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!

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!

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


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Turn your students into soft skills “sleuths” as they investigate important life skills in 8 titles related to attitude, communication, critical thinking, etiquette, job search. leadership, teamwork, and work ethic. Mastering life skills has never been so fun as students look for clues in delightful illustrations that showcase soft skill successes and mistakes.

Join the Career Clues Club!