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Access to previous SDMyLife accounts (Career Cruising)

The following links allow students and educators to access their previous SDMyLife accounts (Career Cruising).

Current students can access their previous SDMyLife accounts (Career Cruising) through their new SDMyLife accounts (Xello). To access their old account, students should log in and click their name or avatar in the top right corner. This will provide a drop down menu which allows them to click "Log in to Career Cruising". When students click this option, they should be taken directly to their Career Cruising account.

Educators may also need to access their Career Cruising account for school accreditation reviews or to access previous SDMyLife data.

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2016 SDMyLife Magazine Lessons

  1. Academic Planning 
  2. Career Planning & My Skills 
  3. Middle School Career Decision Making 

SD Invest 2015: K-2 Resources

SD Invest 2015: 3-5 Resources

SD Invest 2015: 6-8 Resources

SD Invest Soft Skills Resources

Importance of Soft Skills
2015 Employer Survey
The 3 A's Poster
The 3 A's Explanation
Top 10 Soft Skills Infographic
Soft Skills Poster Infographic

Soft Skills Activities from Workshop
Balloon Trolley
Like Clockwork
Sell the Role
Red Card/ Green Card

Links and Resources from Workshop
Order Skills to Pay the Bills
Build Dakota Website
Administrative Rules Relating to SDMyLife
Example PLP from Chester HS (editable copy can be requested)
Multi-Year Academic Planner Information

Activities from Counselors
Grades K-2:

The Big Squeeze
How Santa Got His Job

Grades 3-5:
Dream Job Meets Real World 
Early College Awareness
Have a Plan
How Santa Got His Job
The Big Squeeze
The Great Balloon Race

Grades 6-8:
Career Goals and Planning at the Middle School Level
Early College Awareness
How Do I Become A...

Grades 9-12:
Interviewing Techniques
Learning Styles Research
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Personal and Group Responsibilities
Time Management

SD Invest Dr. Trish Hatch Resources

SD Invest: K-6 College & Career Readiness Resources