College and Career Center
Lathrop’s College and Career Center offers opportunities to explore exciting post-secondary options. Our staff is available to help with career exploration, college searches, college applications, scholarships, and beginning a job search. Students can receive one-on-one assistance with college applications, resumes, and job searches. Career exploration opportunities include: administration of the ASVAB Career Explorations Test, one and two year training programs through the UAF's CTC, internships, apprenticeships and job shadowing.
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Online College and Career Resources
College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others get information about nearly 7,000 postsecondary institutions in the United States. It offers a wide range of information such as programs offered, retention and graduation rates, prices, aid available, degrees awarded, campus safety, and accreditation.
AKCIS Alaska Career Information System is one of the most comprehensive sites for all college and technical schools, career, financial aid, assessments and job search information.
Career One Stop is a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent development in a global economy.
The following are some of the top college search services on the internet. Using more than one search engine is a good way to make sure you are getting a well-rounded view of which schools are a good fit for you personally.
* College Navigator is a free information tool from the U.S. government designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others get information about nearly 7,000 postsecondary institutions in the United States. It offers a wide range of information such as programs offered, retention and graduation rates, prices, aid available, degrees awarded, campus safety, and accreditation.
* The Princeton Review is a privately published college information guide, with lots of 'unofficial' information about campus culture and academics. Students can complete profiles and career interest surveys that will help match them with schools and specific academic programs that best fit their needs. The Princeton Review also provides ranking of top colleges and universities.
* My Road is a comprehensive resource for education and career decision making brought to you by the College Board. My Road helps students determine personality type and explore college majors, colleges, and careers. It is a free service for any student who has registered for and taken the PSAT.
If you still have questions about searching for a school stop by the College & Career Center and Ms. Price-Smith will be happy to help.
These are some links to sites that can aid you in your college or career search, this is not an exhaustive list of the resources available to you. Like with most things nowadays, a good Google search will greatly aid you in your research process.
All About College
College Search (collegeboard.com)
Collegenet (searchable database of schools)
National Student Exchange
School Soup (includes a career assesment test)
UAF Career/Technical College
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Western Interstate Commission for High Education (WICHE)
Edudemic College Report