Wednesday, Nov. 8
Select the Financial Aid Tab at the top of the Career Cruising home page
Show students the Financial Aid Selector. Click on Start Selector.
Citizenship, background, academic history, college info, interests & talents, military service and corporate & volunteer experience.
Wednesday, Oct. 18
Objectives: To go through your folder and prepare for conferences. To call home to schedule your conference.
Today, we will take some time to look at what is in your folder. You should all have a parent access letter, a conference information sheet, and your transcript. We will take time to fill out your information sheet during seminar. Also, you will each need to call home to schedule your conference time with your parents.
YOU will expected to lead the conference next week. This is YOUR plan for after high school. I will be there to help facilitate discussion, but am not going to do all of the talking. I will have your information projected onto the screen and you can show your parents the careers, schools, plans, etc that you have.
Wednesday, Oct. 4
The goals for today:
1. Students will become more familiar with the Education tab and search options
2. All students will save one educational institution to My Plan by clicking on the Blue “Saved to My Plan” button in the top right corner of any college page.
Type in the Keyword search to find a specific educational institution
Click on Kansas to see all 89 schools in our state. Pick from the list or filter by type of institution (2- year, 4-year, Technical or Graduate).
Click on School Selector – narrow search by Type of School, Location, Majors offered, Student services. If you don’t find a match look at Close Matches and other tabs.
Click on Compare Schools – Choose up to three school and compare them side by side (general info, admissions, expenses, student life, athletics and majors)
College Planning Timeline – Choose an overview or by grade level.
Wednesday, September 20
Today, we will look at how to narrow down your list of colleges that you may be interested in. I will take you through some of the college/major searches you can do as well as show you how to do a side-by-side comparison of schools.
I’m going to ask that you follow along with me for a little bit and then I will turn you loose to check out the ecuation portion of the website a little bit more. Have fun!
Wednesday, September 6
Last May, we took the “Matchmaker” interest inventory. It should be in your portfolio if you want to see what careers matched your interests. If you would like to take the assessment again OR take the more detailed assessment that goes with it, you can do that today.
The other assessment we took last May was the “My Skills” inventory. This assessment tries to match careers with areas that you feel you are skilled in. You may also take this one again if you would like.
By the end of the day, I want everyone to have several careers saved to their portfolio. This is just a starting point and does not lock you into anything for future exploration. I will show you a career search that might give you some more ideas.
If you plan on attending a post-secondary school after graduation, you can begin to add schools to your portfolio. Click on “explore educational oportunities” on the left navigation bar and you can see all the schools that interest you. Find several schools that you may be interested in and save them to your portfolio as well.