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Career and College Resources available at our library

Cover imageUndecided: navigating life and learning after high school

Call # 331.702 MOR

Offers vocational guidance, brainstorming activities, and journal exercises to high school graduates who are undecided about a career path, discussing the various available options including training programs, community college, military service, four-year universities, and gap years.

Cover image 50 Successful Stanford Application Essays

Call # 378.1 TAN

"A guide to help applicants to Stanford and other selective colleges with writing the admissions essay. Contains Q&As from former Stanford admissions officers, advice from students and essay mistakes to avoid. Presents 50 successful Stanford essays and detailed analyses of each essay"

Cover image 1001 Ways to Pay for College

Call 378.3 TAN

Provides more than one thousand practical, effective strategies and ideas to help students and parents pay for college, discussing scholarships, reward programs, tax breaks, internships, and other options.

Cover imageConquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 steps: crafting a winning personal statement

Call # 808.06 GEL

A guide to writing a meaningful and polished college admissions essay that expresses the applicant's personality, strengths, and goals; with step-by-step instructions through the writing process.

Cover image The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2014: billions of dollars in scholarships, grants, and prizes

Call # 378.3 TAN

Contains listings for more than 1.5 million scholarship awards, explaining ways to get money for college based on career and academic goals, public service, extracurricular activity, talent, athletics, religion, and other criteria, and providing contact information, the purpose of the award, eligibility requirements, target applicants, minimum GPA, amount, number of awards, deadline, and how to apply.

Cover image ACT

Call # 378.1 ACT

A preparation guide for the ACT that includes a diagnostic test to identify strengths and weaknesses, topic overviews, test-taking strategies, and three full-length practice exams with answers and explanations.

Cover image Barron's 6 ACT Practice Tests

Call # 378.1 GIO

Contains six ACT model exams designed to provide practice for students preparing to take the college entrance test, and includes explained answers.

Cover image Barron's 6 SAT Practice Tests

Call # 378.1 WOL

A study guide for the SAT that includes topic overviews, review questions, answer explanations, six practice exams, and tips for improving scores.

Cover image Barron's SAT

Call # 378.1 GRE

A guide to the SAT that features a test overview, study and test-taking strategies, full-length practice tests, a diagnostic test, vocabulary flash cards, subject reviews in critical reading, grammar, and mathematics, and other helpful resources.

Cover image How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay: including 30 essays that won over $3 million dollars in scholarships

Call # 808 TAN

"Provides 30 complete winning scholarship essays with analysis of why they were successful, scholarship interview strategies, Q&A with scholarship judges, 12 essays that bombed and an essay-writing workshop that covers selecting a topic, creating an outline, writing and editing"

Cover image Pass Key to the SAT

Call # 378.1 GRE

A preparation manual for the SAT that includes two full-length practice exams, answer explanations, tips for completing the essay portion of the exam, and strategies for improving test scores.

Cover image Community College Companion: everything you ever wanted to know about succeeding in a two-year school

Call # 378.1 ROW

A guide to community college that provides information and advice on applying for admission, tuition, academic skills, time management, campus resources, student activities, transferring, and other related topics.

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O*NET Online

Occupational Information Network tool for career exploration and job analysis.

Career Road Map tool from DePaul University

Career Choices For Your Type

Complete the frepersonality test to obtain the list of occupations and careers most favourable for your personality type, along with some examples of educational institutions, where you can receive a relevant degree or training. The results are based on the Jung Career Indicator™ that determines occupations and areas in which people with particular personality type find themselves most fulfilled and content, most successful, and therefore are most represented in.

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