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 has developed in-depth resources to help students prepare for college. In addition to our own guides, we offer a range of resources to help reach your academic goals. You’ll also find information on two-year and four-year college options, as well as study guides to prepare for entrance exams.
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.
LinkedIn is a professional networking site where you can find college internships and jobs, create and strengthen professional relationships, and learn skills to progress in your career. This resource helps high school students start their own LinkedIn and begin making those professional connections and skills for their college experience and careers after high school. Find out the best ways for high school students to create their own LinkedIn profile with this checklist.
Collective Success Network
The Collective Success Network has resources for first generation college students throughout the college process. Visit the site to find out more.
Rise First is an organization who supports first generation and/or low-income students achieve their full potential through college and career resources. Visit Rise First to learn more.
BestColleges houses resources for planning for your college and/or career, scholarships for different identities, and what happens after college. Explore the site to learn more.
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.
New Hampshire GEAR UP Alliance Toolkits
Flyers, bulletin boards, and resources featuring different themes for GEAR UP students to explore month by month. Themes include study tips, skill development, social connections, college scholarships, and more. Get the resources you need.
Study New Hampshire
Study New Hampshire is a vital resource for students looking for the best places to attend college. It offers information on New Hampshire college and university options, academic and athletic programs, tuition assistance, and more. Visit Study New Hampshire.
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.
GEAR UP Compass Book
A guide for middle school students as they look toward high school in the Manchester School District. Read the Compass Book.
GEAR UP College Tips
Top 10 tips for students interested in college, along with FAQs on finding and applying for college. Top 10 Tips for the College Applicant.
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.
New Hampshire GEAR UP Alliance Newsletter
The newsletter of the New Hampshire GEAR UP Alliance. The newsletter offers information on GEAR UP programs and events, news, scholarships, grants, trending topics, and more.
Winter 2022 (English) (Spanish)
A hub for students to search and apply for college scholarships. Students complete a profile to get matched with scholarships based on their accomplishments, interests, and unique traits. Search and apply for scholarships.
Self-guided tutoring and self-help videos that students can use if they need help on a particular academic topic. Get help from Khan Academy.
Study guides, flashcards, and practice tests to help students prepare for the ACT college entrance exams. Explore ACT.
Study guides, strategies, skills, and practice tests to help students prepare for the SAT college entrance exams. Explore SAT prep.
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.