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College, Career and Employment Reference
In the beginning of our Reference Section you will find our College and Career Collection. We have many up-to-date materials on colleges, financial aid, career choices and resume writing. In most cases, the oldest editions of the popular guides can be borrowed; the newest editions are marked "REF" on the spine and must be used in the library.

SAT Study Guides can be located in Career 378.1

Colleges
Peterson's Four-Year College Guide can be located in Career 378.3 for older years and in
Reference 378.1 for current year.

Peterson's Two-Year College Guide can be located in Career 378.3 for older years and in
Reference 378.1 for current year.

Insiders Guide to the Colleges can be located in Reference 378.73

Peterson's Graduate and Professional Programs, an Overview can be located in Career 378.83

Look for our other Peterson guides in the career section at the library.

Online:
Guide to Connecticut's Independent Colleges & Universities along with a chart outlining academic programs at each institution, http://www.theccic.org/guide.php
www.petersons.com
www.collegeboard.com 
www.continuingstudies.uconn.edu 
www.massmentor.edu
Brain Track College & University Directory

 

Financial Aid Information

Peterson's Scholarship, Grants and Prizes can be located in Career 378.3

Hartford Foundation on-line at www.hfpg.org/scholarships .

Online:
www.FAFSA.ed.gov 
www.petersons.com    Best college deals
www.collegeboard.com  How to apply
www.fastweb.com  Financial aid tips
www.theccic.org  Assistance with financial aid, job search and other higher education needs
Connecticut College Scholarships Connecticut Colleges and Universities Page
scholarshiphunter.com/ search for scholarships & other aid
College Preparation Checklist is for all students considering or planning for college
Funding Education Beyond High School publications available at this site

 

The Application Process and Essays

Peterson's best college admission essays by Mark A. Stewart can be located in Career 378.1 Pet

Online: 
www.peterson.com
provides essay and resume help
www.collegeboard.com has My Organizer where you get reminders for dates and college planning activities.

 

Careers & Career Advancement

Book of U.S. Government Jobs: Where They Are, What’s Available & How To Get One by
Dennis V. Damp located in Career 331.12 DAM

Escape from corporate America : a practical guide to creating the career of your dreams by
Pamela Skillings located in 650.14 SKI

Guide to Internet Job Searching by Margaret Riley Dikel in Career 605.13 DIK

Top 300 careers: your complete guidebook to major jobs in every field JIST Works, Inc. in Career 331.7 TOP

What color is your parachute? : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers by Richard Nelson Bolles in 650.14 BOL

Online:
 www.monster.com  
 www.hotjobs.com 
 www.flipdog.com 
 www.careerbuilder.com 
 www.salary.com 
 www.jobs.com 
 www.craigslist.com
www.ct.gov/dol - Rapid Reemployment Initiative Connecticut Department of Labor
www1.ctdol.state.ct.us/CTRep If you have recently lost a job & are looking for work
http://ctjobsearchtoolkit.wordpress.com/ - The Connecticut Job Search Toolkit
www.ctjobandcareer.org Job and Career conneCTion for details on job and training programs.
careercompetencies.org - Capital workforce partners

 

Employment

JOBNOWLINK

To complement all that Connecticut's libraries are already doing to assist residents in their job searches, Connecticut Library Consortium has launched a new service, JobNow.

Powered by Brainfuse, JobNow is an online chat resource that will help you review your resumes and cover letters and practice interviewing online. In addition to live, interactive online help, a variety of online resources will guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job. Just click on the logo above to access this online resource.

Also to help with your job searching the Connecticut State Library has put together a tookkit of online resources. The Connecticut Job Search Toolkit is an evolving document so check back as often as you need.

http://ctjobsearchtoolkit.wordpress.com/

Page Last Updated April 26, 2012 DMR