Tech Tuesday: Got Skills? 10 Government Sites UC Davis Students Need to Know
Are UC Davis students getting the skills they need to compete in the job marketplace? How do you you compare to what employers need? Over at OnlineCollege.org they have compiled the 10 Government Websites Students Might Not Know About. Here are a few of our favorites:
- My Skills My Future: This collection of resources focuses on career transitions with information for those who have been laid off or are interested in changing careers. Use this site to find out how skills gained through past employment may be relevant in other fields. Occupational information, such as job descriptions, typical wage, and required education and training are included along with links to active job listings.
- Student Aid on the Web: This site provides links and instructions for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications, as well as a host of resources related to exploring college options, understanding different kinds of student aid, qualifying for aid, and managing student loans. Among the more helpful aspects of this site is a series of repayment calculators that estimate monthly payments for different types of loans.
- Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC): Academic advising and career counseling are easy to access once you become a student, but what if you have questions before you enroll? EOCs offer free assistance in these areas, as well as additional services related to education and career success. Search for regional centers such as the ones in Syracuse, NY, and Denver, CO, which also provide online information about local resources.
- Career One Stop: This is the online component of the One-Stop Career Center system with physical offices located across the country. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsors these services, which range from career exploration activities to the job search process with specific pages dedicated to advice for students.
- USAJOBS: Maintained by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, this is the official site for information about federal jobs, each one posted with details about qualifications and eligibility. In addition to a searchable database of current openings nationwide, there are resources for students and recent graduates that include internships and other special hiring programs. Federal jobs are also searchable by college major.
Read the whole list here.