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Career Planning


There are many websites that are free for students to use to help them explore career possibilities.

BigFuture™ by the College Board: A free, comprehensive website that guides families — step by step — in preparing for, finding and enrolling in college. At, you can: Use intelligent search-and-match tools and informative videos to find colleges that are a good fit for your student; Learn how families like yours have paid for college; and Create a personalized plan for college so you and your student know what to do and when to do it.

California Assist

ASSIST is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another.


California Career Zone

Guides undecided students through assessments and career exploration, including information on projected salary, labor market demands, and required education for a given career.


Ohlone One-Stop Career Center

Ohlone's Academic Counselors can work in tandem with Career Counselors through the One-Stop to provide 1:1 student assistance with career exploration and information on careers that match a given college major. EastBay Works Online is an extensive online career and educational exploration tool available to customers of the One-Stop.


Next Step

Provides student guidance through college application process, with links to federal financial aid, and education-to-careers information. Also provides information on current scholarships and trends via the Next Step Blog.


My Majors

Users can research more than 1,600 college majors and 40,000 pages of detailed career information. Students can find colleges and universities by the majors offered as well as location, school size and other criteria they find important in making a college choice.


Federal Career One-Stop

Students, parents and advisors can follow links to interest and skills assessment, job exploration, and salary and educational requirements for specific career families.


College Prowler

Student created website provides anecdotal information and allows students to do a direct comparison of two or more colleges based on statistics such as student enrollment, location, campus housing, and cost of attendance.