Parent Resource Network – College and Career Resources

Comprehensive College & Career information, including on the topics of College and Career Planning, Financial Aid, Testing and more can be found in the Guidance and Student Support sections on each of our individual high school websites and also on the College & Career Planning webpage on the FUHSD District website.

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Recommended Books for Navigating the College System

  • Fiske Guide to Colleges
  • The Portable Guidance Counselor
  • I Can Write An Extraordinary College Essay: A Step-by-Step guide based on an Admissions Officer’s experience evaluating Essays
  • Acing the College Application: How to Maximize Your Chances for Admission to the College of Your Choice
  • Where You Go To College Is Not Who You’ll Be, An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania by Frank Bruni, pub 2015. Recommended by an FUHSD parent. This book makes a point of helping students consider what college fit actually means. 
  •  The Stressed Years of Their Lives, Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Years, by Janet Hibbs and Anthony Rostain. This book is a sobering look at the current mental health crisis going on in our colleges and universities. When parents tell their children in elementary school that they are working to get into Stanford, or another Top 20 school on the US News and World Report Rankings, a disservice is done. Recommended by an FUHSD parent.

Career Exploration Resources

Many of the school CCC websites have career research tools

  • Vault – tool for researching companies and jobs
  • O*NET Online – tool for researching careers
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