College & Career


Careers

CareerOneStop
Information about careers and career planning, including a wide range of tools from a certification finder to a financial aid advisor to a skills profiler.
Learn How To Become
Our mission is to help students … understand what it takes to land their perfect career, from picking the right school all the way to climbing the company ladder.
Mapping Your Future
A national collaborative, public-service organization of the financial aid industry … to provide free college, career, financial aid, and financial literacy services for students, families, and schools.
Monster: Career Advice
Information about various fields, making resumes, applying for jobs, etc.
My Next Move
An interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers.
National Career Development Association: Internet Sites for Career Planning
Offers a listing of free, current, and credible resources. Designed for career counselors but with useful information for anyone interested in the topic.
New York State Department of Labor
We help New Yorkers find the careers they will love by connecting them to new job opportunities, referring them to training opportunities that build their skills, and by ensuring they are paid the proper wage and have a safe working environment when they’re on the job.
NY State Dept. of Labor: CareerZone
A free, career exploration and planning system designed especially for New York State students. Includes information on hundreds of careers, college and financial aid options, creating resumes, finding jobs, and much more.
NY State Dept. of Labor: JobZone
Create your free account to: Build and store resumes, Explore occupations, Identify your strengths, skills and talents, Search education and training databases.
NextStepU
Helping you with your next step in college, career and life planning.
O*NET Online
Fast-loading, easy-to-use guide to occupations, and finding which one is for you.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Find facts about wages, occupations, the economy, and more. The K12 section has games and quizzes, resources, and information specifically for students in elementary and high school.
U.S. News: Careers
Information on job searching, career outlooks, internships, applying for jobs, interviewing, and related topics.
Zety
Zety is a site devoted to career help, including how to write resumes and cover letters, how to do well in job interviews, and the job search process.

College

Affordable Colleges Online
We can help students and parents identify colleges, degree programs, scholarship opportunities and more that fit their respective academic and financial wants and needs. Includes online colleges by state and major, and financial aid information for minorities, women, students with disabilities, and everyone.
Best Online Colleges
OnlineColleges.org connects prospective students directly to online colleges and universities.
Best Value Schools
Our rankings explore multiple categories to help you find the most valuable college experience. Compare the best schools by the attributes that matter to you.
Budgeting for College Students
When budgeting in college, students need to factor in more than just tuition. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of a college student budget, what line items to include in a budget, and tips on how to stick to a budget.
Campus Explorer
Whether it’s a two- or four-year school, a career college or an online program, we have figured out everything from tuition to average temperature. We also have a personalized search function that allows you to set your wish list and explore from there.
College Basics
Topics from choosing a college through the application process and financial aid.
The College Board
This site offers services from the College Board involving admissions, placement, financial aid (scholarship search), and college and career searches.
College Confidential
Here you’ll find hundreds of pages of articles about choosing a college, getting into the college you want, how to pay for it, and much more. You’ll also find the Web’s busiest discussion community related to college admissions, and our CampusVibe section!
College Navigator
The National Center for Education Statistics offers a site allowing you to refine your search by multiple criteria.
The Common Application
Hundreds of schools accept this common application; many allow online filing of the forms as well.
How to Apply to College: The Ultimate Guide
There are many factors to consider when heading to college. This guide details how to apply to college step by step, including tips for college application essays, completing the Common App, finding financial aid, and college interview success.
Khan Academy – College Admissions
Get tips on how to prep for your admissions interview, help brainstorming for your college essay, and advice on asking your teachers for letters of recommendation. Whatever stage of the application process you’re in, we’ve got you covered.
NextStepU
NextStepU.com is a personalized resource for students, parents and counselors to find information about pursuing a career, joining the military, applying to and attending a two-year or four-year college or university and developing essential life skills.
OEDb: Open Education Database
OEDb is a comprehensive online education directory for both free and for-credit learning options. We offer up-to-date, detailed program information from accredited online colleges, along with a categorized list of over 8,000 free online college courses from well-known universities.
Peterson’s College Search Tool
Search or broswe for schools matching your interests.
Princeton Review: College
Search college databases, find information about the SAT, the PSAT, and ACT exams, examine financial aid, and peruse links to other sites.
Trade Schools, Colleges, and Universities
Trade-Schools.net are experts at helping you find an academic or vocational program designed to prepare you for the career you’ve been dreaming about. You can even locate one that helps you advance in your existing career.
Transitioning to College
This guide provides information about the changes you will face during the transition from high school to college. You will find general information about college and how college differs from high school, but the focus of this guide is on college libraries as an academic support service, college level research expectations, and the research process.
University HQ
This site offers information about degrees, colleges, college rankings, Catholic colleges, financial aid, and other related information.
US News: Education
Articles, advice, rankings, and tools for students looking at for the best colleges, community colleges, best value schools, and other related information.

