Career Resources

Career & Employment Information


MHS provides various career exploration opportunities for students. Freshmen students are introduced to Xello in order to assess their interests and then be matched with career options. School counselors then meet with students to discuss their career matches and create a four-year plan based on their future interests. Sophomore and Junior students are visited in classes by the couseling team to further discuss interests, abilities, and experiences connecting to potential careers. Students are asked to create an action plan detailing their steps after high school graduation in order to achieve future goals. Both short-term and long-term goals are created and discussed. If students are unsure of their future plans, they have the opportunity to meet individually with their counselor or be a part of a small group in order to explore and connect to additional career and college resources. 


These sites have been used as a tool for career exploration with information about occupations, educational requirements, and future professional growth.




MHS students have accounts to access personal portfolios including career interests, detailed career information, and programs offered at colleges across the nation. From a student's PowerSchool (web version) account select application (top right corner) which allows direct sign-in to Xello. 


ISBE Career Guide

Illinois State Board of Education Career Guide


Mapping Your Future

Free resource for career, college, financial aid, and money management information.


Job Corps

Information about career technical (vocational) training, and employability skills along with career opportunities.

Illinois Career Resource Network & Illinois Dept of Employment Security

Information on available occupations, wages, education, training requirements, and employment outlook.

Dept of Labor

Profiles covering hundreds of occupations describing what they do, work environment, how to apply, pay, and employment projections.


Road Trip Nation

Provides creative content, products, and experiences to help individuals pursue fulfilling careers.


Trade School Information

Link to "1-11-19 Trades Booklet.pdf" 



Career Clusters


What is a Career Cluster?


Career Clusters can provide students with information they need to know when deciding on a career. Each “cluster” includes a set of careers that share common knowledge (things you need to know) and skill (things you need to be able to do). Career “pathways” provide students with direction by connecting career plans to the educational programs of MHS. Education plans can be focused toward a particular career cluster in order to obtain the knowledge, competencies, and training toward a particular pathway.



Career Pathways as defined by MHS


  Agriculture Career Cluster  

Architecture & Construc tion Career Cluster

Arts, AudioVideo Technology, & Communications Career C luster 

Business Management  & Administration Career Clust er

Education & Training Caree r Clu ster

Finan ce Career Clu ster

Govern ment &  Public Administration Career Cluster

Health Career Clus te r

 Hospitality & Tou rism Career Cl uster 

Human Services Care er Clu ster

Information Tec hnology Care er Cluster

Law, Public Safety, Correct ions, & Security C areer Cluster

Manufacturing C aree r Cluster

Marketing Caree r  Cluster

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics C a reer Cluster

Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics C aree r Cluster