Powering lifelong career readiness

intoCareers' CIS is the platform of choice for powering career information systems for state agencies.

The non-profit enterprise behind the CIS Network

For over 40 years intoCareers has delivered a comprehensive, high-quality career information system. intoCareers' Career Information System (CIS) is a fully-hosted Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. CIS powers more than 35% of the nation's state-sponsored career information delivery systems. State system operators participate in a network that collaborates with intoCareers to achieve common goals. We meet the nationally recognized career development standards, and adhere to the core, component and comprehensive system standards of the Alliance of Career Resource Professionals (ACRP).

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CIS Product Suite

Career Trek Logo

Interactive, age-appropriate career information system that creates career awareness and connects occupations with the benefit they provide to society. Elementary Students gain a self-awareness of what they enjoy, and are motivated to develop new skills.

*Career Trek Online available 2016-2017 school year.

CIS Junior Logo

CIS Junior supports reading, writing, and decision-making at the middle school level. It develops self-awareness by promoting career exploration, research, and planning skills. This product reinforces the learning objectives of reading, writing, and decision-making in the middle school curriculum. CIS Junior is written at the sixth-grade level, making it appropriate for special populations in various settings.

CIS High School Logo

CIS High School provides comprehensive career information for students developing college and career plans. CIS includes tools that encourage self-assessment, exploration, research, goal setting, and decision-making.

*Integration with Student Information Systems available.

CIS College Logo

CIS College enables post-secondary students to connect majors to career opportunities, find scholarships, and research graduate schools. They can also create résumés and learn tips for successful job searches. CIS is an important tool for successful transitions from school to work.

CIS Adult & Workforce Logo

CIS Adult & Workforce provides adults with a resource for their career information and career planning needs. Easy to access and simple to use, the Workforce & Agency version provides in-depth occupational and educational information. Our career-planning tool allows users to engage in a self-directed career planning experience.

CIS Corrections Logo

CIS Corrections is a security-focused version of CIS that provides career planning tools without compromising the security requirements and safety needs of the facility. intoCareers can customize the High School or Workforce version to meet the unique needs of the corrections environment.

Sherlock Logo

Sherlock enables the efficient and effective implementation of large and small-scale intervention programs for adults and students. A tool every counselor should have, Sherlock helps remove roadblocks to academic achievement and promote career readiness.

Reality Check Logo

Connext provides college advising and support professionals with detailed individual student and group reports that summarize transition issues, academic concerns, student engagement, and more. Using the Connext system, counselors are able to identify students who need intervention or support.

Reality Check Logo

Reality Check teaches financial literacy by connecting career plans to lifestyle choices. The interactive experiences allows users to model the expenses for their lifestyle preferences based on cost-of-living data specific to their region, and then compare the overall costs to the earning potential of their career plans.

CIS Value Proposition

Local Education.
Local Careers.

Because you should retain your talent.

CIS integrates localized information to promote the education and career opportunities in your state.

National and state employment data do not tell the whole story.

Regional data is essential, especially for rural areas where not all occupations are available and wages are usually lower than in metropolitan areas.

CIS helps people learn which occupations have job openings and how they can get local training to prepare for those occupations.

CIS provides a seamless integration of national and local wage and job prospects to help guide sound post-secondary planning.

Many local scholarships are available that you will never find on a scholarship search engine.

CIS can integrate local scholarships and financial aid information into your state career information system.

Detailed national and local scholarship information helps more students find funding for college.

Data needs to be meaningful.

CIS presents information that is relevant, engaging, and age-appropriate. We research authoritative sources of occupational, financial-aid and educational programs, and adapt them so that they match the appropriate audience.

- Chris Shannon

"It is very clear that a great deal of effort was put into the creation of this program and it is a terrific way for students in middle school, high school and adults to begin their path of Career Awareness."

Chris Shannon, Director of Youth Programs
South Shore WIB
Quincy, MA

Your Identity.
Your Values.

Because people trust your brand.

From logo to content, our platform can be customized to capture the investment you have made.

You have already invested in your name and a brand that people trust.

The CIS platform is easily customized to meet institutional logo requirements and color palette standards.

Career information is not one-size-fits-all.

Choose the components that are relevant for your state to help people make informed career decisions.

CIS Junior provides comprehensive, age-appropriate career exploration activities for middle school students.

Customized post-secondary versions of CIS promote career readiness for college students and job seekers.

