College Counselor's Corner
What Should I Do After High School?
There are many options available to you!
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
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.
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
- The ACT
- Fastweb - Scholarship search site and financial aid information
- Unified Application for Music & Performing Arts Schools
- Types of Loans
- College Budgeting
- Financial Aid Process
- Loan Consolidation
- Higher Education Student Assistance Authority
- CollegeBoard and SAT
- TOEFL(Test of English as a Foreign Language)
- The Common Application
- FairTest (schools that don't require the SAT/ACT)
- The Student Loan Game Infographic
- CSS Financial Aid Profile