College and Career Links
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The College Board
From the association that brings you the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and AP programs. This site guides you through the college search, offers SAT registration and prep online.
Real Work Matters
Find the right Trade or Vocational school for you! This site provides information on career technical education and non-traditional educational paths, with career resources and education options.
Federal Student Aid
U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid online. Includes information on aid and online applications, including FAFSA.
College Planning Guide from Multonomah Public Library
A selected list of links to sites that help with the college selection process, including guides to schools and sites on admissions, financial aid, and study abroad.
FinAid! - Guide to Financial Aid
Planning to go to college? Most college students receive some form of financial aid. On this website, learn about student loans, scholarships, and tax benefits. The other sections of this site will help you make better decisions regarding the financing of your college career. The financial aid process can be intimidating, but knowledge is power!
College Planning by Sallie Mae
A wealth of information for students and parents. Includes information on preparing for standardized tests, selecting a college, financing a college education, submitting the FAFSA, and other topics. From Sallie Mae, Inc. A few sections of this site, like the Scholarship Search, require you to log in or register.
Thinking about earning an online degree? OnlineU is a higher education research company and digital resource database with information on how to choose and pay for the right remote college for you.
Career Links for High School Students, College Students, and Recent Grads
Bureau of Labor Statistics Student Resources
Get information about careers that might interest you based on your favorite subjects in school and more.
Job Star Central Career Guides
Links to sites offering information on careers. Find out what kind of education or training is required, what it is like for people currently working in a specific field, what you can earn, and more.
The Fun Works
Find out about various careers in the arts, music, sports, science, technology, medicine, and engineering. This site includes quizzes to focus on aptitudes, games and puzzles to provide a glimpse of the jobs, and information about necessary education, typical salaries, and the nature of the work. From the Educational Development Center. For students ages 11-15.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
This site includes descriptions of different occupations, educational requirements, salaries, working conditions, and more.
General Career Links for All Levels of Job Experience
Get detailed information on more than 1,100 occupations. Find careers that match your skills and interests. Access millions of current job and internship postings. Create professional resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, and more. Job & Career Accelerator is your guide to getting hired. What are you waiting for – get started now!
Questions? View the Quick Start Guide here.
Job and Career Accelerator is just one of the helpful resources available to all residents of Connecticut through Workforce Solutions. Click on the logo above, then click on Centers at the top left to see a list of other resources. These include:
- Occupational Test Preparation
- Workplace Success Skills
- High School Equivalency preparation
- Spanish-language resources
- Military to College: A How-to Guide for New Veterans
CareerConneCT offers training and industry-recognized certificate programs for a variety of high-demand, high-quality careers in:
- CDL Licensing
- Green Jobs
- Life Sciences
- Business Services
Training is open to job-seekers of all ages and experiences, and is free to eligible applicants. Plus, you will be connected to employers!
A preparatory program that includes skills assessment, career readiness workshops and personal coaching all geared towards helping Connecticut Veterans re-enter the workforce.
What Veterans can expect:
- Improve your job search skills
- Work with a dedicated career coach and employment specialist
- Connect with a committed support system
- Obtain employment
An annotated list of databases produced by Connecticut state agencies. Under the subsection Jobs & Unemployment are links from the Connecticut Department of Labor on labor market information, employment trends and requirements, and Connecticut’s reemployment portal.
Connecticut’s new unemployment system for employers and unemployed workers. It offers single sign-on for claimants, many online components to reduce the need to mail or fax documents, and is accessible 24/7.