- Christine Stoll

"Idaho has customized the system for each of its customer groups and to meet the state branding requirements. The capability of tailoring the hierarchy of information, colors, pictures, lists and functions to each group helps the end-user identify better with the information and makes the use of the system more relevant to them. The days of "one-system-fits-all" are gone!"

Christine Stoll, Executive Director
IDeal - Idaho College Savings Program
Boise, ID

Innovative Network.
Innovative Support.

Because you know the power of a team.

Our users collaborate as a strategic community.

Your values are our goals.

intoCareers is a non-profit enterprise of the University of Oregon. All our resources are focused on promoting best-practice career information services.

For over 40 years, a network of government and non-profit agencies has trusted intoCareers to be the backbone of their career information system.

The CIS Network - system operators from our client states - collaborate to set research and development objectives, achieve goals, and share creative strategies.

School districts and workforce centers have different needs and capabilities.

Dedicated professionals at intoCareers provide support at the user and staff level to assure effective implementation of CIS.

intoCareers offers customer-focused solutions designed to meet your unique challenges and goals.

- Tom Schlimpert

"The program components, the holistic approach to career development, and the responsive, helpful nature of CIS staff are all very high quality."

Quality Standards.
Quality Results.

Because you need career expertise.

Informed decisions require quality and comprehensive information that is customized to the audience.

Career development research provides the foundation for intentional career planning.

intoCareers meets the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and American School Counselor Association (ASCA) career development standards.

CIS adheres to the core, component, and comprehensive system standards of the Alliance of Career Resources Professionals (ACRP).

CIS is built on industry-accepted career development theory that guides sound career planning.

Teachers and counselors need reporting tools and effective teaching materials.

Comprehensive reporting tools in CIS provide real-time measurement of student progress and outcomes.

Informed decision-making is guided through a robust collection of curriculum tailored for different developmental levels.

CIS curriculum is developed and supported by Career Development Facilitators (CDF) and Instructors.

CIS curriculum is aligned with the Common Core Standards.

- Allison French

"CIS curriculum forms the heart of our grades 9-12 student advisory. I've seen remarkable growth and development from student use of CIS."

Allison French, Teacher
Ashland High
Ashland, OR

About Us

Non-Profit Values.
Enterprise Results.

We believe you deserve the best of both worlds.

What differentiates intoCareers?

Singular Mission

As a non-profit enterprise of the University of Oregon, we focus all of our resources on promoting research-based, best-practice career information services. This allows us to provide our clients a quality, cost-effective product with favorable licensing terms.


For over 40 years, government and non-profit institutions have trusted intoCareers' CIS platform as the backbone of their system. Our experience and expertise continue to anchor this trust.

Audience Appropriate

intoCareers ensures information is appropriate for the reading level of the target audience. This is not the industry standard, but we recognize that rewarding careers start with informed decisions.

Commitment to Quality

Our content is the foundation of the CIS platform. We provide a comprehensive library of occupation, education and employment resources, and more quality career assessments than competing products. Our team of experienced analysts ensure that content is both current and accurate.

Responsive Service and Support

intoCareers' experienced staff provide full-lifecycle support to assure quality implementation of CIS. From training and support to curriculum and consulting, intoCareers is a trusted partner dedicated to help your program succeed.


The CIS platform is designed to reflect the requirements and needs of your state. It supports the integration of local content and curriculum from the ground up, empowering customers to promote the educational institutions and opportunities of their own states.

White Labeling

Our platform is easily customized to meet institutional branding, color palettes, and logo requirements. With CIS, you can be confident that your branding efforts and name recognition extend to your career development program.

CIS Network

The evolution of the CIS Platform is truly customer-driven. Our system operators actively participate in an organized network that collaborates with intoCareers to set research and development objectives, achieve common goals, and share creative strategies.


Student Success

CIS Motivates kids. It's easy to use, engaging and thorough. We use it as THE source for college and career readiness. Minnesota has legislated specific college and career readiness activities; MCIS meets our state requirements to a T.

David Janssen, Guidance Counselor
Mesabi East School
Aurora, MN

Team Success

Our counseling team loves using AzCIS as a tool when working with students. It is comprehensive and easy to navigate. We use it with all of our students.

Workforce Transition

I use CIS all the time. Adults appreciate the résumé writer. I can't count how many times people have asked for help with résumés and I was able to pull the specific tasks from the occupations in CIS to use as a guide for writing their job duties.

Sarah Espeland, Workforce Consultant
Idaho Department of Labor
Boise, ID

Platform Integration

The work information and educational planning information are linked and interconnected. That compatibility is something CIS pioneered and delivers every year, maintaining information integrity.