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Career Planning Websites

  • Career Information - Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Select a career based on your interests and hobbies.  Links to career information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Career Zone
    Explore careers related to your strengths, skills and talents, or browse through a list of all occupations.  In addition to a description of the occupation, the skills and education required, wages and job outlook,  this site provides information about the work context and style, links to colleges offering degrees needed, forms for a resume, cover letter,  job application tool, and links to available jobs in NYS.
  • My Next Move: The U.S. Department of Labor's career search tool
    My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers.
    Search for a career by field of study, by industry, by type of work or by career trait.  This site also includes information about military careers, the higest paying careers, and help building your resume.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)
    the OOH is the  Nation′s premier source for career information.  Hundreds of occupations are profiled, including What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more.
  • College Toolkit - Career Homepage
    Search for,  or browse Careers and job profiles.  In addition to basic information, this site contains a Day in the Life series for certain careers to help you get a sense about what it's really like to work in a that career.
    Find summer jobs and seasonal staff positions with camps, amusement parks, resorts, national parks, hotels, environmental organizations and more.


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College Planning Websites

    • Campus Tours

      View thousands of virtual tours and interactive college maps, along with college profiles and additional information

    • College Navigator - National Center for Educational Statistics

      In addition to giving college profiles, this interactive website is designed to help you find the right college for you.

    • College Search - Fastweb

      Includes profiles of thousands of colleges, financial aid and scholarship information and a video tour.

    • College Toolkit

      Free interactive site for college search, scholarship programs and career exploration

    •'s Facebook Page

      Weekly tips, info and links from  the U.S. Department of Education.

    • Colleges That Change Lives

      Change Lives, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process

    • CUNY Schools

      This is the main website associated with the City University of New York.  Each CUNY school can be researched in depth, including campus virtual tours, college statistics and much more.

    • EduTrek - Comprehensive and Neutral College Search Engine

      This site provides a free searchable database including all colleges in the United States.  In addition, there is information about the risks and rewards of attending college, college majors, paying for college, and test preparation.

    • FAFSA on the Web - Federal Student Aid

      Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid

    • Federal Student Aid

      Topics include: How to Prepare for College, Applying for Aid, Who Gets Aid, FAFSA Apply for Aid, and Repay Your Loans

    • GoCollege

      This informative site contains information about financial aid, the admissions process, education options and college survival.

    • Index of American Universities

      This site provides links to the home page of most colleges and universities in the United States

    • Official Student College Planning Tools from the College Board

      Search for colleges by type, location, campus, major, sports and more.  This site also provides step-by-step advice and interactive tools to help you start navigating the college planning process, career information and financial aid information

    • Online Colleges - Accredited Online College Directory

      Search through a database of over 1500  accredited schools, based on a variety of criteria, to find the online college that best meets your needs

    • Peterson's College Search Guide

      Search colleges by major, college type, state or use their college compatibility tool to find the college that is right for you.  This site also includes application essay tips, financial aid information and other informative articles.

    • SUNY - The State University of New York

      Information, on-line applications, links to all the SUNY campuses

    • The Common Application

      The Common Application is a not-for-profit organization that provides an admission application – online and in print – that students may submit to any number of participating colleges.

    • Videos From

      Inspiration and stories from real students to help you achieve your college dream. Sponsored by from the U.S. Department of Education.

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    Writing Competitions & Programs

    Student Writing Competitions and Publications
    This is a comprehensive lising of writing competitions available throughout the year for students grades 7-12, including entry deadlines, grade levels and links for additional information.

    If you are looking for a summer program, click here: Student Programs for Young Writers 
    This list contains links to over 25 summer programs for young writers.

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    SAT/ACT Prep

    • College Board's Full Practice test
      Free official 2012-12 SAT practice test.  Other tests available for purchase
    • Dome SAT
      Offers free study guides, vocabulary drills and practice tests. Other modules available for purchase.
    • I Neet A Pencil
      The nonprofit CK-12 Foundation offers 60 lessons, more than 800 practice exam questions, and a score projector (which pedicts how the user will score on the real SAT)
    • March 2 Success
      This site, a collaboration of the U.S. Army and the publishers of Peterson Guides, offers 7 full-length practice tests for the SAT and ACT and 25 decks of flash cards--20 verbal and 5 math ranging in difficulty from easy to hard
      This site offers free online test prep courses  for the SAT, ACT and GRE.  You must enroll to access these customized courses.
    • ProProfs: Build and Test Knowledge
      Provides free practice exams, study guides, flashcards, quizzes, cram sheets, articles, links and tips to help you succeed on the SAT exam!
    • Quizlet
      Quizlet claims to make simple tools that make studying anything easier.  The prep materials for the SATs, PSATs, ACTs, AP tests and more, are located in the "Standardized Tests" section.
    • SAT Question of the Day
      There's anew question every day, complete with a strategic explanation and hint.
    • Study Guide Zone
      This site offers free resources for a wide variety of tests including the SAT, PSAT, ACT and GED.  In addition to test study guides, flash cards and practice questions, there is a "College Tips" advice section.
    • The ACT - A Student Site for ACT Test Takers
      Provides information to students taking the ACT

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    Regents Prep

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    Middle School Assessment

    • Intermediate Test Prep Center
      This site was put together by teaching professionals to help students, teachers and parents gain more information and preparation for the New York State middle school assessments.Each testing area provides lessons, practice activities, teacher resources, and sometimes literature tie-ins.

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    Extra Help

    • Infoplease
      This site by the publishers of the Information Please Almanac is the world's largest free reference site, combining the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, a thesaurus, an atlas, and several up-to-the minute almanacs. It is loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records--the ultimate fact finder.
    • Paradigm Online Writing Lab
      Help with choosing what to write, organizing ideas and revising and editing drafts
    • The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
      Information sheets on the following topics: Grammar, Spelling Rules, Correct Formats for Different Styles of Letters, Advice on Coping with Writer's Block, Proofreading Tips, ALA and MLA Format
    • WebMath
      Webmath is an interactive  math-help web site that provides computerized step by step tutorials on most individual problems in almost any math topic. It is designed to give students immediate help with the particular math problem they are working on.

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