Career & College Planning Seminar Offered April 9 in Council Bluffs

Career & College Planning Seminar Offered April 9 in Council Bluffs

04/01/2015

Students and Parents Encouraged to Create a Plan for Life After High School

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA (April 1, 2015) — High school sophomores, juniors and their parents can learn about planning for career and college during a free seminar at Iowa College Access Network’s Student Success Center in the Council Bluffs. Both the program and the center are free and open to the public.

The event will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, on the Iowa Western Community College campus in the Reiver Room of the Student Center, 2700 College Road in Council Bluffs. During the presentation students and parents will receive answers to questions on topics including career exploration and assessment, academic preparation, the admissions process and requirements, college selection and campus visits, the application process, understanding costs and cost of attendance, scholarships and making a successful transition to college.

“This presentation is perfect for sophomores, juniors and parents who are just beginning to think about their next steps and are unsure of how to create a plan for life after high school,” explained Steve Irvin, ICAN student success advisor. “The entire college process can be confusing; especially the closer students get to graduation. This program will help clear up that confusion so families know what to do.”

For attendees seeking a more personalized planning session, individual advising appointments can be scheduled following the presentation. For more information about the presentation, students and parents should contact the Southwest Iowa Student Success Center by calling 515-402-4209 emailing sirvin@icansucceed.org.

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About ICAN

The Iowa College Access Network is a nonprofit, educational organization. ICAN is the College Access Network for Iowa, and a member of the National College Access Network (NCAN). ICAN has locations in Ankeny, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Hiawatha, Orange City, Ottumwa, Sioux City and Waterloo, which provide information and support to students and their families as they plan their postsecondary education and apply for financial aid. All ICAN programs and services are provided without charge. For more information about ICAN, call (877) 272-4692 or visit www.ICANsucceed.org

 

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