Career exploration is not the same as job searching. Job searching is a short-term pursuit of a position that matches your financial and career goals. Career exploration is a long, progressive process of choosing education, training, and jobs that fit your interests and skills.
- America’s Career Infonet
- BLS Career Information
- Engineer Your Life
- Mapping Your Future
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Peace Corps
- Quintessential Careers
- Resume Guide
Do Something Find something to believe in, fight for, advocate, and volunteer time to on this site. Find local volunteering opportunities as well as connect with other teen activists from around the country.
Peace Corps Peace Corps volunteers live and work in developing countries on issues ranging from AIDS education, information technology, and environmental preservation.
Serve Illinois On this site you can find information on service programs such as AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Learn and Serve Program. Additionally, you can find information about volunteer opportunities, resources, scheduled training, and service day events in your area.
Volunteer Match Enter your zip code and area of interest to find close-to-home volunteer opportunities for teens.
General College Sites
This organization, which originated the SAT test, helps students prepare for college in many ways, providing information on their web site about test preparation, college planning hints, financial aid, and choosing a school.
Prospective students can search this database for schools by state, degree, and subject. EduTrek offesr a free matching service where prospective students can fill out some basic information about themselves and what they are interested in. The matching engine will take that information and return with a list of schools that match their needs. Using the matching service, kids can also sort and filter through schools based on whatever criteria they choose.
IllinoisMentor, the web site designed for students interested in exploring Illinois’s private colleges and universities, is in its fifth year of providing services to students and their families. IllinoisMentor is an aid to students seeking information about admissions, financial aid, and college preparation.
Peterson’s is a recognized leader in the college information publishing field. This is their online site.
The web site of this test preparation company has sections to help students, parents, counselors, and administrators. It includes information on admissions and tests for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Yahoo’s American Colleges and Universities
By clicking on Colleges and Universities from this page, information on many U.S. and foreign schools can be accessed.
This website offers links to the free scholarship sites on the Internet.
Scholarships, grants, loans, and pre-paid tuition programs are just some of what can be found here on the Illinois Student Assistance Commission site.
This is the online version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You can fill it out online to apply for federal money for college.