Career Development Education
Career Resources On The Internet
This web page has been retired and is no longer updated. It is left online as a reference to resources that existed at that time. Please go to the current, updated web site for career development resources: www.PaCareerstandards.com
The following career Internet sites are annotated for your convenience and address such topics as how to choose a career, get a job, and get financial aid for college.
10 Fastest Growing Occupations
Wondering where the hot jobs are? Visit this site to find out.
A Guide to PA Post-Secondary Career Schools
Provides helpful information about career education and career schools. Access information by county/region, career area, or specific school.
Accounting & Financial Jobs
Employer listings devoted solely to financial professionals at all levels of careers ranging from staff positions to mid-management to CFO’s.
ACT Choosing a Career
By following these steps, a student can make an informed career decision by knowing and evaluating option.
America’s Job Bank
Sponsored by the Public Employment Service, this site has information on jobs available all over the country with information for employers and job seekers.
Association for Women in Science
Dedicated to achieving equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering and technology.
Brave New Work World
Monitor the daily news and trends affecting the world of work.
Students can explore educational goals and make plans for the future. Bridges provides systems that help counselors and organizations achieve goals.
Contains a comprehensive listing of job fairs throughout the USA and a job database that offers 125,000+ openings.
Offers employment opportunities with some of the world’s most respected and fastest growing employers.
An indispensable resource for anyone who is looking for employment in or near any major US city. Includes the Sunday job listings from The New York Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and several other big city daily newspapers.
PA’s one-step on-line resource for job seeker services, employer services, social services and training.
Census in Schools
Learn about the Census in Schools program which provides teaching tools, resource materials
Competencies in Assessment and Evaluation for School Counselors
The Association for Assessment in Counseling (AAC) is an organization of counselors, counselor educators, and other professionals that advocates the counseling profession by providing leadership, training, and research in the creation, development, production, and use of assessment and diagnostic techniques.
Developmental Career Programs for Schools
As a professional counselor or counselor educator, you are the linchpin to helping clients and students with the challenges that they face each and every day. For more than fifty years, the American Counseling Association has dedicated itself to helping you with the resources, services, products and information you need to be successful.
Diversity Career Center
Dedicated to providing career self-development information to all minorities. The Minorities’ Job Bank contains the largest database of equal opportunity employers committed to workplace diversity.
Dr. Willard Daggett
The International Center for Leadership in Education provides services to schools, school districts and states to help them improve their education systems.
Contains a comprehensive listing of company job openings and links to other engineering job resources.
A worksite-based program, Exploring is part of Learning for Life's career education program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years old. Provides experiences that help young people mature and prepares them to become responsible and caring adults. Explorers are ready to investigate the meaning of interdependence in their personal relationships and communities.
Federal Student Aid (for Counselors)
The High School Counselor's Handbook describes the student financial aid programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education. It includes an extensive section on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and lists useful telephone numbers, publications, and web sites about student aid.
High Skills and High Pay: A Message for High School Students
ACT researchers have found that pay is strongly related to skill requirements: By increasing their skill levels while they are in school, students increase their opportunities for higher salaries later on.Select “information briefs” then select 98-1.
High Skills and High Pay-An Update
In a study published in 1998, ACT researchers found that pay was strongly related to skill requirements. Occupations with higher requirements for skills in mathematics, locating information, and reading paid higher entry-level salaries. This study, which is an update of the 1998 study, found that high skills and high pay are more strongly related than before.Select “information briefs” then select 2000-1.
Information for Counselors (ACT)
Helping young people succeed—that's what the job of a high school counselor is all about. By guiding students through the complex transition from adolescence into adulthood, counselors shape the future of society.
Information for Counselors Competencies (NCDA)
Describes the eleven competencies that an individual must demonstrate to become a career counselor.
Job Bank USA
Specializes in providing employment networking and information services to job candidates, employers, and recruitment firms.
One of the largest job databases on the Internet.
A mega list of on-line job search resources and services.
