Career Resource Network Resources

How to Access

How to Access
Public School Students, Single Sign-On Through PowerSchool (Grades 6-12) Single Sign-On for Public School Students through PowerSchool (Grades 6-12)

Public school students access their account by simply signing into their PowerSchool account, entering the ND Education Portal, clicking on the badge and clicking "Launch."

  • Reminder: Student data in matches what your school is reporting to the Department of Public Instruction via STARS. Encourage your school to submit their STARS data to DPI ASAP – your student data will not be updated until this occurs. Once your school submits the STARS data to DPI, it should be reflected in within 1 to 3 school days.

Single Sign-On Instructions: Public School Students - How to Get Started

RUReady Single Sign-On Update - December 28, 2022

  • When public school students return from the holiday break, they will notice a slight change to the single sign-on Process for

  • This change was made for improved functionality and will be complete by the end of day on December 28.

  • The process will remain the same with just one additional step added.  After a student clicks on the badge they will then need to click on the “Launch” button.

RUReady Sign In Instructions Graphic


Add the Logo or Single Sign-In Graphic to Your Website

Resources to add the Logo and/or Single-Sign-In Instructions graphic (for public school students) to your website:

  • Click the link above or image below to open the image.

  • Right-click on image.
  • Click Save as/Save image as
  • Save the image to your files
  • Provide the files to those responsible for updating your school website. Logo Logo

Single Sign On Image

Single-Sign-In Instructions Graphic


Private, Tribal and Non-Public Schools (Grades 6-12)

Private, Tribal and Non-Public Schools – Access (Grades 6-12)

Sign In Instructions: Private/Tribal/Other Non-Public School Students - How to Get Started

Private, Tribal and Non-Public Schools have the option to purchase single sign-on (SSO) from XAP.  Contact Julie Hersch or Laura Glasser at the ND Career Resource Network for more information.

Other Users - Parents, Adults, and College/Postsecondary Students

Parents - Quick Reference Guide - Parents - How to Get Started

Adults - Quick Reference Guide - Adults - How to Get Started

College/Postsecondary Students - Quick Reference Guide - How to Get Started

Professional Users (Counselors, Educators, Administrators, etc.)

Quick Reference Guide - Professionals - How to Create an Professional Center Account

Students - Grades PK-5: Paws in Jobland

Students - Grades PK-5: Paws in Jobland

Student Access

Visit click on the Elementary School role in the "Who are you?" section.  No login is necessary - students do not have accounts and no information is saved.

Paws in Jobland can be used by students at individual workstations or as a group activity in the classroom.



Resources for, the Career Outlook Magazine, Career Exploration/Planning and More

Comprehensive List of Resources for, the Career Outlook Magazine, Career Exploration/Planning, and More.

View, print, download or save! Career Lessons

In keeping with the CRN mission and goals to provide resources in support of career professionals and educators to promote academic and career goals, we are excited to introduce our new lesson series “ Career Lessons.”  We hope these lessons are useful while helping your students plan for their futures.

Most of the lessons will include a PowerPoint, student worksheet and teacher introduction. Feel free to use the lessons as is or edit to fit your needs.

The Career Key -

Career Cluster Survey -

Interest Profiler -

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I reset a student's account password?

  • Public School Student Accounts - Students do not have a separate password for RUReady.  Public school students access their accounts by signing in to your school's PowerSchool portal.  

  • Private and Tribal School Accounts - Password Reset Instructions: Professionals: How to Reset Student Passwords


How do I run a list of student account names?

Public Schools – Student Data

  • Where does the “autoloaded” public school student information in come from?

    • Students in grades 6-12 at public schools in North Dakota have accounts that are automatically created for them and maintained based on data your school is reporting in the State Automated Reporting System (STARS).

  • How often is it updated?

    • RUReady student data is updated several times per week.  If you have a student enroll or transfer out, the RUReady data will reflect that change within 2 to 3 school days.

  • A student’s name is spelled incorrectly, or their date of birth is incorrect, why and who can fix it?

    • That indicates an error in the data at the school level in STARS.  The correction has to be made at the school level – keep in mind that changing the name or date of birth in PowerSchool will not change it in STARS.  The spelling of a name and the date of birth are data elements that must be manually changed in both PowerSchool and STARS and ideally it should be done on the same day.

  • Why is a student’s account missing?

    • The first things to consider:

      • Is the student a new enrollment at your school?

        • It will take a few days after your school has input the student’s information into PowerSchool and STARS before the account is created or is transferred from their prior ND public school.

      • If the student is not a new enrollment or has been at the school and enrolled for at least a week:

        • Most frequently there is an error or omission in their STARS enrollment data.  Often, it is the enrollment date or enrollment status, but have the office doublecheck all of the student’s enrollment data.

      • Note:  You cannot have a student create their own account at your school site through the account creation process.  Public schools are not listed on the “site (school) selector” and the account will not be attached to your school.  You will not have access to the account and their information will not be included in your reports.  It’s important to fix the issue at the source (STARS) – not only for the RUReady account but the error may cause issues with other reports and processes.

  • Did you know…

    • When students transfer from one public school to another public school in North Dakota, their account and the work they have completed follows them to their new school.

    • When students graduate, they still have access to their accounts!  They can continue to use them, access and update their information, and use the same career planning tools as they continue along their education and career path.

Private and Tribal Schools – Student Data

  • Students at private and tribal schools create their own accounts and the accounts are managed in the Professional Center by those with Professional Center accounts.

  • When students graduate, they still have access to their accounts!  They can continue to use them, access and update their information, and use the same career planning tools as they continue along their education and career path.

Additional Resources

Job Service North Dakota Labor Market Information Center

Job Service North Dakota's Labor Market Information (LMI) Center produces the best and most up-to-date labor market information in the state.  Visit the LMI site for quick links to career information including:

  • Education Profile
    • This report summarizes broad trends in K-12 and postsecondary education data including enrollment counts, graduates and graduation rates, and postsecondary program completions by field of degree. Also included are data on the median earnings and employment status of North Dakota's population ages 25 and higher by educational attainment and field of degree.