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Opportunities

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Opportunity Panel
Opportunities will appear from time to time for your sim to complete. There are three different types of opportunities that you can encounter: career, skill, and special. You can only have one opportunity in each category at a time, i.e. if you currently have an athletic skill opportunity that you have not completed, you will not get a chance to do another skill opportunity until that one is done, but you can still get career or special opportunities. You can choose to accept the opportunities and complete them for a reward, or decline them with no negative consequences. Some opportunities are timed and must be completed by a deadline to get the reward.
Opportunity Panel

After you accept an opportunity it will appear in the opportunity panel. This will show you the status of your current opportunities. If you chose to abandon an opportunity you accepted, you can right click on the icon and the opportunity will go away.

From the neighborhood view of the map, you can often find locations to visit or people you need to talk to for specific opportunities. If you need to talk to a specific Sim to finish an opportunity, an icon will follow them around the map. If you click on the icons it will give you options. The options will be grayed out if you have not met the requirements yet, it is not the correct day or time, or the Sim is unavailable.

Career Opportunities

Opp work.pngOpportunities related to your career will pop up as you progress along your career path. Not accepting these will not cause your Sim to get Demoted or fired. However, completing them will almost always lead to improved performance at work and/or a promotion. If any opportunity requires you to read a book, the book will appear in your Sim's inventory.

For timed opportunities; yes means there is a deadline, no means it can be completed at anytime, immediate directly follows your current work shift, and restrictions means it has to be completed during specific hours or days and usually before a deadline. Be sure to check your opportunities panel for details.

For more information about specific careers see Game_Help:Sims_3_Careers

Business Career

Business.png Information about the opportunity books from this career path can be found here.

Opportunity Description Timed Reward 1 Reward 2
The Wright Opinion Read the Wright Papers No $500
The Goth Way? Read The Goth Account No $500
Graab it Up Read Landgraab Financial No $500
Squabbling Scientist Settlement Hold meeting at the Science Facility Restrictions $500 + Job Performance
Hospitality A Conscious Choice Hold meeting at the Hospital Restrictions $1,000 + Job Performance
The Status of Statues Hold meeting at City Hall Restrictions $1200 + Job Performance
Military Intelligence Hold meeting at the military base Restrictions $2000 Raise
Marketing Material Paint a picture and bring it to work No + Job Performance $500
The Face of the Company Paint a picture worth at least a set amount and bring it to work No + Job Performance $2000
Making Coffee the Executive Way Read Caffeine Culture No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
A Farewell Paper Read Going Paperless No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Inflate Away Read Bloviation on Hyperinflation No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Special Is, Special Does Read You Are Special No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
You're Liable for This Read Limiting Liability No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
No Whistles Here Read Woes of Whistle Blowing No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
No Shelter Here Read Yay, Tax Shelters! No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Handling The Restructure Read ABC's of Downsizing No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Making Nice with the Newsies Gain set relationship level with (Sim Name) No + Job Performance
Outflanking The Military Gain set relationship level with (Sim Name) No + Job Performance
Boardroom Beautification Paint a picture worth at least a set amount and bring it to work No Raise
Sealing the Deal Sign an Acquisition Deal at the Business Office Restrictions Raise $2000
Hospital Delivery Deliver Dossier to the Hospital Restrictions Raise
Scientific Documents Deliver Dossier to the Science Facility Restrictions Raise
Political Influence Deliver Dossier to City Hall Restrictions Raise
Top, Top Secret Deliver Dossier to the Military Base Restrictions Raise
Seeking More Favorable Taxes Lobby for Tax Reforms at City Hall Yes Raise
It's All About Who You Know Gain set relationship level with (Sim Name) No Raise
Schmoozing the Political Machine Gain set relationship level with (Sim Name) No Raise
Branding Bonanza Brainstorm Hold Meeting at the Stadium Restrictions + Coworker Relationship
Merging Toward Overtime Stay at work until closing time Immediate + Coworker Relationship
A Fun Gathering of Suits Throw a party and invite (Sim Name) No + Coworker Relationship

Criminal Career

Criminalcareer.png Information about the opportunity books from this career path can be found at Game_Help:Sims_3_Books#Criminal

Opportunity Description Timed Reward 1 Reward 2
A Package For You Deliver a package to a set location Restriction $250
Extra Muscle Assist with a heist at a set location Yes $350
Case the Joint Case a joint at a set location Restriction $1,000 + Job Performance
Bouncer Duty Bounce competition at a set location Restriction $1,500 + Coworker Relationship
Shouting Contest Gain set relationship level with (Sim Name) No $1,500 + Job Performance
Thief Like There's No Tomorrow Compete in thievery competition at set location Restriction $2,000 + Coworker Relationship
Grabbing the Llama Steal Llama at City Hall Restriction $4,000
The Most Evilest Plan Execute evil plan at the military base No $4,000
Counting the Loot Stay late at work Immediate + Coworker Relationship
Welcome to the Family Read Dos and Don'ts of the Dons No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Wallets up for Grabs Read Adapting to the Wallet Environment No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Evolution? Read From Goon to Made Man: Thuggery Evolved No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Payment Options Read Make 'Em Pay No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Labeling Things Read Losing the Huckster No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Presenting a Portfolio to Clients Read Snake Oil and Other Sound Investments No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Oh, It's Advance Alright Read Advanced Combinatorials No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Irreplaceable Read Making Yourself Indispensable No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Nimble Like a Cat Read The Mythical Hot Tin Roof No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
The Coup Read Hostile Takeover: When to Make the Move No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Simoleons Under the Table Drop off a bribe at city hall Restriction + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Friends for Life Gain set relationship level with (Sim Name) No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Criminals, Partners, Friends Gain set relationship level with (Sim Name) No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Tools of the Trade Pick up tools from a set location and return them to work Restriction Raise + Boss Relationship

