Planning a Major and College Resources
BRAINTRACK’S COLLEGES AND CAREER GUIDE
This guide offers in-depth US college and career profiles as well as degree and wage statistics for over 400 occupations that commonly require college or university education for entry or advancement.
CAREER PROFILES CAREER AND JOB SEARCH GUIDE
The premier career search, information, job descriptions, and education guide. For years CareerProfiles.info has been assisting career minded professionals, job seekers and students make better, more informed career choices by providing them with highly relevant, reliable and up-to-date career information and job search resources.
HEALTH CAREER CENTER: CAREER AND JOB SEARCH GUIDE
Helpful resource page for students interested in pursuing a health career center or looking for a health related occupation.
This site has career and licensure info, jobs, experts (some of the top psychologists in the world), internships.
StudentMentor is a nonprofit that matches college students seeking career or academic advice with volunteer mentors nationwide. Students work one-on-one with mentors to receive career or academic advice on a wide variety of topics including financing education, graduate school applications, and work-life balance.
Site offers suggestions on career and college planning, applying to schools, scholarships and financial aid.
Search schools based on your major, can also locate special programs. Site provides assistance with writing admissions essays. Scholarship and financial aid information is also available.
NEXT VISTA FOR LEARNING
An online library of free videos for learners everywhere. Click on the tab “light bulbs” to watch short career videos on a variety of subjects. Watching professionals at work will strengthen goals and generate ideas for choosing a major.
The public safety career information website is a centralized web resource for anyone who is looking for answers about not only the criminal justice field, but also about the academic programs that may be located in your own county or city that can help you with the academic preparation for either the hiring process or academy preparation.
Career Exploration and Self-Assessment Resources
CAREER KEY: TEMPERAMENT AND CAREER CHOICE
Site gives access to free online instrument to assess your career style (Based on John Holland’s Career Types). Respond to a series of questions and determine what careers would be best suited for you.
KEIRSEY TEMPERAMENT SORTER
Contains 70 questions and an evaluation to help determine personality type.
Learn top skills from employers and get hired.
Site contains career exploration information, a career database, and a salary calculator.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND EMPLOYERS (NACE)
Site provides information and suggestions on how to research new careers.
OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK
Handbook showcases various jobs, working conditions, future job prospects, and salaries.
Research various occupations according to your skills and abilities on this site.
Based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, discover which of the 16 personality types you represent. Complete an on-line test to determine your personality type.
Determine your level of self-esteem by responding to a series of questions.
TRANSFERABLE SKILLS SURVEY
Complete a brief survey and learn which skills you can successfully transfer to a job/career.
GREEN CAREER CENTRAL
Site is a forum for articles on green careers, career paths and possibilities and network building.
GREEN CAREERS GUIDE
Site offers information and guides to green careers.
Explore green careers, plan your education, find a job and grow your own green business. Although this site is based on jobs in MN, it offers a good general resource.
Search job sites, company career pages and associations for sustainability jobs.
GREEN DRINKS INTERNATIONAL
Environmental networking community offers monthly social gatherings.
DAMSELS IN SUCCESS
Networking site created for women.
Professional networking site: sign up to create a network of professionals.
Professional networking site that is designed to bring networking professionals together.
Professional networking site that provides a forum to match students, graduates, and employers.
Networking site that links students, professors and employers.
Networking site that provides a forum for students to interact with employers, other students, and working professionals.
Search or start your own networking groups. Use keywords to search for interest groups (may require Yahoo! Email account).
Internship and Volunteer Websites
Internship and volunteer opportunities are listed on this site.
National database of internship opportunities.
VolunteerMatch is a database of volunteer positions, including virtual projects in IT and web development.
INTERN JOBS (link to: www.internjobs.com)
National database of internships for students and recent grads.
INTERN WEB (link to: www.internweb.com)
U.S. internship listings, internship-related articles and career tools.
AFTER COLLEGE (link to: www.aftercollege.com)
Search for internships, entry-level jobs, resume posting and basic career resources.
Search for traditional and virtual internships (work from a remote location).
GET THAT GIG
Summer jobs and internship listings, career and industry research, post your resume.
Combination of social network and job site for international job and internship opportunities.
WASHINGTON INTERNSHIP INSTITUTE
Information on academic internships, mostly in government, in the Washington, D.C. area.
Domestic internship search, professional networking, post resume.
RISING STAR INTERNSHIPS
College students can search for internships and/or post their resumes.
SNAG A JOB
Job site for high school and college students looking for part-time, seasonal, or summer jobs.
STUDENT SEARCH SYSTEM
Specializes in finding internship and entry-level employment for college students and graduates.
Summer job seekers can search by keyword or location for a summer job.