Post-Secondary and Employment Resources
[Dewey numbers: 158.6; 331.702; 650.1]

 Career College  Employment Financial Aid

Career Information and Resources

Guidance Central (Bridges) - https://access.bridges.com/
This is subscription database which Redwood High School can access. The site is used by the College and Career Center to help students plan for the future. The eGuide provides you with career and education planning activities that prepare you for success in your transition from high school to post-secondary education and/or employment. Site modules include career exploration, college and career planning, and financial aid and test prep. A user name and password are required to login to the site.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - http://www.bls.gov/oco/
The rules for competing in a technologically-advanced global economy are changing everyday. The jobs of the future will require a skilled person who can quickly adapt to a changing workplace. The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides essential work-related information about the world of work and the qualifications that will be needed by tomorrow's workers.
Peterson's Planner - http://www.petersons.com/
An Internet central resource for information on education and lifelong learning. Information on colleges, careers, jobs, vocational-technical schools, and lots more. From the commercial publisher.
Keirsey Temperment and Character Web Site - http://keirsey.com/
Based on the work done by Myers-Briggs this site enables you to discover your personality type through a self-adminstered test. Links are given to areas where you can discover how personality helps determine your success in personal, family, leadership and work relationships.
Your Future - http://www.dushkin.com/online/on2.mhtml?SITE=%2Fonline%2Ffuture%2Ffuturemain.mhtml&TITLE=Your+Future
The McGraw-Hill/Dushkin publishing firm provides this Web page for soon-to-be-graduated college students. Links are provided to such topics as: Resume Builder; Employment/Career: Job Search and Interview Tips; Relocating: City/State Searches; Graduate School: Advice/Tips; Program Choices; Top Schools; College Entrance Exams (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT); Financial Aid; and Transferring.
What Can I Do with This Degree/Major? - http://www.luc.edu/resources/career/majors/default.html
Need some help understanding what career opportunities you will have with various [college] majors? Ever wonder what you can actually do with the major you've already chosen? Take a look at What Can I Do With This Major/Degree. Each title outlines common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities upon completion of a four-year degree. (Loyola University of Chicago)

College and Training Resources

Number2.com - http://www.Number2.com/
To help you prepare for the SAT or GRE, this free site offers in-depth tutorials, practice sessions tailored to your ability level, a vocabulary builder and more.
Kaplan College - http://www1.kaplan.com/view/zine/
This commercial site brings you to all the various products of the Kaplan Company, a college preparation leader.
College Board Online - http://cbweb1.collegeboard.org/
Web site of the people who create the entrance exams that most students take to get into college. Provides information for students, counselors, parents, regarding test dates, sample test questions, college search, and even provides an online SAT registration.
CollegeView - http://www.collegeview.com./
An online center that offers a lot of information about colleges, including a searcher that allows you to locate colleges according to your requirements and priorities. Includes financial aid, student news and other information.
College Atlas - http://www.collegeatlas.org/
"Making an informed decision about which college to attend or which degree program to pursue can be a daunting and difficult endeavor. For nearly a decade we've been helping aspiring students and education minded professionals make better, more informed choices by providing them with relevant, reliable and up-to-date information about college and higher education opportunities. CollegeAtlas.org is a non-commercial site." Searchable by keyword. Browseable by type of college and college major.
CollegeSource Online - http://www.collegesource.org/home.asp
"CollegeSource® Online features over 12,800 College Catalogs in complete cover-to-cover original page format including 2-year, 4-year, graduate, and professional schools." Searchable by keyword.
CollegeNET - http://www.collegenet.com/
An online source for information about institutions of higher education.
College Night.com - http://www.collegenight.com/
With College Night "you are using the latest technology to search for the 'right college' for you. You may browse the colleges and universities that are participating in their virtual college night. Simply click on their graphic to be taken to the admissions page of their web site. You can also be kept up-to-date on what's happening on the college front by returning often."
Get Recruited - http://www.get-recruited.com
This Web site offers a free service which gives students a chance to be recruited by, and perhaps be offered scholarships to attend, colleges, universities and graduate schools throughout the United States.
Online Degrees, Financial Aid, and Scholarships - http://www.online-degrees-and-scholarships.com/
"Looking for information on online degrees? Just scroll down this page for an alphabetical list of colleges and universities offering online degrees, and the online degree programs offered by each. Then, click on the colleges and universities offering the online degrees of interest to you to request free information. You will find that associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, doctoral degrees, and certificate and certification programs are available in more than 100 fields of study. Elsewhere on this site, you'll find information on scholarships and financial aid, student loans, student loan consolidation, accreditation, and other subjects of interest to students seeking to learn more about online degrees, distance learning, and online education."
Colleges, College Scholarships, and Financial Aid Page - http://www.college-scholarships.com
This is an all purpose college and scholarship information site which includes links to nine free internet scholarship search data bases, links to college websites and online applications, college admissions office email addresses and (mostly toll free) phone numbers, ACT and SAT prep information, and much, much more. The site has been the recipient of more than 25 internet awards and receives more than 150,000 visits each month.

