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Helpful Websites (hard copies available in the Career Center) :
 
Because of the fluid and rapidly changing nature of the Web, some of these sites may be broken or gone completely.
 

College:  Choosing a college is difficult. Choose wisely to take that first step down the road to success. 

                                  

nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator    U.S. Department of Education college search website

 

www.careerbridge.wa.gov   Database of educational and training programs in Washington

 

checkoutacollege.com    Washington Community and Technical Colleges information

 

www.projectopportunity.net   Access to Washington’s Independent Colleges

 

knowhow2gowashington.org   4steps to succeed in a Washington college

 

www.wiche.com    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education or WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange), a program within the 15 western states for reduced college tuition

 

www.aacc.nche.edu/pages/ccfinder.aspx    U.S. Community College finder

 

www.collegesource.org  College Source Online, containing digital info on 70,585 college catalogs, institutional profiles and more

 

edonline.com/collegecompass    Educate Your Dreams, a variety of college related information

 

www.collegeresults.org    College Results Online, compare student 4 yr graduation rates

 

www.salisbury.edu/careerservices/students/choosingmajor/whattodowithyourdegree.html  Majors and jobs

 

www.k-state.edu/acic/majorin  KSU’s What can I do with a major in… listing

 

www.inlikeme.com    The college admissions and student aid resource hub 

 

www.schoolsintheusa.com      Review university & college programs across the US

 

www.aie.org    Adventures in Education, great college and career planning info and tips

 

www.wisemantech.com./guidance      Great links to post-secondary information and more

 

www.campustours.com       Your source for virtual college tours, webcams, and campus maps

 

www.petersons.com   A comprehensive guide to college info and planning timelines

 

www.collegeatlas.org   Encyclopedia of Higher Education and if you are into rankings this site is for you

 

www.anycollege.com   Where your college search begins

 

library.thinkquest.org/17038  College base, a site for high school students by high school students

 

collegecost.ed.gov   US Dept. of Education site on college affordability and transparency

 

www.collegemajors101.com   Learn about the different college majors, also featured videos

 

www.firstinthefamily.org  Great site for first generation college students, believe in your right to college
 
www.firstgenerationstudent.com  What it takes to get to and through college 
 

 

www.collegelists.pbworks.com    Wiki with great college information

 

www.usnews.com/education/blogs/professors-guide/2009/09/16/10-tips-for-transferring    10 tips to help with community college transfers

 

Financial Aid:

 

www.fafsa.ed.gov    FAFSA on the web, complete your form on line, submit after January 1st

 

www.pin.ed.gov    FAFSA PIN registration, pin # is necessary to complete the form online

 

www.finaid.org  The Smart Student Guide to financial aid

 

www.studentaid.ed.gov      U.S. Dept. of Education site with free info on preparing for college

 

www.salliemae.com      Tips on how to plan and pay for college

 

www.fastweb.com    Your access to scholarships and college expertise

 

Scholarships:

 

www.thewashboard.org    Scholarship clearinghouse from WA Scholarship Coalition

 

www.collegeplan.org   College Planning Network, a WA State-based scholarship search

 

www.iefa.org   International Education Financial Aid for students wanting to study abroad

 

www.fastaid.com   Free scholarship search service

 

www.collegenet.com    Scholarship database from CollegeNET

 

www.collegesuccessfoundation.org   Scholarship search and mentoring service

 

www.meritaid.com  A comprehensive directory of college merit& academic scholarships

 

www.supercollege.com   Helps you to get in, pay for and succeed in college and beyond

 

www.scholarshipexperts.com   Database of over 2.4 million scholarships

 

www.schoolsoup.com    Database with over $40 billion in available scholarships

 

Testing:

 

www.act.org      Practice and register for the ACT

 

www.act.org/compass/sample    Practice for community college placement test

 

www.sat.collegeboard.com   Practice and register for the SAT

 

www.myvocabulary.com    Enhance vocabulary and written verbal skills

 

www.testprepreview.com   Free practice tests, including ACT/ASVAB/GED/SAT

 

www.number2.com      Free SAT/ACT/GRE and vocabulary builder

 

www.gedforfree.com    Free GED online prep and practice tests

 

www.saab.org   The Online Test Page, free SAT/ACT prep

 

www.khanacademy.org   Over 3200 videos on everything from math to test prep

 

majortests.com    Free practice tests and resources
 

CAREER/EMPLOYMENT WEB SITES

 

www.bls.gov/ooh   U.S. Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook with alphabetical listing of occupations

 

www.onetonline.org  U.S. Dept. of Labor occupations information

 

www.usajobs.gov    Official jobsite of the U.S. Federal Government, source for federal jobs

 

www.careeronestop.org  Your pathway to career success; explore careers, job search and more

