College & Career


General Career Sites

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Find facts about wages, occupations, the economy, and more. The Students section has games and quizzes, resources, and information specifically for students in elementary and high school.
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.
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. From the NY State Department of Labor.
Glassdoor.com
Gives you an inside look at company salaries, reviews, and interview questions for thousands of companies.
Green Careers
Thinking about a green career but confused about your options? You’re not alone. CareerOneStop’s Green Careers section provides an outline of green careers in today’s changing workplaces.
JobZone
Create your free account to: Build and store resumes, Explore occupations, Identify your strengths, skills and talents, Search education and training databases. From the New York State Department of Labor.
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.com: 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 – Resources
Offers a very nice subject-organized list of helpful internet sites.
New York State Department of Labor
JobZone is a free, online job search and career planning system that helps job seekers make informed career decisions. We offer up-to-date, localized career and labor market information, and tools to aid in the job search process.
NextStepU
Online college and career planning tools.
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. News: Careers
U.S. News: Education
Information on job searching, career outlooks, internships, applying for jobs, interviewing, choosing a college or grad school, financial aid, career planning, and more.
Zety
Blog with career help, including how to write resumes and cover letters, how to do well in job interviews, and the job search process.

General College and University Info

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.
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.
Campus Tours
CampusTours provides virtual tours of 1,700+ colleges and universities and builds virtual tours and interactive maps for schools and organizations worldwide.
CollegeBasics.com
Topics from choosing a college through the application process and financial aid.
The College Board
Services from the College Board regarding 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
From the National Center for Education Statistics, 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.
NextStepU
Online college and career planning tools.
Peterson’s Planner
A classic site for college and graduate school planning, test preparation, financial aid, career advancement.
Princeton Review: College Education
Search college databases, find information about the SAT, the PSAT, and ACT exams, examine financial aid, and peruse links to other sites.
Student Guide to Budgeting
Read on to learn how to set up a budget, including planning and adjusting to spending and saving.
Technical & Vocational School Guide
Directory for students and professionals searching for technical & vocational schools and colleges in the United States.
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.
Unigo: College Matching and School Reviews
Unigo is a new platform for high school and college students to collaborate and share information about their college experiences.
US News: Education
Rankings, advice, and lots of tools for students approaching college.

Catholic Colleges and Universities

Best Catholic Colleges
Short descriptions with links to more detailed profiles of some of the most prestigious Catholic schools in the U.S.
Catholic Colleges and Universities
A simple list of colleges and universities by name, with links to their webpages.
Catholic Colleges and Universities in the United States
From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Explore the Highest-Ranked Catholic Universities
From U.S. News, based on their annual round-up of college rankings.
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.com: 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.

Local New York Colleges and Universities

Binghamton University
State University of New York at Binghamton; offers both undergraduate and graduate programs.
Broome Community College
Also known as SUNY Broome, Broome Community is a local 2-year college offering Associate’s degrees in various disciplines.
New York State Education Department
New York State: Services: Education
Good places to start looking for information on education at all levels in New York.
New York’s Private Colleges & Universities
Information about more than 100 private colleges and universities in New York.
SummerOnCampus.com
Links to information about summer camps for academics, the arts, and sports at various college campuses in New York state.  Listed by program, college, and location.
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Financial Aid

Scam Avoidance
Federal Student Aid: Avoiding ScamsFinaid.gov: Scholarship ScamsFTC: Scholarship and Financial Aid ScamsThought.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 on the Web
This is where you apply for a student loan. Online applications can be saved and completed in stages up to 45 days later, or saved as .pdf documents and mailed in. For help completing the form, see the Completing the FAFSA brochures.
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 – Resources
This page offers a list of links to fact sheets, videos, and other informational documents.

Other Aid Information

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.
CollegeBoard.com: Paying for College
College Board: Scholarship Search
Information from the College Board about financial aid, scholarships, loans, and so on.
College Planning Tools
Use these tools and calculators to help you plan and pay for college. From Sallie Mae.
FastWeb: Scholarships, Financial Aid and Colleges
Access over 1.5 million scholarships to help you pay for college Requires free registration.
FinAid
This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools — on or off the web. Includes FAQs, links to sites, calculators, FAFSA guide and more. A valuable aid for anyone seeking information about financial aid.
Guide to New York Student Loans, Scholarships, and Grants
This guide provides detailed information regarding college financing options for New York residents.
National Higher Education Day: Financial Aid
Lists some reputable financial aid sites with a brief description of each.
NerdWallet: The Complete Guide to College Grants
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.
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.
Scholarship America
Scholarship information, planning, news, and tips.
Scholarships.com
Scholarships.com is a leading free scholarship search resource that helps students pay and prepare for college.
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. Department of Educaiton: Funding
Information on grants and loans available via the Department of Education.

Religious Vocations

Catholic Online: Vocations
Articles, videos, news, prayers, and links to further resources for those interested in religious vocations.
Religious Ministries.com
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 Vocations
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, Vision Vocation Guide, and Vision Vocation Guide Digital Magazine

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.
How to Write a Cover Letter
This workshop-style guide provides you with a step-by-step approach to building a cover letter from heading to closing (and in that order), and free cover letter templates to get you started.
How to Write a Resume.net
HowToWriteAResume.net is the Net’s #1 online resume builder. Our one of a kind phrase builder technology helps job seekers find the right words to express their job achievements and qualifications in such a way that employers see the value in what they’ve done.
HowStuffWorks: How to Write a Resume
What to include and, perhaps more importantly, what to omit from your resume. Overall, keep in mind that your ultimate goal should be to land an interview — leave them wanting more.
ResumeBuilder
Build Resume Online in Minutes with Free Resume Builder.
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.
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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