The University of Texas-Pan American
 
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September 30, 2014

Resources

General Education Development (GED) Resources

GED Testing Service

GED Testing Service

  • GED Testing Service is a joint venture between the American Council on Education (ACE) and Pearson, one of the the world’s largest education and testing company. Start here for accurate and reliable information about the GED testing program.

Texas Education Agency

TEA - Texas Education Agency
State of Texas GED Unit

  • Provides general information about the GED.
  • Holds records for GED testing in Texas—information on requesting Official GED Certificates when taken in Texas.

Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy & Learning

Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy & Learning

  • This link is directly to the aimed at a Directory of Literacy Providers that can be found throughout Texas.
  • TCALL also serves as the state’s literacy resource center in hopes of reducing the incidence of adult illiteracy in Texas.

College and Financial Aid Information Resources

Apply Texas

Apply Texas

  • Apply for admission to any Texas public university, as well as to participating community and private colleges.
  • Apply for undergraduate, international and graduate admission.
  • Copy a submitted application to another institution.
  • Submit your application essays online.
  • Apply for scholarships from participating universities.
  • Apply for housing with participating universities.
  • Search for and view both general and university specific information.
  • Sponsored by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Provides online version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (known as FAFSA).
  • The FAFSA must be completed every year by both current and anticipating undergraduate and graduate students and sometimes their parents in the United States to determine their eligibility for federal student financial aid (including grants, loans, and work-study programs).
  • Many states and schools also utilize information from the FAFSA to award non-federal aid.
  • Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.

College For All Texans

College For All Texans

  • Provides tools and information to prepare and plan for college.
  • Provides links and a matching service to Texas universities, colleges, junior colleges and technical schools.
  • Sponsored by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Adventures in Education

Adventures in Education

  • IE has college planning resources, financial aid information, career guidance, and money management tips to help families and students achieve their goals.

CampusTours

CampusTours

  • Builds video tours, photorealistic interactive campus maps and custom data-driven multimedia applications for higher education, non-profit and government clients worldwide.

Real World University

Real World University

  • Purpose is to help students succeed in college and in life by helping them identify and pursue their purpose, strengthen their character, overcome life’s obstacles, and maximize their potential.

The Common Application for Undergraduate College Admission

The Common Application

  • Provides applications - online and in print - that students and school officials may submit to any of our more than 400 members.
  • Membership consists of colleges and universities that promote access by evaluating students using a holistic selection process.

Generation Texas

Generation Texas

  • A statewide, grassroots movement focused on creating a culture of college and career education throughout Texas among Texans.
  • Hear personal stories from students and their families about their journeys toward college and career education.
  • Get connected with college- and career- oriented groups, discussions, and activities throughout Texas.
  • Sponsored by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Own Your Own Future

Own Your Own Future

  • Addresses purpose of college, preparing for college, finding a college, and paying for college.
  • Provides links and a matching service to Texas universities, colleges, junior colleges and technical schools.
  • Sponsored by the Texas Education Agency.

FastWeb

FastWeb

  • Online resource providing information on paying for and preparing for school.
  • Offers information on financial aid, jobs and internships, student life and more.

CollegeView

CollegeView

  • Provides videos, photos, profiles, contact info, school facts, nearby attractions, and more on numerous colleges across the country..

FastAid

FastAid

  • Provides videos, photos, profiles, contact info, school facts, nearby attractions, and more on numerous colleges across the country..

College Testing Resources

College Board

College Board

College Admissions Exam

College Admissions Preparation Exam & National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

Credit by Exam

College Placement Exam

Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment

Career and Employment Resources

Career One Stop

Career One Stop

  • Your source for employment information and inspiration.
  • The place to manage your career.
  • Your pathway to career success.
  • Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals.
  • U.S. Department of Labor-Employment & Training Administration.

Texas Education Agency

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook

  • Provides information on hundreds of different types of jobs including: the training and education needed; earnings; expected job prospects; what workers do on the job; and working conditions.
  • Also provides job search tips, links to information about the job market in each State, and more.
  • Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor-Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Labor Market and Career Information

Labor Market and Career Information

  • Provides various tools to help make career and educational decisions using reliable information about careers, educational training options and jobs.
  • A department of the Texas Workforce Commission within the External Relations Division.

CareerBuilder.com

CareerBuilder.com

  • Owned by Gannett Co, Inc., Tribune Company, The McClatchy Company, and Microsoft Corp., CareerBuilder offers a vast online and print network to help job seekers connect with employers.

Quintessential Careers

Quintessential Careers

  • A career, job, and college site, offering comprehensive free expert career and job-hunting advice (through articles, tools, tips, samples, and tutorials), as well as serving as a directory of links to various job sites.
  • Offers special sections for teens, college students, and all other job-seekers (by industry, geography, and job-seeker type).

WorkInTexas.com

WorkInTexas.com

  • Texas’ official online job resource.
  • Provides career tools including job matching program and resume builder.
  • Provides links for unemployment insurance, workforce center locations, and more.
  • Sponsored by the Texas Workforce Commission.

O*NET Resource Center

O*NET Resource Center

  • Nation's primary source of occupational information.
  • Provides the O*NET database, an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations.
  • U.S. Department of Labor-Employment & Training Administration.

Monster.com

Monster.com

  • Provides tools to create resumes, search for jobs, prepare for interviews, and launch a career.

AfterCollege

AfterCollege

  • An online service that connects college students, alumni and employers through faculty and career networks at colleges and universities across the country.

CAREER Magazine

CAREER Magazine

  • Provides job posting, a variety of career resources to foster professional growth, and services designed to increase exposure to top employers
  • Also provides articles to help prepare for the next phase of your career.

Internship Programs

Internship Programs

  • Career advice for undergraduate students seeking top internships, internship opportunities with top companies, and how to get hired from an internship.
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