Resources for Young Leaders

Careers

Road Trip

This organization creates meaningful, personal growth experiences that allow students to feel hopeful about the future instead of panicked. 

Experience

A place for people just starting out in their careers. A great place to find internships and entry-level jobs.

WayUp

Find internships and entry-level jobs.

Coolworks

This is a unique company as well as a tight niche. If you desire working outdoors and finding meaning in a more natural way then I would give this a read. They cater to those jobs in national parks, ranches, camps, ski resorts, and jobs on the water as CoolWorks has portrayed it. They are located on Yellowstone River, and offer summer jobs, seasonal market jobs, as well volunteer jobs.

Career Rookie

This is site is mildly more basic, but nonetheless, it is to the point and still wishes to contribute to your dream career. It provides a search engine that enables one to find internships, part-time jobs, and entry-level jobs. Post your resume and further your resources here!

Education

Code Academy

Learn to code online for free. Options include python, html, javascript, and others.

Coursera

Find free online courses from great colleges and universities.

Duolingo

Language learning online. Duolingo feels like a game, but you end up learning a language!

Harvard Extension School

Free open courses from Harvard.

Khan Academy

Free online classes on a variety of content, including K-12 math & science.

Revolution Prep

Academic tutoring and test prep.

SciShow

Videos about science.

TED

TED’s mission is to provide a forum for ideas worth spreading. TED talks can be about science, art, philosophy, or just about anything else. Look through the tags to find out more about topics you already have an interest in, or take a risk and watch a talk about something entirely new.

University of Oxford

Podcasts from the University of Oxford

Vi Hart

Math. Fun math. Really.

Finding a College

My College Guide

This site is a survival guide for newly incoming college/university students. Whatever the qualm may be, this site likely has at least a paragraph or two on it.  Are you worried about how you’re going to pay for school? What is college life like? What major is right for me? All of these questions can be answered here, and if your answers aren’t readily available, then you may “ask the guru.”

 College Express

Once signed up for a free membership, folks are welcome to a variety of scholarship listings as well as have access to 700 college lists, articles, blogs, and more importantly advice from professionals. They also entice students with a chance to win a 10,000 dollar scholarship upon joining! Hey, that doesn’t sound too bad.

College Board

College Board has dedicated itself to providing the user with three essential tools: college readiness, college connections & success, and advocacy. They deliver the user with services such as PSAT classes as well as Advanced Placement curricula. More than anything College Board has its mind set on aiding those students & young souls who have yet to cross over into the world of higher education.

U.S. News and World Report College Rankings 

Life

Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls

Web series and community, by and for Smart Girls.

FinAid

A student loan calculator.

Investopedia

Financial tips for young adults.

VlogBrothers

A viral video web series featuring entertaining & educational videos, hosted by YA authors John & Hank Green. Topics include songs about Harry Potter, ways to reduce global poverty, book recommendations, and much more.