Digital Resources for High School and College Students

One of the first steps after aptitude testing is to look deeper into some of the career and college major recommendations indicated by your aptitude pattern. The following sites are some of our favorite tools for career and college research and planning.

Handshake is an online recruiting platform that’s widely used by universities in the U.S. and is geared towards higher-ed students and new college grads. Their Career Tips section covers career exploration, as well as practical advice for interviewing and resumes. They also have a dedicated internship series.

College Board is full of useful tips on how to plan for school, find a college, research majors, and pay for school. Their sister site Big Future is an excellent resource for career planning with over 900 career profiles to explore and a search feature for trade school programs.

The Princeton Review features a monthly “to-do” list for students preparing for college and a customized search for colleges based on your criteria. Look up a career in their Career Search feature and you’ll see a “Day in the Life” description and a one-, five- and ten-year career forecast for that profession.

What Can I Do With A Major In… is a site maintained by Career Services at the University of California, Berkeley. It provides insight into the career possibilities for a wide variety of majors, along with strategies for breaking into those fields.

If statistics are your thing, you’ll want to head to the data-rich and straight-forward career exploration sites sponsored by the U.S. government. The O*NET is the Department of Labor’s tool for career exploration where you can browse by categories like “Abilities,” “Interests,” and “Work Styles” (there’s lots of overlap with our aptitudes here!). CareerOneStop is another thorough site for reports on wages and trends in various fields. Finally, check out the digital Occupational Outlook Handbook where you can search by parameters like “fastest growing” careers. is aimed at the entry-level job seeker with tools for searching for jobs, posting your resume, and learning about careers.

Roadtrip Nation grew from a book by two college friends who travelled the country interviewing people about their careers. Check out their extensive library of videos following nontraditional career seekers on their journeys to career fulfillment.

Kahn Academy is better known as a free online learning platform, but it also has some hidden gems for college planning. Check out their series of videos in their Life Skills section which walks you through the college application process.

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