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Career & College Planning Seminar Offered Sept. 24

September 22, 2014

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

WATERLOO, IOWA (Sept. 22, 2014) — 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 Waterloo. Both the program and the center are free and open to the public.

The event will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24 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.

“Understanding how high school academics, career interests and college selection all fit together is key to creating a successful plan for the future” explained John Holland, ICAN student success advisor. “This presentation is perfect for sophomores, juniors and parents who need help fitting all the pieces together and understanding the steps to planning for life after high school.”

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 Northwest Central Iowa Student Success Center by calling 319-423-7703 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 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


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