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Career & College Planning Seminar Offered Oct. 28

October 24, 2013



Career & College Planning Seminar Offered Oct. 28

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

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA (Oct. 24, 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 first community program offered by the new Southwest 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 Monday, October 28 at the Welcome Center on the Iowa Western Community College campus, 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 students who are just beginning to think about life after high school, as well as students who have already started. It’s important to think about the next steps and many times students and parents are unsure of how to create a plan for life after high school,” explained Jennifer Coffman, ICAN program coordinator. “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. I would encourage sophomores and juniors, as well as their parents to attend.”

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 Jennifer Coffman at the Southwest Iowa Student Success Center by calling 515-402-4202 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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