College & Career PlanningPlanning for college and your career begins with knowing who you are. Your personality, your values, your interests and your skills will all play a role in helping you to make choices that are good for you. Finding a good fit college begins with considering things like: what field(s) of study you may want to concentrate on, knowing where in the country you'd like to live, and how much you can realistically afford to spend on college. You'll also want to think about where you'll be happiest: in an urban or rural environment? How about a big school or a small school?I've created a map of schools within driving distance from State College, broken down into several catagories. For students interested in staying (reasonably) close to home, this map is worth a look.
When you're ready to start thinking about possible careers, you may want to follow these steps:
- For college planning, Capex.com is a great place to start.
- College Board's Big Future is another excellent resource for starting your college search.
- At Education Planner you can do a self-assessment, but also learn more about colleges and how to choose the right one for you.
- Princeton Review college rankings.
Literacy Works This site starts with an assessment to help you find your strengths.Career Planning Through career planning you can do a self-assessment but look at your options for careers.Khake.com This page provides links for students and guidance counselors including resources to self assessments, career planning, career development and college planning.
- Do a self assessment see the list below for some options
- Make a list of of jobs/occupations that you wish to learn more about
- Research these occupations
- Talk to people who already work in those fields to further define your choices
- Determine what you need to do to be prepared for work in this field
Last Modified on April 1, 2019