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CareerNext: Are you Ready?


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Full course description

Preparing for post-secondary education and careers involves comprehending the necessary inputs for individuals to succeed in higher education or the workforce. Learners will develop self-assessment skills, explore career options, and acquire essential knowledge and employability skills to navigate life and work environments effectively.

This course consists of the following 6 modules:

  • Module 1 - Personal Discovery
  • Module 2 - Career Exploration
  • Module 3 - Post-Secondary Education
  • Module 4 - Preparing for an Interview
  • Module 5 - Money, Money, Money
  • Module 6 - Recap

You will begin this course by taking an assessment called YouScience Discovery, which is designed to help you discover your natural talents, validate your skills, and connect you with educational and career pathways. Your assessment results will be used throughout the course to guide your learning.

This course also offers access to the Ohio 4-H Pathways to the Future Program, providing learners with opportunities to participate in the Ohio 4-H Mock Job Interview Contest upon completion, fostering lifelong learning mindsets and facilitating successful transitions from secondary education to post-secondary education or the workforce.

There are NO refunds issued for this course. 

If you have questions about the course, contact Margo Overholt-Seckel at

First Time ScarletCanvas Users: After you enroll, you will receive two automated emails, one with the subject "Please confirm your email address - Ohio State ScarletCanvas." Use the link in that email to set up the password you would like to use for your account. 

For technical assistance with the ScarletCanvas platform, including logging in and password concerns, please contact CFAES Online Outreach team at (preferred) or call and leave a voice message at 614-292-5213. Please allow at least 24 hours for a reply during business hours, 72 hours over holidays and weekends. 

To request a credit card receipt please fill out the ScarletCanvas receipt request form within 30 days of purchase and allow 3 business days for your request to be processed.