COLLEGE / CAREER / PERSONAL FINANCE
The best place to begin exploring career and college information, including scholarships, is right here at Heritage H.S.! Take full advantage of our counseling professionals plus the Career Cruising database and other resources listed below. Start your planning early so you will have many open doors to choose from!
> Career Cruising subscription database
http://www.careercruising.com username: heritage password: twolves "...designed with one goal in mind: to help you plan your future! Includes assessment tools, detailed occupation profiles and comprehensive post-secondary education information and more!”
You must have your own username & password to access your PORTFOLIO on Career Cruising. Get these from the Career Center.
Career Cruising PORTFOLIO > http://www.careercruising.com/home/CPLogin.aspx?SysG=754311fe-c41e-48b1-b1b0-1ba732f996f0
> Guidance Counselors
LISTED TOPICS IN ALPHA ORDER:
Occupational Outlook Handbook
This user-friendly, comprehensive database, produced by the U. S. Department of Labor, includes employment and other related information.
Manual de Outlook de ocupación
Esta base de datos fácil de usar y completa, producida por el departamento del trabajo de u. S. incluye empleo y otra información relacionada.
College Choices & Admissions
Choosing a School
College and University Finder
Exams / Financial Aid / Applications
Personal Statement for Applications
Says U.C. Berkeley: "...we hope that you will produce a personal statement that you are proud of and that will provide admissions officers with an accurate portrait of who you are and why a college education is important to you." The advice from UC Berkeley applies to most personal statement requirements.
WA State Colleges and Universities--Links
College Credit While in High School
Advanced Placement (AP)
"Are you ready for a unique learning experience that will help you succeed in college? Through AP's college-level courses and exams, you can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admission process, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring teachers in the world."
CCTE (College, Career & Technical Education)
"Some CTE courses earn dual credit, meaning students earn college credit as well as high school credit, tuition free. CTE Advanced Placement courses such as environmental science and computer design are available in some schools. (Students who pass their AP exam following a CTE class also earn dual credit.) Each school’s offerings are different so ask your school career counselor or district CTE office for details. Learn more about dual credit options in the April 2009 Career and College Connections and more about CTE and graduation requirements on our Graduation Requirements page."
"Clark College offers the Running Start program to high school students seeking to earn college credits while completing their high school education."
Career Cruising subscription database
see under "Getting Started" above
"Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school. We consistently champion the promise of postsecondary education to all Americans —and its value to our society."
Personal Finance 101 (Financial Literacy)
Student Aid on the Webhttp://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/financialliteracy.jsp
"...Learn "fiscal fitness" now for a lifetime of financial well-being. Fiscal fitness means practicing smart money management techniques. Decisions you make about handling your money before and during college can have a huge impact on your future..."
"We want to help you achieve your financial goals. Project Money is about learners sharing and helping other learners."
"...mission (is to) to ensure that every person, regardless of income and location, can maximize the power of technology to improve the quality of his or her life and enter the economic mainstream."
Washington State Department of Financial Institutions
Comprehensive site for all matters financial and more!
Resume, Cover Letter, Interview