Academy for College and Career Exploration

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Career Research Resources

General Career Links

Inventories and Assessments
Career Exploration and Planning
  • Quintessential Career’s Teen Web site offers advice on job seeking, interviewing, and job options, and provides links to helpful job information sites at http://www.quintcareers.com/teen_jobs.html
  • Teenager’s Guide to the Real World online offers great articles and resources on volunteering, job seeking, resumes, summer jobs, and more at http://www.bygpub.com/books/tg2rw/tg2rwtoc.htm
  • Young Americas Business Trust acts as a catalyst for young entrepreneur development through business skills training, partnerships, leadership, and technology at http://www.ybiz.org/yabt/index.asp
  • The Job Hunter's Bible from Dick Bolles is a supplement to “What Color is Your Parachute?” and an excellent starting place at http://www.jobhuntersbible.com
  • The Career Development eManual from the University of Waterloo offers a 6-step career planning tool at http://www.cdm.uwaterloo.ca
  • "What Can I Do With A Major In?" information from University of North Carolina Career Services at http://www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors
  • MyFuture.com offers information on military opportunities, as well as a career toolbox with information on internships, volunteer work, vocational training, apprenticeships, and finding a job at http://www.myfuture.com/t2_ctoolbox.html
  • The Princeton Review offers an informative Career Center, as well as a place to begin research in higher education at http://www.princetonreview.com/cte/default.asp?careers=0
  • Mapping-Your-Future provides information on planning a career, including developing a career plan, assessing skills and interests, and researching occupations at http://www.mapping-your-future.org
  • NextSteps.org is an employment, career development, and job finding resource for youth at http://www.nextsteps.org
  • Find seasonal employment that fits with your career ambitions, including international opportunities, through SummerJobs.com at http://www.summerjobs.com
  • YouthBusiness.com offers information on vital business and entrepreneurial strategies (geared towards Canadians, but still contains useful information for Americans) at http://www.youthbusiness.com
  • Career Infonet provides job market trends, wages, state profiles, and useful career exploration tools including skills assessment tools at http://www.acinet.org/acinet
  • The Riley Guide offers job resources and employment information, including articles on self-assessments, planning, and finding a job at http://www.rileyguide.com

Government Web Sites

Software Resources

  • VT Guidance Central is a web-based, personalized, self-guided program that provides comprehensive career, college, and education planning tools. You can use VT Guidance Central as a tool to: explore career possibilities, plan the training you need for specific careers, search for colleges/universities that fit your desired criteria (e.g. location, size, programs/majors, activities, costs), prepare for the SAT and ACT, learn about financial aid options, and much more! at http://www.bridges.com/vsac/
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs...

Below is a partial list of job search sites:

Education/Career/Financial Aid
  • Mapping Your Future includes information covers career planning, college selection, and financial aid at http://www.mapping-your-future.org
  • U.S. Department of Education's Web site for kindergarten through graduate studies, has useful the links, including the one that allows you to file your FAFSA online at http://www.ed.gov/index.jsp and You might also want to take a look at the section for anyone thinking of going, or going back, to college at http://www.ed.gov/thinkcollege/
  • National Center for Education Statistics is a college selection search tool that can help you find any school in the country, provide basic information about the school, and link you to the school's Web site at http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cool
  • College Board's site includes a section for "students and parents," and information about the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) at http://www.collegeboard.com
  • Petersons web site contains information in 10 different sections that you can search about colleges at http:// www.petersons.com
  • CollegeNET is a general guide to colleges and universities. You can browse for schools based on factors such as geography, tuition, and enrollment at http://www.collegenet.com
  • CollegeView offers profiles of more than 3,800 colleges and universities, along with online applications, financial aid information, and career planning tools at http://www.collegeview.com
  • Education Index bills itself as "an annotated guide to the best education-related sites on the Web” at http://www.educationindex.com
  • U.S. News and World Report ranks colleges/universities, and includes lots of other higher education information (some costs $$) at http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/eduhome.htm
  • The Learn More Resource Center offers information about postsecondary education, careers, and financial aid at http://www.learnmoreindiana.org/
  • Everything you could ask for regarding financial aid at http://www.finaid.org
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