Monday, October 18, 2010

College and Career Information

I got the following links in an email. education-portal.com is a collection of original content aimed at teens and adults looking for colleges, scholarships, or job advice. 

For Teens and College Age Users

10 Education-Portal.com scholarships for high school seniors and university students
Scholarships range from $500-$1,000 in ten different subject matters. Eligibility requirements, applications, and previous winners can be found on each individual scholarship page.
http://education-portal.com/pages/Academic_Awards_Home.html

‘Best of’ Free OpenCourseWare from America’s Top Universities
Education Portal has meticulously reviewed and compiled the best free OpenCourseWare from America’s top universities including Yale, MIT, and Cal Berkeley on a variety of topics from best free math courses to best free literature courses. Our complete ‘Best of’ selection can be seen here to help students learn what subject matters are really like before enrolling.
http://education-portal.com/article_directory/Free_Online_Courses_and_Education.html

University Admissions Reviews by State:
Admission reviews for several of the top colleges in every state
http://education-portal.com/article_directory/College_and_University_Overviews_(by_State).html

For Adults and Job Seekers

Career Counseling and Job Search - Video Center
Free videos from a 20+ year career counseling veteran on important topics such as researching the job market, conducting informational interviews, and how to get your resume noticed.
 http://education-portal.com/pages/Career_Field_and_Degree_Program_Videos.html

There isn't anything wrong with the above sites. In fact, they may give you a place to start as web searching for scholarships, etc. can be overwhelming. However, there are also some other sites that may give you more options.

  • Fastweb.com - Join for free and get matched up with scholarships. They'll send new ones to your email. You can also search for jobs and/or internships, and see if they military might be right for you. The site is geared toward students, but there's a section for parents as well.
  • US News & World Report Rankings - Everything they rank is here, including hospitals and vacations, so head for the college and grad school sections. The lists can be controversial, but if you're looking to specialize, say in engineering or medicine, you'll get some useful information.
  • Peterson's - From the publishers of the college guides comes this comprehensive site. Sort lists of schools by location or major, get test prep help, find scholarships, get advice on admissions, and more. Includes trade schools plus undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • CareerOneStop.org - This site is from the federal government, but it's much more than just searching for federal jobs (look for those at USAJOBS). Find your state job bank here, figure out what kind of training you might need in order to change jobs, get help writing resumes, brush up on your interviewing skills, take a self-assessment to see what jobs might be right for you. It's really a one-stop website for everything career-related.

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