Free app helps kids refine career search, connect to universities

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Price: Free
Platforms: Android

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.

C'reer may best be used as an extension of an academic or career-planning lesson. Teachers can encourage students to make connections between their curriculum and real-world applications by asking students to complete this quiz and find universities that offer certain programs (e.g., how math relates to engineering). Teachers could use student results and incorporate them into a lesson on quantities and graphing numerical data.

Counselors or staff involved in career planning could use C'reer as a whole-group lesson and encourage students to further research careers that match their listed strengths. Educators can also recommend this product to families who are beginning the career or college search during the summer months. Overall, using C'reer in combination with a conversation about higher learning would be a great addition to a lesson plan and encourage learning beyond the classroom.

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.

Based on those answers, C'reer provides three top strengths on a web of six potential characteristics (realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising, and conventional). The app then suggests several careers that fit those interests and allows the user to explore each career path and connect with universities that provide training programs. Users can then inquire about the university with the tap of a button, and a representative will respond.

C'reer covers a lot of ground. Not only does it provide students with deep insight into their personal interests, but it also analyzes those interests and provides corresponding career paths to match their unique profile. The app also provides specific details and short narratives about each career in addition to the basic facts about universities.

The user experience is simple and efficient and not overwhelming; students can bookmark certain schools or careers for further investigation. If students are looking for an experience to share with others, C'reer has an imbedded "share" option, which can help engage others in the career and college search process. While some users may find that the results of the quiz are inaccurate or unrepresentative of their strengths, the app provides four opportunities to retake the assessment in one year. Overall, C'reer provides an insightful and fun experience that connects specific strengths to higher learning and career opportunities in only a few taps.

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Users might find the overall experience to be appealing, engaging, and insightful due to the clean, simple design and easily accessible information.


A strengths-based profile helps students reflect deeply on their own personal interests and make connections to how those strengths fit in everyday life.


Clear tutorials and directions help users quickly complete the assessment, but some users who require accessibility supports such as audio might find the experience limiting.

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Data Safety How safe is this product?

  • Unclear whether this product supports interactions between trusted users.
  • Unclear whether personal information can be displayed publicly.
  • Unclear whether user-created content is filtered for personal information before being made publicly visible.

Data Rights What rights do I have to the data?

  • Users can create or upload content.
  • Processes to access or review user data are available.
  • Processes to modify data are available for authorized users.

Ads & Tracking Are there advertisements or tracking?

  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Unclear whether this product displays traditional or contextual advertisements.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.

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