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A job gets you extra spending money and experience.
A career takes goal setting, education, knowledge, and job skills.
See if anyone is hiring for you to see what to expect and you'll have some background of what's to come.
So when you're older and know what you want to pursue in life, that will be your career. Prepare for the PSAT The PSAT, or the ‘Preliminary’ SAT, provides firsthand practice for the real SAT test.
It is almost exactly like it, and it has the same type of questions.
All multiple choice, timed, & it's a free test.
Take it sophomore year to practice for junior year.
Doing well can pay off in a big way! Time management: Balance your priorities. Doing extra curricular activities can be a great thing, but it has it's cons as well.
Your grades shouldn't suffer because of involvement of other activities!
Plan ahead, & use your time wisely.
Keep a planner with you and write down anything important.
Remember, education comes first! Summer Programs Involvement can help you in many ways and can get you ahead.
Talk to your counselor about classes in the summer.
Participating in programs like the YMCA or YWCA can give you great opportunities.
You can also check with your district, local paper, city of San Antonio, colleges, universities, and public libraries. Colleges recommend A.P./I.B. English courses.
4 units of math, lab science, and AP social studies are needed.
You also need 3 units of a single foreign language.
It's HIGHLY recommended you get 1/2 unit of fine arts.
Taking excelled courses really help you stand out. "A.P." - Advanced Placement.
"I.B." - International Baccalaureate Study to make good grades! Plan to study.
Keep track of everything.
Always review your notes.
Take down the easy stuff first.
Make sure NOT to procrastinate! Procrastination - the action of delaying or postponing something. Reading & Writing Reading and Writing are a huge part of college.
They can help you in many ways.
Reading is a great way to explore and expand your knowledge.
Writing keeps your thoughts, ideas and facts in a simple, clear language.
Practicing both of these will do wonders for you. Get involved 2,350,000 students enroll into college every year.
Colleges want to know more about yourself.
What unique qualities do you have that the others don't?
Extra curricular activities & hobbies tell them more about you.
They want to know how you manage your time, your commitments, priorities, etc. Know Your Learning Style/Staying On Track Visit college campus's, do research, keep a schedule & participate.
Keep a folder of your accomplishments
Talk to your counselor/mentor about your college plans.
Research Colleges and their Admission Requirements. Make A Plan The College Admission Essay Colleges want to know as much about you.
What best reveals your qualities, values, goals, and achievements?
They also want to know why you chose their school.
What colleges will get out of the essay you wrote will be your reaction to a specific question.
Make sure to be creative, extend your knowledge, and use common sense. Take a look at all of your options.
Participate in college field trips.
Check out college/career fairs.
Learn why college is worth it! Discover College Discover a college major A major is a make up of all the information and classes you study in college.
Discover your interests NOW. Your college major is really important.
When you graduate, you'll get a degree that will tell you what you major in!
Knowing all of this will give you focus, direction, and will point you towards your career.
You need to have an idea of what you want to do when you grow up in order to plan for college. There are thousands of colleges to choose from.
Start a list and narrow down your options.
Be sure to check all their offers.
Compare each school and write down the pros and cons of that college.
Make sure to update your list each year! Finding a college that fits.. (cc) image by rocketboom on Flickr You have a relationship over there.
Your best-friend is going.
It had pretty good parties.
Tuition is low.
My mom and dad want me to go here. Reasons you shouldn't use for decision making Make a career plan.
Try job shadowing and explore different careers.
Job shadowing helps you gain valuable insight into whether the job or career is for you!
Figure out your abilities and follow the path of your interests.
Take your likes & skills and see where it takes you. Discover your interests Scholarships are money given to a student for good grades, sports, or special talent.
A loan is borrowed money that a college student must pay back when finished with school.
A grant is money the government gives kids because they're not able to pay.
Very few families can afford college without help.
That’s why there’s FINANCIAL AID—money provided to students to help their families pay for their college education. Find the money:
Financial Aid 101. Go to a Financial Aid Office.
Every college or university has a financial aid office that can help you answer questions on getting money for college!
Talk to them about grants, loans, and scholarships.
Your situation is most likely common.
They can help you figure things out. Learn the Financial Aid language College savings plan College is more expensive every year.
To afford the college of your dreams, start saving now.
Find savings plan that are right for you.
There are many ways to find and get money.
Just make sure you save it for your education. Get the scholarship scoop There are many things you need to do for scholarships later.
Document your extra curricular activities.
Keep all your records in one place.
Investigate local and national scholarships.
Join clubs and volunteer with your community. How not to get scammed on your way to college: Don't look for organizations that charge.
Never pay for information about financial aid!
You can find free information anywhere.
Talk to the financial aid administrator at the college of your choice.
You can also talk to your high school counselor.