Juniors - College and Career Choices
Schools (College or Vocational), Financial Aid, SATs
Integrating U. S. History with Educational Technology
Juniors, this is the time of your life when you need to be considering what
you're going to do after graduation next year. If you haven't done so already,
please make an appointment with your internship teacher to talk about your
plans. Even more important, start talking to your parents or guardians.
Here are some sites to start you thinking.
Deborah T. Aufdenspring
New Technology High School
COLLEGE AND OTHER SCHOOLS
COLLEGE AND OTHER SCHOOLS
If you are thinking of further school, and I hope you are, you might want
to search the database of schools at the Internet
College Exchange. They have information on, and sometimes links to,
thousands of trade schools, junior colleges and colleges and universities.
Peterson's Education Center is an
online version of Peterson's guides to two and four year colleges. It's
commercial and they want you to buy their books, but it's a useful site
to start screening schools.
Sallie Mae is the agency for student
loans. At their site they offer a number of services.
Thinking about going to school is one thing, paying for it is another. There
is another searchable database you might want to look at. The Financial
Aid Index will let you customize your search for financial aid.
If you are planning on taking any of the SAT tests, you might want to take
a look at the College
Board Home Page. This page has information on the tests (including an
interactive sample test question that changes each day), important dates,
Another SAT address is the College Board
Gopher. This is a text-based set of files, not a World Wide Web page,
with lots of information on SAT's and other standardized admission tests.
A third SAT site
is a commercial one, that nonetheless has helpful information. There
are a number of pages like this. You can search for them and other test
help by using a WWW search engine. The best one I've found for finding test
help and other educational information is the Yahoo
education search engine.
About Work is a comprehensive site
about the workaday world. The "First Jobs" section is a good first
place for you to look.
To get a feel for what kind of jobs are available, try looking at one of
the online employment classified ad sites such as CareerPath,
which has the help wanted sections of 25 major U.S. metropolitan newspapers.
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