Guidance Direct

 Presenting:

GUIDANCE DIRECT--

The all-in-one information resource for students and parents!

There is now a place parents and students can turn to for immediate answers, assistance and information at any time!

It's Guidance Direct, the unique online resource created by New York State education professionals exclusively for students and parents!

Students and parents, under the section "Career Opportunities," can explore college and career options and intersts, as well as information on financial aid and more!

~Interest Profiler-interactive questions to help students discover the type of work activites they would enjoy. The Interest Profiler then identifies the student's strongest work-related interest areas, along with careers that match those interests. Students can explore ini-depth descriptions of mathching occupations and discover suitable majors and colleges.

~Occupation Search and Database-a comprehensive career planning resource for students and parents offering a powerful search engine that lets studetns review occupations according to a variety of criteria. In-depth information from the U.S. Department of Labor is available on more that 1,000 occupations.

~College Search and Database-a comprehensive college planning resource designed exclusively for students and parents. With powerful and easy to use tools, students can perform customized searches using characteristics and preferences to identitify schools that best meet their needs and interests. In-depth information is available on more tan 3,700 schools.

~Resume Writer-providing the tools for students to create, format, save and print or export a career or college resume, using a simple step-by-step procedure that prompts students for each piece of information, from name and address to objectives, education and training, work and related experience, awards, activities, talents, and references available, while built-in spelling checker helps reduce entry errors. Students then select from three resume styles, and the program formats their resumes automatically for printing and exporting.                                                                                    

~Career and College Portfolio-A convenient online storage facility holding all the information students have gathered in Career Connections, including Interest Profiler results, careers, colleges, scholarships of interest, and resumes.

www.guidancedirect.com                                       

Please e-mail me for the access code! vmccusker@rcs.k12.ny.us