College Planning

MiBrightFuture

MiBrightFuture is an enhancement to Career Cruising that allows students to connect with local businesses to network, ask questions, and initiate work based learning experiences. Just log into your Career Cruising account and click the MiBrightFuture tab to start exploring the many opportunities in your local area. Click here 


Career Cruising - Comprehensive Education Planning

Career Cruising includes a national database of post-secondary schools with detailed information on colleges, universities and other training opportunities. Click here 

Livingston Career & College Access Network

Few people know precisely what they want to do when they graduate from high school. The choices are many: university, college, technical school, apprenticeship, the military, a job. How can you figure out what you want to do?

You need to invest your time wisely, spending time in classes or positions that will lead you to down a path that ends at the career you want. Good jobs don't just happen: They come about as the result of the choices you make, the lessons you learn, and the experiences you have. The most valuable experiences in deciding what to do with your life include job shadowing, internships, and summer jobs. This is where we can help. Click here

Campus Explorer - Like "Matchmaker" for College Applicants

Campus Explorer is a new college search engine that aims to help students determine which college is the best match for them. Students enter information such as their SAT or ACT scores and grade-point average and the site determines which schools they are eligible for. The site then matches students with specific schools on this list, based on the preferences they indicate on topics such as distance from home, academic interests and their financial situation. The site lists both two- and four-year institutions, as well as trade schools and career education options, with more than 6,000 schools included in its database. The site’s creators say they wanted to help students determine which college fits them the best in an education system where the student to counselor ratio is often 250 to 1. Click here

StudentAid.gov - One-Stop Shop for College Planning

The U.S. Department of Education recently launched a new web site that is intended to be the go-to source for information and resources to help students and their families plan, prepare and pay for college. The site gives reasons why students should go to college, explains the necessary steps to be accepted and enroll at a two- or four-year institution, gives financial aid advice and has sections devoted to parents/family and teachers/counselors. It also features inspirational stories of students who are already attending college. “Why go?” the site asks. “It can make a huge difference in your life—and your family’s. More education can open doors of opportunity, financially and personally.” Click here

 

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