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Career & College Planning Seminar Offered Nov. 21

November 18, 2013



Career & College Planning Seminar Offered Nov. 21

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

OTTUMWA, IOWA (Nov. 18, 2013) — High school sophomores, juniors and their parents can learn about planning for career and college during a free presentation by the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN). This will be the second community program offered by the new Southeast Iowa Student Success Center. 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, November 21 in the Bennett Student Services Building on the Indian Hills Community College campus in Ottumwa. 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.

“It’s important to think about life after high school, whether that be directly into a career or college first. For many, these steps and creating a plan is overwhelming and that’s why ICAN is here,” explained Maria Guevara, ICAN student success advisor. “This presentation is perfect for sophomores, juniors and their parents who are just beginning to think about life after high school. The entire career and 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 Maria Guevara at the Southeast Iowa Student Success Center by calling 515-402-4205 or emailing

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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 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


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