Career Compass is a program dedicated to exploring career and education options. The Career Compass can be accessed from the Student Success Center or if you have already created an account you can click here. The Student Success Center also provides a video walk-through on using Career Compass if you prefer that over written instructions. If you're an undergraduate on-campus student, there's an additional career resource available to you called Career Connections. For information about that resource, see our article: Career Connections.
Accessing Career Compass
Before accessing Career Compass, you will need to create an account. To create an account, navigate to the Student Success Center. If you cannot access the link, navigate to the Student Success Center from your Student Portal. From there select the Tutoring & Career Resources for Online Students from the Tools for Success option in the top right-hand corner. When the page loads, scroll down towards the bottom of the page and select Career Resources.
When creating your account, you will need to use an access code. The access code is above the registration link for Career Compass. After copying the access code, select Career Compass Link – Create New Account.
Next fill out the required information to create your account. Keep in mind you will be creating a new username and password for Career Compass. Press Continue once you have completed the form.
You will then be prompted to answer some security questions. Answer at least 2 of the security questions and then press Submit.
After submitting the security questions, you will be automatically signed into Career Compass.
Click here to be redirected to the Career Compass log in page.
You will then be asked for your Username and Password. Both will have been created by you when you first registered for Career Compass. If you don’t remember the password you created, click Forgot Password to reset your password. If you continue to experience problems logging in, please reach out to ACE@gcu.edu.
Career Compass Features
In the Career Planning Foundations, you can find different assessments that will provide you feedback based off your answers.
Selecting Start or Continue under any of the assessments will open the selected assessment for you to complete.
The Self Assessment section of Career Compass will offer different surveys available to you. These will provide you with information about your personality, values, skills, and other factors to consider when choosing a major.
You can start a survey by selecting Start or Continue on the right of the survey.
This section of Career Compass will allow you to find information on degrees and occupations you may be interested in.
Clicking on any option will bring you to another page with additional information you can use in your career and education exploration.
The Take Action section of Career Compass allows for you to input any information related to your education or career. This then stores it in your portfolio for later use.
You can select either of the options to fill out your portfolio.
This section will store some of the results and selections from the previous sections. You can view any majors and occupations you saved, as well as the portfolio created based on your results and the information you entered in the Take Action section.
By selecting any of the options in this section, shows your saved information and portfolio.