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SAU Student Handbook
-- for the student body of St. Ambrose University.
How much is too much? -- a free online questionnaire to assess
your drinking habits and see whether you might be walking close to the
edge of addiction.
Collegian-- Information on Black history, financial aid,
job hunting strategies, and more.
Blogger -- How to start
Campus Climate for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender People: A
-- excellent sites for all automobile
purchases, new and used. One can
get the specifics on individual cars for price, safety, lemon, recalls
and crash test results and compares different makes and models. It
also locates used cars of your choice of make and model in your local
See if that used car had been in a flood or
your Representative -e-mail members of the United States House
of Representatives arranged by state and zip code. Why not?
Cutting (self-mutilation) -- from the Mayo Clinic - Ask A Health
Complete Facts about STDs.
-- from the CDC National Prevention Information Network, includes
where to get help and basic information (Scroll down).
on International Educational Exchange-- Opportunities for study
Safe -- "is a nonprofit, harm reduction organization promoting
health and safety within the rave and nightclub community. Our
information and services are directed primarily towards non-addicted,
recreational drug users." Nice chart of Risk Assessment for drug +
Dating Violence--a fact sheet from the Center for Disease
Control provides valuable information about a problem for both male and
female students that is far more commonplace than you might think.
Eating Disorders Shared Awareness--definitions, warning signs,
symptoms, how to approach someone you think has the problem.
- Finding Blogs -- on lots of topics or just general ones.
Books -- only books that are in the public domain, read by
Online and in E-mails -- find out the truth before you forward
it on! Snopes.com is also
an excellent place to check the truth.
How Deja vu works
-- what is it really?
How Dreams Work
-- "Are dreams random brain impulses, or
do they offer insight into our waking lives?"
Guidelines for Getting the Most out
of Non-Fiction Reading
Register to Vote Form -- it's never too early to start thinking
about the election!
Mayo Clinic: Drugs and Supplements -- this is an excellent site
free of bias and based on solid research when you need to find out about
Men's Health Issues
Movie Profiler -- Find a
movie based on the emotion you want to feel!!!
Podcast Directory -- get all sorts of podcasts from America's
public radio stations.
-- find ALL sorts of podcasts!
Podcast Directory2 --
from a different source. look on the left side.
- from the 13th floor
Vote Smart-- Sort of like a consumer's guide to politicians in your area.
Just the facts.
Watch--the consumers' guide to health fraud and quackery.
Groups--advice on how to start and keep going a reading group with
suggestions, guides to help you talk about the books and even recipes to make for your group.
A great way to hang out together!
- Safer Car -- U.S. government's one-stop shopping center for
ratings on tires, airbags, rollover ratings, defects and recalls.
Sports Injuries -- not a substitute for a doctor, but some basic
info on all sorts of conditions you may run into as a college
athlete, varsity OR intramural!
- Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection--with advice on
all kinds of problems, like study skills, stress, relationships, eating
--descriptions, contact information and links to a wide range of international programs.
Guides and Strategies--the advice the College of St. Thomas
gives its students to improve their test-taking skills, study
techniques, time and stress management.
-- full-text textbooks online arranged by discipline.
Stain Solutions-- getting out stains by specific types..
Consumer Gateway--6 government agencies have pooled their
consumer information and made it easily accessible in this one handy
Wing of Madness: a depression guide-- includes symptoms and
resources especially designed for women and girls. Click
for a depression guide especially designed for men.
- Health Tools -- from Mayo Clinic, it
Career Resume Preparation, Cover Letters, Interviewing Skills
200 Letters for Job Hunters--from a book by Ten Speed Press.
Extremely useful advice as well as sample letters.
Career Development Manual -- takes you through the steps
of determining what career is best for you.
Career Guide to Industries -- from the U.S. Department of
Labor. Includes occupations in the industry, working conditions,
earnings and benefits, employment outlook.
- Career Interests -- suggests a variety of careers suitable to
different personality types and interests.
- Career Magazine. Full of helpful advice.
-- outlines salary ranges and describes a spectrum of positions in many
fields. Resume tips, etc included
in Business & Job Listings
Illinois Career Resource Center -- education requirements and
more for over 500 occupations, listings for potential local employers
and resume help.
Job Searching -- particularly useful in linking you by
your specialization--business jobs, science jobs, arts jobs, etc., as
well as pages for interviewing skills, resumes and letter-writing.
- National Association of Colleges and Employers-- Excellent
starting point for people who are new at job hunting
- Occupational Employment Statistics--national and state data for
760 occupations. Includes wage data by job classification
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
-- searchable database
providing training & education requirements, outlook for job, salary
O*Net Online -- find occupations that match your skills.