Provides extensive links to employment openings with state and federal government.
Jobs for the Future
Seeks to accelerate the educational and economic advancement of youth and adults struggling in our economy.
Jobs@Census (Census Bureau)
See the Jobs homepage where you can search job categories, available jobs, job applications, and job incentives.
Kids and the Power of Work
A program of the National Child Labor Committee, Kapow is a national network of business and elementary school partnerships which introduces students to career awareness through professionally developed lessons taught by business volunteers in the classroom.
Job search information, resume building, and employer profiles.
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
Search career options and take career surveys.
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators’ Counseling Tools
See the counseling tools located on the left side of homepage.
National Career Development Association
NCDA is the recognized leader in developing standards for both career counseling and the evaluation of career information materials. NCDA works with licensing and credentialing bodies to support the recognition of career counselors and career development facilitators. NCDA also sets ethical standards for the field including guidelines for the provision of career services on the Internet.
National Groundhog Job Shadow
Students across America "shadow" workplace mentors as they go through a normal day on the job.
National Youth Employment Coalition
A non-partisan national organization dedicated to promoting policies and initiatives that help youth succeed in becoming lifelong learners, productive workers and self-sufficient citizens.
Occupational information network.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Access the 2002-2003 Handbook with occupational information including working conditions, training, job outlook, earnings, and related occupations.
Outcomes of School Career Development
This ERIC document posits that career development programs in schools must do more than provide information.
PA Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators
PASFAA is a professional organization established to encourage and assist the professional preparation, effectiveness, and recognition of student financial aid administrators in postsecondary educational institutions and to assist secondary school counselors and administrators interested in the development of student financial aid programs.
PA Career Guide
Contains wage and job outlook information for over 180 occupations, interest assessments, sources for financial aid, and contact information for Pennsylvania's public schools,
PA Free Enterprise Week
An intensive program that educates high school students about the American free enterprise system.
PA Labor Market Information
The Center for Workforce Information and Analysis is PA’s designated provider of employment statistics.
Pennsylvania's Career Clusters
This booklet focuses on a sampling of careers within the 16 career clusters. The information can greatly assist students in focusing on vital career information as they plan for the future.
Preparing today's youth for successful careers tomorrow, this site is full of activities and information for students, parents, teachers, and counselors.
PHEAA Mentor is a great site for College applications, financial aid information, campus descriptions, and more.
Postsecondary Education Opportunity
Information for those who formulate, fund, and administer public policy and programs about the condition of and influences that affect postsecondary education opportunity for all Americans.
Send a resume on-line (free) and contact thousands of employers.
Can be used as a classroom tool to guide students and jobseekers through career exploration exercises. Intended to be used in conjunction with the 2003 edition of the Pennsylvania Career Guide.
South Central Pennsylvania Career Information System
Contains many links to other excellent career sites with items of interest for students, job seekers, educators, and career providers.
Student Transition Alliance
Follow seven recent high school graduates, all from unique backgrounds and walks of life, as they explore new adventures and experience life after high school.
The Career Key
Helps in choosing a career, choosing a college major or training program, and in career planning. Take The Career Key, a professional test or quiz that measures skills, abilities, talents, values, interests, and personality.
The National Career Development Guidelines
ERIC summarizes major activities of the National Career Development Guidelines initiative and suggests resources for those who wish to use the Guidelines.
The Princeton Review
A good site for information on practicing for your SAT’s, on taking your LSAT’s or MCAT’s, on choosing a school, and on the college admissions process.
U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics
Employment projections, fast-growing occupations, and other employment-related statistical data and analyses.
U.S. Department of Labor
Find jobs by topic, audience, top 20 items, by form, and by location.
The official site for federal government job openings.
Vocational Information Center
Explore vocational and technical careers, check out the skills employers really want, find a trade school, research technical topics and take a look at the current job market.
XAP.com Plan A Career
Evaluate interests, skills, personality and values to help determine possible career choices.
The place where teens and young adults find part time, summer and seasonal jobs.