College and Career Resources

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Resources that provide lists of colleges include:

BHS College Resources


College Planning for Seniors –  (36 pages) The ‘Red Book’ has been revised and expanded and is suggested reading for all juniors and seniors, and their families.(Revised Sep. 2017)

Senior Timeline – All the important dates throughout for the whole year. (Revised Sep. 2017)

Junior Handbook. (Revised Spring 2017)

Sophomore Handbook (Revised March 2016)

 

 

 

Information Brochure

Visual & Performing Arts Handout

Financial Aid Checklist

Financial Aid Presentation Fall 2017
 (From Mr. Tony San Nicolas, Assistant Director of Financial Aid at Saint Mary’s College of California)

Presentation: College Info Night_Parents of Seniors_Class of 2018

Scholarship List

 

 

General College Resources

  • College Net Great scope of resources. Search by major, geographic area, and more. Provides e-mail address to contact colleges. Scholarship information also available here.
  • The College Board Online This site includes a comprehensive online college-search interview, SAT schedules, and online test registration.
  • Peterson’s Guide to Colleges and Universities
  • The Princeton Review Provides lists of “best colleges.” The Princeton Review publishes college guides and test-preparation books and software. Samples of everything are included on this site. Also, it provides downloading of sample SATs and detailed information about more than 300 top colleges.
  • U.S. News Online College U.S. News publishes rankings of top colleges and universities.
  • Yahoo College Entrance Page This site provides a comprehensive set of links to colleges, admissions offices, test-preparation companies, and other sites dealing with college admission and financial aid. Interested in Computers? Check out the list of the 100 most wired colleges.
  • Students Rising Above, a successful college completion program, offers free online college admissions, financial aid, and career development through the SRA College2Careers Hub for students around the country. The SRA Hub is available to students 24/7, and provides personalized and professional online advising to students along the critical pathway from high school, to and throughout college, and into the workforce.

Test Prep

  • PrincetonReview.com offer test preparation for both SAT and ACT. Some free, some paid services.
  • Mometrix Test Prep Academy has free practice questions and tutorials for many tests including PSAT, SAT and ACT. The math video tutorials are very helpful.

Other Resources

  • JobWeb “Springboard for college and job-related sites.”
  • Kaplan Educational Centers This commercial site contains items similar to the Princeton Review site.Slow to load.
  • Minority on-Line Information System (MOLIS) Includes information about minority institutions, scholarships, minority faculty, federal opportunities, and more.
  • Supporting Undocumented Youth – A Guide for Success in Secondary and Postsecondary Settings.”
    This is a Department of Education document dated October 2015 and includes legal and financial aid information.

Career Search

Your future – what will it be?

  • Career Page Find answers to the many questions that you might have about internships, careers, interviewing, resume writing, cover letters, career planning, and self-assessments. We also have this program on the server at school.
  • Career Search with the College Board This site enables you to search for jobs that match your likes and dislikes and look at specific occupations to learn more about training, qualifications, earnings, etc.
  • Career Center A wonderful guide created to help you learn more about the careers you’ve been considering. Maintained by UC Berkeley.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook A thorough and insightful guide into career descriptions with links to the “real” world. Also provides links to other resources.
  • Career Planning Guide Includes information about interviewing, resume writing, career strategies, specific careers, and issues to consider.
  • O*Net The Occupational Information Network, is a comprehensive database of worker attributes and job characteristics. The database contains info about knowledge, skills, abilities, interests, general work activities, and work context. It provides the essential knowledge foundation for identifying prospective careers to explore, career counseling, planning education etc …
  • Career One Stop Smart career decisions start here! Find wages and employment trends, occupational requirements, state by state labor market conditions, millions of employer contacts nationwide, and the most extensive career resource library online.
  • USA Jobs is operated by the Office of Personnel Management and is the US Government official source of Federal job and employment info. Explore the 13,311 Federal jobs in the USAJOBS database.
  • Road Trip Nation Career exploration defined by you.
  • My Road Career has personality assessment to get a detailed report on your personality type. Explore a list of suggested careers and majors that fit your personality and strengths.
  • Glassdoor – On this website can search by job or company and find all sorts of openings.  They also have a lot of information on salaries, as well as, interview feedback from people who previously interviewed for the position you may be looking at.
  • Free Resume Templates – This site has a short guide about choosing the right template, and near the bottom of the page, they offer a bunch of template options that are divided into 8 categories, such as Basic or ATS-Optimized.

 

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