Resources and Information

Explore the links below to help make informed career choices:

WI DPI College & Career Readiness

Tips for Writing a Cover Letter
Resource maintained by The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Lifeworks
Explore health and medical science careers in this Web site developed by the National Institute of Health. Read interviews by health professionals or browse the 100+ career database.

Career Overview
A non-commercial career Web site that offers useful and reliable career information and reviews provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Nationally recognized source of career information. What workers do on the job, working conditions, job outlook, and more.

America's Career InfoNet
Find wages and employment trends, occupational requirements, employer contacts nationwide, and an extensive career resource library online.

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
Information about and practice questions for the ASVAB, a multi-aptitude test battery that allows students to identify different abilities.

Career and Technical Education:
WI DPI:Career and Technical Education
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)

Labor Statistics, Projections, etc.:
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
WI Department of Workforce Development
Job Center of WI
Worknet
Georgetown University: Center on Education and the Workforce site

Other:
ACT’s World-to-Work Map
WI Career Pathways
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
High School Resumes- Resume templates for a variety of job types

Raw Resume - resume organization and how to create a personal brand statement


College Admissions Academic Testing (ACT, PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject)
Test Prep Options:
Official ACT Test Prep
ACT Prep at UW - Waukesha
BCHS Student Services
BEHS Student Services


Free Online ACT/SAT Test Preparation/Resources:
ACT - register, send scores, and test prep for the ACT test.
SAT - register, send scores, and test prep for the SAT test.
ACT Test Prep
ACT Question of the Day
Number 2.com - ACT & SAT Prep
4 Tests - Test prep for ACT, SAT, SAT Subjects, AP
Test Prep Review - ACT, SAT, PSAT

PSAT - taken in October of junior year (optional test)
AP Potential: Know what AP classes to take junior and senior year
National Merit Scholarship
Free practice tests - BEHS Library & Learning Express Library

SAT/SAT Subject Test
Out of state colleges/universities may require the SAT or SAT Subject Test

College Planning:
What School is Best for Me: Consider School Size, Majors, Distance from Home, Housing, Location, Extracurricular Activities, Graduation Rates, Resources, Campus Support Programs

Campus Visits: Schedule campus visits for the spring. Don’t wait till senior year!

Virtual Campus Tours

College Reps in Guidance: Great opportunity to meet with reps without going to campus

College Fairs: Spring & Fall

Creating My College List: Safety, Best Fit, Reach

NCAA Athletics:
NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE: Must complete in order to be eligible for DI and DII Athletics.
NCAA Basics

Financial Aid / Scholarships:
Net Price Calculator (estimates actual cost of attending colleges)
Most scholarships are for seniors, but if you want to start early check out the following links:
https://www.raise.me/
https://www.cappex.com/
https://www.chegg.com/schools

Access BCHS and BEHS Student Services:
BCHS College and Career Links
BEHS College and Career Resources