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Career Resources « Sierra School Works

Career Resources  

Careers

www.bls.gov/k12/index.htm Learn about careers based on what interests you
www.bls.gov/oco/
Research earnings, education needed, job prospects, what workers do on the job and working conditions.
http://www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/2007/spring/art04.pdf
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Careers
www.cacareerzone.org
Find assessment, career exploration and reality check.
www.californiacareers.info/
Link to several career web sites.
www.careerclues.org/
Find a direction, college, job or experience based on your interests.
http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov
/ California Career Guides
www.mappingyourfuture.org/
Explore careers and prepare for college
www.statecenter.com/industrysectors Research in-depth information on the career pathways.
www.whodouwant2b.com/
Explore career paths and California Community college options.
http://www.manufacturingiscool.com/
Manufacturing Careers

http://www.careeronestop.org/studentsandcareeradvisors/studentsandcareeradvisors.aspx Career One Stop – Pathways to Career Success

STEM Careers

Engineer Your Life, a guide to engineering careers for high school girls www.engineeryourlife.org  Society of Women Engineers Career Exploration  http://aspire.swe.org/
National Academy of Engineering www.engineergirl.org/  
Girls, Math & Science Partnership is a program of Carnegie Science Center  www.braincake.org/
I Seek Careers http://www.iseek.org/careers/womenstem.html
Source for women in computing www.girlgeeks.org/ and www.dotdiva.org 

 College
www.californiacolleges.edu Learn about higher education options in California
www.knowhow2go.org/
Develop your plan to go to college.
www.missingmajor.com/
Explore college majors based on your interests and find out how to overcome obstacles.
http://uncw.edu/STUAFF/CAREER/Majors/ Find out what careers you can pursue with different college majors

Career Movies

http://www.thefutureschannel.com/movies/science_tech_movies.php Careers in Science & Technology

The Futures Channel — What is an Industrial Designer? Meet Hilgard Muller, the Industrial Design Manager at Giro responsible for designing an entire line of sport-performance sunglasses. http://www.thefutureschannel.com/dockets/realworld/industrial_designer

http://manufacturing.stanford.edu/ How everyday things are made
http://www.roadtripnation.com/
Students interview people about their careers to find out “What do I want to do with my life?”

 Professional Association Career Links

Many professional associations have sections on their web sites devoted to introducing students to career possibilities with information, games, movies and other resources.

http://www.asme.org/Communities/Students/K12/ American Society of Mechanical Engineers

http://www.takeupthetorch.org/student/choose-welding.html American Welding Society – Take up the Torch Career Information
Association for Women in Computing (www.awc-hq.org)

http://www.awidweb.com/pages/about.html http://www.awidweb.com/pages/faqs.html Association of Women Industrial designers

Association for Women in Mathematics (www.awm-math.org)

http://www.idsa.org/explore   Industrial Design Careers
http://www.pmaef.org/  - The Precision Metal Forming Association Educational Foundation

http://www.manufacturingiscool.com/ Society of Manufacturing Engineers
http://www.womeninpackaging.org/
Women in Packaging
Institute for Women In Trades, Technology & Science (www.iwitts.com)
http://www.witi.com/
Women in Technology International
http://www.awis.org/
Women in Science

Other Resources

Green Careers – EDD California’s Green Economy 

Careers at NASA – Learn about the many careers related to space travel at this NASA site for students.
CNC Machinist Careers

http://www.cncci.com/resources/articles/cnc%20career.htm CNC Concepts Answers to student questions about CNC Careers
http://www.acwib.org/cg/cnc_oper/getjob.htm East Bay Career guide to CNC Operator Careers
Haas Technical Education Center http://www.htecnetwork.org/
Solidworks student page http://www.solidworks.com/sw/education/mechanical-engineering-student-software.htm

http://fightthetype.org/index.html Nontraditional Careers for Women – Information and links to women’s professional associations and other resources for young women considering nontraditional careers.