Culinary Career

Culinarycareer.png There is only one opportunity book for this career and it can be found at Game_Help:Sims_3_Books#Culinary but you will also need to know how to make recipes. The list of recipe books can be found at Game_Help:Sims_3_Books#Recipes

Opportunity Description Timed Reward 1 Reward 2
Catfish For The Chef Catch an alley catfish using cheese as bait and bring it to work No $500 + Job Performance
A Catering Fracas Cater an event at the business office Restriction $500 + Boss Relationship
Catering Time! Go to the party to help cater it Restriction $500 + Boss Relationship
Rock and Sushi Roll Catch two fish and turn them in at the restaurant No $500 + Job Performance
A Sweet Jam Play a gig at the restaurant Yes $600
A Mouthful of Rock Play a gig at the restaurant Yes $600
Appetizing Music Play a gig at the restaurant Yes $600
Learn a Recipe Learn the specified recipe and return to work No $800 + Cooking
The Feast of Ages Prepare a feast at city hall Yes $3,000
Best of the Best Prepare a dish and bring it to work Yes + Cooking
Overtime Hours Stay late at work Immediate + Coworker Relationship
Working Alongside Friends Gain set relationship level with (Sim Name) Yes + Job Performance
Serving the Masses Prepare 2 group meals of a specified recipe and bring them to work No + Job Performance +Cooking
Bring the Buffet Prepare 2 group meals of a specified recipe and bring them to work Yes + Job Performance +Cooking
Burners Down Prepare 2 group meals of a specified recipe and bring them to work Yes + Job Performance +Cooking
Some Reading Material Read Secrets of the Master Chef Yes + Job Performance
All-New Bi-Pedal Dishwashing Machine Clean all of the dishes in your inventory Yes + Job Performance
A Lot Of Bad Apples Plant the bad apple you are given and bring in 10 harvested apples that are bad or worse quality Yes + Job Performance
Insider Dining Dine with others at the restaurant No + Job Performance
Corporate Dining Dine with others at the restaurant No + Job Performance
On-the-Clock Dinner Date Dine with others at the restaurant No + Job Performance
The Evolution of Sushi Catch 5 specific types of fish and bring them to work No + Job Performance +Cooking
Spying on the Cuisine Dine at the other restaurant and then return to work No + Job Performance
Caterer of Festivities Fix 3 group meals and use them to cater at city hall Restriction +Cooking
A Divine Meal Fix Ambrosia and bring it to work Yes Raise
Blown Away Use sushi as bait to catch a blowfish and bring it to work Yes Raise
Harvesting The Best Plant a great plant given to you to harvest an excellent one and bring it to work Yes Raise
Cooking With The Best Prepare a group meal using the ingredients provided and bring it back to work Yes Random Perfect Special Harvestable Random Very Nice Special Harvestable

Journalism Career

Journalismcareer.png Information about the opportunity books from this career path can be found at Game_Help:Sims_3_Books#Journalism

Opportunity Description Timed Reward 1 Reward 2
Extra-Curricular Activity Write an article and bring it to work No $250 + Job Performance
Writing For The Enemy Write a hit article and bring it to the bookstore Yes $250 $ Varies
Channel Surfing Watch TV for a specified amount of time No $350
A Co-Worker in Need Write a hit article and bring it to work Yes $500 + Coworker Relationship
Hit Needed Write a hit article and bring it to work No $1,000 + Job Performance
The Perfect Article Write a best seller article and bring it to work Yes $1,000 + Job Performance
A Party For The Promoted Throw a party and invite (Sim Name) No + Coworker Relationship
Late Night Crunch Stay late at work Immediate + Coworker Relationship
Rushing to the Deadline Stay late at work Immediate + Coworker Relationship
Extra Edit, Extra Hours Stay late at work Immediate + Coworker Relationship
Why Did the Journalist Cross the Road? Read Street or Sidewalk: A Cautionary Tale No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Check This Read Faster Checking Through the Power of Word Processing No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
The Right Way To Borrow Read Avoiding Plagiarism No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Digitizing Your Notes Read From Notebook to Laptop No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
A Tad Vague Read 101 Ways to be Vague No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
It Was All Yellow Rear The Finer Points of Yellow Journalism No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Weathering The Storm Read Fronts and Barometrics: Excellence Through Jargon No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Right and Wrong Read Right and Wrong and It's Use in Important Stories No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Broken News Read How to Fix it When News Breaks No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Quite The Charmer Increase charisma skill 1 level No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Military Mishap Check on a lead at the military base Restriction + Job Performance Raise
Bad News Bookstore Check on a lead at the bookstore Restriction + Job Performance Raise
Supermarket Status Check on a lead at the supermarket Restriction + Job Performance Raise
Business As Usual? Check on a lead at the business office Restriction + Job Performance Raise
Theater Terror Check on a lead at the theater Restriction + Job Performance Raise
Stadium Spectacular Check on a lead at the stadium Restriction + Job Performance Raise
Restaurant Revelation Check on a lead at the restaurant Restriction + Job Performance Raise
Restaurant in Review Check on a lead at the restaurant Restriction + Job Performance Raise
City Hall Caper Check on a lead at city hall Restriction + Job Performance Raise
Science Lab Slander Check on a lead at the science facility Restriction + Job Performance Raise
Hospital Hijinks Check on a lead at the hospital Restriction + Job Performance Raise
Proof of Concept Write an article and bring it to work No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Today (And Tomorrow's) Current Events Read the daily newspaper each day for 5 days No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Friendship for a Story Gain friendship with specified Sim No + Job Performance Raise
Reading for Proof Read the article No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Getting to Know You Gain set relationship level with specified Sim Restriction + Job Performance Raise
An Officer and a Scumbag Interview Source at military facility Restriction + Job Performance
To Catch a Clerk Interview Source at the bookstore Restriction + Job Performance
Supermarket Super Stocker Interview Source at the supermarket Restriction + Job Performance
The Business of Giving Interview Source at the business office Restriction + Job Performance
Tenacious Thespian Tackles Teller Interview Source at the theater Restriction + Job Performance
Sports Story Interview Source at the stadium Restriction + Job Performance
Restaurant Regulation Interview Source at the restaurant Restriction + Job Performance
The Deadly Diner Interview Source at the restaurant Restriction + Job Performance
City Councilman Councils to the Contrary Interview Source at city hall Restriction + Job Performance
The Scientist Interview Source at the science facility Restriction + Job Performance
The Ordinary Orderly Interview Source at the hospital Restriction + Job Performance
Sit, Listen, and Learn Attend a seminar at a specified location Restriction + Job Performance + Coworker Relationship
Writing: A Journalists Friend Increase writing skill 1 level No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Reform Bill Amended by Fisticuffs Get exclusive story at city hall Restriction Raise + Job Performance
ER Explosion Sends Bedpans, Doctors Flying Get exclusive story at hospital Restriction Raise + Job Performance
Robot Fish Revolt Get exclusive story at science facility Restriction Raise + Job Performance

