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Nevada Career Information System  Match skills and interest with occupations. Highlights include facts on Nevada industries, apprenticeships, financial aid and school directories.

Career Info

Careers and Job Hunting  Looking for a job or a new career? These resources can help you find your dream job and help you get it!

Occupational Outlook Handbook  Welcome to the Nation's premier source for career information! The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade

Choosing a School

Accredited Schools Online   Features include:

  • Search fully-accredited, not-for-profit colleges; Filter by school type, tuition, size, duration (2 year, 4 year); and competition level
  • Double click for details on student populations, test scores, acceptance rates, and campus safety
  • Map by city and state
  • In addition, the College Accreditation Guidebook contains critical information for understanding accreditation holistically, including the benefits of accreditation, types, process, online college accreditation, outcomes, and a glossary of terms for those who are not experts in the field.

    America's Best Colleges  From US News and World Report, see the college rankings, and find the best school for you.

    College and Technical Schools  What to do after high school? Use these resources to find the education that can lead you to that career that you want!

    College Blue Book 2011  Guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.

    Colleges and Careers  From The Princton Review, find a major, find a school, see the rankings, and more.

    Cool Colleges 101  Peterson's Cool Colleges 101 is our brand new undergraduate eBook featuring colorful, easy-to-read profiles of hundreds of "cool" colleges and universities across the United States and abroad

    More Choosing a School

    Entrance Exams

    ACT  Are you getting ready to take the ACT test? Have you already taken it? Get information. See your test scores. Get copies. More!

    BrainFuse - Practice for College Entrance Exams  Practice for your SAT or ACT. Practice the entire test or pick a subject area.

    College Board  Home of the SAT test. Register, prepare, and see your scores afterwards. Find a college for you!

    In! College Admissions and Beyond  A comprehensive, step-by-step guide to college admissions that helps students through every aspect of the application process and gives them a proven approach to make their application stand out from the rest.

    Master the SAT 2014  Peterson's Master the SAT 2014 contains 9 full-length practice tests including access to 3 online—all with detailed answer explanations PLUS score-raising SAT strategies and study techniques. Readers will find easy-to-follow lessons covering ALL SAT areas: critical reading, writing, and math. In addition, there are links to Hippocampus.org for interactive math help—from basic algebra to graphs of linear equations. Peterson's Master the SAT provides students with detailed strategies to help maximize their test scores AND offers hundreds of practice questions to help them prepare for test day.

    Financial Aid

    College Financing Information for Teens, 2012  Provides information for teens about planning, saving, and paying for post-secondary education, with facts about government aid, private loans and scholarships, and other sources of financial assistance.

    Federal Financial Aid  All you need to know about finding and getting Federal Financial Aid for college

    FinAid  "The Smart Student's Guide to Financial Aid"

    Financial Aid for College  Ivy League, State U, in-state, out-of-state, SAT, ACT, SAT II, Scholarships, Loans, Grants, Work Study: These are things to start thinking about now if you are in high school and planning to go to college!

    Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid  A comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education.

    Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, 2011  Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies.

    More Financial Aid

    Finding a Job

    Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World  How do you get a job without experience and get experience without a job? It's the question virtually every college student or recent graduate faces.

    Job Interviews for Dummies  Does the thought of interviewing for a new job send shivers down your spine? It doesn't have to! Whether you're searching for your first job, changing careers, or looking for advancement in your current line of work, Job Interviews For Dummies shows you how to use your skills and experiences to your advantage and land that job.

    NevadaJob Connect  Nevada JobConnect is a statewide network that connects businesses with employees, all in one convenient system.

    What Color Is Your Parachute? 2012  For forty years now job-hunters and career-changers have been turning to this, the world's most popular job-hunting book, confident that each new annual edition will give them the most up-to-date information about the job-market and how to find meaningful work--even in the midst of challenging economic times such as these.

    Finding Out About Companies

    Business Insights: Essentials  

    Start your research with Business Insights: Essentials

    Research and analyze companies and industries around the world. Featuring the content you need to explore a global business landscape:

    • extensive reference content from Gale's core business collection
    • easy-to-use company fundamentals and investment research reports
    • industry rankings, profiles, market share data, company histories, and more!

    Glass Door  A comprehensive career resource with information on thousands of companies. This includes salary and details for specific jobs, as well as actual interview questions and hiring process details.

    GED

    Your Guide to the New GED Test Need-to-Know Info for the Computer-Based 2014 Exam  ssential, Need-to-Know Info About the New 2014 GED Test & How to Prepare The GED Test is undergoing a complete overhaul in 2014--its first redesign in 12 years, and the first redesign ever to make the exam fully computer-based!

    Master the GED  Peterson's Master the GED® Test offers expert test-prep strategies and review material for the high school equivalency diploma test, including essential information on the NEW computer-based GED® Test questions for the Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies. This comprehensive guide provides 5 full-length practice tests (including access to 2 tests online), with detailed answer explanations, helpful review of ALL subjects, along with a valuable blend of hands-on exercises with sample questions and answers to enhance your test-prep efforts—PLUS a Word List to improve your GED® Test vocabulary. Readers will learn valuable details on the 2014 GED® Test structure, scoring, and passing requirements, as well as how to prepare for the exam and what to expect on test day.

    Going to College Tips

    College Rules! How to Study, Survive and Succeed in College  

    Getting the Best Out of College: Insider Advice for Success from a Professor, a Dean, and a Recent Grad. Revised and Updated  

    Job Interviewing Tips

    101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions  This book pinpoints what employers are really asking with every question, and more importantly: what they want to hear in response. This no-nonsense guide will prepare you to leverage the trickiest questions to your advantage. Learn how to deal gracefully with complicated case interviews, various personality types, and even potentially illegal questions - all while avoiding common mistakes. Get the expert answers employers are looking for!

    250 Job Interview Questions You'll Most Likely Be Asked......And the Answers That Will Get You Hired!  Why do you want this job? Why should I hire you? Why do you want to leave your current job? Do you have convincing answers ready for these important questions? Landing a good job is a competitive process and often the final decision is based on your performance at the interview.

    Resumes and Cover Letters

    101 Great Résumés: Winning Resumes for any Situation, Job or Career  

    Winning Cover Letters  Land your dream job with the perfect cover letter.