 

careerbridge.wa.gov    One-stop, searchable database of education/ training programs in WA

 

www.dcjobsource.com/fedinterns.html  Find federal internships

 

access.wa.gov   WA State site, select: Explore Topics; Employment or Education

 

www.workforceexplorer.com  WA Department of Employment Security site

 

www.projectionscentral.com  State occupational projections through 2018

 

www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/default.asp  WA State Dept. of Labor and Industries apprenticeship information site

 

www.act.org/wwm/index.html   ACT World-of-Work map, occupations organized by cluster

 

www.goinglobal.com   international employment information

 

www.careerbuilder.com  Career Builder, job recruitment resource

 

www.jobbankusa.com   Job Bank USA

 

www.indeed.com    Search job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages

 

linkup.com A job search engine

 

www.careerjet.com  Employment search engine

 

www.saludos.com  Hispanic site for careers and employment

 
www.rileyguide.org The Riley Guide, career and job information clearinghouse 

 

www.jobhuntersbible.com   Web site to Richard Bolles’s What Color Is Your Parachute?

 

www.job-hunt.com   JobHunt, how to find your new job

 

www.jobster.com  It’s your life and your career 

 

www.careercast.com    Local and national job search site

 
www.coolworks.com Seasonal employment including the National Parks and resorts
 
www.summerjobs.com Surf for the perfect summer job

 

www.grovejob.com    Seasonal part-time job locator by zip code

 

www.urbanemploy.com/network    Job and internship listings by region

 

jobfactory.com  Provides online help for job seekers including online newspapers

 

money.usnews.com/money/careers   Browse jobs by industry, career blogs & headlines

 

www.khake.com  Vocational Info Center, explore voc and technical careers

 

stemcareer.com    Info on science, technology, engineering and math careers

 

www.careertv.com    Streaming career video website 

 

www.zoominfo.com    Employer and business professional profiles

 

wetfeet.com  Provides company profiles, wage and salary information

 

www.vault.com   Vault career intelligence, research companies and more

 

salary.monster.com  Salary and cost of living wizards

 

www.todaysmilitary.com    Your guide to all the military branches and available careers

 

asvabprogram.com  Career Exploration with sample ASVAB test information

 

www.peacecorps.gov  Volunteer with Peace Corps 

 

www.nationlservice.gov/programs/americorps  Americorps, national &community service program

 

www.jobcorps.gov    Federal job training and education for at-risk youth 16 –24 years

 
www.idealist.org Idealist is a clearinghouse for nonprofit and volunteer resources

 

www.volunteermatch.org Matches you with volunteer organizations by zip code

 

Resume Web Sites

 

www.damngood.com Yana Parker’s resume web guide and links

 

www.careerbabe.com   Click on Career Babe’s Resume Writing Tutorial

 

susanireland.com    Free resume and cover letter samples and tips

 

www.wa.gov/esd/guides/resume/post/post_sample.htm   format an online resume

 

www1.umn.edu/ohr/careerdev/resources/resume     University of Minn. Resume Tutor!

 

jobsearch.about.com/od/interviewsnetworking/a/dressforsuccess.htm    Includes proper dress for interviews and resume information

 

www.business.com/guides/dressing-forsucess-1334   WSU dress for interview success

 

jobsearch.about.com/od/resumes/a/resumetoc.htm   resume/cover letter guide

 

Interest Inventories and Assessments

 

www.usd.edu/~bwjames/tut/learning-style    What’s Your Learning Style?

 

www.educationplanner.com   Click on students then self-assessments   

 

www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes1.htm  Based on the Jung-Myers-Briggs typological approach to personality

 

cms.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/careercenter/explore/assessment/typefocus/whatpersonality    What can I do with my Personality Type?  Plug in your Myers-Briggs results and get a list of careers related to the 16 Myers-Briggs personality types from Ball State University

 

www.assessment.com  MAPP reveals your motivations for work

 

www.mynextmove.org  O*Net interest profiler

 

 

FOR MORE LISTINGS, INFO OR QUESTIONS VISIT YOUR CAREER CENTER updated 5/13/dmc

 
 
 
 
MILITARY CONTACTS

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Air Force - Sgt. Gillespie
10925 N. SR2, Newport Hwy
370-4710

www.goarmy.com
Army - Sgt. Cody Godwin
10925 N SR2, Newport Hwy, Suite 4
484-6934, cell 200-8393

washingtonguard.com
WA Army National Guard - Sgt. Libey
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568-3204, cell 385-5347

www.marines.com
Marines - Sgt. Schooler
10925 N. Newport Hwy, Suite 7
Spokane, WA  99218
353-4604

www.navy.com
Navy - E6 Emmanuel Santos
10925 N. Newport Hwy, Suite 6
Spokane, WA  99218
484-1731, cell 344-9871

 

 
 
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