Career & College Planning

Career Exploration

Virtual Job Shadow is an online career planning and career exploration resource that provides all the tools and resources for charting your career path by choice, not chance. It's highly-engaging, fun, and works perfectly on any computer, tablet, or smart phone, making job shadowing a uniquely cool digital experience!

NC Careers

North Carolina Department of Commerce site the features numerous tools to aid in researching career options, job outlook, and assessments.

CFNC - College Foundation of NC

College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is a free service of the State of North Carolina provided by a collaboration of Pathways (the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, the N.C. Community College System, the N.C. Independent Colleges and Universities and The University of North Carolina System), the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority, and College Foundation, Inc. CFNC promotes access to North Carolina higher education and assists students with education planning, career planning, and applying and paying for college.

My Next Move

Search for jobs you might like based on your preferences and interests.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

NC Dept. of Labor

The N.C. Department of Labor is charged with promoting the "health, safety and general well-being" of more than 4 million workers in the state. The department serves the needs of the workplace through a variety of programs aimed at making the employees of North Carolina safe.

Interests Assessments

Big 5 Personality Test

This is an interactive version of the IPIP Big-Five Factor Markers, a measure of the big five personality traits.

Introduction: The big five personality traits are the best accepted and most commonly used model of personality in academic psychology. The big five come from the statistical study of responses to personality items. Using a technique called factor analysis researchers can look at the responses of people to hundreds of personality items and ask the question "what is the best was to summarize an individual?"

Keirsey Temperament Sorter

The Keirsey Temperament Sorter®-II (KTS®-II) is the most widely used personality instrument in the world. It is a powerful 70 question personality instrument that helps individuals discover their personality type. The KTS-II is based on Keirsey Temperament Theory™, published in the best selling books, Please Understand Me® and Please Understand Me II, by Dr. David Keirsey.

College Research & Preparation

College Board

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.

Princeton Review

Explore thousands of school profiles, see what it takes to get in and read what current students say about their campus experience.

Number2 is the only website that offers students access to comprehensive free online test preparation courses for the ACT and GRE. How do we do it? earns revenue from sponsorships and licensing.

College Week Live

Research and connect live with more than 200 colleges and universities around the world! Get expert advice on how to navigate the financial aid and scholarship process, and chat with admissions counselors to learn more about academic programs and campus life.

College Majors 101

Learn about College Majors by:

  • Exploring University profiles/videos on each subject(To see what you will ACTUALLY LEARN and DO while in College)
  • Exploring Student/Professional Associations in each Major(To see the major at a much deeper level)
  • Reading Industry Publications (To understand the daily news of your Major)
  • Links to Future Employers (To see the REAL professional nature of your major)



Access over 1.5 million scholarships to help you pay for college. Fastweb is your connection to scholarships, colleges, financial aid and more.


This is your place to find the college that you want. It's the place to discover new colleges and scholarships, compare your top choices and make the decisions that give you peace of mind.

We've been a part of college decisions for more than 7 million students, so we understand what you're going through. If there's anything we've learned, it's that making those decisions can be tough, but we're here to make it easier.


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