Law Enforcement Career

Law career.png Information about the opportunity books from this career path can be found at Game_Help:Sims_3_Books#Law

Opportunity Description Timed Reward 1 Reward 2
Extensive Case Work Finish the case at city hall Yes $5,000
Stop Doomsday! Disable the device located at the specified location Yes $5,000
Work the Late Shift Stay late at work Immediate + Boss Relationship
A Tad Better Shape Improve your Athletic skill No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Black Market Gnomes Gather Intel at the business office Yes + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Don\'t Squint Read Avoid Squint Jargon for Better Communication Yes + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Guess What Read Keep 'Em Guessing No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Not Seeing is, uh, Believing? Read How Not to Be Seen No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Police Conference Attend the conference at city hall Restriction + Job Performance
Spray the Scene Read Effective Luminol Spraying Techniques No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Spruce Up The Place Paint a picture and bring it to work Yes + Job Performance Random Painting Reward
The Donuts of a Leader Read Free Donuts and Other Great Leadership Techniques No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
The Right Desk Read More Out Than In: Maintaining a Proper Desk Environment No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
The Wrong Pair of Shoes Read How to Avoid Concrete Shoes No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
To Fashionably Protect and Serve Read Protect, Serve, and Look Good Doing It No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Undercover on the House Go undercover at the specified location Restriction + Job Performance
Whistle While You Police Read Advanced Whistle Techniques No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Your Friendly Neighborhood Police Officer Visit 3 neighbors at their homes No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
A Fresh Set of Forensic Eyes Solve the crime at a specified location No Raise
Developing Informants Gain set relationship level with specified Sim No Raise
For the Children Give a lecture at the school Restriction Raise

Medical Career

Medical.png Information about the opportunity books from this career path can be found at Game_Help:Sims_3_Books#Medical

Opportunity Description Timed Reward 1 Reward 2
Battlefield Medicine Advise military personnel at the military base Restrictions $2,000
It Takes Heart Donate heart at the hospital Restriction $2,000 Raise
To the Rescue Save a politician at the specified location Yes $2,000
A Donation of Children's Literature Write a children's book and bring a copy to work No + Coworker Relationship +Writing
An apple A Day Grow a specified # of nice apples and bring them to work No + Coworker Relationship + Gardening
The Surgeon, the Pastry Chef Prepare a group desert and bring it to work No + Coworker Relationship +Cooking
Blood Is Not Blue Read Blood Is Not Blue No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Caring for the Careless Stay late at work Immediate + Job Performance
Co-Worker Problems Gain friendship with specified Sim No + Job Performance
It's a Genetic Thing Read The ATGCs Of Genetics No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Lice Check students for lice at the school Restriction + Job Performance
Respect the Woo Woos Read Respecting the Ambulance No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Shades of Grey Read Grey Matters No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Shifting Responsibilities Read The 36 Hour Shift And You No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
So Infectious It Hurts Read The Simmania Pandemic No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
The Appropriately Named Deathfish Stay late at work Immediate + Job Performance
Waste Management Read Better Out Than In No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
You're Golden! Read The Golden Hour No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Brain Trust Donate brain tissue at the hospital Restriction Raise
Friends in Good Places Gain set relationship level with specified Sim No Raise
Friends in High Places Gain friendship with specified Sim Yes Raise
From Two to One Donate kidney at the hospital Restriction Raise
Medical Conference Attend a medical conference at the business office Restrictions Raise
The Giving Sort Donate mucous at the hospital Restriction Raise
Timely Vaccinations Give vaccinations to the scientists at the science facility Restriction Raise
Wanted: Blood Work at a blood drive being held at the school Restrictions Raise
You Don't Really Need It Donate pancreas at the hospital Restrictions Raise

