Students explore career options through Xello


The logo for the company Xello.

In PRIDE Time on Friday, Nov. 13, Hays High students participated in their third lesson in “Xello” to explore career and college options.

In this session, students completed a Skills Lab to assess the skills they already have and determine the skills they would like to use the most in their future career. After they answered 35 questions, such as “How often would you like to deal with equipment maintenance in your future career?”, the program used its algorithm to find the best careers for them.

“I think that we are very fortunate to have this program to show us what opportunities we have,” junior Jada Thomas said, “but sometimes I feel like the jobs I’m matched with are not right for me.”

Based on a student’s responses, Xello shows different careers that have matched the student, along with a job description, the salary ranges, the work environment and more. It also shows them exactly how they matched with that career by giving them details on what the job entails and comparing it to their answers.

“I think it’s important because it helps keep your options open and to figure out what you want to do with your life,” Thomas said.