Additional Career Exploration Sites and Information

The Ventures Scholars Program periodically asks professional association members to answer questions posed by high school and undergraduate Ventures Scholars.

This section links you to science news information and career planning sites. Please review periodically since we will continually add new sites.

Also, the Ventures Scholars Program periodically asks our member professional associations to answer your questions. Click on the career links to read questions and answers.


SCIENCE INFORMATION AND NEWS


Science News Online
The weekly news magazine of science.

Read more:
http://www.sciencenews.org/

Nature Publishing Group - The Premier Scientific Publisher
The mission of the Nature Publishing Group is to become the premier scientific publisher, focusing always on the quality of the information we publish. NPG strives to serve scientific, technical and medical communities by delivering dynamic and audience-focused web services.

Our goal is to become the first choice of scientists in search of (1) ground-breaking original research that has been rigorously and rapidly peer-reviewed; (2) superior review, filtering and navigating material; (3) the most relevant career information; and (4) timely and essential breaking news.

Read more:
http://www.nature.com/index.html


Science's Next Wave

Science magazine's online magazine for grad students and junior scientists.

Read more:
http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/


The Journal of Undergraduate Research in Physics

The Journal of Undergraduate Research in Physics (JURP) is the journal of the Society of Physics Students and Sigma Pi Sigma . It is devoted to research work done by undergraduate students in physics and its related fields. It is a vehicle for the exchange of ideas and information by undergraduate students .

Read more:
http://www.jurp.org/jurp.htm


Science News
http://www.sciencenews.org/

American Scientist
http://www.americanscientist.org/

Chemical and Engineering News
http://chemistry.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://pubs.acs.org/cen/


Biology News
Latest Biology Articles News & Current Events

Read more:
http://www.biologynews.net/

Science In The Headlines
http://www.nationalacademies.org/headlines/?referrer=Google


The Pre-Engineering Times
http://www.jets.org/publications/petimes.cfm

 

 



CAREER EXPLORATION SITES


Developing a Career Plan and Career Goals
What do you want to be? With all career possibilities available, how do you make a decision? Once you know what career path you want to follow, how do you get there?

Read more:
http://www.mapping-your-future.org/planning/careerpl.htm
http://www.adventuresineducation.org/highschool/hs_goal.cfm
http://www.boe.ca.gov/exams/workingyourwayup/career.htm
http://www.career.cornell.edu/exploration/goals/default.html


Making Career Decisions
Some of our member institutions have great career exploration sites. The following links provide insight for students who are not sure about their future career decisions.

Read more:
http://www4.wittenberg.edu/administration/careers/students/decisions/


Discover Careers That Fit You
Welcome to the Indiana Career and Postsecondary Advancement Center (ICPAC) Web site for career, education and financial aid information.

Read more:
http://icpac.indiana.edu/infoseries/is-50.html


Education and Earning Potential
These sites can help you better understand the correlation between education level and earning potential.

Read more:
http://www.stlcc.cc.mo.us/ccdocs/instres/item5.htm

http://www.census.gov/hhes/income/earnings/earnings.html


Math and Science Careers
There are thousands of math and science-related careers. To learn about careers, simply click on this link and go to the section entitled By Job Family or All Occupations. To help categorize jobs, they are typically placed in "families". Go to the career family that interests you. For example, if interested in becoming an engineer, you would click the Architecture and Engineering section. In this section, you would find a list of all possible careers in this area as well as detailed descriptions about the career.

Read more:
http://online.onetcenter.org/gen_search_page


What Can I Do With This Career?
A convenient Web site that helps you connect majors with careers. For each major that interests you, choose "Information" to find an outline of common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. Choose "Links" to find a list of Web sites that provide information about listed majors and related careers.

Read more:
http://beloit.edu/~facs/majors/default.html


Figuring Out Career Choices
The Career Key is a free service to help you with career choices, career changes, and career planning, job search, and choosing a college major or training program.

Read more:
http://www.careerkey.org/english/


Career Industries
There are thousands of careers! Do you want to learn about education needed for these careers?

Read more:
https://studentaid2.ed.gov/career/list_by_industry.asp


Salary Information for an Intended Career
Are you curious about the salary of an intended career? This site provides you with a general understanding of salaries in your geographic region.

Read more:
http://www.salary.com/



BLS Career Information

BLS Career Information is a place where kids can find information on job opportunities related to the arts, math, science, physical education and outdoors, reading, and social studies. The site also offers resources links to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook. (Department of Labor)

Read more:
http://stats.bls.gov/k12/html/edu_over.htm

 

 

 
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