Naviance is an online tool to assist Stevenson students with college planning. Once logged on, students will find numerous functions to help them with the college search and selection process and career exploration:
How to Log In:
- Type in your Stevenson student e-mail address, which is the first six letters of your last name and last number of your graduation year. For example, Steve Patriot (Class of 2020) would type: email@example.com
- Your Naviance password is System Password.
- You are encouraged to change this password after your initial log-on to Naviance.
- You are also encouraged to use the e-mail address that you plan to use on your college applications.
College Search & Selection
My Game Plan helps focus your college search by asking a series of questions that you may not have yet considered about college. Knowing more about yourself will help you find schools that fit. This insight can further assist your counselor in helping you develop a game plan to achieve your goals.
College Search enables you to create a target list of schools in terms of size, location, major, etc. from a pool of more than 3,600 schools. (This feature is active only for student accounts.)
My Colleges provides you (and your counselor) with an electronic list of colleges that you are interested in. This component of the program compares your academic data to Stevenson High School graduates who were accepted to the schools on your list.
Scattergrams will help you learn from the past. Admission decisions (accept/deny/defer) from college-bound Stevenson graduates have been loaded into Naviance. These decisions have been plotted on graphs (2 axes--GPA and ACT), so you can assess your admissions chances at hundreds of SHS collegiate destinations.
My Resume is a place to keep a tally of your activities. This feature will help you to complete the activities portion of some college applications in addition to serving to keep your counselor apprised of your accomplishments.
Career Exploration in Naviance
We encourage all of our students to begin their reflection about the classes they like along with areas they do not enjoy as much. Taking classes throughout high school is an excellent way to think about potential areas of study during college. Students can think about aspects of classes that they enjoyed over others. For example, some questions to consider might include:
What topics covered in the course(s) were particularly challenging? interesting?
What instructional methods do you prefer (i.e., group work or projects, labs, hands-on learning, teacher lectures, activities, homework assignments, etc.)?
Identify a few areas of study that you might to explore in the future?
What hobbies or other interests do you have outside of school?
What have you learned in co-curricular activities that might apply to your future career?
In Naviance, there are many excellent career exploration resources:
MI Advantage – This tool assesses multiple intelligences based on learning differences, along with strengths and challenges for students. The results provide suggestions on how students can further develop all of their intelligences. In addition, it pairs their intelligences with careers that match. Naviance uses occupational information network, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Learning Style Inventory – This assessment gives students insight to how they learn and their preferences. Students can increase self-awareness about their needs.
StrengthsExplorer – This assessment gauges students’ talents and skills. Students will learn their top three “themes” and how to maximize their successes. In addition they will learn suggested next steps. Please note, this assessment can only be taken once.
Do What You Are – This tool matches a student’s personality type to careers. This is similar to the Myers-Briggs personality assessment, but is designed for high school students. The results will match their personality to careers and career clusters that they may find rewarding and satisfying.
Career Cluster Finder – This online questionnaire helps students discover career clusters that are most interesting to them.
Career Interest Profiler – This profiler uses Holland’s Code (Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional) to match careers to students’ interests. Students can view matching occupations, explore possible majors and colleges.
Roadtrip Nation – 3,500+ video interviews chronicling the diverse personal stories of leaders who have turned their interests into their life’s work.
Resume – This feature is especially helpful for students to organize their activity list and accomplishments. In addition, it can help keep your counselor apprised of your awards and involvement.
It is important to be as honest as you can with your answers, because these assessments are all about you.