Lots of Resources & Career Information


THE POST: Possible Opportunities in Science and Technology. 
Compilation of opportunites received by Wootton science 
department. Many can be used for internship credit.
http://teacherweb.com/MD/WoottonHS/POST/index.html

LETTER WRITING ASSISTANCE: Assistance writing letters, resumes -
 from the English Tutoring and Writing Center at Gallaudet 
University.  Simply written and very easy to follow.
http://depts.gallaudet.edu/englishworks/writing/letter/writingletters.html

MORE WRITING ASSISTANCE: An extensive web site with loads of 
links with more references about letter writing from About.com.
http://jobsearchtech.about.com/library/bl-sblock-sample2.htm

CAREERS IN PHYSIOLOGY: Web site sponsored by the American 
Physiological Society.
http://www.the-aps.org/mm/careers

CAREER VOYAGES- ROADTRIP TO CAREER SUCCESS. The government has 
some supererb web sites to help you out.  Start your exploration 
here!
http://www.careervoyages.gov/

BUSINESS CARDS: You can purchase pre-perforated card stock 
from any office supply store such as Staples or Office Depot.  
Most of them are correlated to Avery paper codes.  You will need 
to purchase the type that works with your printer.
http://www.avery.com

BUSINESS CARDS: There are several sites with business card 
templates.  Here is one from Microsoft designed to work with 
WORD.  To print your cards, go to: tools, envelopes & mailings, 
labels, options, Avery # 8371 (and others), choose singe card or 
full page....print.
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/CT061994801033.aspx

FROM THE WASHINGTON POST "JOBS" SECTION: All kinds 
of resources about first jobs and internships.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/Content?Content=/communities/CareerStages/firstjobs/cover.htm

FROM QUINTESSENTIAL CAREERS: 10 Things for High-School 
Students to Remember: Believe it or not, if you�re in high 
school right now, you�re at a great point in your life. You have 
your whole life in front of you. And now is a good time to start 
thinking about your future, to make some initial plans; just 
remember that plans can be easily changed. Remember too, that 
experts predict that the average person will change careers -- 
not just jobs -- more than five times in his or her lifetime. Now 
is the time to pursue your dreams! 

And as you start thinking about one or more potential educational 
and career paths, here are 10 things to remember in the days 
ahead. Explore the site's nooks and crannies.  It is packed with 
great career advice and support.
http://www.quintcareers.com/high-school_critical_issues.html

The WALL STREET JOURNAL: WSJ is the newspaper for business.  
The news and lifestyle-type sections are superbly written. Be 
aware that the editorial section can be very opinionated.  But 
the actual news sections are excellent.  Check out the Career 
Journal for all kinds of information and links about careers.
http://www.careerjournal.com/

RESUMES: This site has a downloadable workbook for high 
school students (the blue book) to guide you through writing 
resumes.  Worth the $5.00.
http://www.damngood.com

OODLES OF SAMPLE RESUMES.....Use one of these templates and 
add your info.  Don't forget to list ALL the pertinent 
information that shows prospective employers that you are excited 
about learning and working and reliable.  That is what they are 
looking for.  Straight "A's" don't mean a thing if you are 
unreliable, not interested.
http://jobsearch.about.com/od/teenstudentgrad/a/studentresume.htm

EFFECTIVE PRESENTATIONS POWERPOINT: An excellent PowerPoint 
describing the elements of effective presentations.  Please 
follow the guidelines....
http://www.research.ucla.edu/era/present/

PURDUE UNIVERSITY ON-LINE WRITING LAB:  Modern Language 
Assoication style specifies guidelines for formatting manuscripts 
and using the English language in writing and also provides a 
writers with a system for cross-referencing their sources--from 
their parenthetical references to  their works cited page. This 
cross-referencing system allows readers to locate the 
publication information of source material. This is of great 
value for researchers who may want to locate your sources for 
their own research projects. The proper use of MLA style also 
shows the credibility of writers; such writers show 
accountability to their source material. Most importantly, 
the use of MLA style can protect writers from accusations of 
plagiarism--the purposeful or accidental use of source material 
by other writers without giving appropriate credit.
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_mla.html

CAREERS IN BIOLOGY: WHAT CAREERS DO BIOLOGISTS HAVE: From AIBS
http://www.aibs.org/careers/

