Pathful Explore

Strivven Media

Pathful Explore, formerly Virtual Job Shadow, is a comprehensive career- and college-readiness platform that combines job-shadowing videos, career and interest assessments, and skill-building lesson plans.

What This Includes

Skills addressed: Career & College Readiness, Self-Directed & Personalized Learning, Critical Thinking Skills, Social Emotional Skills, Goal Setting, Resume Writing, Leadership, Communication, Creativity, Financial Literacy

Learner content

  • Job-shadowing videos can be sorted by career cluster, interest, industry, and education level requirements
  • Life-skills videos address career and life advice, such as soft skills, workplace intelligence, overcoming obstacles, diversity, and financial literacy
  • Career and interest assessments provide external links to Career Clusters Interest Survey, O*Net Interest Profiler, and O*Net Work Importance Locator
  • FlexLessons are pre-built lessons for mixing and matching content to assign to individuals or groups
  • Job and college search tools allow users to search, compare, and save colleges and jobs to their own digital portfolio
  • College search tools link to an external database to compare tuition, financial aid, and degrees for postsecondary institutions

Instructor guidance

  • Dashboard for assigning work, tracking progress, and communicating with learners

Key Takeaways

  • Tools, approaches, and materials designed to work for in-person, remote, or hybrid learning environments.
  • Day-in-the-life job-shadowing videos give learners the opportunity to explore career paths and learn about careers from people with diverse abilities and backgrounds.
  • Life-skills videos and lesson plans build social and emotional skills for personal and workplace success.

Pathful Explore, formerly Virtual Job Shadow, is part of Strivven Media’s suite of online career exploration products, also including, that serves more than a million users in schools, agencies, and workforce centers around the nation. It was founded in 2012 by Kim Celentano and software developer Ilya Gorelik.

Adaptability & Flexibility


Critical & Creative Thinking

Digital Literacy

Emotional Intelligence

Leadership & Initiative

Navigating & Using Information


Teamwork & Collaboration

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