College & Career Connections

Our College & Career Connections program is designed with YOU in mind.  This includes free programs and workshops by experts in the field with topics ranging from financial aid to applications, admissions essays, and even services such as free SAT and ACT practice tests offered by The Princeton Review.  In addition, we have a brand-new road map to help you answer three very important questions – Who am I? What do I want to do? and How will I get there? 

The Library offers volunteer opportunities through our year-round VolunTeen initiative at all 20 of our branch locations.  We also have community service projects, career exploration programs and more.  Lastly, we have an array of Library materials, online resources and support just for you!    

college & CAREER CONNECTIONS EVENTS 

College Resources

Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC)

A testing and education preparation resource that includes in-depth information on college, graduate, and professional programs, professional training, scholarships, and entrance tests alongside practice tests for entrance exams, certifications, and

Tutor.com Live Homework Help

Get free homework help from a live, online, qualified tutor—up to 10 free tutoring sessions each week! All you need is a library card and an Internet connection. You can use Live Homework Help from home, school and even the Library.

Foundation Grants to Individuals

Comprehensive database of foundations providing support for individuals including scholarships, student loans, fellowships, internships, and more.

Lynda.com

Lynda.com is an online educational site that includes over 3,000 courses (and over 130,000 videos) in popular fields like web design, web development, IT, education/instruction, media production, and business.

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive resource for career exploration and planning that allows users to quickly find the valuable career information they need, whether it’s industry and professions articles, school planning resources,

On the Blog

I can prepare for my future with help from the Library

Friday, November 9, 2018
In its tenth year as a Library program, College 101 is an annual series of free workshops designed to provide teens and parents with the tools they need to move confidently through the college or career planning process from start to finish.

Student Scholar: Being the Change

Monday, July 30, 2018
Motivated by a passion for literature in her community, 18-year-old library volunteer Bre’Anna Clinkscales is a proud example of how a relationship with your Library leads to success. As a VolunTeen at the University City Branch, Bre’Anna is heading