Career /College Web Resources

These are a few evaluated resources to help you in your career and college exploration.
Please email us if you have additional web resources you'd like added to the list.

Career Research

Highlighted resources have assessments to help you determine interests and strengths. Create an account to take and save assessments.

Career Cruising: Try looking for the Career Cruising icon in your MyPlan applications window. If it is there you should be able to access the product, save assessments and career/college data. You can still use this by logging in with the username on the back of your ID card and the password = titandollar.

New link for Career Cruising: https://www2.careercruising.com/default/cplogin/pusd

Job and Career Accelerator:  New EBSCO database, to replace COIN.  You need to create a username and password to save assessments, resumes and career information to your own account.  To get the the career information click on Resources, then using the dropdown menu click on Explore Occupations. Click on launch nest to Explore Occupations at the bottom of the page and you will be able to search by keyword.

Testing and Education Reference Center:

Click on Career and then I need career advice, to reach the assessments.  You will need to register to take the assessment and save your results,

Occupational Outlook Handbook: For current information on hundreds of jobs including the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job and working conditions.

My Next Move: O*NET database for students. Career assessment test, career information by keyword or industry field. Special focus areas: bright outlook careers, green careers, and registered apprenticeships. Sponsored by the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration.

California Careerzone: An interactive career exploration site designed for students. The site includes self-assessment, an occupations database with on the job videos, actual job openings and a 'Reality Check' option to figure how much education you need and how much money you will need to earn to live well.

California Career Cafe: Created by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office to help students match their interests with career pathways and then educational paths. Many videos with those in the field as well as students preparing for a career.

Occupation Profile, CA State Employment Development Dept.:  Great place to find career growth and wages specific to CA.

Career One Stop:  Career subsite of the Dept. of Labor, search by area, by career, by salary. "Your source for employment information and inspiration."

My Future:  College, career and military service all in one. Top 10 careers by industry and salary lists.   Sponsored by the Dept. of Defense. 

Princeton Review Career Website: Students can find career information, internships in the field, resumes on a desired career, and college information.

CollegeBoard Majors and Career Central: Over 600 careers and majors profiled.

What Can I Do With a Major In?: From UC Berkeley's Career Center.

Exploring Occupations Website: Links to careers by subject area provided by JobStar (a federally funded, library produced).

What Do You Like?: Exploring career possibilities based on 6 major interest areas from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Career City's Assessments: This site provided by Glencoe offers several quick assessments on motivation, team style, brain power, stress and learning style. These quickly scored tests may help you determine the type of career for which you are best suited.

CTI Career Search: Career descriptions (including videos and stories), data (salaries and growth) and colleges offering education/training.


College Research


College Navigator: 
from the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Education.

California Colleges: from California Education Rountable. Covers  CA Community Colleges, Cal State Universities, UCs and Independent CA colleges.
 
CollegeSearch: from CollegeBoard

Peterson's: "Comprehensive Guide to College Information"

CollegeView: produced by college recruiters

College Source Online57,348 digital college catalogs
 
BrainTrack: Universities, colleges and careers

Best Colleges:  U.S. News & World Reports' college rankings
and lists

Other Databases with Career/College Information

Gale Virtual Reference Center:
This database is a collection of reference books. The Career Information Center is a 13 volume set which we have in print as well as online.


EBSCO eBooks:  Search this database for career books that you can read online or download to your electronic device.

Salem ebooks Search this specialty collection of Career books including Careers in Chemistry, Careers in the Environment & Conservation, Careers in
Healthcare, Careers in Hospitality
and Tourism, Careers in Law, Criminal Justice & Emergency Services and Careers in Physics.  All ebooks have print available as well, check the library catalog.