Middle grade career exploration starts here!

Six distinct series. Fifty-one high-interest titles.  

Use them to supplement your Perkins V programming, career and technical education (CTE) courses, career exploratories, CTSOs, Title 1 literacy efforts, Gear Up, PLTW, Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work events, and afterschool programs.  Your school media center career collection isn’t complete without them!

When it’s time to engage middle grade students in interactive career exploration…

Discover cool careers in some of America’s coolest places!

Find surprising opportunities in familiar places!

Investigate life skills success!

Explore 16 nationally recognized career clusters! 

Imagine tomorrow’s high-tech careers today!

Experiment with careers in STEAM!

Hot Off the Press!

Turn your students into soft skills “sleuths” as they investigate important life skills. Mastering life skills has never been so fun
or effective! Check out all 8 titles:

Soft Skills Sleuths: Attitude
Soft Skills Sleuths: Communication
Soft Skills Sleuths: Critical Thinking
Soft Skills Sleuths: Etiquette
Soft Skills Sleuths: Job Search
Soft Skills Sleuths: Leadership
Soft Skills Sleuths: Teamwork
Soft Skills Sleuths: Work Ethic

Join the Career Clues Club!


Join the Career Clues Club to receive free career exploration activities in your inbox most Tuesdays. The first six activities engage parents as their child’s number one career coach!
Click on each activity to download. Then sign up to below to Join the Club!

Activity 1: Family and Friends Career Circle
Activity 2: Guess What I Want(ed) to Be
Activity 3: I Can Be Anything If…
Activity 4: Mutual Admiration Society
Activity 5: Food Fight!
Activity 6: This Way to My Bright Future!

Students explore careers within the context of solving real-world problems. Each activity includes a brief career profile plus two interactive challenges. You can sign-up to receive emails with new Career Ideas Challenges!

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources


Information Technology


Meet People Who Followed Clues to Career Success!

Heather & Rafael

Video Game Producer & Designer

Heather: I am a video game producer. My job puts me in the middle of all the things it takes to make a video game, I work with artists, designers, marketers, programmers, and more to manage the process from idea to end product.

Rafael: I decided a long time ago that I wanted to make a career out of things I liked doing. In college, I majored in English Lit to learn how to be a writer.

Share Your Career Story

And inspire a new generation to start their own!