Catholic Colleges

Best Colleges: Best Online Catholic Colleges
Short descriptions with links to more detailed profiles of some of the most prestigious Catholic schools in the U.S. which offer online degree options.
College Consensus: Best Catholic Colleges & Universities
The College Consensus ranking of the Best Catholic Colleges & Universities is comprehensive by design, bringing the results of the most trusted ranking publishers together with the most reputable student review sites.
The National Catholic College Admission Association
Lists Catholic colleges in the United States with searching by various criteria, and information about preparing for college, financial aid, college search tips, etc.
Niche: Best Catholic Colleges in America
Based on key statistics and student reviews using data from the U.S. Department of Education. The top-ranked Catholic colleges are leading academic institutions that offer students an education and college experience rooted in Catholic traditions and faith.
US News: Explore the Highest-Ranked Catholic Universities
From U.S. News, based on their annual round-up of college rankings.

Online Colleges

Affordable Colleges Online
We can help students and parents identify colleges, degree programs, scholarship opportunities and more that fit their respective academic and financial wants and needs. Includes online colleges by state and major, and financial aid information for minorities, women, students with disabilities, and everyone.
Best Online Colleges
OnlineColleges.org connects prospective students directly to online colleges and universities.
OEDb: Open Education Database
OEDb is a comprehensive online education directory for both free and for-credit learning options. We offer up-to-date, detailed program information from accredited online colleges, along with a categorized list of over 8,000 free online college courses from well-known universities.

Financial Aid

Scam Avoidance
* Federal Student Aid: Avoiding Student Aid Scams
* Finaid.gov: Scholarship Scams
* FTC: Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams
* Thought.co: Scholarship Scams
Check these sites out *before* looking at scholarship information anywhere else! They have valuable information about fraudulent scholarship search services and how to avoid them.

Federal Student Aid

FAFSA Forecaster
FAFSA4caster will help you understand your options for paying for college.Provide some basic information and we’ll estimate your eligibility for federal student aid.
Federal Student Aid
The office of Federal Student Aid provides publications, fact sheets, online tools, and other resources to help you prepare and pay for college or career school.
Federal Student Aid: Complete the FAFSA® Form
This is where you apply for a federal student aid. You can complete the form online or download a PDF copy to mail in.
Federal Student Aid – Resources
This page offers a list of links to fact sheets, videos, and other informational documents.

Other Student Aid Services & Scholarship Finders

Bold.org
Bold.org hosts targeted scholarships, fellowships, and grants, to bring donors and applicants together.
CareerOneStop: Scholarship Finder
Search more than 8,000 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other financial aid award opportunities. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
College Board: Scholarship Search
Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs
FastWeb: Scholarships, Financial Aid and Colleges
Access over 1.5 million scholarships to help you pay for college Requires free registration.
NYS Higher Education Services Corporation
The Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) is New York State’s higher education student financial aid agency. A must-see site for New York students seeking loans or scholarships.
Peterson’s
Peterson’s search tool lets you filter available scholarships by school type, ethnicity, gender, field of study, state of residence, award type, and more!
Scholarship America
Scholarship information, planning, news, and tips.
Scholarship Owl
Scholarship Owl will match you with the award opportunities that best match your personality, grades, lifestyle, and more and help you narrow down your options.
Unigo
Fill out a profile to be matched, or search through 1,000’s of scholarships in all different types of categories. Find fun, unusual, academic, need based scholarships and more!
U.S. Department of Educaiton: Funding
Information on grants and loans available via the Department of Education.

