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A LINK DOESN'T WORK? HAVE A LINK SUGGESTION? DO SHARE. -CHIANG

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WELL BEING RESOURCES
Crisis 24/7 Hotline: 888-247-7717
http://teen.stanford.edu/ (with local hotlines to local help)
http://www.halfofus.com/ (emotional health resources)
http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/by_topic.html#emotional_health 
(emotional health resources specifically for young women)

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
 
YEAR ROUND OPPORTUNITIES
 
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG WOMEN
http://www.thewhitehouseproject.org

ASIAN AMERICAN FOCUSED (BUT NOT EXCLUSIVE) OPPORTUNITIES
(particularly Vision New America)

IDEAS OF WHAT TO DO OVER THE SUMMER
 
ACADEMIC SUMMER PROGRAMS OPPORTUNITIES

HOW TO TIE A TIE
Half Windsor Knot Tie
Mr. Chiang's Tie Story
1) Snake Jumps Over the Mouse and Misses
2) Snake Jumps Under the Mouse and Misses
3) Snake Stands Up
4) Snake Jumps Into the Mouse
5) Snake Wraps It All Up

SAMPLE RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS
 
 
BEST ALL AROUND ONLINE COLLEGE GUIDE
 
 
PERSONAL STATEMENT HELP
30 Tips for Writing Your Statement (from Columbia University)
Princeton Review's Advice on Statements

COLEGE INTERVIEW HELP
http://www.collegeboard.com/student/apply/the-application/135.html
List of Common Questions (plan your responses in advance)

UC COLLEGE INFO
UC System Admissions PowerPoints (highly recommended viewing)
UC Personal Statement PowerPoint (updated) Video Overview (50 minutes long)
UC Davis Admissons Guide (every UC applicant should understand the details of Comprehensive Review)
UC Berkeley Admissions Guide

CSU COLLEGE INFO
CSU Admissions Powerpoints (highly recommended viewing)
CSU Northridge Admissions (while not local, a good summary of the current CSU policies)

COMMUNITY COLLEGE INFO
Insightful NY Times Section on Choosing Community College
University of California Transfer Guide
UC System Admissions PowerPoints (scroll down to the "Community College" materials)
Assist: Guide to Transferable Classes (You NEED to be aware of what classes will transfer, print out the GE and major transferable list for your target transfer colleges. You can start taking those classes while still in high school. - Chiang)

FINANCIAL AID AND STUDENT LOANS INFO
Chiang's Notes:
Just remember that all aid starts with the online form FAFSA (be timely and carefull in filling it out, corrections are a hassle to make). FAFSA lets the government and college know how needy are you and/or your family (be sure to make sure your parents are filing their taxes, at least the last two years, here's the list of documents you need to fill out FAFSA). FAFSA sends you and the colleges a report. The college will piece together a financial aid package based on the report (watch for dates and be prompt with turning things in!). The aid will be a combo of possibly grants (free money), subsidized loans (lower interest), and unsubsidized loans (higher interest). For the loans, they will give you choices of who to borrow from (contractual agreemetns doesn't allow colleges to say this, but it's usually better to borrow from the federal government than private borrowers). Just know in America, you can always borrow money to pay for all college cost including living expenses, but remember that loans must be paid back after college, so be thoughtful of your future earning potential. Be very cautious of loans not offered through your colleges or using your credit cards to pay for college, there's no reason to when the college loan package will cover the whole cost if you need them to (money you'll pay back with interest after college).
COLLEGE VIRTUAL TOURS
http://www.ecampustours.com/

Are you a B or C student? Pope, a former education writer for the NY Times, gathered a list of 41 colleges-all of which have a record of producing momentous success and really changing lives, not only among A students but also among those who get Bs and Cs.
http://governmentandlaw.tripod.com/mvhsdocs/Colleges_That_Change_Lives.pdf

DOES PRESTIGE MATTER?
Do high ranked colleges make a real difference?
Harvard, Stanford, Yale for free?

Wall Street Journal's college ranking system (based on how successfully grads from their school got into grad school, Chiang thinks this output focused ranking is far better than any input focused ranking like US News):
http://www.classroomedition.com/college/feederschools.htm
 
NY Times' college ranking (based on how much graduates earn):
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/20/do-elite-colleges-produce-the-best-paid-graduates/

Kiplinger's college ranking system (based on ROI, return on investment):
http://www.kiplinger.com/money/collegevalues

Vault.com provides student surveys on popular colleges (honest reviews):
 
Political Studies Review's Political Science Rankings (starts on page 12)
http://www.politicalstudies.org/pdf/psr/hix.pdf
 
Society of Professional Journalist's Annual Awards (not a ranking, but schools that win several times indicates a strong program)
http://www.spj.org/a-moe.asp

