Student SuccessOct 26, 10:03 PM

Links to sites that will help you empower yourself. Some sites are commerical sites with member areas or content that must be purchased and others are free or educational sites. The descriptions below are from the sites themselves—COSPuente assumes no responsibility for site content.

College Majors

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Study and Life Skills

Study Skills Handouts
UND University Learning Center resources.

Academic Skills Center
Cal Poly’s Academic Skills Center Study Skills Library.

Study Skills Self-Help Information
Virginia Tech site with links to study resources.

Mind Tools
Free on Mind Tools, you can discover the essential skills and techniques that help you excel in your career – whatever your profession. Learn leadership, personal effectiveness, goal setting, and stress management. Further, discover techniques that improve creativity, assist problem solving, organize time and deadlines, and improve your memory.

Student Success
Access to the Houghton Mifflin Student Success page with links to resources and publications.

Peak Performance
McGraw Hill’s text with resources and supplements.

Test Preparation

Study Guide Zone
This site offers a series of free study guides on a variety of standardized tests commonly utilized for admissions, licensing, and educational assessment. In many cases, disadvantaged students do not have the resources to prepare for these tests. Our goal was to provide free study resources and study guides for those students to be adequately prepared for their examination.

Kaplan Test Preparation
Commercial site for a variety of test preparation resources.

The Princeton Review
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, we help students improve their performance in the classroom and on standardized tests.

Books for College

Note: Before purchasing textbooks online, consider this article from Penn State’s Daily Collegian online: Web sites offer students textbook alternatives

Barnes & Noble
New and used textbooks and a forum for selling back used texts.

Campus Books
CampusBooks searches dozens of bookstores, thousands of sellers, and millions of new and used textbooks to find you the lowest textbook prices on the Internet.

BIGWORDS compares all the best textbook stores at once finding the sweetest, cheapest textbook deals on the planet.

Varsity Books
You won’t find used books, price matching or book buyback deals at, but you will save money on a superior selection of titles.

Student Market
We comb the web to make sure our prices are the lowest anywhere. If you see an item for less, email us. We can get you a better deal almost every time. We are proud to help you save money on the products you want.
ebay’s new and used textbooks site.

Career Exploration

2008-2009 Occupational Outlook Handbook
For hundreds of different types of jobs—such as teacher, lawyer, and nurse—the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions. In addition, the Handbook gives you job search tips, links to information about the job market in each State, and more.

Best Jobs USA
Recourse Communications is now the largest publisher of recruitment advertising in the United States.

Career Exploration Links
UC Berkeley Student Services site.

Consider Your Career Choices
University of California site for exploring career and college major interests.

Search by your major for a list of jobs; or, pick a job and see which majors might fit that career. These lists aren’t exhaustive but might open your eyes about what you can do with your degree.

Occupational Information Network
The O*NET system serves as the nation’s primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.

The Princeton Review Majors Search

Reality Check
California Career Resource Network site.

What Can I Do With A Major In…
University of North Carolina Career Center.

What Can I Do With This Major?
Finally, a convenient website that helps you connect majors with careers.

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