Further Tools & Information

Affordable Colleges Online: Resources & Scholarships for Catholic College Students
This page introduces scholarships and grants for Catholic students and offers religious student resources and information about resource centers for Catholic students.
College Board: Paying for College
Information from the College Board about financial aid, scholarships, loans, and so on.
FinAid
Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. It can cover a range of educational expenses, like tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. Includes FAQs, links to sites, calculators, FAFSA guide, and more.
NerdWallet: Guide to College Grants and Scholarships
Our guide begins by addressing the difference between grants and scholarships. We’ll then review the various types of college grants and how much of your overall financial aid package grants are likely to be. Finally, we’ll walk you through the application process.
New York Student Loans
Once you have considered all grants and scholarships, student loans can help you fill the gap. This guide will cover New York student loan options from the federal government and private lenders.
Sallie Mae: College Planning Tools
Use these tools and calculators to help you plan and pay for college.
Scholarship Resume Template: 25+ Examples and Writing Tips
A scholarship resume template that will get you the money. Prepare your resume for scholarship quickly and effortlessly. Follow expert hints. Learn from good vs. bad examples.
Time for Payback
Not a financial aid but a student finance site, which uses a game-like format to walk you through going to college and dealing with finances and debt, from the big school costs to meal plans and extras.
U.S. News & World Report: Paying for College
Paying for college can be one of the toughest parts of earning your degree—but it doesn’t have to be. Use our tips, tools, and articles to stay up to date on the best ways to pay for college, including scholarships, savings, grants, loans, and more.

Religious Vocations

Catholic Online: Vocations
Articles, videos, news, prayers, and links to further resources for those interested in religious vocations.
Religious Ministries
This site offers a directory of Catholic men’s and women’s communities in the United States. The Guide explains the nature of a religious vocation, the steps involved in entering the religious life and a description of the ministries engaged in by priests, brothers, sisters and lay people.
Syracuse Diocese: Office of Vocation Promotion
Information for young men considering entering the priesthood and on religious communities for men and women.
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops – Vocations
The USCCB is pleased to highlight various ways that vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life can be promoted by featuring resources that are currently used by archdioceses and dioceses throughout the United States, or available through various organizations. Visit our page for prayers and readings that the USCCB offers to assist you in the discernment process.
Vision Vocation Network
VISION Vocation guide is a print, online, and digital resource for those interested in entering religious life. Services available here include Vocation Match, Articles on Vocation Discernment, and an online copy of the annual Vision Vocation Guide.
Vocation Ministry: Discerning
Information on how to tell what sort of vocation you might be called to, with links and information for men and women on topics including the priesthood, religious orders, and married life.

Resumes

CareerZone: Quick Resume
Fill-in-the-blank resume builder creates a resume which can be viewed in HTML, .pdf, or MS Word format. From the New York State Department of Labor.
HLoom: Free Microsoft Word Templates and Services
Templates, examples, and information on how to write resumes and cover letters.
Learn How to Become: Resume Guide
This guide explores the ins and outs of creating successful application materials for your field of employment, delving into how to format, sequence, organize, review, and submit resumes and cover letters that won’t end up on the bottom of a recruiter’s pile.
ResumeBuilder
Build Resume Online in Minutes with Free Resume Builder.
Visual CV
Build and manage a more engaging Internet based resume. Combine audio, video and a digital career portfolio – all on a single Web page.
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