Roadtrip Nation Course and Career Exploration

Roadtrip Nation

Roadtrip Nation’s online course supports career and self-exploration through five online lessons that integrate core digital literacy and social emotional skills.

What This Includes

Skills addressed: Digital Literacy, Social Emotional Learning, Self-Knowledge


  • Five lessons guide users in exploring interest and careers, learning from career professionals, defining interests, and charting a path
  • Each lesson contains a video, key questions, project assignments, and links to resources for further exploration
  • At the end of the course, users complete interview projects with a career professional based on career interests

Career exploration

  • Explore profiles of professionals that include video, interviews, unique pathways, and advice
  • Complete a quick assessment to identify interests and then explore career profiles that include education levels, salaries, projections, and profiles from individuals in that career

Teacher guidance

  • Implementation guide has tips to implement the course and use extra features like Google’s Applied Digital Skills

Key Takeaways

  • The course uses a project-based learning format, where students build up to completing an interview with a professional based on their career interests.
  • The course is ideal for young adults unsure of what career is right for them.
  • Users can complete the course independently at their own pace.
  • The reading level is suited for those with advanced/intermediate English, academic, and digital literacy skills.
  • Instructors, advisors, and career coaches can integrate the course into classes or group advising sessions, or assign lessons and activities to individual students.
  • The course and career exploration feature can be integrated into curricula to expose students to a wide range of opportunities, pathways, and practical information about salaries and required education and trainings.
  • Through reflection questions, activities, and the final project, students gain self-awareness about what motivates them, what transferable skills they have, and which skills they want to develop.

Voices from the Field

Learn more about how this is used in practice.

We are always trying to find resources that make our students active participants in their learning, and Roadtrip Nation really did that.

Resilience in a College and Test Prep Class

Students in the College and Test Prep class at Restore Education used Roadtrip Nation, Opportunity Network’s Career Pillars, and Northstar to build resilience and digital literacy skills.

Roadtrip Nation has spent 15 years talking with professionals to get honest information about how they decided what to do with their lives. The interviews have formed the basis for the career exploration platform as well as the online course and books. Content has been delivered to more than 7,000 schools and the career exploration archives contain interviews with 3,813 professionals, profiling 974 careers.

Critical & Creative Thinking

Digital Literacy

Emotional Intelligence

Leadership & Initiative

Navigating & Using Information


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