Career and College Resources

Need help deciding what to do with your life? My Future is an exploration tool for young adults planning their next steps in life that focuses on career, college and military. Check out your choices with these helpful links and resources.

College Information

  • See a list of colleges, junior colleges, and vocational schools in Kansas at the Shawnee County website.
  • Use college rankings from U.S. News & World Report to find the best college for you.

Financial Aid/Scholarship

  • FAFSA is the source for free information, guidance and tools for federal student assistance from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid.
  • The free website Cappex helps students connect with colleges based on their unique interests, academic accomplishments and needs. They also match users to thousands of scholarships offered by top companies and organizations and merit scholarships offered by colleges around the country.


  • The GED is a test to measure the major academic skills and knowledge associated with a high school program. After passing the GED exam you will receive a Kansas State High School Diploma issued by the Kansas Board of Regents. Take the test at the Topeka GED Testing Center.
  • The library has study resources to help you prepare for the GED.


  • You can use Snag a Job to find your perfect job.
  • Build your skills by enrolling in a free 8-week pre-employment Highway Construction and Life Skills Management training course from the YWCA.
  • Participate in the Workforce Investment Act for youth ages of 16 to 21. The purpose of the WIA Youth Program is to prepare young people for post-secondary education and/or unsubsidized employment and to include strong linkages between academic and occupational training.
  • Job Corps is the nation’s largest career technical training and education program for students ages 16 through 24. It is a U.S. Dept. of Labor program that provides students with free hands-on training in a variety careers.