College/Career Websites

Websites for college and jobs
ACT Assessment
Information about the test, including frequently asked questions, sample questions and strategies, and how to register for the ACT online.
ACT Test Prep
Sample tests, tips, and other information from ACT, Inc.
SAT Program
The College Board sends this to you to help prepare you for the SAT exam. School codes, application deadlines, practice questions, college essay advice.
Collegeboard.com: SAT
A full-length SAT practice test and scoring guide.
College is Possible
The ideal site for getting started on the college decision. Includes information on preparing for college, choosing the right one and paying for it.
College Net
Direct links to many online applications. A good search engine for locating a college by limiters. Offers a good scholarship database.
The Princeton Review
Find the best school for you and how to apply, compare financial aid packages, get online applications, raise your test scores and more.
My Future
Military, college or career, this site helps students make a decision.
BLS Career Information
Get information about careers that might interest you based on your favorite subjects in school.
Federal Student Aid
The Federal Student Aid portal, the best place to start for those seeking federal loans for college tuition. Search the site for a specific type of loan or use subject categories to match your needs and qualifications to the hundreds of loans offered by the government.
FAFSA
A direct link to the application for Federal Student Aid.
FastWeb
Find college financial aid. Free, searchable database of almost 200,000 sources of scholarships, fellowships, grants and loans. The student is asked to submit a profile.
Financial Aid
Find college financial aid. Free, searchable database of almost 200,000 sources of scholarships, fellowships, grants and loans. The student is asked to submit a profile.
Iowa Colleges and Aid Information
State of Iowa Scholarship Program, Lenders, Loan types, etc. Iowa colleges and universities with full list and links to each.
College Board
Complete overview of all colleges and universities, instructions on writing application essays, apply for loans and calculating costs. Includes links to application forms, tips on interviewing and articles about the process of getting into the school of your choice.
College and University Rankings
Quick access to college ranking systems.
College View
Take cyber-tour of a school you like. College View also reproduces the Hobsons Guides to schools with unique backgrounds and traditions. This site is also offers a Career Center with resume formats and pointers, tips on job seeking, interviewing and creating a professional portfolio.
World Wide Learn
Lists and explains all the hundreds of accredited degree programs that are offered over the Internet. Excellent for non-traditional students or professionals needing to add credits to the degree they already have.
Study Abroad
The study abroad resource for programs in more than 100 countries throughout the world.
Resume Help
Resume Examples & Free Cover Letter Writing Help. Free resume writing examples and samples. Research how to write a resume and cover letter. Site offers resume writing samples, job interview tips.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
This site includes descriptions of different occupations, educational requirements, salaries, working conditions, and more.
Career Guide to Industries
A comprehensive overview of the major industries, such as manufacturing, agriculture and the arts. Look to this resource for job outlook and projections, salary expectations and educational requirements. A great place to start for students who are unsure about specific job titles and need to look at broader categories.
Iowa Workforce
Part-time jobs, regional and government jobs.
Iowa Workforce Development
Youth job rights, school-to-work connecting activities, explore career options, work-based learning guide, occupational projects.
Iowa's Job Bank
Free registration allows you to post your resume.
Summer Jobs
A job database for high school and college students looking for interesting part-time work or internships during the summer. Company profiles and comments from past participants are available.
Part-Time Jobs in Iowa
Lists jobs by town. Part-time, seasonal, student jobs and jobs for teens.
JobStar Central Guides for Specific Careers
Links to sites offering information on careers. Find out what kind of education or training is required, what it is like for people currently working in a specific field, what you can earn, and more.