College and Career Support

Writing The College Essay

  • A wonderful book to buy from The Princeton Review: College Essays That Made a Difference, 2nd Edition.  The book gives actual essays that have worked, all the "do and don’t" tips from actual college admission representatives and much more!  

  • Another book we recommend is by Harry Bauld entitled On Writing the College Application Essay. 

  • You can also look into Acing the College Application: How to Maximize Your Chances for Admission to the College of Your Choice.  By Michele Hernandez.  

  • How To Say It: to Get into the College of Your Choice, by Linda Metcalf.

  • Here is a great web-site to discuss and generate ideas for your college essay TeenIn Website

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College Now

A free program operated by the City University of New York’s 17 colleges. 

Please click this link to find more information about the College Now website.

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Mapping Your Future 

Advice on careers, colleges, financial aid, and more.

Please click this link to find more information about the Mapping Your Future website.

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College Board 

Lots of advice including step-by-step action plans for high school students.

Please click this link to find more information about the college board website.

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Know How To Go 

Student-friendly site with practical advice organized by grade, starting in middle school.

Please click this link to find more information about the Know How To Go website.

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Career Zone 

CareerZone is a website developed and operated by the New York State Department of Labor. It is a valuable source for career exploration. Career Zone is a great resource which allows you to explore careers related to your strengths, skills, and talents! 

Please click this link to find more information about the Career Zone website.

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Visiting Colleges Guide 

It's never too early to take your child to visit colleges.  There is an excellent book that we suggest you to buy from The Princeton Review: Guide to College Visits.  Also, view the attachment to see a list of schools which are good to visit based on their location.

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Helpful Websites 

  • To find information on writing the college essay, resumes and scholarship search go to www.inlikeme.com
  • To read college students perspective and experiences at their college go to www.unigo.com
  • www.ucan-network.org (provides college search, profiles and statistics on admissions, graduation rates, enrollment, demographics, etc)