Career Exploration

Family Connection | College - Career Internet Resources | The ASVAB |
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 NEW! Check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics Career Information web site!  Explore careers...

Family Connection:

Currently for juniors and seniors. Check out the College Search Engine with a personal touch. This internet-based program is designed to assist students with post-secondary research. Students can compare colleges, build resumes, research careers, set a game plan for the future and manage college application deadlines. Students are introduced to the Family Connection tool in their junior year. Once registered, student can add their parent(s). See how below!

Family Connection features include:

  • College searches that include student GPA/Test Score comparison with college admissions requirements
  • Track applications & transcript requests
  • Students & parents can receive e-mail updates from Counseling and the college/Career Information Center
  • View the latest high school visit schedule
  • Research scholarships
  • ...Build resumes and more

NWHS Parents - Here's how to get REGISTERED with FAMILY CONNECTION:

Parent(s) and/or guardians of Northwest High School juniors and seniors are encouraged to get registered with Family Connection. An e-mail account is recommended to use this tool. If you do not have an e-mail account, you are welcome to use Family Connection as a guest. If you have an e-mail account, please ask your student to add you to their account or send a message to the College/Career Information Center with the following information for Family Connection access:

  • Their student's full name
  • Their full name and e-mail address

Registration information, including the Family Connection web site address, user name and password will be sent electronically to the e-mail address you provide!  Click here for direct access to the Northwest Family Connection site.

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THE ASVAB & Career Exploration: Armed Services Aptitude Battery 

 The ASVAB is administered FREE to interested tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students and is an excellent career exploration tool. It can help identify the student's interests and aptitude in the following areas: verbal, math, science and technical skills. When a student's score is interpreted, he/she will lean how their interests and skills relate to the demands of more than 400 occupations, helping students to identify suitable career options. ASVAB results are released only to the student an not to the armed services. Should students wish to use their results as part of an enlistment conversation with military recruiters, they can provide their scores to the recruiter. Taking the ASVAB in no way involved a commitment to the military. 

The Northwest ASVAB test date for the 2016-2017 school year is February 2.  Students who test will be able to have their scores interpreted on March 2.  Parental consent will be required for a student to test at Northwest High School and to have a student's ASVAB scores released to military recruiters.  The ASVAB will be offered at least once during the school year during the school day.  Visit the school web site "College & Career Info" web page during the fall for updated test date information.  The ASVAB permission form will be available to download in January of each school year.  Visit the ASVAB program web site to: 

  • Search for education and training programs
  • Look for scholarships by state & career interests
  • Search job listings and find potential employers
  • Watch career videos
  • Search for career opportunities by city
  • Link to O-Net Online - The Career OneStop exploration tool

For ASVAB prep visit www.march2sucess.com!

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Additional Career Exploration Resources: 

uwannadu.com:  Free site!  Matching people to careers, colleges, and companies for a better life.   Visit uwannadu.com 

Way2GoMaryland:  The University System of Maryland's information center provides a wide range of resources to help students begin college preparation early.  Visit way2gomaryland.org.

KnowHow2GO.org:  A free resource for middle and high school students.Site includes Steps to College.  Advice about going to college.  Success stories. Career exploration. Visit knowhowtogo.org.

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