College & Career Ready

College Q&A

A casual discussion and Q&A session about preparing for college from writing your admissions essay and choosing a school to figuring out FAFSA and picking a major.  All students, parents, and community members are welcome! No registration required.

Lexington Park, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
December 7: Get it in Writing
In this session, we will talk about the best ways to craft a winning college admissions essay. Your admissions essay tells college admissions staff about who you are.

December 21: Money Matters – How to Pay for College
In this session, learn about the ins and outs of paying for college. What exactly is FAFSA? Are you eligible? What about scholarships?

College Preparation


College Information


Scholarship/Financial Aid Information


Career Information

  • CareerOneStop external link
    Your pathway to career success. Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Exploring Your Career Options external link
    Understand your career goals and options to help find the right college or career school for you.
  • mySkills myFuture external link
    Choose a job you’ve had and explore careers requiring similar skills.
  • My Next Move external link
    Find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on your interests and level of work experience.
  • O*NET OnLine external link
    Detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook external link
    Information about hundreds of different types of jobs and careers.
  • The Riley Guide external link
    A collection of online sites and services to help with your job search.