Career Links

CAREER ASSESSMENTS

It is important when planning your future to know yourself — your interests and abilities.  From this information you can choose careers that match you and could be enjoyable.  There are several ways to find out what interests match careers.

Career Clusters Inventory:  This pencil & paper inventory  matches your interests with 16 Career Clusters.   Go to intranet.madisoncollege.edu/career-assess/

My Next Move: Up-to-date information from the Department of Labor

Career Assessment: www.mynextmove.org

Virginia Education Wizard
:   (See Career Coach for Log in and Password)
Interests: www.VaWizard.org/vccs/CareerAssess.action
Work Values:  www.VaWizard.org/vccs/CareerImportance.action
Account Setup: www.VaWizard.org/vccs/StartSignUp.action

Virginia Career View:

Career Assessment: www.vaview.vt.edu/912/check-it/who-r-u/

Drive of your Life:     Build your ride and explore your career interests!
Website: www.driveofyourlife.org

CAREER RESEARCH

Once you have some idea about careers you are interested in exploring, it is important to get all the facts:  training or education required, skills and work attributes required, how much money you can expect to make, projected demand for the occupation, and possible alternative occupations.

My Next Move:  US Department of Labor career research website
www.mynextmove.org

Career One Stop:
US Department of Labor jobs and careers information
www.careerinfonet.org

O*Net
: US Department of Labor jobs and careers information
            www.onetonline.org

Military Occupations:
www.todaysmilitary.com

Virginia Wizard:  You will need to set up an account to explore careers on this site
www.VaWizard.org

Virginia Career View
:
www.vaview.vt.edu/912/careersq/career-search

Mapping Your FutureCareer Ship program:
www.mappingyourfuture.org/planyourcareer/careership/index.cfm

Drive of Your Life:
www.driveofyourlife.org

 

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

Once you have narrowed down your career choices and determined how much education you need, it’s time to start looking at training programs: apprenticeships, trade / technical schools, 2 year community colleges, or 4 year colleges and universities.

Apprenticeships:
US Dept. of Laborwww.doleta.gov/oa/apprentices.cfm

Trade & Technical Schools:
Directory of Trade, Career and Technical Schools: www.khake.com/page4.html
RWM Vocational School Database: www.rwm.org/rwm

2 Year Community Colleges:
Virginia Education Wizard: www.vawizard.org

College Board College Search:
http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/search/adv_typeofschool.jsp

RWM: www.rwm.com

Military:
     Todays Military: www.todaysmilitary.com
Military Academies: www.defense.gov/faq/pis/20.html

4 Year colleges and graduate schools:
College Board:  College Search
http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/search/adv_typeofschool.jsp
Virginia’s Private Colleges: www.vaprivatecolleges.org
VA Career View: www.vaview.vt.edu/912/school-411/school-search
Hobson’s College View: www.collegeview.com
Petersons Education Portal: www.petersons.com
Campus Tours: www.campustours.com
Princeton Review: www.princetonreview.com/college-education.aspx
Graduate Schools: www.gradschools.com

College Rankings:
      College & University (UIUC): www.library.uiuc.edu/edx/rankings.htm
US News &World Report: www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/eduhome.htm
Princeton Review: www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings.aspx