As part of the New Hampshire GEAR UP Alliance’s goal to prepare students for college and careers after high school, The College Access Chronicles delves into the minds of professionals out in the world, asking them to share their journey to success and what advice they have for students paving their own path. Find all of our episodes and listen in here.
The New Hampshire GEAR UP Alliance helps students navigate all post-school options, including entry into the workforce or military service. Resources focus on social and skill development for post-school success, as well as career exploration. You’ll find information on building a career path, finding local connections, exploring technical school, and enlisting in the armed forces.
Serving with AmeriCorps
Want to help benefit the community you live in, or travel to help another one? AmeriCorps is is an agency which works with local and national partners to serve the American people facing the most pressing challenges. Visit the AmeriCorps website to learn how you can get involved.
Most jobs or colleges ask for an applicant’s resume to see if they have the experience required. Learn how to create a professional resume by visiting this resource.
Writing a Cover Letter
When applying for college, a job, or a college job, they may ask you to include a cover letter, which allows you to explain your professional experience more than a resume does. Find out the best practices for writing a cover letter.
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a standardized test you take before enlisting in the military that measures your abilities in science, math, and language. Learn more about the ASVAB and find study resources.
The U.S. Reserve
The Reserves are part of the active-duty military branches, and they’re meant to supply additional help during times of conflict or declared war. Find out more about the Air Reserve, Army Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, and Navy Reserve.
The National Guard
The National Guard is a part of the U.S. military that serves both inside the U.S. and overseas during emergencies and missions. It has two branches: the Air National Guard and the Army National Guard. Visit this site to learn more about the Air National Guard, or check out this site for more about the Army National Guard.
Enlisting in the Military
The U.S. States Military has six branches you can enlist in: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, and Space Force. Visit this site to learn more about the branches and how you can enlist.
GEAR UP Navigate Book
A guide for juniors and seniors as they navigate their next steps after high school graduation. Information covers applying to a four-year, two-year, or technical school; accessing financial aid; and entering the workforce or military service. Read the Navigate Book.
Career Awareness & Exploration
A website created by GEAR UP Manchester to help educators and students explore career options. Students learn to research career pathways based on their values and interests, including setting and achieving goals. Lesson plans also include guidance on academic planning, financial planning, life and work skills, and more. Visit the website.
Naviance by PowerSchool
An online platform that helps students reach their goals by developing skills critical for college, career, and life. Visit Naviance.
New Hampshire Scholars
A community-based program that encourages students to take a more rigorous core course of study in high school. Coursework is designed to support transition to the college or vocational training necessary to enter today’s job market. Visit New Hampshire Scholars.
A personalized career exploration platform to help high school students find their career pathway. All New Hampshire schools in the GEAR UP Alliance will use this platform. Explore Awato.