Resources for College, Careers and Employment
Careers and Employment
- Job Corps
The nation's largest residential education and job training program for at-risk youth.
- Summer Jobs +
Summer job bank from the U.S. Department of Labor providing pathways to employment for low-income and disconnected youth
- The Career Key
A free public service to help people make sound career decisions, with links to the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
- Career Information for Kids
Provides information about different careers and their educational requirements. Written for a youth audience.
- Fastest Growing Occupations
Provides important information about the labor market for the nation.
- Job Safety for Teens
Provides helpful information about on-the-job safety.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
A nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.
- The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
Youth policy aimed at improving the transition of youth and young adults with disabilities to successful employment and adulthood.
- Youth Employment Rules
A gateway providing quick access to information about federal and state labor laws that apply to young workers.
- The Princeton Review
Includes a career assessment, career exploration and information features.
- The College Board
Provides information on SAT test prep and Next Stop College for students, parents and educators.
ACT test preparation tips, sample tests, and suggestions for how to get ready for college, choose a career, and get a job. There is also a section for parents.
- Test Prep Review
Practice for the SAT and other tests at this free Web site established by educators.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Scholarship search site.
A listing of links to free online scholarship searches, college admissions and financial aid office email addresses and toll-free numbers, links to college Web sites and online applications (by state), a free college admissions and scholarships email newsletter, and a list of the Web's best college and scholarship Web sites.
Helps students with scholarship searches.
Provides answers to basic financial aid questions.
- Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA)
Get organized, fill out your application and do follow up of your FAFSA online.
A listing of scholarships guaranteed by individual colleges to ALL admitted students who meet the criteria listed and who adhere to the application deadlines set by individual colleges and universities.
- Sallie Mae
Information on private scholarships, grants, fellowships and work study, including the CASHE scholarship database and search engine.
Independent online source for free college scholarship searches and financial aid information
- Scholarship America
Provides access to post-secondary education for all students through financial aid and support.
A scholarship search that promises to provide accurate and tailored scholarship search results without compromising the privacy of students and parents.
Simple Tuition is a completely free online resource center for students and parents looking to finance a college/grad school education. The site features information on financial aid, student loans and consolidation, as well as a handy loan comparison tool.
The U.S. Department of Education's gateway to financial aid
- The United Negro College Fund
Since its inception in 1944, UNCF has grown to become the nation's oldest and most successful African American education assistance organization.
- College View
College Life is discussed in the College Search section of this web site. It covers tips on academics as well campus life.
What to pack, dorm life and budgeting.
- Students 4 Students
Students helping students get ahead. Offers tips on all aspects of surviving college, straight from the mouths of other college students.
- Not the 13th Grade
A college professor provides useful tips and links.
ACT has a guide to college survival with tips and step-by-step instructions for getting through the first year of college.
- College Health and Safety
Important tips from the CDC on vaccinations, sleep and fatigue, and living healthily in a college setting.
- Preconception Care and Life Course Planning
Taking steps now to protect the health of a baby you may have in the future, with tools to help plan your life course with one or more children.