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Career Cruising

CareerCruising.com

A comprehensive website to explore careers, college programs, financial aid and scholarships. Students may save resources to their portfolio.

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Career Bridge

CareerBridge.wa.gov

WA State resource to explore careers, view job trends, find training programs; Access the "Where Are You Going?" booklet

 

 

 

Occupational Outlook Handbook

bls.gov/ooh

National resource: employment outlook, salary/wages, education needed (Bureau of Labor and Statistics)

 

 

 

WA State Employment Data

Labor market data by county; links to job search

WorkSourceWa.com

 

 

O*Net Online

Occupation search

ONetOnline.or g

 

 

Check out a College - Community & Technical Colleges

Displays all the programs offered in WA State

CheckOutaCollege.com

 

 

College & Career Compass - Match your interests to a college

Compass.wsac.wa.gov

Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC)

Resources for College Bound Scholarship students

ReadySetGrad.com

 

 

Military Careers

Todaysmilitary.com

Americorps

Nationalservice.gov

Apprenticeships in WA State - WA Dept of L and I

Lni.wa.gov

National Programs

Apprenticeship.gov

*      SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

For an updated list of local scholarships, visit the Career Center website and click on the Scholarship tab

 

FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid                            FAFSA. gov (Opens October 1st) 

WASFA Washington Application for State Financial Aid          ReadySetGrad.wa.gov/ WASFAelig

For students not eligible for federal aid, regardless of immigration status, including undocumented students

Guide to Student Federal Aid                                          studentaid.gov/resources

Types of Federal Student Aid                                           studentaid.gov/understand-aid/eligibility

 

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Washboard                                                                                                        Washboard.org

 

 

Finaid.org                                                                                                                                          Resources for scholarships, loans, and military aid

Scholarships.com                                                                                                                            Search by type (merit, first generation, gender, minority, etc}

NACME.org                                                                                                                                    National Action Council for  Minorities in Engineering

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS)

Offers two scholarships for students pursuing high-demand industries: 1} The Baccalaureate Scholarship is for Scholars pursuing a bachelor's degree in a STEM or health care field.

2) The Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS} is for Scholars pursuing a degree or certificate in a high-demand trade, health care or STEM field such as nursing, welding, or information technology.

Funds are flexible and can be used to cover tuition, fees and other costs of attendance such as living expenses, food and more.

The Baccalaureate Scholarship application opens each year in January. The CTS application opens three times a year.

College Cost Comparison Tool                                                                                                                 Great resource for comparing tuition, fees, room & board

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)                                                                                             Selected programs for reduced out-of-state tuition

ENTRANCE EXAMS. TESTING PREP & TRANSCRIPTS

Many colleges have made the decision to go "test optional", and instead will be looking at multiple measures (GPA, rigor, course selection) for entrance or placement. Check with your college(s) for admissions requirements.

ASVAB - Study guides, practice questions & tests  Practice Tests

TCC Placement Testing (no longer doing the Accuplacer)

SAT - Register for a test collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register?excmpid=VT-00053

ACT - Register for a test my.act.org/account/signin?location=https://my.act.org

March2Success - Online study resources for ACT, SAT, and ASVAB

Parchment - Send transcripts electronically

Be sure to click "update" after each grading period!

ATHLETICS

NCAA rules and regulations regarding eligibility Division 1 and 2 online eligibility forms

http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future

NCAA Clearing House High School Portal

TIPS FOR IMPROVING COLLEGE ADMISSION

Essay Writing Tips   www.essayedge.com

Social Media Presence www.entrepreneur.com/article/292726

 

NOTE: Although the culminating project is no longer required for high school graduation, many colleges still factor in community service in their application process.