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Career & Personal Counseling Resources on the Web

Career & Personal Counseling Resources/Scholarships

Information on this page:

• Personal Counseling Web Sites
• Distance Learning Web Sites
• Employment and Career Related Web Sites
• Scholarships and Financial Aid Web Sites

Personal Counseling Web Sites:

Various counseling topics, including alcohol and substance abuse, anger, anxiety, assertiveness, attention-deficit disorder, cultural issues, depression, disabilities, eating disorders, grief, relationships, sexual orientation, stress, study skills, wellness, etc.

Distance Learning:

Minnesota Online
Information on distance learning.

Study Techniques:

Study Guides and Strategies

An excellent source for study tips. Includes such topics as: managing time, motivating yourself, concentrating, memorizing, taking lecture notes, reading skills, preparing for and taking tests, writing basics, writing lab reports, and math tests.

Employment and Career Related Web Sites:

Career OneStop
Extensive listing of job availability's from 1800 state employment service offices nationwide.  Private employers searching for wired talent can list jobs here too.

Career Guide to Industries
The Career Guide to Industries provides information on available careers by industry, including the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment, occupations in the industry, training and advancement, earnings and benefits, employment outlook, and lists of organizations that can provide additional information. This edition of the Career Guide discusses over 42 industries, accounting for over 7 out of every 10 wage and salary jobs in 2000. The Career Guide is a companion to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, which provides information on careers from an occupational perspective.

CareerBuilder.com
This is an on-line employment database site that can be searched by occupation and region.  Allows for on-line posting of resumes and profiles of more than 100 employers.  Also includes an international section.

ISEEK
Minnesota Internet System for Education and Employment Knowledge.

Job Dig
JobDig is a Regional Employment Website and Publication, filled with hundreds of employment opportunities throughout the upper Midwest covering the Southern Minnesota, Central Minnesota, Twin Cities Metro area (MN) Sioux Region (SD, MN, IA, & NE), Northland (MN, WI), and Northern Plains (ND, MN).

Jobs for Graduates
The Jobs for College Graduates service allows you to search for employment opportunities with specific subscribing companies.

Mayo Clinic
The Mayo Clinic Job Openings lists current openings at Mayo Clinic and is updated weekly.

Minnesota Careers
Employment prospects, educational requirements, and salaries for hundreds of popular careers in Minnesota.

MN Career Resources
The Minnesota Department of Economic Security Career Resources site provides Minnesota occupational information and employment statistics, including salary information for specific jobs, job outlooks, projections for growth industries, and local, regional, state, and national economic data. It allows you to enter your resume into a nationwide electronic resume bank that employers search for workers who meet their needs.  Get step-by-step advice on how to find a job, send e-mail to a panel of experts who will answer your job-search questions.  Search job openings updated every weekday, which includes links to other states' job openings through America's Job Bank.  You can also send in your electronic resume, entering it into a system that matches your skills to the needs of employers statewide.  Finally, you can get employment and salary information, as well as occupational outlook.

Monster.Com
Includes job openings, an electronic bulletin board where you can post your resume and professional development suggestions.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is published by the U.S. Department of Labor and projects job openings in various categories for the next ten years.  Also covers training/education requirements, entry-level pay scale, work environment, and other work-related information.  A valuable snapshot of specific occupations and employment projections.

ONET
ONET provides detailed job descriptions, including skills, abilities, knowledge, and interests for over 950 occupations. It will also match occupations with a list of skills you possess or plan to acquire. The on-line version of the old "Dictionary of Occupational Titles", which is no longer published.

Salary.com
An excellent site that allows you to find and compare salary information at 100's of area across the country. Also provides salary news, advise, and projections.

Study Abroad
Locate a program by country or academic major, and click through a handbook of travel dos and don'ts.

U.S. News
The U.S. News and Careers Center offers college rankings, advice from high school counselors and financial aid experts, a comprehensive college search engine and college links galore.

Scholarships and Financial Aid:

College Savings
This site includes links to state-sponsored savings and prepaid tuition plans, two popular vehicles for college savings.

FAFSA on the Web
Interactive web version of the free application for federal student aid.

FastWEB
A free searchable scholarship database of more than 400,000 scholarships that enables you to locate sources of financial aid that are suitable for you.

Financial Aid Information Page
Rich offerings on everything from scam alerts to scholarship searches.

RCTC Financial Aid Page

RCTC Foundation Scholarships

Contact Information
(507) 285-7210 or 1‑800‑247‑1296
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave SE :: Rochester, MN 55904-4999
Rochester Community and Technical College, a member of Minnesota State.
RCTC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer.
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