Business Week's Business School Rankings

 
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WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP LINKS (PREVIOUSLY HOSTED BY THE WHITE HOUSE PROJECT)

WOMEN & LEADERSHIP:
Women Leaders On-line - http://www.wlo.org/
Institute for Women's Leadership at Rutgers University - http://iwl.rutgers.edu/
Institute for Women's Leadership - http://www.womensleadership.com/
Center for Policy Alternatives - http://www.stateaction.org/

WOMEN & POLITICS:
Center for American Women in Politics - http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/
Women in Politics Institute - http://www.american.edu/oconnor/wandp/
Democracy Net - http://dnet.org/
National Foundation for Women Legislators - http://www.womenlegislators.org/
National Women's Political Caucus - http://www.nwpc.org/
Women's Campaign Fund - http://www.wcfonline.org/
Women's Campaign Research Fund - http://www.womenlead.org/
Yale Campaign School - http://www.yale.edu/wcsyale/index.html
Women Matter - http://www.womenmatter.net/index.htm
League of Women Voters - http://www.lwv.org/
Women and Public Policy Program - http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/wappp/
Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy at University of Massachusetts Boston - http://www.mccormack.umb.edu/cwppp

WOMEN & GLOBAL POLITICS:
Center for Women's Global Leadership - http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu/
Women and Politics: A Global Perspective: http://www.auburn.edu/outreach/womenandpolitics/
GENERAL POLITICAL INFORMATION:
Politics One - http://www.politics1.com/
DC Political report - http://www.dcpoliticalreport.com/
Center for American Women & Politics - Candidate List http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/facts/elections/CandSummary2002.html

PARTISAN ELECTORAL ORGANIZATIONS
Women's Leadership Forum (Democrat) - http://www.democrats.org/a/communities/women/womens_leadership_forum//
Emily's List (Democrat) - http://www.emilyslist.org/
Wish List (Republican) - http://www.thewishlist.org/
Winning Women (Republican) - http://www.winningwomen.org/
National Federation of Republican Women (Republican) - http://www.nfrw.org/
Emerge -Women Leaders For A Democratic Future (Democrat) - http://www.emergeca.org/

POLITICAL PARTY INFO
Democratic National Committee - http://www.democrats.org/
Republican National Committee - http://www.rnc.org/
National Republican Senatorial Committee - http://www.nrsc.org/
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee - http://www.dscc.org/
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee - http://www.dccc.org/
National Republican Congressional Committee - http://www.nrcc.org/
DNC: Women's Vote - http://www.democrats.org/wvc/index.html

WOMEN & MEDIA
Oxygen Media - http://www.oxygen.com/
Lifetime TV - http://www.lifetimetv.com/

WOMEN IN BUSINESS
http://www.advancingwomen.com/
http://www.aflcio.org/women/

WOMEN & NEWS:
http://www.womensenews.com/
http://www.mediareporttowomen.com/current.htm

WOMEN & SPORTS:
http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/%20
http://www.makeithappen.com/wis/organizations.html

WOMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS:
National Council of Women's Organizations - http://www.womensorganizations.org/
National Organization for Women - http://www.now.org/
Feminist Majority - http://www.feminist.org/
American Association of University Women - http://www.aauw.org/
NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund - http://www.nowldef.org/

HISTORICAL WOMEN
Women's History - http://womenshistory.about.com/
National Women's History Project - http://www.nwhp.org/

RESEARCH ON WOMEN:
National Council for Research on Women - http://www.ncrw.org/
Institute for Women's Policy Research - http://www.iwpr.org/

STATISTICS:
Federal Statistics - http://www.fedstats.gov/
Polling Report - http://www.pollingreport.com/

FOR GIRLS:
Girl Scouts - http://www.girlscouts.org/
Girls Pipeline to Power - http://www.girlspipeline.org/
Girls Inc. - http://www.girlsinc.org/
New Moon - http://www.newmoon.org/
Eleanor Roosevelt Vall-Kill Home Leadership Program for Girls - http://www.ervk.org/
Cosmo Girl Club 2024 - http://www.cosmogirl.com/2024/index.html
Center for Gender Equity - http://www.wri-edu.org/equity/

WOMEN OF COLOR ORGANIZATIONS
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials - http://www.naleo.org/

YOUNG WOMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS
National Hispanic Institute's Young Leaders Conference - http://www.nhi-net.org/Programs/YLC_intro.asp
New Leadership at Rutgers - http://www.newleadership.rutgers.edu/
The Woodhull Institute - http://www.woodhull.org/
YWCA Institute for Public Leadership - http://www.ywca.org/html/B4d5.asp 




























Questions? E-Mail: christopher_chiang@fuhsd dot org