College and Career Readiness
STUDENTS
Please see below a wealth of resources to assist you in planning your career or continued education after graduating from BCPS. We welcome suggestions for other resources to share here. Please send your ideas to communications@bcps.org.
Planning your career or continued education...
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PLANNING YOUR HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Career cluster information and more career cluster information
Chart your path to college – from the University of Maryland
Chinese Cultural Exchange Program – an opportunity to spend several weeks in China with fellow BCPS students
College Prep Checklist – what to do during high school to prepare for college from the U.S. Department of Education
Early College Access programs – with the Community College of Baltimore County
Graduation requirements
High School Research Course – year-long independent study
Internships – through Career and Technology Education’s School-to-Career Transitions
JROTC
Magnet programs
Middle School College Workbook – from the U.S. Department of Education
Service-learning

CAREER EXPLORATION
Career Exploration: My Next Move – from the U.S. Department of Labor
Career One Stop – for career exploration, training, and jobs, from the U.S. Department of Labor
Maryland Workforce Exchange – job search information and support from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
MyFuture.com – explore careers and military and college options, from the U.S. Department of Defense
Occupational Outlook Handbook – information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for most positions
STEMnet -- STEM internship opportunities and summer programs for high school students

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CAREER-RELATED RESOURCES­
Baltimore County’s Youth Workforce Program
Construction-related career information
Electrical-related career information
Finding an apprenticeship – from the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program
Interview preparation
Interviewing: Making a Great First Impression – from Monster.com
Job search advice – a blog by Express Employment Professionals
Job search information and support – from Baltimore County Government
Plumbers & Steamfitters LU486 Apprenticeship School
Security clearance overview and preparation – from the Fort Meade Alliance
Work permit information – from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

JOB SEARCH WEBSITES
Career Builder
Indeed
Jobs2Careers
Monster

COLLEGE-RELATED RESOURCES
ACT – U.S. college admission test
Big Future – college and financial aid information from the College Board
College Affordability and Transparency Center –  a U.S. Department of Education site
College Cost Calculator – from the College Board
The college search process – from a BCPS student point of view
SAT – college admissions test, from the College Board
You Can Go to College – you can get in and you can afford it, from the College Board

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FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES
Academic Common Market – pay in-state tuition at out of state schools
College Scholarships.org
FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Fastweb! – Scholarship Search
Maryland Delegate Scholarships
Maryland Senatorial Scholarships
Scholarship loan program – for those interested in becoming a BCPS teacher

AREA COLLEGES
Baltimore Collegetown Network
Community College of Baltimore County
Coppin State University
Goucher College
The Johns Hopkins University
Loyola University Maryland
Maryland Institute College of Art
McDaniel College
Morgan State University
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University
Stevenson University
Towson University
UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County)

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