Career & Employment Resources

  •  PA Job Gateway is the state’s premier job-matching tool developed to transform the landscape of how job-seekers find jobs and how employers find talent. 
  • PA Workforce Statistics for timely, objective and credible workforce and economic statistics and analysis to help users make informed policy, business and career decisions that strengthen Pennsylvania’s economic security.
  • Career OneStop:  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. Helps you explore careers, salary & benefits and get help with résumés and cover letters.
  • CareerBuilder: Search jobs in Columbia and nationally.
  • Careers in the Military:  The Military offers more than 4,100 unique jobs for both officers and enlisted personnel. Each year, the Armed Services hire a combined 365,000 people to fill those positions.
  • Civilian Careers in the Department of Defense:  The Department of Defense employs over 700,000 civilians in more than 700 occupations around the world.
  • Indeed.com:  Easy-to-use “what” and “where” job search engine with the ability to “create a job alert that notifies the user via e-mail whenever new jobs matching his or her profile are posted.”
  • LinkedIn Jobs: Leverage the world’s largest professional network to connect with opportunity. Use LinkedIn Jobs to harness the power of your network and get hired. LinkedIn Jobs surfaces insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search. 
  • LinkedIn Salary: Discover your earning potential with LinkedIn Salary. Explore salaries by job title and location. See how years of experience, industry, location and more can impact your salary.
  • ​LinkedIn ProFinder: LinkedIn's new professional services marketplace that helps to connect entrepreneurs and freelancers with real business projects.
  • Monster.com:  Search for jobs nationally, post your résumé, and get career advice.
  • USAJOBS.gov:  USA jobs is the official job site of the United States Federal Government.​
  • PA Unemployment Benefits:  Find information on applying for unemployment benefits (for Pennsylvania residents)

Higher Education & Continuing Education

  • Community Education Council of Elk and Cameron Counties - The Community Education Council of Elk  and Cameron Counties through partnership with industry, systems of higher education and community institutions, is dedicated to the development and provision of affordable, accessible and quality advanced educational training and awareness programs for the citizens of Elk and Cameron Counties.
  • Northern Pennsylvania Regional College - Northern Pennsylvania Regional College does not operate as a traditional campus-based college, nor are we an online college. Community locations are utilized to deliver class instruction at multiple sites across the region and are brought together via live interactive video technology We offer dual enrollment, associate degree, and workforce development courses.


Financial Aid:

  • FAFSA - Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school.
  • PHEAA - Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has evolved into one of the nation's leading student aid organizations. Today, PHEAA is a national provider of student financial aid services, serving millions of students and thousands of schools through its loan guaranty, loan servicing, financial aid processing, outreach, and other student aid programs.


Choosing a College:

  • College Board - Composed of more than 5,700 schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves seven million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,800 colleges through major programs and services in college readiness, college admission, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT® and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®).  
  • The Princeton Review - Helps students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of their educational careers. By focusing on preparation and practice, they help students improve their performance in the  classroom and on standardized tests.  Contains a list of the best colleges in the United States.
     

Scholarships: 

  • Fast Web - A scholarship service that matches users to scholarships based on their qualifications. The scholarship database contains 1.3 million scholarships worth over $3 billion.  FastWeb provides current news on financial aid, scholarships, college, jobs and internships, and student life.
  • FinAid - An award-winning site that is a comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools on or off the web.  Information on scholarships, loans, military aid, savings plans and Financial Aid FAQs.
  • Scholarships.com - The largest free and independent college scholarship search and financial aid site.  Contains statistics on colleges (programs and varsity teams offered, average SAT score, graduation percentages, crime rates, and tuition costs)
     

Online Degrees:

Accredited Online Colleges in Pennsylvania - Directory, school profiles, & other resources.

National accredited online degree programs - Directory, school profiles, & other resources.

Other Links

Library of Congress:   The largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections.  

Internet Archive:   a San Francisco–based nonprofit digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge". It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including web sites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and nearly three million public-domain books. 

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