Career Readiness

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First Steps to Career Readiness
Bureau of Labor Statistics Career Information 
College Board’s College & Career Planning Site
ACT Career Planning Tips
Texas Career Clusters
Find Your Career
Career Clusters (Glencoe)

Career Interest Survey
Short online surveys designed to match student interests, talents, and skills with career options.
Arizona State Virtual Counseling Center
Career Selection and Planning Guide
Texas Cares Career Clusters
Occupation Interest Survey
College Board Career Study
Career Interest Survey

State-legislated program designed to improve student success in college.
Texas Success Initiative (UT Austin)

Vocational Counseling
Information for assisting students in choosing suitable occupations.
U.S. Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook
Career and Technical Education Web Resources
U.S. Government Job Opportunities

Community College
Community College: FAQs



Earning Potential
Learn how higher education impacts future earning power.
Top Jobs for the Future
Forbes: 15 Most Valuable College Majors
Advice from ACT
U.S. Census Earning Potential Data
Learn More, Earn More
USA Today: State by State Income Data

Opportunities for students to apply classroom knowledge in a supervised work setting, often for pay.
Best 2017 Student Internships
College Board: How to Find an Internship
ACT Summer Internship Program
Avoiding Internship Scams
Internships: What to Know

Choosing a Major
What Can I Do WIth This Major?
Facts About Choosing a Major
Princeton Review: Learning About College Majors

State education initiative designed to help students and their parents make informed education choices.

On-the-job opportunities for learning skills related to classroom experiences.
Apprenticeships (ACT)

Career-degree connections
Texas Labor Market Occupation Explorer
Hot Jobs in Texas
10 Industries with the Fastest Employment Growth
Hot Jobs for the Future

Plano ISD University Ready can help you to identify, define and develop your personal career goals.  

  • When applying for college admission, ask yourself these questions:
  • What are my chances of getting the job I think I want when I graduate?
  • How will higher education affect my career goals?
  • How is earning potential related to higher education?
  • How can I find a college best suited for my skills and work interests?

These resources will help answer these questions as you begin mapping your career by matching your background, knowledge, and skills with career opportunities.  Explore Plano ISD’s University Ready Career Readiness to better understand the connections between higher education and your career options.