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My College Advocate is a collective resource repository where you can find resources to be successful in college and in your career, all in one place.

Career Assessment & Exploration

BRCC Career CoachDiscover majors and in-demand careers and education based on your interests!
Career ShipA free online career exploration adventure for middle and high school students.
CDDQFree site designed to provide individual help in making career decisions. This assessment provides a framework for a systematic process for career decision-making and clarifies the source of decision-making difficulties.
Career Clusters Interest SurveyThis is a FREE survey to help match your interests to one of the 16 career clusters.
Career Planning ServicesEmbarking on a new career can be a stressful event at any stage of career development and the counseling process can help build confidence an ease anxiety during the transition. In addition, the process is helpful during the job search process with interview coaching, resume creation, decision making, and job search strategies. Why not let Career Planning Services, LLC assist you with achieving your career goals?
Human MetricsTry your traits before trying fate. 
Job ShadowAt Job Shadow you can read real interviews from people as they talk about the jobs they do and the careers they have. If you’re job hunting, trying to find the right career path or just plain curious you can read about and explore the different career options and shadow people’s jobs online.
My Next MoveWhat do you want to do for a living?
O*NetO*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!
O*Net Interest ProfilerThe O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. It can also help you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore.
Type FocusTypeFocus is a leading developer of online personality type resources. Established in 1997, TypeFocus is currently used by organizations across the world, including schools, employment agencies, colleges, universities and corporations.
What Do You Like?What Do You Like, a career exploration tool for K-12 students, is powered by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Career Development Process

My FutureMy Future is a resource that helps young adults explore thousands of civilian and military  careers, plus educational programs to learn new skills. 

Educational Information

CollegeNetCollegeNet allows users to browse information on colleges by various criteria, including geography, tuition, and enrollment. More than 500 college applications are available to be completed and submitted online. The site also includes financial aid and scholarship information.
Louisiana Workforce CommissionThis is Louisiana's virtual one-stop for job and labor market information.
Occupational Outlook HandbookThis is a guide to career information about hundreds of occupations!

Employment Trends

Labor Market Information State by StateLabor market information includes statistics on employment, wages, industries, and other factors affecting the world of work. The links from The Riley Guide take users to labor market information for the individual states so that data can be compared across states.
Bureau of Labor StatisticsThe Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the federal government in the broad field of labor, economics, and statistics. It provides data on employment, wages, inflation, productivity, and many other topics.
Success in the New EconomyWatch a compelling case for students to explore career choices early, make informed decisions when declaring their college education goal, and to consider technical skill acquisition, real-world application and academics (career technical programs) in tandem with a classic education.

Job Search

IndeedThis database is a compilation of most job postings culled from the Internet and provides an easily searched database by keyword and geographic area.
Simply HiredSimply Hired is a vertical search engine company based in Silicon Valley, and we're building the largest online database of jobs on the planet.
Career BuilderThis one-stop is a great resource with a wealth of information from how to begin a job search to what to do when land the job you want.
Louisiana Job ConnectionOur innovative matching system is designed to connect qualified job seekers with Louisiana job opportunities that best fit their skills and experience. is an online database of government jobs.
Dress to ImpressNorth Dakota State University has several ideas for what to wear to an on interview. 

Young Adults

Career Center BRWhether you’re thinking of pursuing a degree or entering the workforce, these resources may help you define your goals and find the right opportunities. Also check out these tips on how to write a resume, including templates to get you started – look for the new graduate resume section.
Education nonprofit that provides college and career coaching for high school students.Education nonprofit that provides college and career coaching for high school students.
Careers in the MilitaryExplore career opportunities in the various branches of the military.
CheggListing of internship opportunities.
City Year AmeriCorps10-month program for young adults. Corp members provide individualized support to at-risk students and help establish positive learning environments in schools throughout America.
Job CorpsA free education and training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.
EBSCOLearning Express School and Scholarship Finder.
East Baton Rouge Parish LibraryTools to search for colleges and financial aid opportunities. Access to the database is provided by the East Baton Rouge Parish Library for patrons.
Louisiana Works Youth PortalCareer planning resource. Includes self assessments, career exploration, information on training and apprentice programs, etc.
Khan Academy College Application GuideVideo tutorials on every aspect of the college admissions process.
Martha Wiseman Guidance ResourcesResources on subjects relevant to high school and college students.
Modern StatesThis nonprofit’s Freshman Year for Free program provides funding for students to earn one year of college credit at no cost, through CLEP and AP exams. The program covers the cost of online tutorials, study guides, and exam registration fees.
The Revolutionary ClubResources for finding work you love.
Union Training and ApprenticeshipsAFL-CIO website. Information about training programs and apprenticeships through labor unions.
U.S. Department of Education College Affordability and Transparency CenterInformation about how much it costs students to attend different colleges and about the rise in costs.
U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor StatisticsCareer exploration and planning for teens.
U.S. NavyCompare careers within the Navy based on your background and interests.
Way UpJobs and internships for college students and recent grads.