Career Planning/College Readiness Information

As juniors and seniors begin to prepare for graduation, we offer career guidance and college readiness services.  Students can take interest inventories, are offered job shadow opportunities, as well as ACT test prep.  Our Career Advisor, Kari Anderson, spends two days per week in the office to help assist students with college applications, financial aid planning, scholarship and college applications, as well as job placement strategies.  Check back here often for updated information! 

 

Financial Aid/FAFSA

                                            The Career Journey Process

SELF KNOWLEDGE

Take some online assessments to learn how your interests, skills and values match up to specific careers.

 

Interest Assessments

https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/careers/interestProfiler

https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/careers/clusterSurvey?do=0

https://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip

https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/careers/interest-assessment.aspx

 

Skills Assessments

https://www.careeronestop.org/ExploreCareers/Assessments/skills.aspx

https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/Skills/skills-matcher.aspx

 

Work Value Assessments

https://www.careeronestop.org/ExploreCareers/Assessments/work-values.aspx

 

Lifestyle Assessment

https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/careers/realitytool.html

 

 

 

EXPLORE CAREERS, EDUCATION & TRAINING OPTIONS

 

Careers

 

Occupation Descriptions/Information

https://www.onetonline.org/find/

https://www.careeronestop.org/ExploreCareers/Learn/learn-about-careers.aspx

https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/careers/research.html

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

 

 

In Demand Occupations

 

https://mn.gov/deed/data/data-tools/oid/

https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/jobs/hotCareers

 

 

Education: Colleges and Universities

 

MN 2 and 4 year State Colleges and Universities

http://www.minnstate.edu/

http://www.minnstate.edu/campusesprograms/index.html (map and how to find programs/majors)

 

MN Private Colleges

https://www.mnprivatecolleges.org/

 

University of Minnesota System

Crookston: https://www.crk.umn.edu/

Duluth: http://www.d.umn.edu/

Morris: http://www4.morris.umn.edu/

Rochester: https://r.umn.edu/

Twin Cities: https://twin-cities.umn.edu/

 

MN Licensed Career Schools

http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/sPages/141Insts.cfm?pageID=470

 

ND State Colleges and Universities

http://www.ndus.edu/campuses/

 

Major/Program of Study Search Tools

 

MN College and University (Major/Program of Study) Search Tools

http://www.mnprogramsofstudy.org/mnpos/

https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/education/educationSearch#

http://www.minnstate.edu/campusesprograms/index.html

 

North Dakota College and University (Major/Program of Study) Search Tool

http://www.ndus.edu/academics/

 

National College and University (Major/Program of Study) Search Tools

https://www.petersons.com/

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/majors-careers

https://www.careeronestop.org/FindTraining/Types/college.aspx

 

Tuition/Cost of Attendance

 

MN College and University Cost Comparison

http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=94

http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/sPages/TuitionChart.cfm?State=MN&pageID=101

 

 

ND College and University Cost Comparison

http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/sPages/TuitionChart.cfm?SchState=ND&pageID=485

 

South Dakota College and University Cost Comparison

http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/sPages/TuitionChart.cfm?SchState=SD&pageID=487

 

Wisconsin College and University Cost Comparison

http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/sPages/TuitionChart.cfm?SchState=WI&pageID=488

 

 

Other Training Options

 

Military

https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/careers/military.html

https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/careers/branches.html

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/military/military-careers.htm

 

Apprenticeships (get paid to learn on the job)

https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2017/article/apprenticeships_occupations-and-outlook.htm

https://www.careeronestop.org/FindTraining/Types/apprenticeships.aspx

https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/education/apprenticeships.html

https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/education/registered-apprenticeship.html

http://www.dli.mn.gov/business/workforce/apprenticeship

 

 

CREATING A PLAN & SETTING GOALS

 

https://www.careeronestop.org/ExploreCareers/Plan/set-goals.aspx

https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/careers/setgoals.html

https://www.careerwise.mnscu.edu/careers/gpslifeplan.html

 

 

WORK PLACE READINESS and PREPARATION

 

Cover Letters, Resumes, Job Searches/Applications, Interviewing, and Work Skills

https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/jobs/index.html

https://mn.gov/deed/job-seekers/job-guide/

https://www.careeronestop.org/JobSearch/job-search.aspx

 

 

                                                  Scholarship Information

National Scholarship Search Engines and Opportunities

https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/training/find-scholarships.aspx

https://www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search#

https://www.raise.me/#$

https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/education/scholarships.html

 

Minnesota College and University Scholarship Opportunities

http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/sPages/scholarshipsAll.cfm

 

Local Scholarships

 

Fergus Area College Foundation (MSTATE-Fergus Falls)

Criteria: Seniors and returning college students attending MSTATE in Fergus Falls

Application Process: apply at https://facfmstate.org/scholarships/

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: April 1, 2019 or until funding runs out

 

eCampus Tours Scholarship

Criteria: Senior

Application Process: apply online @ www.eCampusTours.com  and you will automatically be entered by completing and submitting an online registration form

Award Amount: 2 @ $1,000 - selected by random draw

Deadline: A.S.A.P. Between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019

 

Minnesota Farmers Union and National Farmers Union Scholarships

Criteria: Senior

Application Process: apply at www.mfu.org/scholarships

 

Award Amount: over $14,000 worth of scholarship money is up for grabs

Deadline: March 22, 2019

 

Lake Region Builders Association

Criteria: Senior living in Norman, Mahnomen, Becker, Otter Tail and Wilkin counties pursing

  • Carpentry or Woodworking
  • Design or Architectural Drafting
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical Construction – (Line worker school is NOT eligible)
  • Plumbing & HVAC
  • Masonry
  • Landscaping
  • Interior Design

Application Process: go to the online application at https://www.lakeregionbuilders.com/scholarships

Award Amount: $500+

Deadline: March 16, 2019

 

Red River Riders Scholarship

Criteria: Senior

Application Process:  Pick up an application form in the office or from the senior bulletin board

Award Amount: TBD

Deadline: 5/1/19

 

American Association of University Women (General) Scholarship

Criteria: Female who will be attending college

Application Process:  Pick up an application form in the office or from the senior bulletin board

Award Amount: $1500

Deadline: 3/15/19

 

American Association of University Women (Arts) Scholarship

Criteria: Female who has been involved in (or will be majoring in) the arts, writing, drama and/or music

Application Process:  Pick up an application form in the office or from the senior bulletin board

Award Amount: $1500

Deadline: 3/15/19

 

Park Region Coop Scholarship

Criteria: Senior

Application Process:  Pick up an application form in the office or from the senior bulletin board

Award Amount: $150-$300

Deadline: 4/16/19