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College and Career Links

College

Collegeboard.org 
Get advice on how to prepare for the SAT and register online for the test. Among other features are a calendar of College Board test dates, information on community colleges and Profile, a program of the College Board's College Scholarship Service.

College Navigator 
See and compare profiles of nearly 7,000 U.S. colleges and universities. Search by location, program or major, size, religious affiliation, and other criteria. Site created by the National Center for Education Statistics of the U.S. Department of Education.

FinAid 
A comprehensive site featuring information on loans, scholarships, military aid, grants, federal and state aid, and aid for specific courses of study or activities.

Oregon Student Assistance Commission 
OSAC, the state student financial aid agency of Oregon, provides information on the Oregon, federal, and privately funded financial programs it administers and explains how to apply for them.  Includes links to other scholarship sites.

Peterson's Education and College Center 
Search for colleges and universities; find out about graduate programs and distance learning programs; investigate study abroad programs; explore summer academic, travel and employment opportunities; select a private secondary school; conduct a job search using Peterson's listing of 5,000 employers-and more.

Princeton Review 
Search for colleges using several criteria; find out about business, law, and medical schools; get career information including how to find an internship, write a resume, and interview for a job.  Visit this site's Guide to the "Best 311 Colleges."

The Student Guide: Financial Aid from the U.S. Department of Education 
Financial Aid from the U.S. Department of Education: "The most comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the Department of Education." Learn about the grants, loans, and work-study programs available through the federal Student Financial Assistance Programs and find out how to apply. Call a toll-free number provided by this site to get a hard copy of the guide.

U.S. News College Rankings 
Review the top national universities, liberal arts colleges, and specialty schools as ranked by U.S. News, which categorizes colleges by their mission and region, gathers data on up to 16 indicators of academic excellence, and ranks each college against its peer group.

Careers

Bureau of Labor Statistics Career Information 
Explore career opportunities that exist in a variety of interest areas.

Cool Works 
Has job listings for national parks, amusement parks, resorts, ski resorts, and camps.  Has listings especially for teens.

Occupational Outlook Handbook 
Get the scoop on careers and occupations including education and training requirements, working conditions, salary, availability of openings, and a description of the actual work involved. Updated every two years by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor.

Purdue Online Workshops: Resume 
This site includes resume styles, application letters, reference sheets and action words used for describing skills, after interview letter, acceptance letter, and more.