College & Career Planning

Looking for information on the college planning process? The Woodbridge Public Library has dozens of resources to help you choose the right college path for you, from college and testing books to online resources and more. Visit our Events Calendar for special college workshops and lectures throughout the year, and join our Teen Advisory Group where students in grades 8-12 help us plan programs and earn community service hours, too! 

 

Adventures in Education: Finding a College - A public service website with information on planning and paying for college. They even have a section on managing your money!

AmeriCorps - AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects over 70,000 Americans each year to meet community needs in education, the environment, public safety, health, and homeland security. 

Best Online Colleges - Search a database of schools that offer distance learning or online courses to find ratings and reviews, and request info directly from the schools. 

College Board - Lots of information on college topics, including SAT and PSAT practice tests, college search database, and college planning guidelines. 

College.gov Videos - A collection of videos featuring experts, teachers, and actual students who talk about the college experience, from application to graduation. 

Career Key - Provides a free career assessment and personality questionnaire to help you zero in on what type of job you'd like to have. 

Career OneStop - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this site provides a comprehensive scholarship search. 

ETS: Educational Testing Service - Information on tests like GRE, PRAXIS, TOEFL, and more with practice questions and test dates and locations. 

FAFSA Online - The official site to fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

FastWeb - A comprehensive scholarship search website. 

Federal Student Financial Aid - Find out what type of aid you qualify for and discover ways to finance your college education. Search for scholarship opportunities and more!

GrooveJob: Part-time, Seasonal and Student Jobs - Search for jobs for high school and college students by location and industry. Also has tips for creating a resume, interviewing, and more!

Idealist - Interested in jobs, internships, or volunteer work with non-profit organizations? Find listings here!

IT Career Paths - Degree and career information for students interested in pursuing IT career paths. 

Jobs in the Military - Find information on U.S. military jobs, training, guidance, and lifelong careers. 

HESAA New Jersey Grants & Scholarships - Finanical opportunities from the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority.

MyCollegeOptions - Financial opportunities for students searchable by region that provides quick reference to deadlines and scholarship amounts. 

New Jersey Grants, Financial Aid & Scholarships - Search for scholarships available to New Jersey students specifically. 

Occupational Outlook Handbook - A comprehensive database from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that can help you find career info, education requirements, salary range and more for hundreds of occupations. 

Peterson's - Provides information on scholarships from over 5 thousand providers. 

Sallie Mae - Free scholarship search from Sallie Mae Bank with tips on filling out applications and more. 

Scholarships.com - Search for scholarships by state and area of interest. 

Technical Schools Guide - Search for and request information from technical schools across the country, in a variety of specializations including graphic design, automotive repair, healthcare and wellness, and more. 

Test Prep Review - Free online practice tests for dozens of tests, including PRAXIS, MCAT, GMAT, LSAT, and more. 

United We Serve - Discover volunteer and service opportunities across the country in a wide variety of fields! 

US College Search - Giant database of colleges across the country, with information about financial aid and popular degree programs.

U.S. Department of Education Financial Aid Info - A federal website with info about financing your college education and loan repayment options. Even has a student aid estimator! 

U.S. News & Reports College Rankings - How well does your dream school stack up? Compare different schools by their profile and national ratings.

Volunteer Connect NJ - Looking for volunteer opportunities in Central New Jersey? Start here! 

Volunteer in NJ - A volunteer database created by the Department of State that can help you find service positions throughout the state. 

Volunteer Match - Community service is an excellent addition to any college application! Find the perfect volunteer opportunity with this extensive database. 

Woodbridge Township Local Employment Opportunity Center - Find jobs and careers right here in Woodbridge Township! 

Youth Rules! - A great resources just for teens that gives info about state labor laws, wage requirements, and how to file a complaint regarding unfair or non-complaint businesses.