College and career
Career Key – Provides a Career Key Measure test to specify possible careers you would be interested in and then research them all from this one site! You can even find out about the job potential in NC!
College Board Online – Students can register online for the next PSAT, SAT, CLEP, or AP test date, study using official practice tests and questions, get information on more than 3,800 colleges and universities, and more.
College Foundation of NC, Inc. – Helping you plan, apply, and pay for college. This one-step, online resource will help you plan which college to go to, find the money to get there, and submit the application that will get you accepted.
Cypress Resume – Cypress Resume is the simplest, most effective tool for resume creation on the market today. Specifically designed for job seekers skittish about writing, Cypress Resume allows anyone to create a professional resume in a matter of minutes.
Engineer Your Life – Through this site, girls can find out what engineering is, why they should consider it, and what they can do right now to put themselves on the path to becoming an engineer.
FAFSA on the Web – Free Application for Federal Student Aid. FAFSA opens the door to the federal aid process. Every step you can take gets you closer to achieving your education goals. Find out what you can expect from beginning to end.
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center – Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive resource that enables users to explore industries and careers, plan their education, and research best practices for résumés, cover letters, interviewing, networking, and salaries/benefits. The database includes articles, career advice blogs, and streaming video.
Gale Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) – Testing and education preparation resource. Includes in-depth information on college, graduate, and professional programs, professional training, scholarships, and entrance tests alongside practice tests for entrance exams, certifications, and licensing exams.
JobsNow – Portal website created by the NC Department of Commerce, with links to public and commercial Web sites that provide job search assistance.
The Mint – Tips and tools for managing money
North Carolina Virtual Public School – The North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) provides courses that students are unable to take at their local schools and that augment a student’s local school’s program of study at no cost to the student’s family. Also, students may register for services such as SAT or ACT test preparation and AP exam reviews.
Occupational Outlook Handbook Online – From the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, you can learn about different careers, & about specific jobs and job-finding strategies.
Princeton Review: Careers – Take a quiz, take a stroll through dozens of “day in the life” careers, research majors, or find an internship.