What Should I Do After High School?

There are many options available to you! 

Career Planning

Naviance is great for college-planning, but did you know that it can help you with career planning, too? Log-in to your account and click on the Careers tab to explore your interests and career options!

Rutgers Career Services for High School Students
 offers information on pre-college career-planning, college majors & related career paths, and choosing a college major. 

U.S. Department of Education
: Information on career and college planning, financial aid, and links. Great tools and resources for exploring careers including: career assessment tools & tests, career research checklist, choosing a college major, and career descriptions. 

Career One Stop: Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this site has information on career exploration, education & training, resumes & interviews, salary & benefits, job searches, and other helpful resources!

U.S. News Career Center: Browse jobs by industry, get tips/advice on careers, search internships, and much more.

Mercer County Community College Career Prep: Career Prep Programs are available for high school students to get a jump-start on their college education.

2-Year College/Technical Training

Two-year post-secondary institutions offer certificate programs, professional technical programs, and transfer programs (this includes community colleges, technical colleges, junior colleges, branches of four-year colleges which focus on associate degree education, and accredited two-year proprietary schools).

Mercer County Community College

4-Year College/University

Four-year colleges and universities offer students bachelor degrees to students, which allow students to pursue a variety of careers or to pursue an advanced degree.   

Military 

You can join the military any time after you turn 18.
  

Gap Year/Bridge Year

Students take a year off instead of going straight to college. Students use this year to explore specific interests, volunteer, expand culturally, or prepare oneself further for the college experience.

College Prep Tools