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College Career Planning

Here are resources to help navigate life after high school. Take a moment and spend time looking through everything. I am here to help if you have questions/concerns along the way. The time right out of high school - whether starting college or entering the workforce, can be an exciting (and scary) time of your life! 

Post Secondary Planning

Step 1: Discover your Values, Interests, and Abilities

The first part of any post secondary planning process should involve assessing your values, interests, and abilities. There are several websites that offer free assessments and interest inventories.

Minnesota Career Information System (Please see the School Counselor for username and password)

CareerOneStop (Assessment) CareerOneStop (Main Website)

O*NET Interest Profiler (Based on Dr. John Holland's theory - RIASEC)

Step 2: Research Careers

The next step involves matching your values, interests, and abilities with possible careers. After brainstorming your possible careers of interest, check out some of the online research tools below. Information such as a description of the job, education needed, salary, job demand, helpful high school courses, in addition to which colleges have those programs can be found on the following websites.

MCIS website (listed above)


Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council 

Step 3: Research Colleges

The following websites can be helpful to learn more about colleges.

Office of Higher Education (More Specific - College Search) - For Colleges in Minnesota

US News College Search 

* Inspiration from Marshall High School's counseling website.

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