Resources for Students

Here you will find resources to help enhance your study of bioscience, or entry into bioscience as a career. Know of resources that should be included on this page? Please contact us at

The O*NET program provides comprehensive occupational descriptions and data for use by job seekers, workforce development offices, human resources professionals, students, researchers, and others. Job seekers, students, and counselors can find new career options using O*NET OnLine. For employers it can be used for job descriptions, training, and other workplace needs. The occupational information in the O*NET database can help labor market information specialists, business forecasters, and other researchers.

CA Career Café  is a  virtual career center created for California Community College Students, but has many resources that are relevant for students anywhere .  It is  designed  to provide FREE activities and resources 24/7 to help students make decisions and get experience along their journey to a career and JOB! It is a great resource that provides self-assessments to identify strengths and talents,  while matching  personality to careers. The information provided will help students get advice, set goals, become job ready,  find a job and get hired.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a government site that provides information for job-seekers at any level of experience.  The site includes videos that show a “day in the life” for over 500 careers, extensive career descriptions that include education and training needed, work environment, anticipated openings, and salary ranges.

For Career Changers: has been helping aspiring career professionals, job seekers and students make better, more informed career choices by providing them with relevant, reliable and up-to-date career and job information. The site has a special section with tools for those who aiming for a career change.

Quintessential is a key source for all things career-change related. Here users  will find some great free career-change tools and resources. These include career assessment tools, career-changer job-search tools, job-search methods for the career changer, career networking, strategic planning utilizing transferable skills, job-search portal, and additional  job search resources.

What Can I Do With This Major/Degree? helps visitors save time and money on their education. Their team of teachers and professional researchers and writers has put together the Web’s best collection of resources that will help individuals reach their goals as efficiently as possible by researching different majors and identifying the career paths associated with them.

Other Resources

NACE Salary Calculator Center – NACE is the leading source of information about the employment of the college educated, and the essential link connecting college career services and HR/recruiting professionals at corporations hiring new college graduates.  The NACE Salary Calculator enables users to perform a salary data search for the occupation and region in which they are seeking employment. The NACE Salary Calculator also enables employers to perform multiple compensation analyses with precise salary data for any occupation selected.

Career One-Stops – CareerOneStop is a source for employment information to manage  career pathways. It provides tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Prior Learning Assesment – Not all college-level learning takes place in the classroom. Learning can be from professional work and training, military experience, volunteering, or open-source learning from the web.  The process of evaluating this learning for college credit is called prior learning assessment (PLA). helps to create a learning portfolio to demonstrate expertise for undergraduate college credit. The portfolio development courses help you showcase what you’ve learned through the development of a learning portfolio.  If you complete a portfolio, your work will be assessed by expert faculty and awarded undergraduate college credit. You can earn up to 12 credit hours for each portfolio!