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College 101 Overview

what we do in a nutshell...or, technically, on a path
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Tasha Thompson

on 16 January 2014

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Transcript of College 101 Overview

What is a college & career guide?
introductions all around
Are you planning to go to college?
I am here to help you...
prepare for college.
I can help map your future.
Get involved.
I’m here because I was you, and I needed me.
What do I need to go to college?
How do I choose a school?
How do I pay?
What type of degree do I want?
How do I apply? What do I need?
What do colleges want?
What do I want to do after high school?
Interest
+
Ability
+
Outlook
Remember to ask for help!
There are types of degrees?
Certificate
Bachelor's
Good fit is what matters.
Like with jeans, you can get other people's opinions, but if you don't like it, it won't work.
location
size
public or private
rural or urban
field of study
admission requirements
proximity to family & friends
Explore your interests.
Challenge yourself.
Go above and beyond.
Be an active student.
Find support.
Research your options.
Learn about financial aid.
Short intro?
Follow the map...
...to your future.
Get involved.
It pays off.
Join a new activity
Find a leadership position.
What could you try?
Explore your interests.
Discover career interests.
Research education options.
Find schools that offer those programs.
job shadow
interest assessments
classwork
talking to professionals
career fairs
mynextmove.gov
bigfuture.org
Challenge yourself.
AP classes
advanced math & science
honors diploma
2 years foreign language
extracurriculars
community service
4 years core classes
Engage yourself.
study
be early
get organized
ask questions
participate
It's your job to make sure you get what you want & need out of school.

Do it.
Find support.
Teachers, counselors, family members...
Who's supporting you?
Research your options.
Certificate
Associate
Bachelor
J.D.
M.D.
Master's
Can you order the degrees by how long each takes?
Learn about financial aid.
Start with FAFSA.
grants
low-cost loans
scholarships
savings plans
also...
&
Ready for wherever you want to go.
Let's talk about "college."
We know what we want.
What do I mean by college?
post
secondary
=
=
after
high school
postsecondary education
what all can that mean?
degree
training
military
Like I said earlier,
certificate
associate's
bachelor's
etc.
apprenticeships
trade school
different occupations, different branches
*you'll work mainly with your recruiter, but I can help if you need it.
**take the ASVAB!
Alaska has a lot of schools. Check them out here:
http://acpe.alaska.gov/EDUCATOR-SCHOOL/Postsecondary_Institutions/Institutional_Authorization/Alaska_Postsecondary_Institutions.aspx
not all college is created equal...
Alaska Bible College had 42 students last year...
while UAA had 17,000 undergrads.
Choose the size & type that works for you.
There's something for everyone.
obviously.
why would I want to go to more school?
Why college?
funny you should ask...
Because it's way better than high school.
By the research
College means opportunity.
By the numbers
College graduates tend to be....
happier
healthier
They are also more likely to...
vote
read to their children
have hobbies
,
&
less stressed
like their job
For perspective, someone with a bachelor's degree averages about $20,000/year more than someone with just a high school diploma.
That adds to $1 million more over a lifetime.
Go new places...
meet new people...
& try new things.
Unemployment is a problem for Alaska, too.
How do you think we rank for unemployed people without high school diplomas?
2nd highest in the nation.
By 2015, it's estimated that 76% of jobs in Alaska will require postsecondary training.
figure out what you want to do.
apply for schools.
study for admission tests.
find money for school.
fill out your FAFSA.
Tasha Thompson
Library Conference 1
776-9407
tthompson@kpbsd.k12.ak.us
/nikiski.guide
& more.
1. Certificate
2. Associate's
3. Bachelor's
4. Master's
5. Juris Doctor
6. Medical Doctor
Someone to help you achieve your goals.
6 months - 1 year
2 years
4 years
Associate's
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