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 spends one day 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

 

 

 

                       

             Post Secondary Enrollment Options

Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn both high school and college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college nonsectarian courses at eligible participating postsecondary institutions. Most PSEO courses are offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Each participating college or university sets its own admissions requirements for enrollment into the PSEO courses. Eleventh and 12th-grade students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis; 10th graders are eligible to enroll in PSEO on a more limited basis (see note below). Students must meet the PSEO residency and eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09. If a school district determines a pupil is not on track to graduate, she/he may continue to participate in PSEO on a term by term basis.

 

By March 1 of each year, or three weeks prior to the date a student registers for courses for the following school year, schools must provide PSEO information to all students in grades 8-11 and their families. To assist the district in planning, a student must inform the district by May 30 of each year of their intent to enroll in postsecondary courses during the following school year.

 

There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books or fees for items that are required to participate in a course; however, students may incur fees for equipment that becomes their property when the course or program is completed, textbooks that are not returned to the postsecondary institution according to their policies, or for tuition costs if they do not notify the district by May 30 and the district does not waive this date requirement.

 

Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for qualifying students to participate in PSEO courses on college campuses. For more information on these funds, access the PSEO Mileage Reimbursement Program Instructions.

 

Enrolling in a PSEO course does not prohibit a student from participating in activities sponsored by the high school.

 

School districts must allow a PSEO student reasonable access to the high school building, computers and/or other technology resources during regular school hours to participate in PSEO courses, whether on-line or on campus.

 

Each year, districts must publish their grade-weighting policy on their website, including a list of courses for which students can earn weighted grades.

 

All courses taken through the PSEO program must meet graduation requirements. Districts must transcript credits earned in PSEO by a ratio prescribed in statute. Districts have the authority to decide which subject area and standards the PSEO course meets. If there is a dispute between the district and the student regarding the number of credits granted for a particular course, the student may appeal the board's decision to the commissioner. The commissioner's decision regarding the number of credits will be final.

 

Postsecondary institutions are required to allow PSEO students to enroll in online courses consistent with the institution’s policy regarding postsecondary student enrollment in online courses.

 

Tenth-grade students may initially enroll in one Career and Technical Education (CTE) PSEO course if they receive a reading proficiency score of “meets” or “exceeds” on the 8th grade MCA. If 10th graders taking a CTE PSEO course earn at least a grade C in that class, they may take additional CTE PSEO courses. If the student did not take the MCA in 8th-grade, another reading assessment accepted by the enrolling postsecondary institution can be substituted. For students with disabilities, there is an alternative option to demonstrate reading proficiency.

 

For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) webpage.

https://education.mn.gov/MDE/fam/dual/pseo/