Choosing Your Path: Online Resources to Help Students Find Their Way

As March 1 approaches, the deadline for enrollment in a post-secondary institution, certain online resources may be of interest to students seeking academic and / or professional opportunities. Here are a few you should know.

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As we approach 1er March, the deadline for enrollment in a post-secondary institution, certain online resources may be of interest to students seeking academic and / or professional opportunities. Here are a few you should know.

Presented in the form of a free interactive social network, Academos allows young people aged 14 to 30 to discover their academic and professional interests. By creating a user profile, they get in touch with mentors who share their professional experience, students in the field that interests them, schools or companies. It is then possible for them to chat with them, to question them or to exchange on discussion groups. While discovering future prospects, young people can visualize the journey of mentors or peers, their fields of interest and more. Those interested in becoming mentors need only create a profile from their work email address.

Another site, Landmarks, for its part, constitutes an important research bank for educational and professional information. Most educational institutions subscribe to it. Produced by Société GRICS, Repères contains data on a multitude of occupations, training programs and schools. While browsing, the pupil discovers or deepens certain areas according to his interests and aptitudes. Then, over the course of his research, he can archive the elements of interest to him in his virtual portfolio, compare them or even put them in touch.

The bilingual platform Career Cruising also aims to enable young people to achieve their full potential in their studies or professional life. This site, which brings together more than 20,000 schools, centers and libraries, contains information about various college and university programs across Canada and the United States. In order to properly start their research, users can also contact the educational and technical support service accessible by telephone.

Note that, like Repères, Career Cruising is a paid information bank. On the other hand, educational establishments generally have access codes that students can use.

Very recently, Éditions Septembre also launched the printed book " Career achievements », An indication of the professions in demand.

Good research! If you know of other good resources on the subject, feel free to suggest them by leaving a comment following this article.

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About the Author

Felipe Antaya
Pursuing studies in educational technology, Felipe Antaya has worked for several years in the field of education at the secondary and college level. Holder of a master's degree in Quebec studies and a bachelor's degree in philosophy, he has also worked in the field of written media.

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