College & Career Resources
It's never too early to start thinking about your future!
In this section you will find resources and information to help you make critical decisions about finding the best fit college and your career path.
Deciding what you want to be when you graduate high school and college can be stressful and challenging.
When choosing a career, the most important piece is developing an understanding of who you are, what you like and dislike, and what you are passionate about.
Below you will find various tools and resources available to you for free to get you started.
Not sure where to start? Set up an appointment with
Ms. DeWolf to take an interest inventory or personality assessment!
Naviance is a program all of our students, Grades 7-12 have access to. Students will use this program during their time at Union Springs with Ms. DeWolf and Mrs. Darnell. The program has many tools and features to help our students learn more about themselves, careers, colleges, financial aid, and scholarships. Ms. DeWolf and Mrs. Darnell will work with students in class, small groups, and individually to assess their personality type, match their interests to possible careers, research various careers, learn more about post-secondary options, and eventually apply to college. Students are also encouraged to explore the program on their own time. To log into their account, go to http://connection.naviance.com/usprings. For our 7th and 8th grade students, their username and password is the same as their network login.
NYS Career Zone
On this site, students can create a portfolio, complete an interest inventory, find their unique combination of the interest areas listed below, and research, save careers/jobs that fit their 3-letter code.
Realistic: practical, physically active, hands-on, good with tools
Investigative: analytical, logical, scientific, inquisitive, explorative
Artistic: imaginative, creative, innovator, original, independent, impulsive
Social: friendly, understanding, cooperative, generous, helping, patient, nurturing
Enterprising: assertive, self-confident, persuasive, extrovert, energetic, initiator, leader
Conventional: well-organized, methodical, conscientious, accurate, compliant
CareerShip® is a free online career exploration adventure for middle and high school students. CareerShip is a product of Mapping Your Future, a public-service website providing free career, college, financial aid, and money management information and services.
Myfuture.com helps young adults plan their next steps in life by bringing together the most recently available information about colleges, careers and military service opportunities from the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Defense, Education and Labor.
Developed by the Department of Defense and Joint Advertising Market Research & Studies (JAMRS), myfuture.com features career, college and military content, allowing users to explore all possibilities and gain insight into each option. For the first time, unbiased, detailed information on more than 900 civilian and military career fields and nearly 7,000 accredited colleges has been made accessible to young adults in one comprehensive site. In addition to college admissions details, average salaries and employment trends, myfuture.com provides advice on everything from taking the SAT to interviewing for a first job to preparing for boot camp. Step-by-step planning checklists are also provided as a guide for users, and favorite job and school information can be saved for return visits. Since myfuture.com is designed for young adults at many different life stages, we hope it will prove a helpful resource for many years.