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Guidance Department:

Phone: (207)730-5020

Fax: (207)730-5019

Guidance - Education and Career Planning and Management

 

Use a career planning process that includes self-assessment, personal development, and a career portfolio as a way to gain initial entry into the workplace or further education.

Testing:

SAT Information Extensive information about this college entrance test.
ACT Information This test is becoming a popular choice for many students and widely accepted by colleges.
PSAT/SAT Information
Preparation
Practice makes perfect!

College Related Information:

Peterson's College Guide A well known resource for comparing colleges.
College Board Online Access the organization that sponsors the SAT I and II.
NCAA Online Inportant information for students interested in becoming college athletes.
New England Board of
Higher Education
All kinds of helpful information, especially about discounted tuition at out of state public universities for Maine residents.
University of Maine
System
All about the branches of the University of Maine.
CollegeView College
Search
Here is an opportunity to search for a college of your choice.
CollegeNET Home Page A college search service.
U.S. Two-Year Colleges A comprehensive list of associate degree-granting colleges.
Study Abroad Programs Directory Interested in traveling to foreign lands?  Explore ways to combine school and immersion in a foreign culture.
Study in Canada Consider these low-cost, quality universities.

Financial Aid:

Fastweb Search for scholarships online.
Yahoo! - Education:Financial Aid Search for scholarships; contact colleges; find out about loans. Yahoo brings it all to one location.
The FAFSA Online File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (required by all colleges to receive financial aid).
Maine Education Services Loan programs for Maine residents and more.
Financial Aid Information A comprehensive collection of annotated links to most financial aid resources on the Internet.
U.S. Dept. of Education Office of Student Financial Aid Programs Provides general information about the major federal student aid programs, the new tax credits for education expenses, and other federal, state, and private sources of information.
Finance Authority of Maine Includes: education resources to promote achievement and NextGen, Maine's College Savings Program

Demonstrate job seeking skills:

Career Mosaic Online database for job search. Tips on job hunting.
Job Web Job information posted by the National Association of Colleges.
America's Job Bank Search for openings, and access occupational information with employment projection by state.

Assess personal, educational, and career skills that are transferrable among various jobs.

Explain the problems and possible benefits of involuntary changes in employment, including information on what actions the employee can take to make it easier to find a new position or to become self-employed.