Role of A School Counselor in College & Career Development

College and career development are cornerstones of a comprehensive school counseling program. Part of the School Counselor’s role is to facilitate interventions that will teach students the attitude, skills, and knowledge required to be college and career ready. College admissions and the world of work are just some of the areas in which a School Counselor must have familiarity. As the post-secondary landscape changes, School Counselors take note and adjust the delivery and content of their materials accordingly, ensuring that their students are able to achieve their highest potential. 

College & Career Exploration

California Career Zone

CollegeED College Planning Program

California Career Zone

 Includes 3 career assessments. Create an Educator account for access to lessons and PD. 


• Elementary, Middle, High

 • Free 

California Colleges

CollegeED College Planning Program

California Career Zone

 CaliforniaColleges.edu provides students with an all-inclusive guide for their college & career paths & enables educators to track their progress. 


• Free

CollegeED College Planning Program

CollegeED College Planning Program

CollegeED College Planning Program

 College planning material for educators including presentations that can be delivered as webinars & lessons that can be easily adapted as   

assigned online work and discussed in a group video conference.

 • Free 

Nepris

Scholastic - Jobs of the Future

CollegeED College Planning Program

 Connecting classrooms to industry with a library of videos and chats featuring professionals from a variety of career sectors.


 • Free through May 

Roadtrip Nation

Scholastic - Jobs of the Future

Scholastic - Jobs of the Future

 Roadtrip has posted a variety of dynamic video resources including interviews, documentaries, and PBS Learning Media. Great resources for career-related lesson content.  

• Middle, High

• Free  

Scholastic - Jobs of the Future

Scholastic - Jobs of the Future

Scholastic - Jobs of the Future

 Downloadable soft skills and research activities to educate students on apprenticeships and careers. 


• Middle School

• Free

Scoir

Scoir

Scoir

  Redefines the approach to college search and connects students, parents, counselors, and colleges for an improved admissions process. 


•  Waiving fees for the class of 2020-21 

Xello

Scoir

Scoir

  A one stop shop for academic and career planning. Interest inventories, college search and more. 

• Activities for all grades K-12

 Free for all Wisconsin Public Schools

•  Cost for other states

Nepris

Scoir

COLLEGE PLANNING

*California Community College Updates with student resources including: 

FAQ, Direct College Contact, Career Exploration, Financial Aid and Transfer Information


California Community Colleges: Info on COVID-19 Response 

  *Update from the California Student Aid Commission 


 California Student Aid Commission Update 



 College admissions, grading & graduation requirement updates from the CDE 


 California Department of Education 

*Updates from the CSU including letter grade requirements for winter/spring/summer 2020, high school transcript deadline, and more. 

 

CSU Apply

CSU Coronavirus Response*

CSU High School Guidance - First-Time, First Year Students*

 One stop shop for all information about college planning. Students can find their right fit, explore financial aid options and research the admissions process in one place.  


College Board - Big Future 

*Students who have completed the FAFSA, and whose financial situation has been impacted by COVID-19, should reach out to their college’s Financial Aid Office. 


FAFSA COVID-19

*A central resource for information about changes in college admissions and more 


 NACAC COVID-19 

 *Updates from the UCs including letter grade requirements for winter/spring/summer 2020, SAT/ACT requirements for Class of 2021, high school transcript deadline, and more. 

 

University of California A-G Updates

University of California Response to COVID-19 *

UC High School Guidance – First-Time, First-Year Students  

*COVID-19 updates from the University of Wisconsin, including school, state, national, and international resources 


University of Wisconsin System COVID 19 Resources 

 Encourage students to continue to demonstrate interest in their schools of choice by signing up for a virtual tour/visit through the college they are interested in or utilizing one of these websites.  


 Virtual College Tours 

YouVisit

Campus Tours

YouTube

 Students may continue to demonstrate interest in schools by connecting with admissions representatives and students online from hundreds of colleges and universities across the country. 


Virtual College Fair

College Week Live

 One stop shop that includes resources for counselors on all things related to college admissions. 


 WACAC HS Counselor Toolkit 

Career Planning

Additional Postsecondary Options

Comprehensive guide to military careers

Youth apprenticeship resources for high school and middle school educators

Youth apprenticeship resources for high school and middle school educators

Youth apprenticeship resources for high school and middle school educators

Youth apprenticeship resources for high school and middle school educators

Youth apprenticeship resources for high school and middle school educators

California Career Center

California Career Center

California Career Center

 Resources identified by the California Career Resource Network to support gap year planning . 


California Career Center 

Gap Year 

*AmeriCorps COVID 19 FAQs

California Career Center

California Career Center

These FAQs do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies. You should refer to CNCS’s statute and regulations for applicable requirements. 


 AmeriCorps COVID 19 FAQs 

 10 Ways to Help Your Community During COVID-19 

Student Athletes

Advising Questions:

Postsecondary Advising during COVID 19

  •  What have you been thinking regarding your postsecondary plans in light of COVID-19? 
    • Are you considering making any changes to your plans?
  • How has this experience impacted your post high school plans? 
  • How has COVID-19 impacted your financial plan for paying for college? 
  • How has COVID-19 impacted your decision about your future career? 
  • What have you observed lately regarding how your college(s) of choice are supporting their current students during this time? Did they allow them to stay on campus? What are they doing to help their current students? Did they refund tuition? What do you think about that? 

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