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Transition Planning: Beyond High School
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Deciding what career you want to pursue can be overwhelming.  So many choices lay before you in choosing a career path.    Remember information and work experience are key to making more informed decisions.  Be proactive by talking with professionals in areas of interest, taking a tour of a company, or gaining some work experience through volunteering, summer jobs or having an internship.  Take steps now to shape your future dreams.

Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

Brochures

Where is the path you're traveling taking you?
Achieving your dreams is up to you! Start Planning your Future Today.

Accessible Books and Periodicals for Readers with Print Disabilities

Need access to books and periodicals in electronic format.  These resources may be able to help.  If eligible Bookshare membership is free.

Bookshare

Apps for Career Search

Top 25 Must-Have iPhone Apps for Your Job Search

Career Assessment

Having trouble identifying your career interests? Click here to find your path.

New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator
Novoresume CareerBlog
Adventures In Education
The Youthhood
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

College Search

Does the thought of looking into colleges seem overwhelming?  Click here for guidance.

College Board
CollegeNET
College View
Want to see a particular college without leaving your chair?  Click here for a virtual college tour.
Want to know where the job and college fairs are?  Click here to find out.

Financial Aid

Need a few pointers on how to apply for financial aid? Need information about scholarships? Click here for some guidance
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
CollegeNET
College Board
Hispanic College Fund

Health Insurance

Are you in need of health insurance? Click below to find out qualifying for New Jersey Family Care and other medical assistance programs.
New Jersey Family Care
NJ Department of Human Services Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services

Home Assistance

Stumped with a homework assignment?  Need to research information for a school paper?...
Khan Academy, a library of over 2,600 videos


Job Search

Having trouble finding a job? Click Snagajob for help with your job search.

Military

Is the military in your future?  To find out about the various branches of the armed forces.
Today’s Military

Public Transportation

Need information about using the bus or trains?  Reach NJ Transit Information Center

Selective Service

Attention guys (171/2 and older) did your register for Selective Services?  Sign up now

Summer Camps

Thinking about going to a summer camp?  Click here for suggestions

Technical Schools/Training

Looking to attend a technical school?  Check out what these schools have to offer:
Helma
Mobile Technical Training
Capri Institute
Lincoln Technical Institute
Teterboro School Aeronautics

Transition Planning

Need help planning for your future and getting ready to develop your transition plan.  Check out some of the resources below: Individualized Transition Planning Guide
Going to College
Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

Volunteering

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Read below and find out what opportunities are available in your community
20 Ways for Teenagers to Help Other People by Volunteering
Volunteer Center of Bergen County
Palisades Medical Center Volunteer Services
Habitat for Humanity
Student Conservation Association
NYC Service

Registering to Vote

Are you at least 18 years old and have not registered to vote yet?
New Jersey Department of State Division of Elections