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CAREER PLANNING

Smart career decisions start here!  Find wages and employment trends, occupational requirements, state by state labor market conditions, millions of employer contacts nationwide, and the most extensive career resource library online.
 

Career advice and info on architecture.  Interviews. and resources.
 

Employment Review’s  list of best places to live and work in the US.  Also career guide, resume posting, job fairs, career advice, etc.
 

Knowledge Network Explorer—Blue Ribbon Learning Sites Incredible!  Go to “content table”, then select topic.

  • Career Overview - CareerOverview.com is a non-commercial website dedicated to providing aspiring career professionals and students with relevant, reliable and up-to-date career and job information whereby helping them to make better, more informed career choices. 

50 item Career Interest Quiz.
 

Job openings database, Resume bank, employer profiles, etc.
 

Search over 400,000 jobs by type, community, or industry.

Career Voyages is filled with labor market information, career resources and industry driven content aimed at 15-25 year olds, their parents, career advisors and career changers.  The site also hosts the extremely popular career information magazine InDemand.

·  Chicago Women in Trades - www.chicagowomenintrades.org/index.html

This site provides a library of resources related to young women in nontraditional careers in the fields of construction, transportation and manufacturing. You can have access to the latest information about important legislative and community initiatives to eliminate barriers for women. There are also general announcements, news clips, and press releases. Chicago Women in Trades is a nonprofit  organization that works to increase the number of women in the skilled trades, and to eliminate the barriers that prohibit women from entering and remaining in non-traditional careers.
 

·  Dept. of Labor-Women - http://www.dol.gov/wb/

US Dept. of Labor Women’s Bureau—statistics on working women.
 

·  DWD Career Center - http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/careers

Great career development strategies, five-step career plan.
 

·  Exploring Careers - http://www.explore.cornell.edu

Incredible site from Cornell University   ( In Spanish, also!).
 

·  Internet Public Library - http://www.ipl.org/teen/

Go to “Career Pathways” for Career Bios and interviews. “College and Career” for test prep, links.
 

·  Job Shadow Day - http://www.jobshadow.org

Virtual job shadows.  Scripted interview with professionals.
 

·  Job Smart - http://jobsmart.org

Resumes, salaries, career guides, counseling, etc.
 

·  Kansas Occ. Emp. And Wages - http://stats.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ks.htm

Occupational Employment and wage estimates.
   

·  Military Career Guide - http://www.militarycareers.com

DOD’s resource on all branches of the military.
 

·  Monsterboard - http://www.monsterboard.com

Online network for careers, career advice, resumes, salary info.

·  Nat. Soc. Of Prof. Engineers - http://www.nspe.org

Click on “Ask a PE”, a forum for young engineers and students looking for guidance from engineers in the field.  Also a FAQ file.
 

·  Next Steps - http://www.nextsteps.org/

Click on “the Magazine” to view archives of over 50 issues of career and industry profiles and interviews.  Click on “Tools”.
   

·  Occupational Outlook Handbook - http://stats.bls.gov/oco/home.htm

Career Profiles, working conditions, training, and job prospects.  Nationally recognized source of career info from USDOL.
 

·  Salary Wizard - http://business.netscape.com/business/research/main.tmpl

Calculates average salary for various careers in specific locations.  

·  Vault-Career Advancement - http://www.vault.com

Employer and industry guides, job listings, detailed info on careers.    

Career Resources for job seekers, links to company profiles, recruiter interview guideline, and compensation info. 

Complete alphabetical listing of jobs in Wichita area

FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIP WEB SITES

Free scholarship search
 

Find and apply for financial assistance, calculators
 

Great resource for variety of financial aid options
 

Database of over 169,000 scholarships, tips on applying

  • Lunch-money.com - http://www.lunch-money.com/ Lunch-Money.com's Free Scholarship Search allows students to find up-to-date information on thousands of scholarships. For select scholarships, we enable students to fill out, save, and even submit application forms online. We also provide a wealth of interactive tools and content to help students navigate the financial aid and scholarship process. Everything on the site is free for students to use! 

Free financial aid/scholarship service
 

College-specific scholarship search based on academic performance of 3.0+ GPA.  THERE IS A  FEE FOR RESULTS $$$$$$$$
 

Use school affordability analyzer to check check current annual cost of 3 schools and get a price range in about 5 minutes!  Also see Expected Family Contribution Estimator.
 

Free search service
 

Financial aid info
 

  

 

TEST WEB SITES

  • ACT - http://www.actstudent.org

Online registration, test dates prep tips, fees, and more
 

Check out the "take a look at your interests" link at the bottom of the page.
 

Most widely used career interest test, developed by Dr. John Holland and RIASEC types.  Matches your code with fields of study.  Test is FREE online.  Extensive report is $8.95.
 

  • Kaplan - http://www.kaptest.com

Comprehensive site on test prep, tutoring, and admissions.
 

Career Management International's 8-question survey that reveals your "medieval" vocational personality.  FUN!
 

70 question personality test with results like Myers-Briggs.
 

Super 24 question profile of work style, interests, and careers.  Generates list of careers to match your profile.
 

  • PSAT/SAT - http://www.collegeboard.com

Online registration, test dates, tips, scholarship search and more.
   

Great help!  28 different study skill strategies from Virginia Tech.

POST-SECONDARY SITES

Fantastic site (also in Spanish).  Great links.  Click on "internet resources."
 

Click on MCAT to find information on the test and medical school admissions.  Use the pop up window and click on Medical Education to find information on research, events, and news, health care, and more.
 

Directory of major areas of study.  Browse/search by program and by state.
 

Admissions information on colleges, universities, and graduate programs.  Mach 25 Scholarship Search.
 

Links to accredited community college and universities in the US.  Schools are organized alphabetically and by state. 

CollegeXpress - http://www.collegexpress.com/

Info. on schools, including admissions, financial aid and college life.

  • Criminal Justice Schools - http://www.legal-criminal-justice-schools.com/              Your guide to online and campus based criminal justice schools.

College and scholarship search.  FREE SAT/ACT practice tests, links 

Law School Admissions Council Online—Provides info about law schools, free same LSAT, and prep materials 

Very commercial, but great site full of ideas about college 

Organized info about technical opportunities at all levels.  Search database, request info, apply, etc. 

Harvard grads reveal exclusive secrets, tips, and strategies to help students.  Free newsletter, college survival kit, scholarship info.

KANSAS Post-Secondary Institutions

 

Guide to requirements to regents universities 

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

 

The premier web site for job seekers and employeers in Kansas!

  • Nation Job Search - NationJobSearch.com provides job seekers easy access to the most reliable, up-to-date and comprehensive job search sites for aspiring career professionals.

Use this site to create a Free Desktop for your Job Hunt.

 
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