Resources to empower
Entering a sustaining career as a productive, contributing citizen is a common step during this time period in a young adult’s life. Some choose to enter and complete advanced education and/or certification opportunities to further or expand their career options. They become lifelong learners and develop a desire to make a lasting impact on future generations.
Learn about non-traditional careers and other work options. Students will learn about high, non-college preparation and non-traditional careers. The student will also learn about two-year degree careers, on-the-job training, and working outside.
Learn about the skills and abilities employers are looking for in job candidates. Each video also includes examples of careers that require the skills or abilities discussed.
Learn about the major U.S. industries and the types of careers they offer. Select one of the career cluster/industry videos below.
This TED Talks playlist includes videos that discuss happiness in the workplace.
This is a grounding document for the California Department of Education's Social and Emotional Learning guiding principles.
It costs a lot of money to onboard a new employee. Anyone who owns a business or has worked in HR knows this to be the case. This article provides 5 tips for effective training.
Did you know that using military education benefits is one of the most effective ways to prepare for a career following military service? Additional education is also helpful if preparing to earn a promotion to a higher rank of the military.
This article discusses how parents can discuss graduate programs with their children and whether or not they should attend.
84% of federal jobs are located outside Washington, D.C., Nancy Collamer writes in this article for Forbes. She shares tips for obtaining a job with the government.
Website designed for girls interested in engineering careers. Connects prospective engineers with scholarships, internships, and other opportunities and resources.
EdX provides free online courses to help students and adults advance their careers and personal knowledge.
Coursera provides free online courses to help students and adults advance their careers and personal knowledge.
The California Department of Education (CDE) details CTE curriculum standards as well as a variety of additional CTE resources.
The U.S. Department of Labor provides data and information on wage increases linked to master's degrees as well as questions to consider before deciding on graduate school.
This article delivers easy-to-implement tips to support business partnerships.
This resource suggests three ways that higher education institutions should reconsider their career services.
This article discusses research on adult learners and how higher education institutions can supports adults seeking advanced degrees.
Resources to understanding federal loan forgiveness and the types of forgiveness that are available.
This report from the College Board discusses the economic benefits of advanced education, drawing on data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other sources.
GoGrad discusses graduate school financing and offers strategies to graduate debt-free.
Andy Molinsky and Sheila Pisman, writing for the Harvard Business Review, share several hurdles that graduates often encounter during the transition from school to work.
Michael D. King writing for the Harvard Business Review, explains how workforce skills and requirements have changed, "There are jobs today that didn’t exist 10 years ago". King makes the case for business and higher education to work together to produce a better prepared workforce.
This article discusses how parents can support their college graduates in their career search.
This article provides recommendations to support employees in maintaining work-life effectiveness.
This article describes action steps that can be taken to recruit graduate students.
This resource from UC Berkley provides tips for parents to help them support their college student or recent graduate in finding a job or internship, as well as answer commonly asked questions and identifies career center resources.
The Adult College Completion Network (ACCN), which concluded operations in 2016, united organizations and agencies working to increase college completion by adults with prior college credits but no degree in a collaborative learning network. The collaboration helped members to expand their knowledge, engage with one another, and explore new ideas and promising practices to better serve this population.