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.

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 Chance
Over 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.

Adolescent Literacy
A definition of college readiness provided by A list of knowledge, skills, and attributes a student should possess to be ready to succeed in entry-level college courses.

Best Colleges
U.S. News college ranking.

Big Future
Everything about college planning.

California Colleges
Everything you need to know about higher education in California.

College for Students with Disabilities
Researching and selecting a college that fits your needs can be daunting, but that challenge can be even greater when you’re a student with disabilities.

College Droid - California
Search colleges to find the schools that match your academic preferences and get all the details on cost, admission, financial aid, graduation rate and student diversity in our college profiles.

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

Connecting Majors to Careers
U.C. Berkeley Career Center resource shows jobs associated wtih college majors.

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.

Learn How to Become
College and career information including LGBTQ resources.

LGBTQ-friendly colleges
Finding a welcoming campus and community.

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.

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

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
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.

LGBTQ Scholarships
Diverse resources for LGBTQ students.

10,000 Degrees proudly provides scholarships to students with significant financial need who exhibit a strong desire to go to college and accomplish their educational goals. The majority of our scholarships are for students from Marin and Sonoma Counties, though we also administer a few scholarships for students in the greater Bay Area (California).


Jobs & Careers

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.

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

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.

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
July 2018