LIFE WORKS: OFFICE OF SCIENCE EDUCATION AT NIH: LifeWorksTM 
is an interactive career exploration web site for middle and high 
school students. Users can browse for information on more than 
100 medical science and health careers by title, education 
required, interest area, or median salary. Alternatively, 
the "Career Finder" can be used to generate a customized list 
of careers especially suited for users' skills and interests. 
LifeWorks promotes awareness of the wide variety of occupations 
in health and medical sciences and the range of opportunities at 
different education levels. The site complements its factual 
career data by highlighting true stories of successful people. 
They illustrate the variety of real-life career pathways, 
from the carefully planned to the unpredictable.
http://science.education.nih.gov/LifeWorks.nsf/feature/index.htm

CAREER/PERSONALITY INVENTORY: Free MBTI may be found at URL 
below. Just be sure to choose the free assessment, because they 
do offer one that has a charge
http://www.typefocus.com/

CAREER/PERSONALITY INVENTORY: California Career Zone has an 
excellent website with several self-assessments based on John 
Holland�s theory of personality and preferences. The �Interest 
Profiler� has about 140 indicators and gives you the Holland 
Code when you are finished and a link to jobs that match that 
code.
http://www.cacareerzone.org

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Every year, millions of teens work in 
part-time or summer jobs. Early work experiences can be rewarding 
for young workers - providing great opportunities to learn 
important job skills. Today�s youth will be the workforce of the 
21st Century. One of my priorities for the U.S. Department of 
Labor is to assist America�s youth in preparing to enter that 
workforce
http://www.youthrules.dol.gov/index.htm

UNITED STATES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: 
Welcome to Youth@Work, the United States Equal Employment 
Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) website for youth in the 
workforce. The EEOC's goal is to eliminate illegal discrimination 
from the workplace for all workers.  This website is designed to 
teach you about some of your rights and responsibilities as an 
employee. Use the menu on the left to learn about different types 
of discrimination affecting young workers and what you can do to 
help prevent discrimination in the workplace. Be an informed 
employee - Know your real world rights and responsibilities! The 
Youth@Work website is part of EEOCs Youth@Work initiative - a 
national education and outreach campaign to promote equal 
employment opportunity for America's next generation of 
workers. In addition to this website, the Youth@Work Initiative 
includes 
(1) free outreach events and 
(2) partnerships with industry, education, and human resource 
leaders
http://youth.eeoc.gov/index.html

LIFEWORKS: From the National Institutes of Health Office of 
Science Education.  Explore health and medical science careers.
http://science.education.nih.gov/LifeWorks.nsf/feature/index.htm

MENTOR-NET:  E-MENTORING NETWORK FOR DIVERSITY IN ENGINEERING 
AND SCIENCE: Sign up and explore!  Make sure you check out the 
"resources" section. This is the award-winning nonprofit e-
mentoring network that addresses the retention and success of 
those in engineering, science and mathematics, particularly but 
not exclusively women and other underrepresented groups. Founded 
in 1997, MentorNet provides highly motivated prot�g�s from many 
of the world's top colleges and universities with positive, one-
on-one, email-based mentoring relationships with mentors from 
industry and academia. In addition, the MentorNet Community 
provides opportunities to connect with others from around the 
world who are interested in diversifying engineering and science
http://www.mentornet.net/

ENGINEER GIRL: (A little youngish, but good info and leads) 
From the National Academies in Science which means it is 
reliable.  For more depth, click on the National Academices icon 
for professional engineering info.
http://www.engineergirl.org/NAE/CWE/egmain.nsf?OpenDatabase

SLOAN CAREER CORNERSTONE CENTER: is an ever-expanding 
resource for anyone interested in exploring career opportunities 
in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and 
healthcare. Explore over 170 degree fields and find out about 
education requirements, salaries, networking, precollege ideas, 
and career planning resources. Browse interviews with 
hundreds of professionals who offer candid insight into their own 
diverse careers. Most resources are also in PDF, PowerPoint, or 
Podcast formats
http://www.careercornerstone.org/index.htm

RESUMES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: site for high school students.  
Info about careers, college, etc.  
http://www.hloom.com/download-free-sample-template-high-school-resume/