College & Career Exploration

College and Careers

Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? Don't worry if you don't yet know what you want to do but now is the time to start to explore different careers and occupations. Below is a list of resources to help you connect your interests, strengths and skills with careers that could be a good fit for you. 


New York Career Zone

Career Zone offers interest inventories that will connect your likes and skills with careers. It will give you descriptions of different occupations and the steps it takes to start that career. Additionally, you can set up a personal portfolio where you can save all your information. This is extremely useful especially when applying for colleges in the future. Visit this site here at:

GPS For Success! 

This site allows you to explore the 16 different career clusters and has informational videos to help you better understand each cluster. Check out the Resources>Student Resources tab to take a Career Cluster Interest Survey and learn more about local colleges and see local job opportunities. This site is unique because it will connect you with jobs and information specifically in Upstate New York!

Occupational Outlook Handbook 

 The United States Department of Labor puts out national statistics about different occupations. Check this site out for information on education/training, median pay, projected growth rate and projected number of jobs at

Checklist for College Readiness 

Check out this proactive checklist so you are prepared and ready for when you apply to college in the future. College Checklist 

Jeff Lewis BOCES: Career and Technical Programs 

 Find out more about the different programs you can start when you are in high school. Examples include: Visual Communications, Carpentry, Electronic and Computer Tech, New Visions Health, Culinary Arts/Baking, Cosmetology and Heavy Equipment Repair. Fore more information on all programs: Find the Career and Tech Programs Tab and choose Program Descriptions a t


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