Thursday, January 26, 2017

College Information On Our Website

On the Somers Library website (, we have links to websites to help with the college search process. If you go to our teen section, and look under College / Career, you will find the following:
Career Zone -- CareerZone is an innovative online career exploration and planning system designed especially for today's high-tech youth in New York State. CareerZone presents current and relevant occupational and labor market Information in a clear and interesting way, making career exploration and planning fun and easy.  Youth in grades 6 -12 most often use CareerZone to start their career exploration journey by beginning with the Interest, Work Values and Skill assessment tools to explore potential careers. A middle school and high school career portfolio are available to help youth create a meaningful plan for their future education and career choices.
Pell Grants – This link takes users to the U.S Department of Education ( where parents and students can get information on Pell Grants. mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.   
College Board -- The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.
Technical Schools -- Find info on schools and colleges offering Technical programs by state
College Navigator – offers users the following information about colleges in the U. S.:  General Information, Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses, Financial Aid, Net Price, Enrollment, Admissions, Retention and Graduation Rates, Programs/Majors, Varsity Athletic Teams, Accreditation, and Campus Security.
Technical Careers -- Individuals interested in a career in the field of technology may want further information on the various specialties before making a decision on which is the best fit for them.  The information found on this site will help provide a wealth of information on all facets of the IT field. The first step to getting a start in this field is earning your degree in IT. To find a school and degree program that best suit your individual needs, use this site’s large directory of schools
Federal Student Aid – website for the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
U.S. College Database --  this website provides accurate information to ease the decision making process for post-secondary education for high school students, college students and adult learners. Drawing only from reliable data sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, American Fact Finder, The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, this site publishes only data that is backed by the United States federal government.
Mapping Your Future -- Mapping Your Future is a national collaborative, public-service, nonprofit organization providing career, college, financial aid, and financial literacy information and services for students, families, and schools.
U.S. Department of Education
New York State: HESC – Higher Education Services Corporation
Also, the Somers Library has a collection of Young Adult College and Career books located in the lower level.  Please come in to visit our collection!

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