College & Career

Whether you are looking for the perfect summer job, help with the SAT’s, money for college, or a chance to study abroad, we offer a large selection of resources for students.

Visit the College & Career Reference section next to the Teen Desk and pick up a copy of the “College Choices: A Guide to Resources” brochure.

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Learn software, technology, and business skills with these online video tutorials.

Events for High School Students and Parents:

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Exam Shelf

50 Successful Harvard Application Essays 

Barron's SAT

Cracking the ACT

Cracking the SAT

SAT unlocked II

The Official SAT Study Guide with DVD

Comprehensive Directories

College Board college handbook.
Profiles 3,800 four-year and two-year colleges.

Peterson’s four-year colleges.
2,400 undergraduate institution descriptions based on information supplied by the schools.


Selective Directories

America's Best Colleges for B Students

Applying to College for Students with ADD or LD

Barron’s …. Best Buys in College Education

California Colleges and Universities

Choosing the Right College

College Board Book of Majors

Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College

Panicked Student's Guide to Choosing a College Major

The Best...Colleges

Guide to California Independent Colleges and Universities

The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges

Financial Aid

Peterson's How to Get Money for College

Paying for College Without Going Broke


College Admission Simplified

The Official SAT Study Guide with DVD


Web Links

College Planning and Admission

10,000 Degrees
The core program for high school students, the 10,000 Degrees Institute, and the Undergraduate Scholarships, provide the preparation and resources for low-income students to get to and through college.

A Better ChanceOver the course of two generations, A Better Chance has placed more than 14,000 talented young people of color into the nation’s leadership pipeline through increased access to academically rigorous independent and public schools.

ACT:  the test.
America’s most widely accepted entrance exam.

California College Guide.
Everything you need to know about higher education in California.

California Colleges.
Everything you need to know about colleges and universities in California, put out by the UCs, the CSUs, Community Colleges, Independent Colleges, and the California Department of Education.

Online preparation and registration for the SAT & other college board tests, college search and applications, scholarship and financial aid information.

To provide every prospective student with the information they need about post-secondary educational opportunities so that they can find the best match for their needs and situation.

Going to College
Information about living college life with a disability.

Hobson's College View
Virtual campus tours & profiles of 3,800 schools, also offers applications so you can register online, scholarship search, how to study abroad, and career information. 

Jobs for Teens HQ
The largest free website to help teens find jobs.

Provides in-depth statistical information on over 6,000 public and private colleges, universities and trade schools.

Great site for free test prep for the SAT, the ACT, and the GRE.

Think College
College options for people with intellectual disabilities.

Trade Schools, Colleges & Universities
Want to be an electrician, an interior decorator, a real estate agent or some other kind of trade professional? Check out this site for educational opportunities throughout the US and Canada.

US College Search
A complete resource covering all the colleges and program offerings in the US.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Affordable College Choices Online
Information about affordable college options, financial aid and money saving tips.

Better Make Room
A new public awareness campaign launched by Michelle Obama that targets Generation Z, or young people ages 14-19, to celebrate education, change the national conversation, and reach students directly where they are and give them a space to create content while also navigating the college-going process. 

College ScholarshipsTo provide the latest and most up to date information regarding traditional schools, online college programs, scholarships, and financial aid.

Online applications, scholarship search, financial aid info, and more.

Federal Student Aid: Financial Aid from the U.S. Dept of Education
Help for every stage of the financial aid process, find out what's available and how to get it.

FinAid: The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid
Scholarships, loans, military aid, all your questions answered here.

Funding Education Beyond High School
Information about the FAFSA and more.


Jobs & Careers

A Guide to the Business of Baby-sitting
University site on what a baby-sitter needs to know, care & safety of children, creating a flier, running the business once you have clients.

Learn all about specific careers, from Air Traffic Controllers to Zoologists. Includes first-person career stories, salary information, videos, and more.

Career Toolbox
Work interest quiz and personality quiz from - find out what you're interested in and what you want to do. This site is presented by the US Dept. of Defense and has a focus on careers with the military.

JobStar: Job Search Guide
Huge job search site, includes job opportunities by location or by position, advice on resumes, company research, etc.
Looking for a job? This site is more than a job listing - it offers great advice on how to get a job in your area.

Quintessential CareerSummer, camp, and seasonal jobs for teens.

List of summer jobs, searchable by location, job, or employer.


Study Abroad

Study Abroad for California.

The CIEE USA High School program sponsors international high school students from more than 55 nationalities to attend school and live with American host families each year.

Summer Camps and Opportunities
Peterson's Camps, academic and travel programs, volunteer possibilities, here and abroad.

UC Education Abroad Program
UC's systemwide study abroad program; choose from over 250 options in 40 countries. Students earn UC course credit and may use their UC financial aid. Open to UC Berkeley students only.


Last Revised on
December 2016