After High School - What Then?

Student Services has researched a number of links to websites that may help in the process of deciding what to do after the diploma is in hand.

The CollegeNET search engine helps you quickly find the ideal college. Narrow down by region, college sports, majors, tuition, and several other criteria. Hotlink from your search list directly to homepages of the schools in which you are interested. Review, compare, and sort schools according to exclusive, detailed profiles provided by ACT.
If you are planning on enroll in college as a freshman and you wish to participate in Division I or II intercollegiate athletics, your initial-eligibility status must normally be determined by the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse. This site will answer many of your questions about the eligibility policies, requirements and process.

Wisconsin Sites:

UW - Help
The Higher Education Location Program provides educational advising on programs, policies, and services throughout the University of Wisconsin system. The site contains links to ALL UW campus', transfer information (Transfer Information System), a subject/program major locator and career information.
UW - Apply
Apply to University of Wisconsin system school of your choice from this secure site.
Wisconsin Technical College System
This site provides information on the 16 Wisconsin Technical College System. The WTCS has more than 300 career education programs in business and marketing, health care, agriculture and agribusiness, trades and industry, technical fields, service occupations, and wage-earning home economics. Like the HELP site, this site allows you to link to specific schools, search programs of study, and apply.
Wisconsin Independent Colleges
The Wisconsin Mentor site is brought to by the independent colleges and universities in Wisconsin. It is designed to help select a campus, plan to meet admission requirements, apply electronically for admission, understand your financial aid eligibility and communicate via e-mail with the institutions in the system.

Minnesota Sites:

University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota, with its four campuses, is one of the most comprehensive universities in the country and ranks among the most prestigious universities in the United States. It is both a land grant college, with a strong tradition of education and public service, and a major research institution, with scholars of national and international reputation.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities are a network of 36 two year and four year state colleges and universities, serving about 140,000 students each semester. These schools produce about 27,000 graduates a year. The 53 campuses throughout Minnesota offer a tremendous opportunity to go places, dream dreams and find your future. This site offers links to the campuses as well as on line application to most.
 Minnesota Independent Colleges
 Explore 17 private nonprofit colleges that focus on the student experience all while providing an outstanding education. Minnesota private colleges have 160 majors and minors. They all work to be affordable- so don't rule out our colleges before you learn more about financial aid. 

Financial Aid:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The online version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) lets you apply for student financial aid using the Internet. Schools use the information you provide on the FAFSA on the Web to figure out if you are eligible to receive money from federal grant, loan, and work-study programs. In Wisconsin, the FAFSA on the Web is also used to apply for state grants, loans and work-study programs.
In 1995 an idea was born: Use the Internet to help students look for scholarships for college. This site matches the student's background, automatically, with eligibility requirements for over 500,000 scholarships from around the country and advises them about scholarship opportunities tailored for them. It does all of this and for FREE.
College Goal Wisconsin
FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award winning site has grown to the most comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid on the web.
Military Sites:
 The various branches of the military offer an excellent way to learn a skill while serving your country. They offer excellent educational benefits for use after or during your time in the military. Each site provides information about the particular military branch as well as information on the benefits. 

Please remember that all 18-year old men MUST register with Selective Service. 
Selective Service
The Selective Service is a government agency whose job it is to provide manpower for the Armed Forces if there is a national emergency.
The law REQUIRES that all 18-year-old men must register. This site allows you register in less than 2 minutes via the Internet.
Air Force
Air Force site. Links to the Air Force Reserve.
Army site. Links to the Army Reserve.
Marines site.
Navy site
National Guard
Wisconsin Army & Air National Guard site.

Job Search Sites:

Wisconsin JobNET
JobNet contains current job opportunities that employers have listed with the Wisconsin Job Center system. If you see a job opportunity that interests you, read the employer contact information at the bottom of each job page for referral instructions.
Everything you need to find, start and grow into your next job. JobBank USA. Specializes in providing employment and resume information services to job candidates, employers and recruitment firms.
AmJob Bank
Post resume, track job searches and develop a personal online career account to help you search.
Like many of the other sites listed this site allows you post a resume, track searches and set up your personal career account

Career Information Sites:

Career Search
Career Search is a way to find out about jobs and careers. If you already know what you want to do, go ahead and browse the list of Career Categories. Select a career to learn what to expect from a job and what to do in school so that you can work toward the job you want. You'll find out about training and qualifications, what earnings to expect, and what the future holds for each occupation
This site was developed by the West Bend School system. It contains a variety of links to sites that allow you to search for careers, investigate your interests and explore a wide variety of career information. A great first stop in career exploration.
Bureau of Labor Statistics - Occupational Outlook Handbook
This links you to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. From this site there is a wide variety of information that can be discovered about any variety of career topics. The most important link we wish to point out to you is the link to the Occupational Outlook Handbook. The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making career decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings and expected job prospects in a wide rang of occupations.