Military Career

Militarycareer.png Information about the opportunity books from this career path can be found at Game_Help:Sims_3_Books#Military

Opportunity Description Timed Reward 1 Reward 2
Promoting the Military Hold a public promotion for the military at a specified location Restrictions $2,000
Space Crisis Stay at work until the crisis is over Immediate $4,000 + Job Performance
Congratulations on the Promotion Throw a party and invite specified Sim Yes + Coworker Relationship
Evening Patrol Stay late at work Immediate + Coworker Relationship
Late Night Latrines Stay late at work Immediate + Coworker Relationship
Saved Sims Throw a party at your house and invite specified Sim Yes + Coworker Relationship
Stellar Performance Throw a party and invite specified Sim Yes + Coworker Relationship
A H.O.R.S.E. Of Course Attempt H.O.R.S.E. At the military base Restriction + Job Performance Raise
Aerial Laser Tag Stay at work to compete in the competition Immediate + Job Performance +Boss & Coworker Relations
Cat Wrangler Read Herding Cats No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Committee Hearing Present a report at the military base Restriction + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Escaping the Pit Read Getting Out of the Pit No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Finding New Recruits Attend a recruitment event at the school Restrictions + Job Performance
Flightless Birds Stay late at work Immediate + Job Performance
General Staff Stationary Deliver package to city hall Restrictions + Job Performance
Honk if You Love Goose Read Coping With Geese and Vipers No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
King Of The Hill Stay at work to compete in the competition Immediate + Job Performance +Boss & Coworker Relations
Lots of Ugly Read How to Take the Ugly for the Team No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Militaristic Athletics Compete in a relay at the military base Restriction + Job Performance +Boss & Coworker Relations
Military Contracts Deliver package to city hall Restrictions + Job Performance
More Than Awesome Shades Read Beyond the Aviator Glasses No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
New Stripes, New Lingo Read Learning to Speak Officer No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
No Whining! Read Dealing With Whining From Engines and Pilots No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Plotting Made Simple Read Learn to Fly In 21 Days No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
The R.H.A.T. Race Attempt R.H.A.T. At the military base Restriction + Job Performance Raise
You Can Be My Wingman Join the airshow at the military base Restriction + Job Performance +Boss & Coworker Relations
Zen and Airplane Maintenance Read Advanced Elbow Lubricant Techniques No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship

Music Career

Musiccareer.png Information about the opportunity books from this career path can be found at Game_Help:Sims_3_Books#Music and you might also find these helpful Game_Help:Sims_3_Books#Sheet_Music

Opportunity Description Timed Reward 1 Reward 2
Learn That Tune Learn the song you are given No $250 + Job Performance
Music Class Teach a music class at the school Restriction $500 + Job Performance
The Set Up Help set up at the theater Yes $500 + Job Performance
Battle of the Bands Play Battle of The Bands at the Stadium Restriction $5,000
The Cinematic Score Play a symphony at the theater Restriction $5,000
Stick Around for the Music Stay late at work Immediate + Job Performance + Coworker Relationship
A Skilled Guitarist Increase guitar skill one level No + Job Performance
Audio Study Listen to the stereo until your Sim is enjoying the music No + Job Performance + Coworker Relationship
Becoming a Legend Read Legends of Rock No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Cat Herding Music Read Herding Cats: Music Edition No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
First Rule of Rock Read Developing Good Rock Habits No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Floating in the Sea Read Getting Noticed In the Sea of Fans No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
It Shines, It Sparkles Read Diamonds In the Rough No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
It's Synergy Read True Symphonic Synergy No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Keeping the Rhythm Read It's More Than Rhyme Books No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Please, No Ego Read Don't Upstage the Band No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
The Greatest Symphony Ever Read Improving Conductivity Between Brass and Woodwind No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
The Rockiest Road Read Life on the Hard Rocky Road No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Filing the Application Take application for permits to city hall Restriction + Job Performance
On Tour! Perform 3 concerts at the Theater Restriction + Job Performance
Perform For Others Travel to Egypt and play the guitar for tips (S1000) no + Job Performance

Politics Career

Politicalcareer.png Information about the opportunity books from this career path can be found at Game_Help:Sims_3_Books#Political

