OREGON CIS (Oregon Career Information System) - All students have an Oregon CIS Account. This resource is an incredible tool to search and sort colleges by programs, location and many more options. Explore Career Options. Also, find state and national scholarships.

BIG FUTURE COLLEGE BOARD - College search site

COLLEGE BOARD INDEX OF MAJORS - Resource to explore different careers and what majors correlate with these career paths.

COMMON APPLICATION - College search site

PRINCETON REVIEW - College search site

COLLEGE CONFIDENTIAL - CC has lots of discussion forums, but it also has a great college search feature. You can fill out your preferences in over 20 different categories including location, majors, Greek life, party scene, and special services. Based on your answers and how important these factors are to you, you’ll get matched with schools that fit you best (out of a database of over 4,500 schools that includes schools outside of the US). You can also create a list of schools that you like by “pinning” your favorites. To narrow down your search even further, you can compare your top choices in different areas to see how they measure up against each other.

OPPORTUNITIES GUIDE - Choosing a college starts with knowing your options. This guide helps high school students choose the right college, understand admission requirements, identify types of financial aid and so much more.

CAPPEX - Use this site to compare schools, calculate admissions chances, calculate financial aid, and figure out if a school is a good match for you in general. You will be asked to create a profile, which then allows the site to figure out which schools might work best based on what matters most to you. There are also student reviews, so in addition to comparing hard data you will also be able to compare how people feel about the school. There’s even a feature that helps you plan campus visits!

CHEGG - You can create a profile and see which schools might be right for you. This site can be very helpful in your college search because it lets you keep a running list of schools that you’re interested in once you create a profile. You’ll also find grades based on student reviews for everything from campus dining to academics to the party scene, so you can get an inside look at what people really think about the school.

NICHE - This site gives you access to tons of statistics as well as student reviews and letter grades for different aspects of student life. You’ll also see lists of the best schools in different categories based on reviews.

COLLEGE INSIGHT - Search a specific college, topic that interests you, or build your own table with different variables to compare schools.

COLLEGE NAVIGATOR - This site (put out by the National Center for Educational Statistics) is useful for finding reliable data about any college in the country. If you already know what school you want, you can search for it directly. You can also search by state or even area code. There are filters for degree level and type of college as well, so you can search for just public or private colleges or just 4-year colleges.

FASTWEB - Search for colleges and scholarships! Helpful blog articles as well.

Guide to International University Admission: If you are considering getting an international degree, then take a look at this guide. It was developed with the guidance of more than 20 NACAC members and foreign government representatives with experience counseling students seeking international study.


OREGON CIS (Oregon Career Information System) - All students have an Oregon CIS Account. This resource is an incredible tool to search and sort colleges by programs, location and many more options. Explore Career Options. Also, find state and national scholarships.

CAREERS Oregon Magazine - Career and job search information and Oregon Careers Activity Guide to help you plan for a career, explore resources, engage in job search activities, and a variety of career guided activities.

O*NET ONLINE - Explore different careers and their descriptions.

OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK - A search engine through the United State Department of Labor. You can explore careers' pay, education and training and the future outlook for those occupations.

STATE OF OREGON EMPLOYMENT DEPARTMENT CAREER EXPLORER - Explore careers, salaries, education requirements, specifically in the state of Oregon. Does not specifically match careers with majors.

ZIPPIA - search tool designed specifically for high school students to find a job. Note: if looking locally, be sure to look in Salem, OR and Keizer, OR.

CAREER ONE STOP - Occupational videos of jobs and careers.

MEYERS BRIGGS - Take this personality inventory as one way to investigate your personality and interests to see how that will match with certain careers.


MILITARY CAREERS - Search and get details on 152 enlisted and officer occupations. Describes training, advancement, and educational opportunities. Note: Interested students should talk with a local recruiter.

MILITARY ASVAB - This is an aptitude test that the US military uses to determine qualification and potential careers for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces. Interested students should talk with a local recruiter.

Military Academy West Point - information about applying


Building Future Careers - magazine with a wealth of information about careers, trades, apprenticeships.

OREGON APPRENTICESHIP - Oregon Apprenticeship is a group of organizations working to connect you to Registered Apprenticeship. Registered Apprenticeship is a connection to a successful career. It’s a connection to a deep pool of dependable talent for your business. A connection to your future. Whether you’re a job seeker looking to build your career and credentials, or a business looking to invest in a skilled workforce, Oregon Apprenticeship can help get you there.

OREGON APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS - A registered apprenticeship is occupational training that combines supervised, paid, on-the-job training with related classroom instruction. Explore this site for resources and tools to start off on your career pathway.


Apprenticeship programs at Chemeketa Community College open the door to abundant career opportunities in Oregon. They offer rigorous four-year programs that combine part-time instruction and full-time on-the-job training in partnership with industry committees. Programs are competitive and include an application process and committee approval.

Apprenticeship programs cover these four occupations, which are designated as primary workforce needs in our area –


Independent Electrical Contractors of Oregon IEC

United Association Local Union 290 – Apprenticeships (Plumber, Steamfitter, HVAC/R)

NW College of Construction

Linn Benton Community College – Apprenticeship Programs

Mt. Hood Community College – Central Electrical Training Center


Free Hands on training in high demand industries like health care, information technology, advanced manufacturing, and many more. Most programs take 8 - 15 months to complete. For more information click HERE.

Job Corp Scholars Chemeketa Program - The Chemeketa Job Corps Scholars program pays for the tuition and fees of students pursuing career technical education and academic programs designed to be completed in one year or less. Students will apply for financial aid to cover non-tuition costs.


  • Created by Clark Marcus -- 10/11/2021
  • Edited by Clark Marcus -- 10/27/2021

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