Career Planning

Trying to decide what you want to do with your life can be a very daunting experience, but it's one that can be made easier with a little reading and career investigation on your part. These links will help you in making that decision and you don't even need to leave the comfort of your chair. Good luck!


About ISM College Planning

ISM College Planning promotes educated decision making for higher education choices to students, families and counselors. Strong choices before college are the best way to limit debt after college. For over 30 years, the goal of ISM has been to provide students and their parents with solutions to help put higher education within reach. To learn more about ISM College Planning click here.
Indiana, known locally as "The Hoosier State", provides a nice number of opportunities to get a university degree. If you are searching one of the 138 Indiana colleges and universities, then American School Search is right for you. Indiana Flag
 A comprehensive guide to financial aid. In addition to covering financial aid for online learning, it breaks down financial aid options for ALL college-level programs. It also includes financial aid and scholarship info for minority students, students with disabilities, students who identify as LGBTQ, and more. The guide features advice and tips from Mark Kantrowitz, a nationally-recognized expert on planning and paying for college. Click here for the full guide.
This guide focuses on FAFSA and the changes that have taken place over the past few years. It was created with the support of Robert Friedman, the University Director of Student Finance at Yeshiva University New York, and includes advice on how to maximize financial aid with FASFA, a glossary of terms normally encountered during the financial aid process, and additional resources for students to explore. Click here to check out this guide.
MyRoad from College Board offers students a comprehensive resource for education and career decision making. Determine your personality type, explore college majors, careers, colleges and more. This service is FREE fro students at Kokomo High School who took the PSAT.

 Dollar sign Professions that Pay for College Tuition

While some companies have recently jumped on board to offer tuition reimbursement programs, others have been doing it for a long time. Many industries and career options have corresponding federal programs that have historically offered tuition assistance benefits. Health care, legal services and education programs are good examples of industries that have established a commitment to paying back students for their studies. Check out some specific programs that help students recoup tuition costs here.
Two helpful sites from our own U.S. Department of Education. Check out the Federal Student Financial Aid Homepage for quick information and other helpful links.

Also, thinking of applying for federal financial aid for college? Why not do it online at the FAFSA site? It's quick and painless. (Well, almost.)
You say you don't want to be that far away from home when you go to college? Then check out this link of Indiana colleges and universities. Homework Hotline
“Each year, the College Board serves over three million students and their parents, 22,000 high schools, and 3,500 colleges through major programs and services in college admission, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, the Advanced Placement Program® (AP), and Pacesetter®. The College Board is committed to the principles of equity and excellence, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities, and concerns.”
Register at and connect with the school that's right for you. Colleges actively recruit students that meet their enrollment needs. When you register as a student you are automatically entered in our monthly $1000 scholarship drawing.
FastWEB (Financial Aid Search Through the WEB) is the largest and most complete scholarship search on the internet. It provides access to a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and student loans available to students.
Too many colleges to visit and not enough time or money to make the trek? These two sites allow the perspective student to take a virtual tour of hundreds of college campuses across the country. While not as good as actually visiting the campus, these two sites will at least let you narrow your choices. appears to be more complete than, but then that decision is best left up to you.

"Our website features in-depth college profiles with information about academic programs, athletics, campus life, facilities, expenses, financial aid and much more. From each profile, you can link directly to the home page of each institution. Our custom college search allows you to select schools by location, cost and majors offered. The collegiate athletics search criterion includes specific mens and womens sports and level of competition."

Do you have a plan for the future? Are you ready for the real world? Have you already explored a career? If not, career information is available from careeronestop, a treasure trove of helpful information. was rated #1 in a recent "Best of the Web" analysis by a national computer magazine. There are over 400,000 job postings and career advice pages that will keep you busy for months. It's a great site to get a feel for the "world of work" that we all face. Check it out! GoCollege claims to have the largest scholarship search engine on the internet, plus a search engine that matches colleges to a student's profile, plus SAT and ACT practice tests, plus databases of 4 and 2-year colleges, plus ... Well, check it out for yourself.
The High School Ace is a noncommercial learning portal to high-quality free educational resources for high school students. It features online learning activities, an ongoing teen poetry contest, general references, a high school directory, college information, and subject guides for English, mathematics, science, social studies, and foreign languages.
The Online Education, Degrees, and Distance Learning Guide. Your map to the world of learning.
Search here by field of study, geographic location, student-body makeup, or other criteria. You'll also find listings of all the relevant accredited college and universities in the U.S. and Canada.
Learn More Resource Center
Indiana’s Pre-K to College Connection, supports and encourages lifelong learning for all Indiana citizens. Up-to-date materials, helpful checklists and other valuable resources and tools provide parents, students, school counselors and others with information about every aspect of education from early learning to K-12 to college to career.
Best Jobs U.S.A.
Employment Review Magazine
Career Shop.Com
College Xpress
Features articles on academic life and the admissions process. Handy info here on "What to do if ...?"
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Very thorough job outlook source prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is a completely free website that provides in-depth statistical information regarding colleges, universities and trade schools. allows college bound students to have a quick overview of every campus in the U.S.A., covering over 6,000+ public and private colleges and universities covering topics on: admissions, financial aid, housing, employment, athletics.
Military Careers
The services now provide generous benefits and occupational training.
Doing a simple search on
“scholarships” will bring up hundreds of financial aid links to help cover college expenses.
Kokomo Area Career Center (KACC)
These programs are designed to train high school students for technical jobs in the workplace of tomorrow.
Federal Financial Aid
Online estimation form
High School Guidance and Counseling
Useful links from Georgia Tech University
FinAid, the Financial Aid Information Page
Sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
Welcome to the guided tour of Planning a Career. On this tour, you can find out how to choose a career and how to reach your career goal. You can also pick up useful tips on job hunting, resume writing, and job interviewing techniques. Feel free to leave the tour at any time to find out more about a subject just by clicking on the highlighted text. Planning a Career?
Good information and guidance
Career Planning
Are you looking for detailed information on a career choice? This growing library of articles, written by your About Guide, covers a variety of career choices. Articles include links to professional associations, trade journals, and job listings.
Purdue University - Kokomo
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Located on the campus of Indiana University Kokomo (IUK), the Purdue University College of Technology at Kokomo is part of the Purdue College of Technology statewide delivery system. The system was established to meet Indiana's needs for college-educated technologists and technicians. The program offers a unique partnership between business, education, industry, and government.
Indiana University - Kokomo
Check it out here first, then do a campus visit!
IVY Tech - Kokomo
No need to leave Kokomo for a technical education!
Indiana State Department of Personnel
Information if you're interested in working for the State of Indiana
Job Smart - from California, but very informative for Hoosiers
Find that perfect college and then tour it online here! PLUS other helpful web links!
Concise Guide to Grad Schools
This simple, bare-bones guide to grad schools has a pretty complete listing of colleges and universities. Search by major, location, or school name. Also included is a helpful financial guide, containing scholarship tips and phone numbers for assistance.
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