Opportunity Description Timed Reward 1 Reward 2
Foreign Affairs Attend a top secret meeting at the military base Restriction $1,000
A Party of Large Wigs Attend a party at the specified location Restriction $2,400
Aiding the Victims Hold an aid meeting at city hall Restriction $4,000
Funds For Furniture Throw a campaign fundraiser and raise at least $10,000 No $6,000
Shred-Handed Destroy the shredded documents given to you by your boss Restriction + Boss Relationship
Let's Dine Find specified Sim and take him or her to dinner Yes + Boss Relationship
The Cutest Photo Shoot Attend a photo shoot at the hospital Restriction + Job Performance
A Rousing Oration Find specified Sim and use the give inspirational speech social No + Job Performance
In The News Tonight Give an interview at the journalism office Restriction + Job Performance
Election Check Go to the school and check on the voting station Restriction + Job Performance
Speaking Engagement Go to the school and give a speech Restriction + Job Performance
Meet and Greet Meet 4 new Sims No + Job Performance
Rocking Potential Gain Perform a concert at the stadium Restriction + Job Performance
A Free Free Free World Read A Free Free Free World No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Lend Your Ear Read An Earmark Economy No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Hi, I'm Chad Read Cheating With Chads No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Gerrymandering Read Gerrymandapalooza! No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Taze Cautiously Read Taze Gently No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Smear It On Read The Joy of Smear Campaigning No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
You Really Mean Yes Read There Is No No No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Wax Away Read Wax Until There's No More No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Pork, The Other Legislation Read Yay Pork Barrels! No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Headline Worthy Event Throw a campaign fundraiser and invite the specified Sim No + Job Performance
Business Up Front, Party In The Back Throw a party and invite specified Sim No + Job Performance
It's Your Life Write your life story and bring it to work No + Job Performance Raise
Thanks For The Memories Write your political memoirs and bring them to work No + Job Performance Raise
Cleaning Out The Phone Book Become enemies with specified Sim No Promotion
The Bachman-Wood Exam Discuss Exam at city hall Restriction Raise
In Shape, In Office Do any work out for specified time No Raise
A Friendly Economic Discussion Gain set relationship level with specified Sim No Raise
Chat with the Police Gain set relationship level with specified Sim No Raise
Care To Make A Donation Meet with Sims and raise $X in campaign funds No Raise
The Business of Documentation Take documents to the business office Restriction Raise
Criminal Collusion Take documents to the criminal hideout Restriction Raise
A Military Mistake Take documents to the military base Restriction Raise
Policing the Paper Trail Take documents to the police station Restriction Raise
Key Donor Use the ask for donations social on the specified Sim Yes Raise

Professional Sports Career

Sportscareer.png Information about the opportunity books from this career path can be found at Game_Help:Sims_3_Books#Athletics

Opportunity Description Timed Reward 1 Reward 2
Inner Office League Go to the stadium on your day off to compete in a game Restrictions $350 + Coworker Relationship
Stadium Cleanup Stay late at work Immediate + Coworker Relationship
Ticket Counting Stay late at work Immediate + Coworker Relationship
Playbook Notes Watch a scrimmage at the stadium Restrictions + Job Performance
Registering the Roster Take the roster to city hall Restrictions + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
The Right Way To Riot Read When to Rave and When to Riot No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Hawking The Foam Finger Read Making the Sale: From Hot Dogs to Foam Fingers No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Health And Wellness Seminar Give a speech at city hall Restrictions + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Time To Get Pumped Improve your athletic skill by 1 level No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Always The Difficult Ones Read Dealing With Difficult Players No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Kicking The Cramps Read Bus Cramps: A Cautionary Tail No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Brand Image Read Name Positioning: Starting your Brand No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Draft Dodger Read Getting Past The Draft No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Showing Off For The Scouts Play in the next scheduled game Restrictions + Job Performance
The Big Game Play in and win the next scheduled game *not winning will negate this opportunity to perform better use the prepare for game tone on the day prior Restrictions + Job Performance +Boss & Coworker Relations
The Right Moves Read It's More Than Good Moves No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
A Total Shoe In Read Making Better Shoe Deals No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Spiraling Out Read Avoiding the Downward Spiral No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship

Science Career

Sciencecareer.png Information about the opportunity books from this career path can be found at Game_Help:Sims_3_Books#Science

Opportunity Description Timed Reward 1 Reward 2
Nourishment For Herbivores Bring in the specified number of home grown produce very nice or better in quality No $1,000
Fix It! Repair the thingamajig at the science facility Restrictions $1,000 + Coworker Relationship
One Shall Fall Stop Dr. Iniquitous at the specified location Yes $4,000
Late Night Science Stay late at work Immediate + Coworker Relationship
Burning The Late Night Bunsen Stay late at work Immediate + Coworker Relationship
A Meeting of Minds Attend a symposium at the specified location Restriction + Job Performance +Boss & Coworker Relations
Global Science Fair Attend the competition at the school Restrictions + Job Performance + Coworker Relationship
Catch of the Day catch specified number of different types of fish and bring them to work No + Job Performance Raise
Learn a Thing or Two Do research on your home computer No + Job Performance
Finger Pointing and You Read Advanced Deniability Procedures No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Hazardous Gizmos Read Dangerous Device Disposal No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
What Not To Catch Read Goldfish, Piranha, And Other Friendly Creatures No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Extra Appendages Are Fun Read Living With Mutation No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Ka-Boom and More Read Nitrates: They're Not Just For Exploding No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Practical Like A Fox Read Practical Science: From Boast to Beaker No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Strange Indeed Read Strange Correlations of Little Shops and Venues No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Do The Robot Read The Evolution of the Robo-Llama No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
A Pig Too Far Read When Pigs Fly: Going Too Far No + Job Performance + Boss Relationship
Funding The Lab Take report to city hall Restrictions + Job Performance
The Best Evaporating Dish Is A Clean One Wash the dishes you are given No + Job Performance
Of Fish, Robots, and Robot Things Give a presentation at city hall Restrictions Raise

Elementary School

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Opportunity Description Timed Reward 1 Reward 2
The Honor Roll Increase school performance to get an A and be on the honor roll No $250
Stinky Bugs Clean the bug cage after school Restriction +School Performance
Free Game Attend a free game at the stadium Restriction +School Performance
Schoolyard Chums Become friends with specified Sim No +School Performance
Pile Of Permission Slips Drop off permission slips at city hall Restriction +School Performance
Research Project Do research at the supermarket No +School Performance

