Career and College Exploration!
www.educationplanner.org - One-stop Career and College Planning Website
www.collegemajors101.com - The #1 Resource for College Majors Information
http://collegerealitycheck.com - get comparisons of net price, graduation rates, average college debt, loan-default rates, and graduate earnings
MyMajors.com - Take the Free quiz to create your customized pathway to college and career readiness
www.californiacolleges.edu - Official source for college and career planning in California
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search - "Big Future" Collegeboard College Exploration
https://www.cacareerzone.org/ - customize your career exploration
https://www.bls.gov/ - Occupational Outlook
http://www.wiche.edu/wue - Out of state schools with residency fees reduced
Helpful College Admissions Handouts
BLAYZ: ILLUMINATING YOUR PATH TO COLLEGE
What is Blayz?
Blayz is an online resource that helps high school students find opportunities (summer courses, volunteering, internships, tests) relating to their interests, and plan in order to keep track of all of their responsibilities. It consolidates a multitude of opportunities from all over the web, categorizes them, and incorporates a planning feature to help students organize & prepare for them. Blayz guides high school students in creating a comprehensive 4 year plan so they can both experience meaningful opportunities and be prepared when college application season comes around.
How does Blayz work?
Blayz works in 3 easy steps: sign up for an account, search for activities, and save them. Weekly reminders will be sent to your email or texted to you, depending on your choice.
Is Blayz free?
Absolutely. There is no charge to use Blayz or any of the features it provides.
Try it out at http://www.blayz.com
What Employers Want From Their Entry-Level Employees
There are three levels of skills employers look for:
Level 1: The basic work skills:
- Dressed for Work.
- Shows up on time (most jobs start early).
- Works a full eight to ten hour day with enthusiasm and attention to the job.
- Mature enough to use equipment and work safely around others.
- Listens well and able to follow verbal and sometimes written directions.
- Able to learn on the job (mechanical ability, eye hand coordination, reasoning/problem solving skills).
- Willing to do menial work and lowly tasks.
Level 2: Basic work habits:
- Able to get along with others.
- Aware of and respects others needs.
- Does more than his/her share of the work.
- Works well with customers.
- Has basic semi-entry level skills/knowledge of the trade including (math, english, and science).
- Understands what a job site is all about; how it works; what is going on and how the student's job fits in.
Level 3: Excellent work habits and skills:
- Excellent customer relations skills.
- Pays attention to detail.
- Proficient at entry level skills of the trade.
- Makes good decisions.
- Respected by co-workers and supervisor.