Career Readiness

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First Steps to Career Readiness
Bureau of Labor Statistics Career Information 
ACT Career Planning Tips
Find Your Career

Career Interest Survey
Short online surveys designed to match student interests, talents, and skills with career options.
Arizona State Virtual Counseling Center
Occupation Interest Survey
Career Interest Survey

Vocational Counseling
Information for assisting students in choosing suitable occupations.
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.
Forbes: 15 Most Valuable College Majors

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
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

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.