Career & College Planning Seminar Offered Mar. 12
Students and Parents Encouraged to Create a Plan for Life After High School
WATERLOO, IOWA (Mar. 6, 2014) — High school sophomores, juniors and their parents can learn about planning for career and college during a free seminar provided by the Northeast Iowa Student Success Center, a regional hub of the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN). Both the program and the center are free and open to the public.
The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12 at the UNI Center for Urban Education, 800 Sycamore Street in downtown Waterloo. 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 John Holland, 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 John Holland at the Northeast Iowa Student Success Center by calling 319-423-7703 or emailing jholland@ICANsucceed.org.
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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 eight locations in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, 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.