High School

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Opportunity Description Timed Reward 1 Reward 2
The Honor Roll Increase school performance to get an A and be on the honor roll No $250
The Boiler Room Fix the boiler at the school Restricted $300 +School Performance
Work/School Learning Project Work one day at the business office Restricted $500 +School Performance
A Fishy Science Project Catch a fish and deliver it to the science facility Restricted +School Performance
After School Employment Get a part-time job No +School Performance
The Research Project Go to the science facility to do research Restricted +School Performance
Outside Reading Read Demand Excellence or You'll Get Mediocrity No +School Performance
The Writing Club Increase writing skill by one level No +School Performance
Young Politician's Club Induction Increase charisma skill by one level No +School Performance

Skill Opportunities

Opp skill.png As you develop your skills you can be presented different opportunities based on your skills. The only thing you will lose by turning them down is the reward and other possible skill opportunities. In some skill sets you have to complete one reward before other ones can be offered. Completing these opportunities can help strengthen you skills, help introduce you to new Sims or strengthen relationships with ones you already know, let you earn some extra cash, and open up even more opportunities.

Athletic Skill

Opportunity Description Reward 1 Reward 2
Going Pro Join the Professional Sports career at the Stadium $250 + Performance
Bend and Flex Train another sim for (x amount of time) $250 + Relationship
At the Health Seminar Lecture at the hospital seminar within a specified time $250 + Relationship
Add It UP Increase athletic skill by 1 level $350
Flex and Bend Train on the exercise machine for [x amount of time] to earn some cash and improve your relationship $350 Relationship w/Sim +30
The Complete Circuit Work out to the TV or stereo, jog, and swim for 30 minutes $350
Frequent Fatigue Work out until fatigued x times and report to the stadium $400
Bounce the Crowd Be a bouncer at the theater within a specified time $500
Muscle Showdown Enter the competition at the stadium within a specified time $750 + Athletic skill
Adonis in the Making Train until you can no longer maximize muscles and report to the stadium $2,400
Bursting with Energy Work out until you become pumped + Athletic skill Oddly Powerful Moodlet
Sprint to the Finish! Work out using quick burst for (x amount of time) + Athletic skill
Push It! Work out using push self for (x amount of time) + Athletic skill
No Sweat! Work out using don't break a sweat for (x amount of time) + Athletic skill

Charisma Skill

Opportunity Description Reward 1 Reward 2
Just Business Give presentation at the business office within a specified time $500.00
A Charming Experiment Assist with an experiment at the science facility within a specified time $ 1,000.00
Charismatic Cash Improve your charisma skill and report to city hall $1,000.00
Tough Negotiating Teach negotiation at the Police Station within a specified time $1,000.00 + Charisma
Smooth, Like Verbal Butter Use smooth recovery $1,000.00
Star Study! Attend a concert or play at the theater $1,000.00 + Charisma
Lobster Crisis Negotiate Lobster Crisis at the supermarket within a specified time $2,000.00
Bestest Friends Make specified sim your best friend + Charisma
A Public Speaking Event Give speech at city hall within a specified time + Charisma
Allow Me to Introduce Myself Use charming introduction + Relationship w/ sim
Getting to Know...You Use get to know on a specified Sim + Relationship w/ sim
Looking for a Friend Make specified sim your friend + Relationship w/ sim

Cooking Skill

For more information about the cooking skill see Game_Help:Sims_3_Cooking

Opportunity Description Reward 1 Reward 2
Hot Dogs, Please Cook hot dogs on the grill and then deliver them to the specified Sim $250.00
Burgelicious Cook burgers on the grill and then deliver them to the specified Sim $400.00
Borrowing Ingredients Deliver a tomato to specified Sim and use share ingredients social $500.00 + Cooking, + Relationship w/ Sim
Great Gooey Cheesesteaks Cook cheese steaks on the grill and then deliver them to the specified Sim $700.00
Swim Into the Grill Cook grilled salmon on the grill and then deliver them to the specified Sim $1,000.00
One, Two, Tri-Tip Steaks Cook Tri-tip steaks on the grill and then deliver them to the specified Sim $1,000.00
A Life Giving Recipe Prepare Ambrosia and then deliver to the hospital $3,000.00
Burgers for Sims In Uniform Cook burgers on the grill and deliver them to the police station within specified time frame + Cooking + Relationship w/ sim at Police Station
From one Chef to Another Share cooking tips with specified Sim + Relationship w/ sim + Cooking
Fresh Cookies for Sale! Bake cookies and deliver them to the school $ Varies $ Varies
Excellence You Can Taste! Prepare an excellent group meal and deliver to Sim within specified time frame $ Varies
A Favorite Meal Prepare specified recipe and deliver it to Sim within specified time frame $ Varies Variable
The Greatest Food Ever Prepare a great group meal and deliver to Sim within specified time frame $ Varies
Nice! Prepare a nice group meal and deliver to Sim within specified time frame $ Varies
The Dish Showdown Prepare and enter a dish at the restaurant in the specified time frame $ Varies
That's Outstanding Prepare a outstanding group meal and deliver to Sim within specified time frame $ Varies
Very Nice! Prepare a very nice group meal and deliver to Sim within specified time frame $ Varies
Perfection From The Pan Prepare a perfect group meal and deliver to Sim within specified time frame $ Varies