Individual Colleges

College of Marin - http://www.marin.cc.ca.us/
Our local community college, located in Kentfield.
San Francisco State University - http://www.sfsu.edu/
Our nearest state university.
California Virtual Campus - http://www.cvc.edu/
The CVC site ties together the online and distance education offerings of every accredited college and university in California.
California Community Colleges - http://www.cccco.edu/
Links to the Web sites of the numerous community colleges of California.
California State Universities - http://www.calstate.edu/
Links to all the campuses of the California State Universities.
CSU Mentor - http://www.csumentor.edu/
On online service that gives most of the information needed about California State University system colleges, including online admissions applications, financial aid, comparative costs at each campus, and much more about all California state universities.
University of California System Page - http://www.ucop.edu/
The home page of the UC System. Also University of California Campuses - http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/campuses/welcome.html. This is a list of links to various the UC campuses; as well as, University of California Admissions Page - http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/, an online application system for all campuses of the University of California system. Offers much information about undergraduate education and admission at the University of California. Includes Introducing the University, a starting point for high school students who are beginning to think about college and who are considering UC as an option.
College and University Home Pages - http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/cdemello/geog.html
If you need to visit a college this list contains universities and colleges all over the world.
 

Specific Employment and Job Resources

Monster.com - http://www.monster.com/internships-entry-level-college-jobs.aspx?wt.mc_n=monstertrak
Monster.com's portal to internships and entry-level college jobs.
CalJobs - http://www.caljobs.ca.gov/
Connections to California job services. Includes links to state employment offices, occupational codes, and to employers. Published by the state Employment Development Office.
eRésumés & Résumé Writing Services - http://www.eresumes.com/
"On this site you'll find all you need to know about writing and distributing resumes and cover letters that will knock the socks off the recruiters, HR people and computers (yes, computers!) that read your resume. We'll tell you something about job searches and job interviews, a lot about tools and resources for resume-writing, and we'll give you criteria for selecting someone to help you write a great resume."
JobWeb - http://www.jobweb.org/
Job information posted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, including information on career planning, job search and industry information, career services for professionals, job bulletins, related news and events.

Financial Aid Resources

Student Aid on the Web - http://www.ed.gov/prog_info/SFA/StudentGuide/
This U.S. Dept. of Education page has lots of information for those filling out the FAFSA grant application, plus much other scholarship and student loan related information.
California Student Aid Commission - http://www.csac.ca.gov/
During the past four decades the California Student Aid Commission has provided financial aid for more than two generations of students to help them with the costs of higher education. The equivalent of nearly one-in-eleven Californians has benefitted directly from its college assistance programs.
EdFund - http://www.edfund.org/home.html
EDFUND is organized as a "nonprofit auxiliary to administer all activities associated with [the California Student Aid Commision's] participation in the federal student loan program. Included are links to: Student & Parent Services; School Services; Lender Services; and, EdFund Central.
FinAid - http://www.finaid.org/
A comprehensive collection of annotated links to most financial aid resources on the Internet, maintained by an author of a book on the subject.
FastWeb - http://www.fastweb.com/
Search for available scholarships. Requires that you set up a personal profile, which allows you to receive follow-up information.
Guaranteed Scholarships - http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com
This site lists and describes scholarships offered by individual colleges and universities to all enrolled students meeting the specific criteria.

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