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 Counselor Companion/My Career Plan


Counselor Companion (for counselors and administrators)

Counselor Companion was designed for counselors, by counselors.  It provides school counselors and administrators with online tools to assist in their work of ensuring that all Georgia public school students are college and career ready, including monitoring students’ progress on the BRIDGE law requirements and accessing a variety of online resources on various counseling-related topics.

My Career Plan (for students)

My Career Plan provides middle and high school students with easy access to career assessments, the Individual Graduation Plan (IGP), and other academic and career planning tools within the Georgia Career Information System (GCIS).

Benefits of Counselor Companion/My Career Plan include:

  • No separate usernames and passwords are required to login to GCIS; once you access the student information system (SIS) you will have single-sign on access to SLDS and GCIS. 
  • No need to create “My Portfolios” for new students. When the student signs into the SLDS student portal and clicks the My Career Plan icon, the “My Portfolio” is created automatically.

  • If your students already have GCIS “My Portfolios,” their information will be aligned to the rest of their data within SLDS, meaning you will have access to multiple years of longitudinal data on each of your students.  

  • There is no need to transfer students’ “My Portfolios”.  When a student transfers to another school, the “My Portfolio” will move with them.

  • Students and/or administrators will not be able to create multiple student accounts, as the “My Portfolio” will be tied to the student’s unique GTID.

YouScience

Georgia high school students are now able to use Yo​uS​c​ience's aptitude assessments for free.  From the YouScience website: "YouScience’s patent pending algorithm combines aptitudes, interests, and 21st century careers to make the highest quality career and educational recommendations. Previously, this was only available through professional counselors costing thousands of dollars. We use 5-to-8 minute performance based exercises for each aptitude to capture true areas of highest potential. Our assessment does not rely on self-reported user data, which can be ‘gamed’ or manipulated. We show exactly where your personal abilities are best aligned with over 500 career options, and it’s all in one online experience."

If you are a high school counselor or administrator who would like to register your students to use YouScience for free, please click here to get started: YouScience How To Get Started.pdf​ 

Training Resources

My Career Plan - Student User Guide

Counselor Companion FAQ Document

Counselor Companion and My Career Plan Overview Presentation

Middle and High School Counselor Webinar (10/5/2017)

Having trouble watching this YouTube video?>> Counselor Companion.mp4

 
 
 
 

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