All Resources & Acknowledgements

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Photo Credits

Steeve Gruson (gruson.steeve@neuf.fr): "GrutchShaded," MyHScounselor.org logo font.

Aspire blog (Northeastern University): Menu Chalkboard, all pages. Modified to include text.

Naosuke II (Flickr): Classroom, index and content area pages. Modified to include "welcome" and text added for the image to be used as content area menus.

Contact Us image: http://www.bletchleyparkresearch.co.uk/research-notes/women-codebreakers/

U.S. flag map: http://www.wallpaperbase.org/usa-flag-map-hd-widescreen/

FreeDesignFile.com: Career page globe.

All other images were downloaded from various internet sites with posted permission as "free to use" or "public domain."

• Pictures used in the Career Exploration System interactive PowerPoint contained free images from Microsoft's Office ClipArt.

• Images seen on this site are obtained with membership to Stock.XCHNG, or downloaded from USA George.

CSSplay
Provided free code and inspiration for some menu designs.


Free Site Design Tips and Tutorials at thesitewizard.com
Provided free code and "how to instructions" for some site features

 

Career Clusters

 

The Career Clusters icons are being used with permission of the:
Pennsylvania Career Clusters Initiative, 2011, www.careerclusters.org

 

 

 

Resources Used

MyHScounselor.com does not claim ownership of any site that is linked, and each resource that is referenced opens a new window separate from MyHScounselor.com to avoid any confusion. Below are the four content areas, with a brief description of each site used and a link to the main site.

 

Career Planning

Listed below are the main links to the web sites used in this section, with a brief description of the organization and what you will find:

O*Net OnLine

O*NET OnLine is created for the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, by the National Center for O*NET Development. The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation.

 

PA CareerZone

Pennsylvania CareerZone has been developed among the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. Pennsylvania CareerZone is a spin-off of the New York CareerZone, a proven, successful career exploration and planning system designed especially for students. Job seekers, educators, and counselors will also benefit from the wealth of information on 900 occupations from the Occupational Information Network (O*Net) database. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry also published the PA Career Guide.

 

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years.

 

Career OneStop

The Career One Stop website is created by the US Department of Labor for job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals to help provide employment information and inspiration. Career tips and pathways are presented with supporting data and information.

 

 

College Preparation

Listed below are the main links to the web sites used in this section, with a brief description of the organization and content:

EducationPlanner

American Education Services (AES) is among the nation's leading providers of student financial aid services. Each year, AES serves millions of students and thousands of schools through its loan guarantee, servicing, and financial aid processing systems. As a nonprofit enterprise, AES channels its earnings into a wide array of public service programs and initiatives that help ease the financial burden of higher education. AES has created this free college planning site where you can choose a career, perform a college search,and find scholarships, education loans and financial aid information.

 

U.S. News and World Report

In 1983, U.S. News began its annual rankings of American colleges and universities. The fall of 1987 marked the first publication of the newsstand book America's Best Colleges. It was joined by America's Best Graduate Schools in 1994. There are various ranking lists and other resources that can be explored by going to the main education page linked here.

 

College Navigator

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education and is associated with the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others get information about nearly every post-secondary educational institution in the U.S.

 

The CollegeBoard

The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board is composed of more than 5,700 schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations. Used in this section is the College Quickfinder, allowing users to search colleges by location, majors, cost, and more.

 

The Common App

The Common Application is a not-for-profit membership organization. Since its founding over 30 years ago, The Common Application has been committed to providing reliable services that promote equity, access, and integrity in the college application process. We serve students, member institutions, and secondary schools by providing applications – online and in print – that students and school officials may submit to any of our nearly 400 members. Membership is open to colleges and universities that promote access by evaluating students using a holistic selection process.

 

Scholarship Listings

Multiple scholarship sites are listed in this section. Brief descriptions of each site can be found under each link. Clicking on this link will take you to Step 4, the Financial Aid page of www.MyHScounselor.com.

 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school. This will take you to the government- hosted FAFSA page.

 

 

Vocational- Technical Schools, and the Trades

Listed below are the main links to the web sites used in this section, with a brief description of the organization and what you will find:

Career Voyages

This web site is the result of a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to provide information on in-demand occupations along with the skills and education needed to attain those jobs.

 

PA CareerZone

Pennsylvania CareerZone has been developed among the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. Pennsylvania CareerZone is a spin-off of the New York CareerZone, a proven, successful career exploration and planning system designed especially for students. Job seekers, educators, and counselors will also benefit from the wealth of information on 900 occupations from the Occupational Information Network (O*Net) database.

 

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years.

 

 

Personal Support

National Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Here to Help (PA)

Department of Human Services (DHS) Independent living support

Free Rice

Quick and fun game that will help you work on skills in Art, Chemistry, Geography, Math, and World Languages. Rice is donated based on your correct answers, United Nations World Food Program.

 

Study Stack

Premade online flashcards for a wide variety of subjects.

 

Study Guides and Strategies

Online table of contents that contains several paragraphs of information regarding the topic you select.

 

The Guide to Grammar and Writing,

Provides a comprehensive list of gramatic elements for you to choose from, including definitions and usage standards,The Capital Community College Foundation.


MLA Citation Conversions

Choose the type of citation you need, and this application will convert the information you provide into MLA format.

 

The Math League
Provides an overivew of basic math skills. This could be a starting point to refresh for the SAT and ACT.

Online Driver's Education Practice Test
A link to an interactive written drivers test; uses JavaScript and works great! Take the quiz as many times as you want to prepare for the your state's written drivers test, by Quia.

Goverment Summer Jobs for Students

Your career in the Federal Government starts here! We offer valuable job experience, training opportunities, excellent benefits, and opportunity for advancement. Whether you are student in high school, college, or graduate school seeking work experience or you are about to graduate and begin your career, consider Federal service!

 

 

 


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