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General Advising Websites

The Homepage of the National Academic Advising Association. This is an excellent resource for basic advising information such as academic and career counseling, advising guides and manuals, colleges and universities, graduate school information and much more.

This source will provide you with information on colleges, graduate schools, financial aid, references and resources, career counseling.

When accessing address, click Employment/Work, and then click Career Fields. Many useful links to career information will come from this site.

The above links will provide you with enough information that you probably won't need any of the resources below! However, just in case, many more links are listed below that might be helpful.

Career Resources, Employment and Occupation Information

This site was designed by San Francisco Bay Area Public Libraries to serve northern California; however, the site is also helpful to those located in other parts of the world. It provides basic information regarding:
Career guides
Salary information
Best jobs for the future
Where to find the best jobs
Job outlook in brief
Career planning basic information

This site is the Occupational Outlook Handbook presented by the Department of Labor. Information includes career description, places of employment, related occupations, required training and qualifications, salary range, and future job outlook for the career.

This site provides links for ordering Bureau of Labor Statistics publications including Monthly Labor Review Online and Occupational Outlook Handbook Quarterly articles.

This site provides many occupational profiles and related web links.

Check out the links for choosing and planning for a career.

This site is the first and most popular career service network for college students. This free service serves over 950 colleges and universities. Provides employment opportunities available across the United States.

This site is an excellent source for general career planning information and some specific career areas.

This site is a job bank link to 2000 state employment service offices with private and public listings; offers many links to current employment opportunities and job fairs.

This site offers 33 areas in the career search process including career planning, popular/declining fields, cover letters, resumes, getting the job, and other links.

This site offers job sites and opportunities. It offers various employment services for employees and employers.

This site is a leading global online network for careers. Includes information regarding resume management, job search, chats and message boards.

This site answers the question: “what can I do with a major in…?”

Financial Aid Information

Free access to the College Aid Sources for Higher Education (CASHE) database. Contains listing of numerous private sector awards from over 3,600 sponsors. SallieMae's Online Scholarship Service.

Hope Scholarship Guidance and explanation of the new HOPE scholarship tax credit and the Lifetime Learning tax credit. Review all of the higher education tax incentives which are part of the Tax Relief Act of 1997.

This site explains the different types of student loans and provides additional resources on understanding the loan process.

This site is an interactive Web version of the free application for Federal Student Aid.

Rich offerings on everything from scam alerts to scholarship services.

This site allows the user to perform a free web scholarship search and learn more about local and financial aid.

An excellent site sponsored by the Department of Education to provide information on a variety of financial aid topics

College Information

This site provides free advice on any question you have about college.

College search based on location, enrollment and tuition. Results given by "At-A-Glance" pages. Includes law schools, MBA programs, medical schools, schools of osteopathic medicine.

This is one of the most detailed search engines on the Net, with wide-ranging criteria that includes diversity, field of study, religious affiliation, athletics, and services for disabled students.

This site provides links to historically black colleges and universities.

This site provides links to two and four year colleges and a search feature that identifies which colleges have a desired major. Some information on college choice and financial aid. Good general advising information about a wide array of topics.

College information including a search for colleges by name, region, state. Very complete information on financial aid. Choosing a college, PSAT, SAT, and ACT and top ranked colleges are only a few of topics discussed. Includes a discussion of pros/cons of graduate school and graduate admissions tests. This web site is sponsored by the Princeton Review, the nation’s most popular standardized test preparation company.

Links to other universities and community colleges in the U.S.

This site provides access to online college level courses.

Student Assessment and Support



These sites provide a glossary of common college terms

NACADA Technology home page includes information regarding advising special populations, distance learning, honors students, and minority students.

70 question personality preference assessment. Helpful to counseling professions in advising activities and 36 question character sorter.

This site provides a huge collection of online tests for personality, health, general knowledge, interest inventories, etc.

This site provides virtual self-help pamphlets on a variety of topics ranging from test-taking strategies and time-management to substance abuse and eating disorders.

This site has links to other websites that provide tips to help manage your time, take better notes, and study more effectively. You can also explore your learning style and some excellent general academic success sites.