How to Study tips.
Online teaching and learning materials.
OpenCourseWare is now available from several colleges and universities for free. It provides free access class material such as syllabi, reading lists, lecture notes, and other documents that have been used in actual classrooms. A pioneer in this was MIT, but several other institutions offer similar access.
Access to College Resources:
These websites offer valuable information on access to college - both with regard to admission and financial assistance:
Foster Care to Success
America’s College Fund for Foster Youth.
Helps young women with college expenses.
The Gates Millenium Scholars
Full college scholarships for minority students.
(Funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)
The Quest Bridge Program
Links low income students with college success; offers college prep scholarships.
Find out where to get answers to common questions about colleges and universities.
The Posse Foundation
College access and leadership development/full tuition scholarships at partner institutions.
Upward Bound (example of a TRIO program)
Federally funded (via U.S. Department of Education) program that helps students become college ready; administered via institutions of higher education.
Columbia University Double Discovery Center
Helps low income and first generation college students in Manhattan area to achieve academic success- this is an example of a university department that offers Upward Bound; it is necessary to look at each college or university near you, to see what is offered.
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) & Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)
These are state funded programs that help disadvantaged college students to succeed. They offer summer bridge programs to enhance college readiness, and also provide support for students once admitted. They fall under the category of “academic success programs”. EOP programs are at public universities; HEOP programs are at private institutions. In other states, they may have different names.
State University of New York EOP Program
job hunting resources
Fresh job postings daily.
Building the next generation of conservation leaders.
America’s Job Bank
One of several good job banks online, designed to help both job seekers and employers.
Rated as one of the best sites by several prominent business magazines. Many excellent resources, links and information.
Free, searchable database of hi-tech computer and engineering jobs with Fortune 500 Companies and leading corporations.