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Helpful PDFs on the College Search & College Success



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Ten Things Employers Want You to Learn in College - Coplan, Bill
Call Number: 370.113 COP
ISBN: 1607741458
Publication Date: 2012
A guide that teaches students how to acquire marketable job skills and real-world know-how before they graduate.

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Choices for the high school graduate : a survival guide for the information age - Fireside, Bryna J.
Call Number: 373.18 FIR
ISBN: 0816076189
Publication Date: 2009
Offers high school students who do not want to pursue a traditional college education an overview of the choices they have after graduation, featuring interviews with dozens of students who choose an alternate track in life

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150 great tech prep careers - Ferguson Publishing
Call Number: 331.702 FER
ISBN: 0816077339
Publication Date: 2009
Profiles 150 careers that do not require a four-year college degree; and provides job descriptions, requirements, and information on employers, advancement, earnings, work environment, outlook for the field, and other related topics.

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School Rankings & Reviews

  • NACAC's Information on College Rankings
    In NACAC's own words this part of their site is "to help clear up the confusion surrounding college rankings, NACAC has compiled a number of helpful resources you can use to correctly rank your own college list. Use the information on this site as a kind of "Cliff Notes" to the rankings published annually by U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, and many other private companies. The information here will help you read between the lines and use the rankings to your advantage."
  • College and University Rankings
    This material put together by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is intended to "provide context to various ranking services."
  • U.S. News Rankings and Reviews
    Rankings and data on nearly 1800 schools to help students and their parents find the best value and fit for their college needs.
  • Princeton Review's College Rankings
    Princeton Review's site with 350+ colleges and universities rankings in a range of categories. (To explore much on this site, they do ask users to register).
  • Students Review
    Student reviews for students making their college/university decision by students who have been there.

Information for the College Bound Athlete

  • NCAA Online
    The NCAA is made up of three membership classifications that are known as Divisions I, II and III. Each division creates its own rules governing personnel, amateurism, recruiting, eligibility, benefits, financial aid, and playing and practice seasons – consistent with the overall governing principles of the Association.
  • The NAIA Eligibility Center
    A site built to help athletes explore the world of NAIA college sports.

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