Thank you for taking an interest in your future. Below you will find links to tools and resources for your to consider the many options available to you after high school. 

Career Day

Career Day at Albany High provides an opportunity for all students to select three to four careers and jobs that they are interested in learning about. The presenters are approximately 50 adults from varied occupations, with many parents among them. They come to spend an entire morning at the school. All students in the school participate in Career Day, so over the course of four years students can expect to hear 12-16 presentations. Some careers represented at past Career Days include physicians, attorneys, theater, FBI agents, graphic designers, car mechanics, bakers, the Peace Corps, musicians, psychologists, police officers, and dentists. The aim is to have a mix of occupations/careers with a range of educational requirements. If you would like to become involved, e-mail the Career Day committee at Speakers can register at

Job Shadow Day

Job Shadow Day is a voluntary event for Juniors. They spend a day shadowing workplace mentors as they go through a normal day on the job, and thus get a firsthand look at how the skills learned in school are put into action in the workplace. Students often become more motivated to learn once they see the relevance of their class work, while schools can begin to build partnerships with businesses that can enhance the educational experiences of their students. Parent and community volunteers play a critical role in making this day possible. If you would like to become involved, e-mail the Job Shadow Day committee at Hosts can register at

Other Resources

The following resources are suggestions and recommendations by parents and staff. This list is not meant to be exhaustive. Libraries, bookstores, and the Internet are great resources for finding materials that may be even more specific to your needs.

Naviance Family Connection
Naviance is a web-based college & career research and planning tool for AHS students and parents. Every AHS student has an account with Naviance, but you must register before you can start using its many features.  On Naviance, students can search for colleges & summer programs, explore careers, and take interest inventories.  In addition, students can review admission data for colleges across the United States and get a better sense of whether a particular college would be a good match for them.  If you have not registered on Naviance or would like a short overview of how to use this program, please see Ms. Parrott at the Counseling Office.

Opportunities to earn a salary while learning the skills necessary to succeed in high-demand careers.

What are you into?

Classroom instruction with on-the-job training. Earn as you learn. Over 30 program descriptions with regional contacts. 

A path to your next job in California.

Career One-Stop
Source for career exploration, training & jobs.

Career Planning
Source for career planning in CA

CA Dept. of Industrial Relations (DIR)
Search available apprenticeship programs

How to Become
Expert-driven educational content, presented both logically and creatively to maximize understanding and engagement. Find information on the career/industry you are interested in. Then understand what it takes to land your perfect career, from picking the right school all the way to climbing the company ladder.

Laney College
Technical/Vocational career information.

Let's Go Solar
Find  jobs in Alternative Energy, Sustainability, and the Emerging Green Economy.

Discover career paths you didn't know were out there.

Take the quick color test on MyVerse for free and get psychometrically matched to 1-5 Careers in under a min. 

RoadTrip Nation
Roadmap to careers.

STEM jobs
Engage and inspire students with key skills they need to aspire toward and pursue high-growth STEM jobs.

USA jobs
Find your fit in the Federal Government.