Stride Career Prep
Get Ahead of the Curve
Everyone is looking for ways to ensure they stand out in a crowd of applicants. By exploring your business options now, you can get a leg up on the competition.
Which pathways are offered?
Entrepreneurship—This pathway prepares students to formulate policies and direct the operations of a business, corporation, nonprofit, or other organization. In small firms, this may involve assuming advertising, promotions, marketing, sales, and public relations responsibilities.
Marketing Communications—This pathway prepares students to plan, coordinate, and implement marketing strategies, advertising promotions, and public relations activities.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Examples of jobs include:
Administrative Support Representative
Customer Service Representative
Small Business Owner
Public Relations Specialist
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location but approximate sample career salaries include:
Customer Service Representative—$34,710/year
Public Relations Specialist—$61,150/year
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
ACT National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC)
Microsoft Office certifications (up to two, each attainable in one semester)
The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Advertising and Design Exam
A*S*K Entrepreneurship/Management Exam
A*S*K Fundamental Marketing Concepts Exam