CAREER PATHFINDER

--a place to begin researching your career goals

Cambridge Campus of Anoka Ramsey Community College
300 Spirit River Drive S
Cambridge, MN 55008

Understanding the World of Work:
-- How is it organized?
-- What occupations exist?
-- Get to know occupation details
-- Trends in the changing job market
-- Job search strategies    

Work World Websites:
(Some are commercial.)
Aboutjobs (note: this is a .com)

America's Job Bank http://www.ajb.dni.us/

Career Guide to Industries Bureau of Labor Stats

CareerOneStop US Dept. of Labor

FINS
Finance, tech, sales & mkting career advice--Dow Jones & Co., Inc.

ISEEK  Minnesota Internet System for Educ & Employment

Jobs   Star Tribune job search website--want ad section

Minnesota Workforce Centers
Located in Cambridge & Mora in this area.  Includes MN Job Bank.

Riley Guide  Employment Opportunities & Job Resources  Margaret F. Dikel  commercial site

Start Here, Go Places AICPA Accounting (commercial site)

STEM Caree R.Feller Colorado S U (commercial)

WetFeet  Career & company information  (commercial)

Understanding the World of Education & Training:
--Types of educational institutions
-- Types of educational/ training programs
-- Educational requirements for specific occupations
-- Entrance requirements & procedures
-- Costs

Transfer - Education Websites:

American College Testing (ACT)   www.actstudent.org registering, sample test, information

College Board    www.collegeboard.com

CollegeInsight   college-insight.org

College Source Online  www.collegesource.org


Education Portal commercial site for Career Paths, Degrees, Schools

EducTesting Services  www.ets.org   
-PPST, SAT, TOEFL, CLEP

Minnesota Online
   www.minnesotaonline.org

Minnesota State Colleges & Univ.  http://www.mnscu.edu/

Minnesota Transfer   www.mntransfer.org

Minnesota's Career, Education & Job Resource   
 www.iseek.org


Open Education Database


Work World Books: Films on Demand* streaming videos.  Select Careers & Job Search.
 *Browse Books like these in the Career Center of CC Library by Library of Congress location number or search by topic in MnPALS Library Catalog:

GE60  Careers in the environment
HD38.2  Careers for born leaders
HD2755.5  Careers in international
HD6054.3  Breaking through the glass ceiling
HF5382.5  Career guide to top Amer industries
HF5382.7   No one will hire me!
HF5549.5   Ex-offenders interview guide  
HQ759.48   Flex time
HV9288   Career advice for ex-offenders 
JK692  Career opportunities in politics
KF297  Careers for legal eagles
LB1775.2  Careers in education
ML3795  100 careers/ music business
N8350  Careers in Art
P60  Careers in foreign languages
PN2055  Acting professionally
PN4797  Careers in journalism
QA76.76 Game plan: comp/video business
R697  Careers for health nuts
RA971  Careers in hospital administration
RT82  101 careers in nursing
TK5102.6  Careers for cybersurfers
(These books may be checked out for three weeks)
Check CCLibrary's local newspapers for jobs in your area
Work World Reference sources:

Ref HB2595.V543 Dictionary of Occup Titles: Ency of job titles and descriptions
Ref HD4976.M6 Minnesota Salary survey
Ref HF5381.F69 Great careers: ...careers, internships, volunteer opportunities in nonprofit sector
Ref HF5381.P48 College majors
Ref HF5381.U62 Occup outlook handbook
Ref HF5382.M37 Guide to occupational exploration: What do you like to do? What are you good at? 
MCIS MN Career Information System includes skills, interests & career inventory as well as education and occupational information. Ask for login.

RefHF5382.65.P38  Pathways to career success for women
RefL901.N56 Making a difference college guide
Ref LA226.C685  College Blue Book includes college descriptions & requirements, scholarship & grant lists, technical programs
Ref R847.A1 Health professions career & educ directory
Find articles on careers in Acad Search Prem index*
*Off campus DB access:  Login with your Lib/ ID barcode & your last name (pw)

Financial Aid Websites:

College Board Scholarship Search: Scholarships, loans, internships and financial aid from non-college sources relating to your education, experience & strengths.

FAFSA on the web http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/  Free Application for Federal Student Aid
 

FinAid!:SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid

We can help!  Make an appointment to talk to a Cambridge Campus Counselor (763-433-1830) if you need help selecting the classes you need to prepare you for a specific career path. 
 
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 4-30-14       Bb