Links

Career Kids has compiled a list of great websites that you'll find very informative and helpful. If you know of a site that should be listed here, please contact us.


Financial Information

KidsSave
KidsSave is a kids' savings and money management software program. Kids can set personal financial goals, track their spending and saving, explore their future account value, and count money.

The Money Camp
www.themoneycamp.com
Educating children about money is a way to lead them to financial independence. This non-profit organization has developed teacher, kid, and adult financial literacy programs. They have actual camps that children from all over the country attend, in addition to programs for the educator to teach in the classroom.

 

Fun Sites for Kids

The Fun Works Information about interesting careers.

Kids.gov The Federal government's site for information directed towards kids.

 

Learning More About Specific Occupations

Click here for even more information on other occupations. . .

Actors
www.sag.org
Screen Actors Guild website provides information on the nation's largest acting labor union.

Writers
www.redbirdstudio.com
Redbird Studio offers seminars, critique groups, private consults and studio space to people who want to write. They have adult and youth writing programs.

Actuaries
www.actuary.org
Professional organization covering all areas of actuarial professions.

Acupuncturists
www.ccaom.org
Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Actors
www.fastweb.com
Claims to be the internet's largest free scholarship search. One can set up a personalized profile to match skills, abilities and interests to it's database of over 400,000 scholarships. Has a parent's section and many tips about financing college.

Aerospace Engineers
www.aiaa.org
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronauts

www.jets.org
Junior Engineering Technical Society

Animal Trainers
www.aza.org
American Zoo and Aquarium Association
www.caninecompanions.org
Canine Companions for Independence

Astronauts
www.aiaa.org
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronauts

www.ksc.nasa.gov
Kennedy Space Center

Athletic Trainers
www.nata.org
National Athletic Trainers Association
www.acsm.org
American College of Sports Medicine

Heating and Cooling Technicians
www.phccweb.org/ajt
Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association Apprenticeship & Journeyman Training Information

Historians
www.historians.org/pubs/Free/careers/Index.htm
Good information on the variety of careers available for history majors.

Insurance Underwriters
www.aicpcu.org
Insurance Institute of America

College and Financial Aid Planning

Links to Individual Colleges

College Planning FastWEB.com
www.fastweb.com
Claims to be the internet's largest free scholarship search. One can set up a personalized profile to match skills, abilities and interests to it's database of over 400,000 scholarships. Has a parent's section and many tips about financing college.

FreSch Free Scholarship Search & Information Service
www.freschinfo.com
This database contains records on 2,000 organizations offering over 150,000 scholarship awards. Updated regularly, you'll find plenty of help and advice here.

SallieMae
www.salliemae.com:80/index.html
As one of the country's largest financial services companies, it naturally has information about financing a college education, it also includes information about applying for college, finding the right college, etc. You can use their calculators online to help forecast college costs or how much is needed to save for college or you can download their CollegeCalc software.

College Edge
http://CollegeEdge.com
Has thousands of links to colleges, as well as information and guidance on scholarships, careers, majors, financial aid and more.

U.S. News College and Career Center
www.usnews.com/usnews/edu
Well-known for its reporting on education and careers, this site uses the web to offer its database chock full of information on colleges and financial aid.

The Financial Aid Information page
www.finaid.org
Bills itself as "a free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid."

College Board Online
www.collegeboard.org
If you want information about taking the SAT, this is the place to go. You can register online for the SAT, try a daily SAT question and review the College Board test dates. Also, information about financial aid, colleges, essay evaluation and more.

Counselors

School-to-Work Outreach Project
www.ici.coled.umn.edu/schooltowork
This site posts profiles of models and strategies that was used during theSchool-to-Work Outreach Project.

National School-to-Work Learning and Information Center
www.stw.ed.gov
Includes resources, grants, links and the latest information about school-to-work.

Oklahoma Department of Vocational and Technical Education
www.okvotech.org
Provides more information than just about Oklahoma's program. Free educational materials are available online. Online catalog of products is under construction. as of this writing.

Distance Learning

OnlineLearning.net
www.onlinelearning.net
More than 175 online courses from UCLA Extension, the University of San Diego and the California CPA Education Foundation.

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