Fishing Skill

For more information on the fishing skill see Game_Help:Sims_3_Fishing

Opportunity Description Reward 1 Reward 2
A Plumber and Fisherman Unclog the pipes at city hall (timed) $500.00 1 Random Fish
Aquarium Fishing Enter fishing competition at the supermarket (timed) $1,000.00 5 Random Fish
Fishing for Suite Teach fishing seminar at the business office (timed) $1,000.00
Monster from the Deep Catch behemoth at the science facility (timed) $4,000.00
Say Hello to My Little Fish Catch a black goldfish and sell it at the police station $ Varies $650.00
Funny Looking Fish Catch a tragic clownfish and sell it at the theater $ Varies $250.00
Piscine Perfection Catch a perfect fish and sell it at the supermarket $ Varies
An Excellent Catch Catch a excellent fish and sell it at the supermarket $ Varies
Heaps of Fresh Fish Catch 15 fish and sell them at the supermarket $ Varies
Lobsters in Demand! Catch a lobster and sell it at the supermarket $ Varies $100.00
That's a Nice Fish! Catch a nice fish and sell it at the supermarket $ Varies
Lots of Fresh Fish Catch 6 fish and sell them at the supermarket $ Varies
Fresh Fish Catch 3 fish and sell them at the supermarket $ Varies
A Fish of Life and Death Catch a death fish and sell it to the science facility $ Varies $350.00
Robot Fish v2.0 Catch a robot fish and sell it to the science facility $ Varies $350.00

Gardening Skill

For more information about the gardening skill see Game_Help:Sims_3_Gardening

Opportunity Description Reward 1 Reward 2
An Apple a Day Deliver X very nice or better apples to the restaurant $ Varies $250.00
A Just-In-Time-Harvest Harvest X very nice or better fruits and vegetables and deliver them to the supermarket $ Varies $300.00
Excellent Veggies Deliver X excellent or better apples to specified Sim $ Varies $400.00
Garlic Goodness Harvest X very nice or better bulbs of garlic and deliver them to the restaurant $ Varies $500.00
Grape-Aid Harvest X very nice or better grapes and deliver them to the restaurant $ Varies $250.00
Absolutely Great Produce Deliver X great or better fruits or vegetables to specified Sim $ Varies $300.00
Extreme Life Insurance Give death flower to specified Sim (timed) $ Varies $300.00
Lettuce Help Out Harvest X very nice or better heads of lettuce and deliver them to the restaurant $ Varies $250.00
The Fruit of Life Give life fruit to specified Sim (timed) $ Varies $500.00
Limes Are Key Deliver X very nice or better limes to the restaurant $ Varies $350.00
A Nice Harvest Deliver X very nice or better fruits or vegetables to specified Sim $ Varies
Don\'t Cry Deliver X very nice or better onions to the restaurant $ Varies $350.00
Outstanding Tasting + Painting Skill Deliver X outstanding or better fruits or vegetables to specified Sim $ Varies $400.00
Fruit Flambe Grow 6 nice flame fruits and deliver them to the business office (timed) $ Varies
Peppers on Parade Deliver X very nice or better peppers to specified Sim $ Varies $350.00
Perfect Produce Deliver X perfect fruits or vegetables to specified Sim $ Varies $350.00
Fresh Taters Deliver X very nice or better potatoes to the restaurant $ Varies $350.00
Fresh Tomato Sauce Deliver X very nice or better tomatoes to the restaurant $ Varies $250.00
Ingredients Ripe for the Eating Deliver X very nice or better fruits or vegetables to the restaurant $ Varies
Seed Spittin\' Made Easy Deliver X very nice or better watermelons to the restaurant $ Varies $300.00
Stomping Grapes (World Adventures) Deliver 3 Excellent quality Renoit Grapes to the Theatre
The Omnificent Plant Harvest 10 outstanding steaks and deliver them to the restaurant 2 Omni Plants Seeds
A Bag of Produce Harvest X very nice or better fruits and vegetables and deliver them to the restaurant 3 Random Rare Harvestables 1 Random Special Harvestable
Uncommonly Good Harvest 20 excellent items and deliver them to the restaurant Allows for Outstandingly Rare Opportunity
Outstandingly Rare Harvest 10 excellent cheeses and deliver them to the restaurant Allows for The Omnificent Plant Opportunity

Guitar Skill

For more information about the guitar skill see Game_Help:Sims_3_Guitar

Opportunity Description Reward 1 Reward 2
Jammin' on the Streets Earn $X in tips to improve your relationship with specified Sim $300.00 + Relationship w/ sim
Sorting the Section Help organize music at the bookstore (timed) $450.00 New Song
In the End Perform for party at business office (timed) $500.00
Musical Assembly Perform at school assembly (timed) $500.00
Guitar in the House Play the guitar at specified Sim's home during their party on specified date $500.00 + Relationship w/ sim
I Got Your Back...Up Perform with the symphony at the theater (timed) $1,000.00
Raise the Fun(d) Perform for fundraiser at the restaurant (timed) $1,000.00 New Song
Tons of Tips Earn $X in tips to improve your relationship with specified Sim $1,000.00 + Relationship w/ sim
The Social Event of the Season Play the guitar at specified Sim\'s home during their party on specified date $1,400.00 + Relationship w/ sim
Local Musician Showdown Enter contest at the theater (timed) $2,500.00
Some Hogan Rock Attend seminar at the bookstore (timed) Buff Moodlet Inspired Moodlet
Guitar Up! Increase your guitar skill by 1 level New Song

Handiness Skill

For more information about the handiness skill and upgrades see Game_Help:Sims_3_Upgrades