Interactive. Excellent! Created for the U.S. Department of Labor,
Employment & Training Administration.
Selected Resume Resources on the Web
What Can I Do With This Major/Degree? -- each major/degree
listed has information on the kinds of careers, education required, and
strategies for preparing yourself for those careers. Actual info will be
in .pdf fromat if you chose "printable".
and Professional Programs
Guide to Graduate Education in Science, Engineering and Public Policy
Distance Learning Degrees--find every college offering distance
education degree programs in seconds. Accredited Bachelor's, Master's,
MBA, and PhDs available via distance learning.
Schools.Com--search thousands of graduate school listings by
subject. Useful though incomplete--it depends on universities to
a forum for discussing a wide variety of issues related to graduate
school, teaching, and becoming Ph.Ds in humanities-based professions.
School Admissions Council
School Guide and LSAT Preparation--from Princeton Review, an
absolutely free guide to the best law schools, advice on applications,
financial aid for law school, and downloadable LSAT to practice on.
to Business Schools WorldWide
Masters in Education Guide
was developed by Kim Wood an educational consultant and classroom
teacher with 30+ years of experience."
Association -- to facilitate networking and create an online
community for the benefit of MBAs from around the world.
Explorer-- from the makers of the GMAT. Register online for the
GMAT, explore the database of graduate business programs.
MCAT Prep Info
Online Colleges -- "is
a nonprofit resource for students considering an accredited online
college for their associates, bachelors, masters or doctorate level
degree." Over 250 colleges listed.
Education Center-- Files on graduate and professional schools and
Review-- for detailed info on the
qualifying exams, how to choose a grad school, finding financial aid
Links-- Links to university pages by alpha order or by
Study in Australia -- includes university descriptions and
Graduate School Rankings -- by subject.
for Writing Papers
Listings, Company Information, and Resume Posting Sites
llinois Job Bank
reports for Free -- more than 3200 companies. Find your company
alphabetically or by subject, and call PRAR's 800 number to request
the annual report.
-- Unusual job opportunities at the South Pole, October through
- CareerJet -- you are directed to the originally job posting,
leaving out the middle man. Nice interface too.
Information -- a number of files that will guide you to
information about the companies you are interviewing with.
Chicago Area Job Guide
Placement -- Jobs for teachers.
International Careers and Jobs
-- over 150 countries.
Jobs Official Posting Site -- jobs in
federal agencies. Also links to other job
hunting resources like state and city joblines, statewide newspapers,
HMonster-- Look here for jobs in
-- offers all kinds of data, including thumbnail sketches of
thousands of companies, links to corporate homepages, stock
information, and more.
InternJobs.com --a national database of internships for students and recent graduates.
Corporation Search --
retrieve information on Iowa corporations, such as officers, date
Workforce Development -- job listings for the state of Iowa.
Resource -- operated by students, for students. Posts job
listings and resumes, searchable by keyword and location.
Careers -- This site offers employment, testing
and interviewing guides for federal and state police careers.
Career Network -- a place to look for jobs and volunteer
opportunities in the nonprofit sector, post your resume, and find out
about the service organizations listed.
-- Non-Profit Organization job search.
Jobs--international job opportunities, also arranged by individual country.
postings for occupational and physical therapy.
-- allows users to compare salaries in different parts of the country.
Professional Network -- job listings, science career fairs,
career workshops, and career links for scientists. From the AAAS.
-- A central source for college students to
find government grants, scholarships, fellowships, internships, and
other government educational and employment opportunities
-- the place to go to look for technical job postings, list your resume.
Reports -- Profiles of major employers based on interviews
with people who've worked there tell about the kind of organization it
is, the benefits and drawbacks of working there.
Chicago Crime Data -- an
excellent source for data on crime occurrence in the City of Chicago.
Interactive maps included. Great way also to see which neighborhoods are
safer than others.
CityData.com -- "data from
numerous sources to create as complete and interesting profiles of all
U.S. cities -- graphs of latest real estate prices and sales trends,
recent home sales, home value estimator, hundreds of thousands of maps,
satellite photos, stats about residents (race, income, ancestries,
education, employment...), geographical data, state profiles, crime
data, registered sex offenders, cost of living, housing, religions,
businesses, and MUCH more"
Moving.com -- from 'moving
costs calculator' to roommate help.
helpful tool for anyone who's moving. There is info on housing,
banking, schools, recreation, and such for the towns that are there;
there is also a moving time line calculator, and a moving expense
calculator, and other handy tips.
Relocation Salary Calculator
-- Search for rental housing all over the country, by price range,
type of housing, number of bedrooms.