The Game of Careers is a career exploration activity created by Bridges to supplement the traditional in-person Career Exploration Day in March at Central Lakes College. This website simulates an exploration of careers that matches your knowledge, skills, and interests. The Game of Careers focuses on specific career clusters and the jobs within those clusters and includes engaging videos sharing the real work environment, interactive 360-degree photos of local businesses, wage and employment outlooks for Central Minnesota, and much more.
How to Play?
To learn how to navigate throughout this career exploration experience website, watch the short video on this page or simply follow these directions/steps:
- Use The Game of Careers Game Card to guide your career exploration process. (Most students use Kami to edit the PDF.)
- Click on ‘Career Board’ to see the types of industries to explore in our communities.
- Click on any industry name to learn more about that industry.
- On the industry page, click on any ‘career card’ to learn more about that career.
- Visit the “Career Help” page to identify your skills and interests, if needed
Career Skills Activities to Explore
In addition to the content about skills, wages and educational experience needed for various careers, explore these other activities:
- Explore 360-degree photos of the interiors of local businesses to learn more about their machines or job opportunities.
- Play a simulation, lab or game that involves some of the skills needed for that career.
- Watch a Bridges video featuring local businesses and professionals — many of which are graduates from YOUR high school!
Find many of these Career Skills Activities on the RIGHT side of any career page.
Find a job!
On some career pages, you’ll find a button that says “Click to find a job!” If you click on this button, you’ll be taken to the Bridges Career Depot — a youth jobs portal for 14-18 year olds. The link filters the available jobs for you to make the listing applicable to the career you visited (ie: Chef page — links to food/cooking jobs).
So, start your summer job search right now — and explore new career options all at the same time.
Earn points while searching for careers that meet your skills, interests and abilities
Visit the LIVE page to participate in live streaming activities on March 4, 2022 and beyond!
Visit the Career Help page to learn more about identifying your skills, interests and abilities.
Who can play?
High School students, grades 8 – 12, from the following Central Minnesota school districts are eligible to participate in prize drawings: Aitkin, Bertha-Hewitt, Brainerd, Brainerd ALC, Browerville, Cass Lake – Bena, Crosby-Ironton, Crosslake Community, Freshwater District, Henning, Isle, Little Falls, Long Prairie, Menahga, Northland Community, Onamia, Pequot Lakes, Pierz, Pillager, Pillager Charter, Pine River – Backus, Royalton, Sebeka, Staples – Motley, Swanville, Upsala, Verndale, Wadena-Deer Creek and Walker-Ackley-Hackensack.