College & Career Preparation

Road sign saying The Future, Next ExitPeterson's Career Prep: Whether you're heading straight into the workforce or you're entering college first, these career tools can help you get a handle on what you're interested in, the skills and training you'll need, and what you can expect from your career path. Discover which careers suit you best, research potential career options, and explore the requirements and outlooks for the occupations you're interested in.

MIssion Admission: a cool online game that helps you develop college and financial aid application strategies

Payback: another online game.  This one shows you a running total of your college debt and can also track academic focus, connections you’re making that could be useful later, and your overall happiness — all factors in completing college and graduating with a job that can help you pay off your debt. Resume Builder offers free templates to help you create a professional resume in minutes and lots of examples of high school resumes for ideas and inspiration.

High School Resume: A How-To Guide for 2024 with 11+ samples

The Somerville High School Counseling, College & Career Department has assembled a very helpful array of resources to help teens prepare for college:

College Preparation Counseling from Prospect Hill Academy Charter School

FastWeb: access to over 1.5 million scholarships to help you pay for college

eCampusTours: 360 degree virtual tours of over 1,300 college campuses

CollegeWeekLive: a free virtual college fair that connects students with hundreds of colleges and universities from around the world.

College Consensus: A ranking of best colleges and universities that combines data from college ranking publications and student review sites.

Study.comFinancial Aid and FAFSA Guide and Student Scholarships 

Gen Z Career Guide from

Ask a Career Counselor from

Job Readiness and Skills Resources from Operation Able

Career Readiness Initiative from

Job Readiness Online Courses from IBM SkillsBuild for Students

Tips on Writing a Scholarship Thank You Letter from

Updated February 2024