Career Exploration & College Planning Helpful Links

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There are more than 2,000 colleges in the United States.  Find the right college for you!

Compare College TX
Compare College TX is an interactive, mobile friendly web tool designed to help students and parents learn more about Texas public universities and community/technical colleges.

GEAR UP helps Texas students to be successful in college and beyond. Explore resources to answer your burning college questions.

Job’s Y’all
Jobs Y’all is where you can explore meaningful, high wage careers in growing industries.  Here, you will discover rewarding jobs in your hometown and throughout Texas.  Find the career that matches your interests and goals.

Students zero in on skills and interests to explore careers and endorsements and plan a path through high school

Middle Galaxy
Texas middle school students have big decisions to make about their futures, starting in eighth grade! This space-themed game makes it easy to learn about options in high school and beyond.

Share Your Road
Need a little inspiration? Learn how others got to where they are today from real stories of career and life journeys of people from all walks of life.

Texas Career Check 
Students can use this interactive tool to search and explore occupations that interest them. Labor Market information is provided regarding annual salary and projected job openings and can be filtered by region.

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This internship connection site enables students to gain valuable work-based learning experience while in high school. Students across the state can search for an internship where they live.

Texas Reality Check
Students can use this lifestyle calculator to walk through the expenses that they are likely to incur each month and decide how much to spend on their lifestyle. This tool provides a realistic understanding of minimum salary needs and explores occupations that enable student to earn the salary they want.