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Middle School Career Day 2012 at MCC

Presentation to Middle School Students
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Cristina Lamas

on 24 April 2012

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Transcript of Middle School Career Day 2012 at MCC

The Road to Now TALK TO YOUR GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

Going to a college or university.

College-track courses to start taking in middle school.

The importance colleges and universities place on grades, and at what year will your school grades start to matter in the admissions process.

College preparatory, AP, and other honors-level courses you should be taking in high school (9th through 12th grade).

Academic enrichment programs (including summer and weekend programs) available through your school or local colleges.

Pursuing extracurricular activities (such as sports, performing arts, volunteer work, or other activities that interest you).

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
Preparing for the future

Average Annual Earnings
Different Levels of Education
1. Professional Degree $86,580

2. Doctorate Degree $80,652

3. Master’s Degree $65,676

4. Bachelor’s Degree $54,756

5. Associate’s Degree $39,936

6. Some College (No degree) $37,388

7. High School Diploma $33,176

8. High School Drop out $23,452
Resource: http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm
Graduated from high school
Enrolled at Chadron State College with a major in pre-physical therapy then changed my major to psychology.
Transferred to University of Nebraska at Omaha and graduated
Currently working on my Master’s degree in Public Administration.
Education
Began working my 1st job (Head Start)
2nd job (Child and Family Development-Head Start)
3rd job (Goodwill Industries, Inc.)
4th job (YWCA)
5th job (Creighton University)
6th job and current position (Bellevue University)
My Career Story

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
Preparing for the future

BE THE BEST IN CLASS

Take control learn to be a good student.

Get off to a good start! Study hard, turn in all assignments, and do your best to earn good grades.

Review your academic strengths and weaknesses. Talk with friends and family about careers and possible college choices.

Sign up for pre-algebra, if at all possible.

Get to know your teachers.

Take the right courses

Read, read, read!

START SAVING

Start learning about different financial aid programs from your guidance counselor or teachers.

Visit colleges and talk with college students, and your friends.

Save money now to pay for school, and keep saving, a little at a time makes a difference.

Talk to your parents about educational loyalty and affinity programs.

Attend, with your parent or guardian, any financial planning or "how to afford college” programs offered at your school or in the community.

Research on the web, check out our Resources section for some helpful links.


MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
Preparing for the future

FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

Types of Aid
Scholarships (Free Money)
Outside
Institution
Athletic
Grants (Free Money)
Loans
Work Study

Others
Tuition Reimbursement or Remission
Out of Pocket


Contact Information
Cristina Lamas
South Omaha Relationship Manager
1000 Galvin Road South
Bellevue, NE 68005
Phone: (402) 557-5079
cristina.lamas@bellevue.edu
My Career Story
When do you think my career path started?

One Question
What can you do now to work
on YOUR FUTURE career?
Average Annual Earnings
Different Levels of Education
1. Professional Degree $86,580

2. Doctorate Degree $80,652

3. Master’s Degree $65,676

4. Bachelor’s Degree $54,756

5. Associate’s Degree $39,936

6. Some College (No degree) $37,388

7. High School Diploma $33,176

8. High School Drop out $23,452
Resource: http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm
Graduated from high school
Enrolled at Chadron State College with a major in pre-physical therapy then changed my major to psychology.
Transferred to University of Nebraska at Omaha and graduated
Will graduate in June with my Master’s degree in Public Administration.
My Academic Road
My Career Story
In 1999, started my first job with the Head Start program
Child and Family Development Corporation
Goodwill Industries, Inc.
YWCA
Creighton University
Now at Bellevue University

My Professional Road
When do you think my career path started?

One Question
What can you do now for YOUR FUTURE career?

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
Preparing for the future


Take control learn to be a good student.

Get off to a good start! Study hard, turn in all assignments, and do your best to earn good grades.

Review your academic strengths and weaknesses. Talk with friends and family about careers and possible college choices.

Sign up for pre-algebra, if at all possible.

Get to know your teachers.

Take the right courses

Read, read, read! Going to a college or university.

College-track courses to start taking in middle school.

The importance colleges and universities place on grades, and at what year will your school grades start to matter in the admissions process.

College preparatory, AP, and other honors-level courses you should be taking in high school (9th through 12th grade).

Academic enrichment programs (including summer and weekend programs) available through your school or local colleges.

Pursuing extracurricular activities (such as sports, performing arts, volunteer work, or other activities that interest you).

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
Preparing for the future



Visit colleges and talk with college students, and your friends.

Save money now to pay for school, and keep saving, a little at a time makes a difference.

Talk to your parents about educational loyalty and affinity programs.

Attend, with your parent or guardian, any financial planning or "how to afford college” programs offered at your school or in the community.

Research on the web, check out our Resources section for some helpful links.


MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
Preparing for the FUTURE FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

Types of Aid
Scholarships (Free Money)
Outside
Institution
Athletic
Grants (Free Money)
Loans
Work Study

Others
Tuition Reimbursement or Remission
Out of Pocket


Contact Information
Cristina Lamas
South Omaha Relationship Manager

(402) 557-5079
cristina.lamas@bellevue.edu
The Road to a Career
by Cristina Lamas WHY ARE THE THINGS YOU DO NOW IMPORTANT ? Best in Class It is up to you... Talk to your guidance counselor Start Saving Start learning about different financial aid programs from your guidance counselor or teachers.
Questions???
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