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Title: Post-secondary Planning: junior year


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Post-secondary Planningjunior year
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Post-secondary planning junior year
  • So you want to go to college..
  • According to the National Center for Public
    Policy and Higher Education,
  • PA ranks 5th in the nation for sending high
    school students to college
  • PA ranks 45th in the nation for graduating the
    same students
  • According to higheredinfo.org, PA colleges and
    universities have an 80 retention rate (after
    the first year of school), and 65.7 graduation
    rate for Bachelor's degrees (graduation within 6
    years)
  • According to US News and World Report, 1 in 3
    students do not return to college after the first
    year
  • Collegeresults.org is a great site for checking
    retention/graduation rates
  • PDE website

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Post-secondary planning junior year
  • Retention rates-WHY?

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Post-secondary planning junior year
  • Academic issues, too expensive, dont know what
    you want to do
  • Academic issues
  • Learn how to study now
  • Ask for help/use resources
  • Challenge yourself academically
  • Too expensive
  • Attend Financial Aid events, ask questions, fill
    out FAFSA form
  • Apply for scholarships
  • Dual enrollment/Transfer
  • Dont know what you want to do
  • Caution-the undeclared major can lead to spending
    extra time in collegemore money
  • See what supports the school offers undeclared
    majors
  • Thinking well to be wise planning well, wiser
    doing well wisest and best of all

5
  • SURVEY RESULTS
  • Career Planning Process
  • 8 Lost
  • 54 Think they have an idea but unsure
  • 38 Found their career choice
  • Post-Secondary Planning Process
  • 11 Lost
  • 62 Think they have an idea but unsure
  • 27 Found the perfect Technical school,
    Community College, Four Year College, Job,
    Military Branch
  • Survey Results
  • Only 197/401 students have researched
    careers/colleges online-49
  • Of those 197, 162 used the College Board website.
    Only 25 went on career exploration sites.
  • The secret to getting ahead is getting
    started-Mark Twain

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Getting started
  • Finding a career Planning a path

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FINDING A CAREER
  • What are your interests?
  • What are you good at?
  • What kind of working conditions do you need in
    order to feel happy?
  • SELF-ASSESSMENT
  • mynextmove.org

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FINDING A CAREER
  • How to use mynextmove.org
  • Open www.mynextmove.org.
  • Choose which option best fits your level of
    knowledge on future plans.
  • Im not really sure, Ill know it when I see
    it, or I want to be

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Finding a career
  • Important things to remember about
    mynextmove.org
  • If youre unsure, take an ONET assessment test!
  • Check which word is associated with the
    profession
  • Bright Outlook, Green, and Registered Apprentice.
  • Thoroughly look through the profession/career
    profile page.
  • Check out what skills and personality traits are
    important in that profession.
  • Find out how much education is needed for the
    profession.
  • Take a look at the average salary for the
    profession.

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FINDING A CAREER
  • TIPS
  • Accept responsibility-opportunities will not come
    to you
  • Find a mentor
  • Network
  • Join the free agent economy (Paying your dues)
  • Use an appropriate email address and voice mail
    message.
  • Think before you post-maintain an appropriate
    social media presence.

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Finding A career
  • Top ten paying careers
  • 10. Industrial-organizational psychologist.
  • 9. Computer and information systems managers.
  • 8. Marketing manager.
  • 7. Natural science manager.
  • 6. Architectural and engineering managers.
  • 5. Lawyers.
  • 4. Petroleum engineers.
  • 3. Chief executive officers.
  • 2. Dentists and orthodontists.
  • 1. Doctors and surgeons.
  • http//www.askmen.com/money/career_150/177_career.
    html

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FINDING A CAREER
  • Top 15 growing fields
  • Network systems and data communication analyst.
  • Personal care and home aides.
  • Home health aides.
  • Computing applications software engineers.
  • Veterinary technologist and technicians.
  • Personal financial advisors.
  • Theatrical and performance makeup artist.
  • Medical assistants.
  • Veterinarians.
  • Substance abuse and behavioral disorder
    counselors.
  • Skin care specialist.
  • Financial analyst.
  • Social and human service assistants.
  • Gaming surveillance officers and gaming
    investigators.
  • Physical therapy assistants.
  • http//www.boston.com/jobs/galleries/30fastest_gro
    wing_occupations/

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SO YOU THINK YOUVE FOUND A CAREER
  • Does your expected job fit with your life style?
  • Ask yourself if
  • You want to spend weekends with your family?
  • You want to work a traditional work day
    (9am-5pm)?
  • You will be able to afford your lifestyle?
  • Examples eating habits or shopping habits
  • Does the career match your skill set? Your
    personality type?
  • Great site for work-related personality type
    quiz-www.roguecc.edu/counseling/hollandcodes

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SO YOU THINK YOUVE FOUND A CAREER
  • See if you can do any of these during high
    school
  • Job shadowing
  • Internships
  • Volunteer
  • Go to field related conferences
  • Talk to professionals in the field
  • Bring Your Child to Work Day
  • As many as 1 in 3 students do not return to
    college after their 1st year
  • 1 shadowing experience 32 higher retention
    rate in college
  • 1 internship experience 52 higher retention
    rate in college
  • US News and World Report

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  • PLANNING YOUR PATH
  • You will probably NEED some type of
    post-secondary education
  • Note-unskilled jobs are disappearing demand for
    high skills is rising
  • Decrease from 40 to 20 of all jobs in PA from
    1994 to 2011
  • Your path may include the following
  • Technical School
  • Community College
  • Four Year College
  • PDE website

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PLANNING YOUR PATH
  • Annual Income by education
  • Less than HS-12,684
  • HS Diploma/GED-27,010
  • Some college, no degree-28,000
  • Associate Degree-33,969
  • Bachelors Degree (Four year)-48,500
  • Post-Graduate Degree-64,261
  • PDE Website

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PLANNING YOUR PATH
  • PSAT-all juniors taking on 10/16
  • Results back in December/Results
    Night/mycollegequickstart
  • Collegeboard.org for prep, SAT registration
  • Act.org for prep, ACT registration
  • ACT vs. SAT? When to take the tests? What is a
    good score?
  • 2012 SAT National Average Critical Reading- 496,
    Math- 514, Writing- 488
  • 2012 ACT National Average 21.1

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PLANNING YOUR PATH
  • STARTING YOUR COLLEGE SEARCH
  • Think about who you are and what you are looking
    for in a college
  • For example, size, location, campus
    activities/sports
  • Fiskeguide.com has a GREAT survey you can take-
    Sizing Yourself Up Survey
  • See the resource list for college search sites

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PLANNING YOUR PATH
  • As you develop a list of schools
  • Go on the individual sites
  • Look up admissions criteria
  • How many schools? Reach/Target/Safety?
  • 5-7 schools is recommended
  • 1-2 Reach schools
  • 3-4 Target schools
  • 1-2 Safety schools

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PLANNING YOUR PATH
  • The application process-preparing for it during
    junior year
  • Student Recommendation Form
  • Activity resume
  • Essay/personal statement
  • Course selection-choose wisely, explore programs
    (i.e. dual enrollment)
  • KEEP YOUR GRADES UP!

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Post secondary planningjunior year
  • QUESTIONS?
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