Career Resources on the Internet

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