After High School

College
Trade School
Military
Choosing a Career
Paying for School
Applying for Jobs

 

COLLEGE
College Board provides information on taking the SAT, planning for college, finding the college that's right for you, and paying for school.


Khan Academy offers free videos to help you learn math, science, computer science, economics, and history.  Also includes test prep for the Math SAT.

Mapping Your Future has tips for planning a career and selecting and paying for school.

MoneyGeek has a website that has 10 easy steps to filling out the confusing 2016 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). 

Peterson’s is a college search, test prep, and scholarship search.

Shmoop includes study guides on a variety of subjects, including math, science, history, writing, and literature. Also includes SAT, ACT, and AP test prep.

U.S. News provides college rankings and tips for applying to and paying for school. Rankings include the National University Rankings, Best Value Schools, Best Liberal Arts Colleges, A+ Schools for B Students, and more.

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TRADE SCHOOL
Choosing a Career or Vocational School offers tips from the Federal Trade Commission on how to make sure that you're choosing the right career or vocational school.

RWM Vocational School Database provides a database of Private Postsecondary Vocational Schools in all 50 states. It is organized by state and occupation.

NJ Training Opportunities is a website will allow you to search for schools and organizations that provide occupational education and job training opportunities.

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MILITARY
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) you can train to be an officer in the Air Force, Army, or Navy while attending college. Scholarships are available to many ROTC members.

United States Air Force : the mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace.

United States Army serves as the land-based branch of the U.S. military.

United States Coast Guard is a military, multi-mission, maritime force offering a unique blend of military, law enforcement, humanitarian, regulatory, and diplomatic capabilities.

United States Marine Corps : defending our nation at home. Protecting her interests abroad.

United States Navy has a mission to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas.

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CHOOSING A CAREER
America’s Career InfoNet : wages and employment trends, occupational requirements, state by state labor market conditions, employer contacts nationwide.

Career Cruising is available with a library card via BCCLS.org >> Digital Collections >> eSources >> Job & Career Tools. This resource offers career exploration and job hunting tools. Search job postings and financial aid/scholarship resources, get help building a resume, use career assessment tools, and more!

Mapping Your Future offers tips for planning a career and selecting and paying for school.

Occupational Outlook Handbook has profiles featured here that cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Created by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Quintessential Careers provides some expert free resources and tools for furthering your education.

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PAYING FOR SCHOOL
AmeriCorps offers programs to earn money to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back your college debt.

College Board provides information on taking the SAT, planning for college, finding the college that's right for you, and paying for school.

FastWeb is where you can search for scholarships based on your interests, strengths, and more.

FinAid! is all about financial aid. Scholarships, loans, savings, military aid, and other types of financial aid.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) : apply for federal student aid.  Be sure to check with your intended college or trade school regarding deadlines.

Mapping Your Future offers tips for planning a career and selecting and paying for school.

Peterson’s is a college search, test prep, and scholarship search.

U.S. News provides college rankings and tips for applying to and paying for school. Rankings include the National University Rankings, Best Value Schools, Best Liberal Arts Colleges, A+ Schools for B Students, and more.

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APPLYING FOR JOBS
About.com Resume Tips gives advice for creating a resume and find examples and templates to help you out.

AmeriCorps offers programs to earn money to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back your college debt.

Career Cruising is available with a library card via BCCLS.org >> Digital Collections >> eSources >> Job & Career Tools. This resource offers career exploration and job hunting tools. Search job postings and financial aid/scholarship resources, get help building a resume, use career assessment tools, and more!

Cool Works helps to find part-time and seasonal positions.

Snag A Job : looking for an after-school or summer job? Just put your zip code into this database to find hourly jobs near you.

Summer Jobs helps find seasonal jobs in New Jersey organized by town.
 
Teens4Hire provides info on full or part-time jobs, internships, apprenticeships, and more. Login required.

Youth Rules has resources on this website that will help you understand what hours you can work, what jobs you can work and more. Created by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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