Web Links Colleges and Careers

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


College Matching Search Engines

XELLOhttps://login.xello.world/  Create your own Educational Development Plan (EDP), use  for college and career information.  For user instructions and to gain access:  Xello Directions        .  

http://www.collegeboard.com/student/index.html?student
Information for PSAT’s, SATs, 
CLEP, college search and financial aid

www.petersons.com    
Peterson's Education Center– College Planner 


General Information/Degree Programs   

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/disability-scholarships/  
College scholarship programs for students with disabilities.

https://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/best-colleges 
The Princeton Review College review of Best Colleges

www.collegeview.com/
Hobson's College View: career, college and financial aid

www.nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cool  
College Program and Degree Information– links by state to 
academic institutions with brief summary information

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_universities_and_colleges
List of colleges and 
universities by program area

https://campustours.com/ 
Interactive Virtual Campus Tours and Campus Maps

 

Religion/Faith Founded Colleges and Universities

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_Catholic_universities_and_colleges 
List of
Catholic universities and colleges in the US

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_Christian_universities_and_colleges 
List of
Christian universities and colleges in the US

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_universities_and_colleges_affiliated_with_the_Churches_of_Christ Colleges and universities affiliated with Church of Christ   

https://www.naccap.org/page/Guidance 
National Association of Christian College. Admissions professionals (NACCAP)– links for Guidance Counselors       

http://www.thehundred-seven.org/hbculist.html 
List of 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)

www.ajcunet.edu  
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities 

www.lutherancolleges.org  
Lutheran Educational Conference of North America 

http://www.gbhem.org/gbhem/colleges.html
United Methodist Church Colleges 

https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/university-hillels-by-campus
Alphabetical List of
University Hillels by College Campus


FINANCIAL AID
General Information 

https://www.fastweb.com  
Free scholarship search engine

www.finaid.org
Aid estimator and scholarship search

https://www.finaid.org/
The go-to-guide for College Financial Aid


Sources of financial aid

www.fafsa.ed.gov    
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (only use this FREE website with the ed.gov address)

https://studentaid.gov/
Federal Direct Loans

https://studentaid.gov/
US Department of Education Guide to Federal Student Aid

https://www.finaid.org/
Guide for College Financial Aid

www.nasfaa.org    
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

www.finaid.org/otheraid/state.phtml    
Resources by State

www.Michigan.gov/mistudentaid    
Michigan Search Scholarship Service

www.msfaa.org    
Michigan Student Financial Aid Association

www.americorps.org    
AmeriCorps – one year service experience in the US

www.cityyear.org    
City Year– unites young people of all backgrounds for a year
 of full-time service, giving them skills and opportunities to change the world.

https://www.mometrix.com/blog/scholarships-for-college/ 
List of Top 175 national 
scholarships


Test Prep

www.act.org    
ACT Assessment

www.sat.org    
SAT Testing

www.collegeboard.com/testing/    
College Board Tests (SAT, PSAT, AP, CLEP)

https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat
Khan Academy Free SAT Test Prep

www.kaptest.com/    
Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions 

www.sparknotes.com
Spark Notes Test Prep Center, also offers subject area tutorials

www.mel.org    
State of Michigan Library LearnATest, FREE

www.number2.com    
FREE SAT and ACT simulated testing

www.petersons.com/testprepchannel/    
Peterson's Test Prep Center

https://www.mometrix.com/academy/sat-test/
Link to free SAT Practice test


Career Planning Resources

 

 https://student.xello.world/  
XELLO   Online career search for Chippewa Valley
Schools students and alumni, and directions for CVS XELLO on CVS website

https://www.chippewavalleyschools.org/academics/careers
CVS Career Development
website

http://www.iseek.org/careers/skillsAssessment  
Free online skills assessment

http://www.iseek.org/careers/viewCareers?id=00  
Link to 530 career descriptions

http://www.onetonline.org/  
O*NET program is the  primary source of occupational information 
sponsored by the US Department of Labor                  

https://www.abc.org/Education-Training/Craft-Training-Apprenticeship
American Builders
and Construction information about the trades and apprenticeships

http://miconstructioncareers.org/  
Construction industry website

https://www.mustcareers.org/ 
Explore resource information about Construction Trades
and Apprenticeships 

https://carcareers.org/career-paths/ 
Career paths in the automotive service industry

https://uncw.edu/career/whatcanidowithamajorin.html  
List of “What can I do with a 
college major?”

