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Life After High School: Career & College Planning

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Explore Your Future: Career and College Assessment

Explore Your Future: Career and College Assessment reinforces the four-year plan curriculum and takes a deeper look at career interests through job shadows, internships and research. Students will also begin looking at college admission requirements and the importance of community involvement and scholarships. The following topics are covered during the presentation:

  • Career Exploration and Assessments
  • Declaring a Career/Major
  • Goal Setting
  • Academic Admission Requirements
  • Activity Resumes and Scholarships
  • College Fairs and Types of Colleges

This program is designed for both small classroom (20-35 students) and large auditorium presentations.

Audience: freshman/sophomores

Time of Year: Mid-February - May

Length: 45 - 60 minutes

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Create Your Plan: Career and College Readiness

Students engage in a discussion of recent employment trends for high school and college graduates to determine the benefits of a college education. Students will also take an in-depth look at career exploration, self-assessments and admission requirements such as GPA, ACT/SAT and high school course planning and selection. Students will leave the presentation knowing their next steps and with a timeline for career and college success. The following topics are covered during the presentation:

  • Economic Trends and Goal Setting
  • Career Exploration and Assessment
  • Academic Success and Admission Requirements
  • Choosing a College and Campus Visits
  • Application Process
  • Scholarships and Basic Financial Aid

This program is designed for both small classroom (20-35 students) and large auditorium presentations.

Audience: Sophomores & Juniors

Time of Year: Mid-February - May

Length: 45 - 60 minutes

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Life After High School: Career and College Planning

The goal of the evening Career and College Planning Program is to equip sophomores, juniors and their parent/guardian with the knowledge to select an appropriate college and understand the admission and scholarship application process. Attendees will leave knowing how colleges review transcript information such as GPA, ACT/SAT scores and high school course selection, as well as a timeline for success from junior year through graduation. The following topics are covered during the presentation:

  • Career Exploration and Assessment
  • Academic Preparation and Requirements
  • Admission Process and Requirements
  • College Selection and Campus Visits
  • Application Process
  • Understanding Costs - Cost of Attendance
  • Scholarships
  • Successful Transitions

This program is designed for large auditorium presentations.

Audience: Sophomores, juniors and parents

Time of Year:  Mid-February - May

Length: 45 - 60 minutes

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