests Explorer tool:



Here's How It Works

Step 1: Learn to uncover your interests

You may be great at something, but if it doesn’t excite or intrigue you, you likely won’t reach your full potential. That’s why it's important to understand what interests are, and how you can start to uncover your own. We’ll begin with a quick brainstorming exercise to get you ready to go.

What are interests

Step 2: Define your interests

Next, put your learning into action by defining all the things that interest you most. You can add, adjust or remove interests at any time, so there’s no pressure to get it right on your first shot. The goal at this stage is to brainstorm freely – we'll sort and narrow down the list later.

Choosing your interests

Step 3: Stack and sort

Sure, most people can write a list of their interests, but have you ever compared them side by side? By clicking and dragging your interests into a ranked order, you’ll begin to distinguish between which interests are more like hobbies, and which have career potential.

Stacking and sorting

Step 4: Digging deeper

The key to understanding an interest – and how it relates to a career – is knowing why it engages you. We’ll coach you through how to reflect on each interest, then you’ll be free to write your own thoughts. You can add to and adjust your reflections in the future as you learn more about yourself and gain experience related to your interests.

Digging deeper

Step 5: Time audit

The final step is the time audit. Here we start to look at how much time you’re currently spending on each interest, and how much time you’d ideally like to be spending. This tool will help you to think about which interests hold the most career potential, and which areas to seek out further experience in.

Time audit

Summary & Discussion

Here’s where we tie everything together and give parents an opportunity to get involved. We’ve created discussion pages to help analyze and make sense of the Interests Explorer results. It’ll help answer common student and parent questions, give example analyses of other teens, and walk you through a guided discussion that teens can do alone, or with a parent or friend.


Results
Discussion
Strengths Pilot

The Strengths Pilot


Searching for your natural talents? Looking to build self-confidence? The Strengths Pilot will help you identify the areas where you stand out, provide you with quick insights, and reveal the famous women and men who share your strengths. You’ll also be able to view and explore careers that require your set of strengths.


Here's a sample intro video to our Strengths Pilot tool:



Here's How It Works

Step 1: Why are strengths important?

Understanding your strengths is essential to finding a career you can accel at. The earlier in life you start to define your natural talents, the more you’ll be able to foster and develop them.

Why are strengths important

Step 2: Assessing your strengths

If you’ve ever taken a personal assessment, you know as well as we do that no test or algorithm can perfectly define who you are. That’s why we’ve designed this tool to be quick and fun, while providing a snap-shot of where your natural talents lie. To help you keep your career options open, you’re able to retake the assessment over as many times as you wish, exploring all of the strengths profiles.

Assessing your strengths

Step 3: Understanding your top strengths

Find out what your strengths can tell you about what to look for in a career, and view which group each of your natural talents falls under. Looking for more inspiration? Explore links to famous figures who share your strengths, and read about their personal stories.

Stacking and sorting

Debriefing & Discussion

Here’s where we tie everything together and give parents an opportunity to get involved. We’ve created discussion pages to help analyze and make sense of the Strengths Pilot results. It’ll help answer common student and parent questions, give example analysis of other teens, and walk you through a guided discussion that teens can do alone, or with a parent or friend.


Discussion
Discussion
Values Compass

The Values Compass


Looking for a career path which will pay the bills and be fulfilling? The Values Compass will help you define, prioritize, and reflect on your deepest personal values. You'll emerge knowing what motivates you the most, and what elements to look for when choosing a career path.


Here's a sample intro video to our Values Compass tool:



Here's How It Works

Step 1: What are values?

Understanding your core values is key to finding a career that will be intrinsically motivating and fulfilling. If you have a general sense of your values already, we’ll challenge you to think about them more critically. By working through Values Compass activities, we’ll help you develop a better understanding, so you’ll be confident in using your values as a guide for all of your decisions – career and otherwise.

What are values

Step 2: Ranking your values

You’ll start off by thinking about and ranking a group of career-relevant values based on their importance to you. If you think back to your childhood, you realize that as you learn and grow, your values often change, or at least shift in level of importance. That’s why we’ve made it easy for you to re-rank your values at any time using this tool.

Ranking your values

Step 3: Stacking and sorting

Now that you have your list of top values, you’ll click and drag to prioritize the list in order of how much each value resonates with you. This activity was designed to make the decision-making process easier when choosing between career paths and university majors.

Stacking and sorting

Step 4: Digging deeper

After watching the quick video guide, you’ll be ready to start writing about why these values are important to you, and when you’ve demonstrated them in the past. You’ll examine your values in a way that will shed light on what to look for in a career, and post-secondary path. As you review notes you’ve written in the past, you’ll be able to see how your values have shifted, or increased over time.

Digging deeper

Results & Discussion

As with the other tools, we tie everything together and give parents an opportunity to get involved. We’ve created discussion pages to help analyze and make sense of your Values Compass summary. It’ll help answer common student and parent questions, give example analysis of other teens, and walk you through a guided discussion that teens can do alone, or with a parent or friend.


Results
Discussion
Career Alignment

Career Alignment


Want to make better career and post-secondary decisions for yourself? Our Career Match tool guides you through aligning each of your interests, strengths, and values with specific careers. In the end, you'll have a self-ranked list of careers, but more importantly, you’ll be able to think critically and independently about why careers match your personal profile.


Here's a sample intro video to our Career Alignment tool:



Here's How It Works

Step 1: Choose careers to explore

Now that you’ve uncovered your interests, strengths, and values, it's time to match them up with potential careers. There are three possible ways to begin: 1) Find careers that align with your Strengths Pilot results, browse careers by industry category, or search for specific careers in our database using the search bar.

Explore careers

Step 2a: Align by strengths

Need suggestions for careers that might be a good fit? We’ve provided you a group of careers that align with your Strengths Pilot results. You can learn about each career (salary, skills, educational requirements) through watching curated videos of real professionals and reading relevant career profiles from around the web.

Align by strengths

Step 2b: Browse career categories

Have a career or general field in mind already? You can browse through the industry categories to explore careers related to each other. As above, you can learn more about each career (salary, skills, educational requirements) through curated videos and online career profiles from around the web.

Browse categories

Step 3: Align your first career

If you’re still interested in the career after learning about it, click ‘Align’. We’ll guide you step-by-step through thinking critically about how this career fits with each of your top interests, strengths, and values. You can align as many different careers as you like, and don’t worry, you can rank the same careers multiple times as you learn more about them.

Align a career

Step 4: See your alignment results

After you’ve determined how you think each of your interests, strengths, and values match up, you’ll be able to view your personal alignment score for the career. After this step, you’ll be able to understand at a much deeper level why a career will or won’t be a good fit based on how it matches up with your unique profile.

Browse categories

Step 5: See how your career choices stack up

After you’ve aligned a few careers, visit your Career Summary page to see how all of your career prospects stack up against one another. The higher the score, the better the match. You’ll have the ability to compare and discuss how careers differ, based on their alignment with your personal profile. You’ll also be able to see a history (with dates) of how you ranked careers over time.

Align a career

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