https://umanitoba.ca/careerservices/career-planning/explore-occupations  
Alphabetical list of career options

http://art.nmu.edu/department/index.html 
Resource for art related careers

https://www.collegexpress.com/interests
Informative blog articles relating to college a
dmissions and financial aid

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/discover-careers-in-forensic-science-974532 
Forensic science career information

https://www.zippia.com/graphic-design-major/ 
Career information about graphic design
career paths

https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/culinary-schools/careers/ 
Career information about culinary arts career pathways 

http://career.iresearchnet.com/career-clusters/hospitality-and-tourism-career-cluster 
Hospitality careers pathway information

http://www.swlearning.com/web_resources/careers_marketing.htm  
Information about m
arketing careers

https://www.borntoengineer.com/resources/the-different-types-of-engineering-and-their-career-paths-explained
Explore specific fields within the engineering and advanced manufacturing industries including mechatronics

https://www.professionaldevelopmentpath.com/medical-careers-an-overview/ 
P
rovides a list of allied health career information

https://college.mayo.edu/academics/explore-health-care-careers/careers-a-z/ 
Information about many career options with the field of medicine          

https://www.healthcarepathway.com/states/michigan-health-care/ 
List of colleges and
universities offering health care and nursing degrees in Michigan

http://www.vault.com/  
Site for a variety for insider company research, community, and
career tools

https://www.becker.com/blog/cpa/accounting-careers-which-cpa-career-path-to-choose 
W
ebsite includes career information about accounting career pathways

http://www.careers-in-finance.com/  
Information on careers in finance

https://study.com/resources/finance-careers
Information on careers in finance

https://www.investopedia.com/articles/professionals/120215/investment-banker-career-path-qualifications.asp
Career info for Investment Banking

https://novoresume.com/career-blog/green-careers
Green careers information including resumes, interviews

https://thebestschools.org/careers/best-business-jobs/ 
Links to a variety of career fields
in business and educational options

https://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/careers-advice/what-can-you-do-computer-science-degree 
Links to Information on computer science careers

https://careerkarma.com/blog/computer-science-career-paths/ 
Career options to consider
to enter the field of computer science

https://insights.dice.com/career-toolkit/ 
Includes information on job hunting, career n
etworking, resumes and cover letters, and job interviews for tech careers

https://www.dice.com/skills/ 
Lists computer programming languages with important skills
employers require for success

https://www.dice.com/career-development
Info focusing on tech salaries

https://universityhq.org/how-to-become/fashion-designer-careers/ 
Links to Fashion
Designers careers

https://www.nutritioned.org/careers.html 
Links to Nutrition pathways and careers

http://www.careersininteriordesign.com/  
Links to career information in Interior Design

https://www.raise.me/careers/production/woodworkers
Career information on w
oodworking career pathways

https://icould.com/stories/work-wood-woodworking-career/ 
Career information on w
oodworking career pathways

http://www.assessment.com/  
Free career assessment tool called MAPP

https://www.mitalent.org/  
Michigan Jobs and Career Portal

http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/
Richard Bolles’ online Job Search strategies

www.acinet.org  
America's Career OneStop - Infonet

https://stats.bls.gov/audience/jobseekers.htm 
US Bureau of Labor Statistics –
career exploration information

www.bls.gov/ooh/  
US Government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational 
Outlook  Handbook (OOH)

https://www.fastcompany.com/work-life 
Progressive media brand with an editorial focus on
 innovation in technology, leadership and design

https://www.wired.com/magazine/ 
Wired is a monthly digital and print magazine focused 
on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy and politics

http://money.cnn.com/news/economy/annie/  
Link to current articles on the job search

https://www.inc.com/
Information and advice covering virtually every business and
management task, including marketing, sales, finding capital and managing people


