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Career Awareness

A career is all the productive work, paid and unpaid, performed throughout a person's lifetime.
Career Education provides students with opportunities to learn about their interests, to become
aware and appreciate a range of careers, and to develop decision-making, job-seeking
and job-keeping skills. Explore the links below to help make informed career choices:

Resume Writing and Interview Skills

Tips for Writing a Cover Letter

A non-commercial career website that offers useful and reliable career information and
reviews provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Insider Career Info. - a searchable collection of hundreds of candid career reports written by
"insiders", successful professionals who are actually doing the job.

Mapping Your Future.
Step-by-step career planning for students in English & Spanish.


Matching people to careers, colleges & companies -- your future revealed.

Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Nationally recognized source of career information.
What workers do on the job, working conditions, job outlook and more.

America's Career InfoNet.
Find wages and employment trends, occupational requirements,
state by state labor market conditions,employer contacts nationwide,and an extensive career resource
library online.

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery.
Information and practice questions for the ASVAB can be found here.  This is a free multi-aptitude test battery
that allows students to identify different abilities and to compare test performance to that of other students
at their grade level (recommended for Gr 11 & 12). 

Best Colleges - provides college search, rankings, college advisor and much more.

College Scorecard - college search, graduation rates, costs, financial debt, average earnings after graduation.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities - A listing of HBCU in the United States.

Community Colleges with Housing - A listing of two year colleges with dorms.

U.S. Two-Year Colleges - Links to over 1,000 two year colleges.

College Atlas - College rankings by major and other important college search criteria.

College Campus online Tours - Free website offering virtual tours of over a thousand college campuses, etc.

Hillel: Foundation for Jewish Campus Life - Provides information for Jewish students about college
campuses across the United States.

Independent Colleges of Art and Design - Links to independent Art and Design schools by
specific programs/majors.

College Theatre Directory - a searchable database featuring college theatre programs in the U.S.

College Affordability Guide - list of most affordable schools by state and subject, in-depth
financial aid resources and advice for transfer students.

Accredited Online Colleges - Links to a complimentary database that provides in-depth
information and details about the accreditation and availability of degree programs offered by
colleges and universities throughout the US.

Affordable Online Colleges - Ranks the most affordable non-profit, accredited institutions
in Maryland that offer ONLINE college courses leading to a degree.

Affordable Online Colleges Rankings and Reports - Edudemic ranks over 180 online colleges
based on student value, price, and reputation

The Khan Academy - Gives step by step guidelines for the college admissions process,
motivational videos, timeline & test prep for both current and new SAT.

UNIGO - search for colleges, scholarships and internships here.

Guide to Not-For-Profit Online Universities - This Website created this guidebook to help new
and returning students understand the online academic landscape and how best to succeed
in an online degree program

Applying to College Online

Common Application Online - Provides instructions for downloading and completing the
Common Application form.

HBCU Common Application Online - Apply online to 43 Historically Black colleges for one $35 fee.

Coalition Application Online -  Apply online to a diverse group of private and public colleges.

College Entrance Tests

 Important Fee Waiver Information

SAT Reasoning Test & SAT Subject Tests - Register for the SAT Reasoning Test and SAT II
subject tests on-line.

SAT - Services for Students with Disabilities - For students with documented learning disabilties.

SAT Optional Colleges/Universities - List of schools who may not require SAT scores for
admissions purposes.

ACT On-line - On-line registration for the ACT + facts about the "other college entrance test".

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - College entrance test for those students
whose native language is not English.

Number2 & Khan Academy - excellent Free Test Prep websites

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Links to Major Scholarship Searches - Search thousands of scholarships online.

FAFSA On The Web - Apply for FSA ID & complete the FAFSA Online.

Maryland Higher Education Commission - Information on financial aid and scholarships in Maryland.

College Affordability & Transparency Center - White House Initiative that includes college
scorecard; net price calculator; college ratings

College Affordability Guide - list of most affordable schools by state and subject,
in-depth financial aid resources and advice for transfer students.

Resources for Hispanic Students - scholarships and financial aid for Hispanic students

Career Awareness

College Majors 101 - Explore college majors, what colleges offer a specific major,
employers that hire students with that major, etc.

ASVAB Program - Information on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery for
career planning and assessment.

The Career Key Assessment - Measure your skills, abilities, values and interest for help in
identifying career areas.

O*Net Online - U.S. Department of Labor - Occupational information and skills search.

UWANNADU - matching people to careers, colleges and companies; your future revealed.

Reality Check - interactive budgeting/financial planning for students based on their chosen life style.

UNIGO - search for colleges, scholarships and internships here.

Special Programs and Opportunities

Job Corps - Information on Job Corps programs, eligibility requirements and addresses and
telephone numbers of sites across the US.

AmeriCorps - Information on AmeriCorps as part of the Corporation of National Service.

Peace Corps - Information about the Peace Corps and how to become a volunteer.

Outward Bound - Information about the Outward Bound program and a listing of Outward
Bound schools in the US and Canada.

NCAA Eligibility Center- Information & registration for students who plan to participate
in intercollegiate athletics at an NCAA Division I or II school.

Websites for Finding Jobs

Snag-A-Job - Search for jobs based on your zip code, etc.

Student Government Jobs - Any student government jobs are listed here; apply early; testing may be required.

Printable Job Application - A Resource Website called that focuses
on providing downloadable and printable application forms for large companies,
like retail chains, grocery stores, pizza shops, pharmacies, fast food restaurants, and coffee shops.

NCAA Eligibility

Helpful links regarding athletic recruitment:
The PHS contact for NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA transcripts and eligibility application fee waivers is  Mark Canales
Please see below for helpful info regarding College Athlete Eligibility. 
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Not sure what career you want?  Click on the link below and choose a career
assessment survey.


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