College & Career Preparation

Road sign saying: College, Next Exit

Peterson'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.

ResumeBuilder.com: 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 2020 with 11+ samples

The Somerville High School Guidance Department has assembled a very helpful array of resources to help teens prepare for college:

College Preparation Counseling from Prospect Hill Academy Charter School

Colleges Resources from Matignon High 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.

Gen Z Career Guide from BestColleges.com

Ask a Career Counselor from BestColleges.com