Job Search - Career Advice Sites 

Tips to Prepare for Successful Online Video Interviews:

https://www.livecareer.com/resources/interviews/prep 
Blog with numerous articles
relating to preparing for your interview              

https://www.vault.com/blogs/interviewing/5-video-interview-tips-that-will-set-you-apart-from-the-pack 
5 Tips to successfully prepare you for your Video Interview

https://www.livecareer.com/resources/special-reports/employer-desired-skills/job-seeker-resumes-fail-to-match-employer-desired-skills 
Employers are seeking critical skills of
Job Seekers: Analytical/Problem-solving, Interpersonal, Communication, Leadership, and Personal Traits

https://www.livecareer.com/resources/special-reports/employer-desired-skills/remote-work-skills 
Resource to help you define your experience and expertise working remotely: 
Terminology, Project Management Tools and Communication Software background

https://www.northeastern.edu/graduate/blog/virtual-interview-tips/ 
8 Tips to help you Ace your 
next Virtual Interview

https://www.livecareer.com/resources/interviews/questions/tell-me-how-you-handled-a-difficult-situation 
Thoughts on Responding to Difficult Interview Questions

https://www.livecareer.com/resources/interviews/prep/what-interview-dress-is-appropriate-for-a-skype-interview 
Preparing to “Dress for Success” for your video job interview

https://www.vault.com/blogs/interviewing/how-to-dress-for-video-interview-success 5 Tips for Dressing Successfully for your Video Interview

Preparation Tips for Actual Online Video Interviews:

https://www.livecareer.com/resources/careers/recent-grads/first-timers-guide-video-job-interview 
Newbie tips on preparing for your first Video Job Interview

https://www.livecareer.com/resources/interviews/prep/online-video-interviewing-dos-donts 
Article with tips on successful preparation for online video interviewing

https://www.livecareer.com/resources/interviews/prep/acing-online-video-interview - Article on Tips to Ace Your Online Video Job Interview

https://www.livecareer.com/search?q=Video+Interview  
Articles specifically related to video interviews on how to be successful

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIPIDbcEpyQ 
Professor Heather Austin present 7 Virtual Job Interview Tips - How to PREPARE FOR A VIRTUAL JOB INTERVIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQsyC-ks9f4 
Linda Raynier, CPA presentsHow to Look Good on Video Calls– Skype, Zoom, FaceTime– Video Interviews

https://www.livecareer.com/resources/interviews/prep 
Blog articles on what to do before,
during and after your interview

https://www.livecareer.com/resources 
Blog of career articles covering many current topics

Preparing for Online Video Interview Follow-up

https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/interviewing/follow-up-email-examples-after-interview 
Interview follow-up correspondence suggestions from Indeed.com

https://www.livecareer.com/resources/interviews/prep/after-the-interview
Tips on video interview effective follow-up strategies


Job Search - Career Advice Resources

 

https://www.livecareer.com/ 
Excellent site for career and job search advice

https://www.vault.com/vault-guides 
Excellent publications for Industry Sector Career
Guides, Career Advice guides for Interviewing, Networking and Resumes, and Education Guides for College, Internships and MBA programs.

https://www.indeed.com/career-advice  
Centralized online resource for career advice and employment opportunities  

https://www.ziprecruiter.com/blog/category/career-advice/ 
Blog articles on a variety of
career topics

https://www.efinancialcareers.com/  
Career information and job postings for business and 
financial opportunities  

https://www.careerbuilder.com/advice 
Site providing career advice and blogs on topics
of interest to employers and job seekers

https://www.teacher.org/careers-in-education/ 
Articles and information on careers in 
education

https://www.monster.com/career-advice/  
Career advice for a variety of careers

*The links listed above are not under the control of the Chippewa Valley Schools. CVS are not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any change or updates to such sites. Chippewa Valley Schools are providing these links to you only as a convenience. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by the School District.