College and Career Resources

Getting Started - A General Plan

• Know yourself and your reasons for attending college
• Consider college characteristics
• List, compare, and visit colleges
• Apply for admission and observe deadlines
• Develop a plan to finance your education
• Review and finalize your plans


Things to Consider when Choosing a College or Technical School

• Program choice
• Entrance difficulty
• Location
• Size
• Cost
• Student body
• Parents’ opinion


What Colleges Look For

• Class rank
• Standardized test scores
• Challenging curriculum
• Attendance
• Extra-curricular activities
• Community involvement
• Personal recommendations 

Below is some information and additional websites you can check out to learn more about career exploration, colleges and universities, military, and technical colleges.

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Careers

www.bls.gov/oco  –  Occupational Outlook Handbook 

www.wfdc.org  –  Workforce Development Centers

www.dwd.state.wi.us/jobnet/mapwi.htm  -  Wisconsin careers

worknet.wisconsin.gov/worknet/default.aspx - gateway for Wisconsin labor market information

www.dwd.state.wi.us/oea/ - assists in labor trends analysis

www.campuscareercenter.com/ - jobs, companies, networking, options

Universities and Colleges

How to Get Into College - Affordable Colleges Online

www.uwhelp.wisconsin.edu – UW System Help On-Line Home Page

www.collegenet.com - The CollegeNET search engine helps you quickly find the ideal college. Narrow down by region, college sports, major, tuition, and several other criteria. Hotlink from your search list directly to homepages of the schools in which you are interested. Review, compare, and sort schools according to exclusive, detailed profiles provided by ACT.

www.wisconsinmentor.org/home.aspx - Wisconsin private college/universities website

http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/#disability  -  Resources for college bound students with a disability

Technical Colleges

www.witechcolleges.com/ – Wisconsin Technical College System

www.westerntc.edu/ - Western Technical College

www.matcmadison.edu/matc/ - Madison Area Technical College

Academic Success Habits and Practices

Study Plan

Study Before Exams

Take Effective Notes

Manage Your Stress

Test Taking Strategies

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Military

www.todaysmilitary.com/app/tm/careers - This site provides information regarding the over 4100 jobs available in the military. Parent and student pages provide information regarding frequently asked questions.

www.usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/blrecruitmenu.htm - what the recruiter never told you

www.goarmy.com - Army

www.navyjobs.com - Navy

www.airforce.com - Air Force

www.marines.com - Marines

www.uscg.mil - Coast Guard

www.goang.com - Wisconsin Air National Guard

www.wisconsinguard.com - Wisconsin Army National Guard

 

Apprenticeships

www.btrades.com - Information on construction apprenticeships

http://tdmaw.org - Tool, Die and Machining Association of Wisconsin

www.amba.org - American Mold Builders Association

http://ntma1.com - National Tooling and Machining Association, Milwaukee

www.mapcwi.com - Madison Area Plumbing Contractors

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