Career Learning

The future is Spartan, and we want to make sure that our students feel prepared to be successful beyond Corvallis High School. With the help of Oregon CIS and assignments like creating a resume, developing an education plan, participating in a career convention, completing a senior project and career shadow, we guide students as they build a foundation for the post-secondary pathway of their choice.

College and Career Online Resources

We’ve curated a collection of websites and resources related to all things College and Career, including financial literacy games, college planning guides, an online mock interview simulator, and more! Some resources are also available in Spanish.  Click here:

College and Career Online Resources

Learn more about:

OregonCIS – One of the most complete career information systems available. Students use this program to build their first resume, identify career interests, learn about financial literacy, and more. Contact the Counseling office or Beyond CHS for assistance in using the program.

For your personal CIS login, use your name and ID number in this format:

Username: firstnamelastname (no caps, dots or spaces, for example: donnakeim)
Password:  First initial of first name Capitalized, then first initial of last name not capitalized, then your student ID, adding one or two zeroes at the front so that you have 7 numeric digits. (example: Dk0123456)

For a generic CIS login, to search CIS senior seminar, scholarship, career/college or other tools, you (or your parents) may use this login:

For both username and password, enter sallysmith1 (This is case sensitive, so no caps.)

Problems with your CIS login? Contact Donna Keim.

Career Convention – The Benton County High School Career Convention is a partnership between the Corvallis School District 509J, Oregon State University’s College of Business (COB), Austin Entrepreneurship Program (AEP), Benton County High Schools, Corvallis Public Schools Foundation, and Corvallis Chamber of Commerce to provide a career development opportunity for high school students in Benton County. This event also provides students with the opportunity to meet state career requirements in a professional business setting.

Career Education – For seniors in the Class of ’21, the only Career Ed requirements needed to graduate are:
1) Completing Senior Seminar
2) Completing the Benton County High School Career Convention (attended in person in February 2020, or attending the 2021 Virtual Career Convention if you missed it as a junior), and turning in required paperwork from the Career Convention.  If you have Career Ed or Senior Seminar questions, please direct them to  Donna Keim.

Career Shadow – The career shadow is an opportunity for students to connect with professionals in different industries, learn about a career pathway, and experience their workplace environment. This activity is intended for students to explore options post-graduation to help with their decision in choosing careers and pathways. As a requirement of the Oregon diploma, we understand that it may be difficult for students to complete this assignment. Whether it be finding people to shadow or preparing for the shadow itself, Beyond CHS is willing to assist the student in making the assignment meaningful.

Extended Application/Senior Project – A culmination of a student’s academic and career learning, the Extended Application (also known as the Senior Project) is designed for a graduating senior to utilize their strengths and skills to complete a project that aligns with their interests. Past projects include fundraising campaigns for a charitable organization, spreading awareness on community issues, and serving as a leader of a sports, camp, or other youth groups.

Volunteer, Field Trip, and Job OpportunitiesThe following services are not currently available, due to COVID 19:  Want to learn more about volunteering in the community, attending a field trip of your interest, or how to get a job and where? Beyond CHS has expert staff members, many helpful parent volunteers, and lots of resources to help you in room 120!

Graduation Requirements