Opportunity Description Reward 1 Reward 2
Settle an Argument Talk to specified Sim and use convince technology is great social $250.00 + Relationship w/ sim
Vegetized Plumbing Fix plumbing at the restaurant $350.00
Handiness How-To Give handiness presentation at the school (timed) $400.00
Bad Reception Repair specified Sim's TV and return it $500.00
Bring Back the Jams Upgrade specified Sim's stereo and return it $600.00
Fix Before Jail Break Fix the locks at city hall (timed) $800.00
Substitute Instructor Provide handiness instruction at the military base $800.00
No Jams, No Fun Repair specified Sim's stereo and return it $1,200.00
Broken Laptop Repair specified Sim's laptop and return it $1,200.00
Shower Upgrade Upgrade specified Sim's shower and return it $1,250.00
Fix the Election...Machines Fix election machines at city hall (timed) $1,400.00
De-Worming Stop wormholes at the science facility $2,400.00

Logic Skill

Opportunity Description Reward 1 Reward 2
Fixing the Celestial Slump Search the galaxy from your telescope $500.00
A Stimulating Experiment Participate in a study at the science facility (timed) $600.00
Logic 101 Teach a logic class at the school (timed) $600.00
Fixing the Books Assist accountants at the business office $750.00
Becoming More Logical Increase your logic skill by one point and report to the science facility $750.00
Riddle Away Compete in the contest at the bookstore $1,500.00 + Logic Skill
Logic Tutoring Skill tutor a sim and then report to the specified location $2,000.00
The Great Argyle Sinclair Watch Argyle Sinclair at the bookstore (timed) $2,000.00 + Logic Skill
Taking Down Sinclair Challenge Argyle Sinclair at the theater (timed) $2,500.00
Settle an Argument Talk to specified sim and use convince logic is great social + Logic Skill + Relationship w/ sim
Puzzle Panic Assemble puzzles at the supermarket

Painting Skill

Opportunity Description Reward 1 Reward 2
Art Class Teach an art class at the school (timed) + Painting skill Relationship w/Sims at School
Interior Decor Deliver paintings worth at least $X to the restaurant $ Varies Relationship w/Sims at Restaurant
The Business of Decor Deliver Paintings worth at least $X to the Business Office $ Varies Relationship w/Sims at Business Tower
Painting the City Deliver 15 paintings to city hall $ Varies Relationship w/Sims at City Hall
The Study of Art Deliver a Painting worth at least $1,000 to the science facility $ Varies
A Large Painting Paint a large painting and give it to specified Sim $ Varies
A Medium Painting Paint a medium painting and give it to specified Sim $ Varies
A Small Painting Paint a small painting and give it to specified Sim $ Varies
Fresco Fest Help paint at city hall (timed) Painting Value boost
Local Artists Gallery Visit the gallery at the business office (timed) Painting Value Boost + Painting skill
A Retreat to Inspiration Attend the retreat at the bookstore (timed) Pumped Moodlet

Writing Skill

For more information about the writing skill see Game_Help:Sims_3_Writing

Opportunity Description Reward 1 Reward 2
To Boldly Go Write a science fiction novel to improve your relationship with specified Sim $250.00 + Relationship w/ sim
Your Autobiography Write an autobiography to improve your relationship with specified Sim $500.00 + Relationship w/ sim
Add a Little Drama Write a drama novel to improve your relationship with specified Sim $500.00 + Relationship w/ sim
Hopefully You Like Orks Write a fantasy novel to improve your relationship with specified Sim $500.00 + Relationship w/ sim
A History of the Times Write a history book to improve your relationship with specified Sim $500.00 + Relationship w/ sim
A Few Pages of Satire Write a satire to improve your relationship with specified Sim $500.00 + Relationship w/ sim
The Glory of Vaudeville Write a book of Vaudeville to improve your relationship with specified Sim $600.00 + Relationship w/ sim
A Masterpiece Write a masterpiece to improve your relationship with specified Sim $1,200.00 + Relationship w/ sim
The prolific Writer Write enough books to earn a weekly royalty of $X + 10% Royalty
It's a Living Write enough books to earn a weekly royalty of $X + 10% Royalty
The Great Novelist Write enough books to earn a weekly royalty of $X + 10% Royalty
Correcting Past Mistakes Write a book that earns $X in weekly royalty checks + Book Quality + Relationship w/ sim
A History of One Write a biography about a specified Sim and deliver a copy to them + Relationship w/ sim $ Varies
Book Donation Donate three books you wrote to city hall Charitable Moodlet

Special Opportunities

These opportunities will be presented by other Sims you know or by wandering around your town. They are not related to specific skills or your job. Some have to be completed at specific locations in a specific time period, so once again be sure to check your status in your opportunities panel. These opportunities can also be a good way to meet new Sims and build relationships.

Opportunity Location Description Possible Rewards
Oh My Ghost Science Lab Bring Remains of a recently deceased loved one to restore their ghost Playable ghost Sim
Eating Contest Diner or Bistro Enter the various Food Eating Contest Honorary title, $1000, and the stuffed moodlet
Neighborhood Grill-A-Thon Parks Grill and serve X times during a specified period Community Griller Award, $1000
Music Appreciation Day Random Community Lot Play the guitar X times Inspired Moodlet
Chess Tournament Random Community Lot Win X chess games during a specified period $650 and possibility to compete in other chess tournaments
Foosball Contest Gym Win X foosball games during a specified period $800 and honorary title
Amateur Olympics Stadium Enter Competition $1000, Pumped Moodlet, honorary title
Community Meet and Greet Random Community Lot Socialize with X Sims during a specified period Awesome Party Moodlet
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