Web Links Colleges and Careers

College Search, Financial Aid, Test Preparation and Career Research Websites


College Searches


College Matching Search Engines

http://public.careercruising.com/en/ Create your own Educational Development Plan (EDP), use for college and career information. Click here for user instructions and to gain access.
http://www.collegeboard.com/splash/ The College Board Online College Search
http://www.collegeboard.com/student/index.html?student - information for PSAT's, SATs, college search and financial aid
http://www.petersons.com/ Peterson's Education Center - College Planner
www.careersandcolleges.com Careers & Colleges Magazine; college and financial aid search engines


General Information/Degree Programs

http://research.allcolleges.org/ Online College Degree Directory - colleges include both "for profit" educational institutions and not-for-profit colleges. (Check programs for accreditation status in your fields of interest.) http://www.scholarstuff.com/colleges/united_states/usa.htm - College search information
http://www.collegeview.com/index.jsp Hobson's College View: career, college and financial aid www.alluniversities.com Top colleges and universities (some "for-profit" institutions included)
http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/ College Program and Degree Information - links by state to academic institutions with brief summary information.
http://www.campustours.com/ Campus Tours Online with link to website and request for information

Religion/Faith Founded

http://www.catholiccollegesonline.org/search.html - National Catholic College Admissions Association college search
http://www.stirenes.org/information/college_list.html - list of Catholic Colleges across the US
http://church-of-christ.org/universities/United_States/U_United_States.htm - Churches affiliated with Churches of Christ
http://www.cccu.org/about/members.asp - Council for Christian College and Universities
http://www.ajcunet.edu/ Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
http://www.lutherancolleges.org/ Lutheran Educational Conference of North America


Financial aid

General Information

- U.S. Department of Education
http://www.finaid.org/ Aid estimator and scholarship search
www.finaidfacts.org Introduction and Explanation of financial aid
http://www.financialaidtips.org/ Explanation of financial aid


Sources of Aid

https://fafsa.ed.gov/ Free Application for Federal Student Aid (only use this FREE website)
www.pin.ed.gov Federal PIN Registration
http://www2.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/DirectLoan/index.html Federal Direct Loans
www.finaid.org/otheraid/fao.phtml College Financial Aid Offices
http://www.nasfaa.org/ National Association of Student Aid Administrators
www.finaid.org/otheraid/state.phtml Resources by State
www.Michigan.gov/mistudentaid Michigan Search Scholarship Service
http://www.msfaa.org/ Michigan Student Financial Aid Association
http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Students Taxes for Students
http://www.jobcorps.gov/home.aspx JobCorps
http://www.cityyear.org/ City Year - City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them skills and opportunities to change the world. 

Test Prep

http://www.act.org/ ACT Assessment
www.sat.org SAT Testing
www.collegeboard.com/testing/ College Board Tests
www.careersandcolleges.com FREE ACT/SAT prep information and strategy
www.kaptest.com/ Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
http://www.mel.org/ State of Michigan Library LearnATest, FREE
www.number2.com FREE SAT and ACT simulated testing
http://www.petersons.com/college-search/test-prep.aspx Peterson's Test Prep Center
http://www.powerprep.com/ Low cost interactive SAT prep
www.studyhall.com FREE online SAT improvement program


Career Planning Resources

http://public.careercruising.com/en/ FREE personal career search; for access, read Career Cruising directions
http://miconstructioncareers.org/ Construction industry website
http://www.free-career-test.com/tfct.asp Take a FREE career assessment.
http://www.umanitoba.ca/counselling/careers.html Canadian university list of career options
http://art.nmu.edu/department/AD_Career-Jobs.html a great resource for Art related careers
http://www.ashland.edu/cardev/documents/EarlyChildhood_000.pdf Early Childhood Education career info
http://www.designtalkboard.com/design-articles/job-descriptions.php Career information on Graphic Design
http://www.amtonline.org/ Manufacturing Technology industry website
http://www.swlearning.com/web_resources/careers_marketing.htm Information about Marketing careers
http://www.medicalcareerinfo.com/ Information about many career options with the field of Medicine
http://www.vault.com/ Site for a variety for insider company research, community, and career tools
http://www.aicpa.org/Pages/default.aspx American Institute of Certified Public Accountants website includes career info
http://www.careers-in-finance.com/ info on careers in Finance
http://www.khake.com/page13.html links to a variety of career fields in Business
http://www.khake.com/page17.html links to Information on Computer Science careers
http://www.edinformatics.com/careers/fashion_designer.htm links to Fashion Designers careers
http://www.careersininteriordesign.com/ links to career information in Interior Design
http://www.collegegrad.com/careers/produ15.shtml Information on Careers in Woodworking
http://www.mel.org/SPT--BrowseResources.php?ParentId=425 State of Michigan Resources
http://www.assessment.com/ Free Career Assessment tool called MAPP
http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/ Richard Bolles' online Job Search strategies
http://michigan.gov/healthcareers Information about Health Careers in Michigan
http://www.acinet.org/ America's Career Infonet
http://www.lafollette.wisc.edu/careerdevelopment/organizations/state_list.htm Career Development Information identified by state created by U of Wisconsin, Madison, LaFollette School of Public Affairs
http://stats.bls.gov Bureau of Labor Statistics
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/ US Government's Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
http://www.careerkey.org/ Free service with job interest and skills tests
www.careersandcolleges.com FREE career searching

Job Search Sites

http://detroit.craigslist.org/ free classifieds identified by job titles in the US, Canada & around the world
www.careerbuilder.com online job search site
http://www.education-online-search.com/ FREE articles and information on careers and education
http://www.jobstar.org/ Resume and Career Guide information
http://www.monster.com/ Job Search database
http://www.techies.com/ Technical careers, training and certification information
http://www.quintcareers.com/ Excellent site for career and job search advice
http://online.wsj.com/careers Excellent articles on careers and job search from the Wall Street Journal


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