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1 Four Important Facts Four Important Facts 80% of this year’s kindergartners will be working in jobs that DO NOT exist today 80% of this year’s kindergartners will be working in jobs that DO NOT exist today Average American will make 4-6 significant career changes (not job changes) Average American will make 4-6 significant career changes (not job changes) 90% of all jobs by the year 2000 required education or training beyond high school 90% of all jobs by the year 2000 required education or training beyond high school Million Dollar Decision- the average American will make around 1 million in their lifetime. If they have a college education around 2 million! Million Dollar Decision- the average American will make around 1 million in their lifetime. If they have a college education around 2 million! 80% of this year’s kindergartners will be working in jobs that DO NOT exist today 80% of this year’s kindergartners will be working in jobs that DO NOT exist today Average American will make 4-6 significant career changes (not job changes) Average American will make 4-6 significant career changes (not job changes) 90% of all jobs by the year 2000 required education or training beyond high school 90% of all jobs by the year 2000 required education or training beyond high school Million Dollar Decision- the average American will make around 1 million in their lifetime. If they have a college education around 2 million! Million Dollar Decision- the average American will make around 1 million in their lifetime. If they have a college education around 2 million!

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3 Computer Programs 1. Guidance Program: Leland will have shortly an internet based program that students (and parents) can use to complete interests, values, career, skills, learning styles, personality assessments. Plus it has great search engines for careers, majors, colleges, and scholarships….and is available 24/7.

4 Computer Programs (cont.) 2. Get In 2 College Resources on Career Center page at sjusd.org/leland: A. College Handbook 43 page comprehensive B. Mini Manuals (College Visits, Parent Role) C. Private/protected site with documents and 600 links sorted by category All are resources for parents and students! 2. Get In 2 College Resources on Career Center page at sjusd.org/leland: A. College Handbook 43 page comprehensive B. Mini Manuals (College Visits, Parent Role) C. Private/protected site with documents and 600 links sorted by category All are resources for parents and students!

5 Information Available/Location 1. Testing info/fee waivers 2. College Info 3. Applications - online 4. Career Info 5. Computer Programs 6. Internships/job shadowing (this summer) 7. Military 8. Jobs 1. Testing info/fee waivers 2. College Info 3. Applications - online 4. Career Info 5. Computer Programs 6. Internships/job shadowing (this summer) 7. Military 8. Jobs 9. Peer Tutoring- trained student tutors helping students in all subject in K CCOC/Career Technical Classes- presentation next spring 11. Summer Programs (Get in 2 College) 12. Financial Aid info 13. Scholarships Community Service Requirement - 40 hours (meaningful)

6 Work Permit Requirements 1. Job 2. Parents’ signature 3. Birth certificate 4. Social Security Card 5. C Average 6. Good attendance 1. Job 2. Parents’ signature 3. Birth certificate 4. Social Security Card 5. C Average 6. Good attendance Completed requests take one school day for permit to be issued from the Career Center. School is more important than job!!!

7 Options after High School 1. Job 2. Military 3. Apprenticeship 4. Vocational school 5. Community college 1. Job 2. Military 3. Apprenticeship 4. Vocational school 5. Community college 6. Private/Independent 7. CSU 8. UC 9. Out of State (6-9 have hoops: course, gpa & testing requirements, may require extracurricular info and essays, several deadlines, wait to see if admitted…..) College Representatives visit Leland. Obtain a Career Center Pass in advance. All students are encouraged to attend. New program will notify you that a college is visiting if you have saved the college in your portfolio.

8 Types of Colleges 1. Community 109 (Certificates/Associate Degree/Transfer) 2. CSU- California State University 23 (top 1/ impacted campuses) 3. UC -University of California 9 (top 9%) 4. Private/Independents 73 in Calif. (selectivity varies) 5. Out of State 4,000 (Out of state tuition fees $$) 1. Community 109 (Certificates/Associate Degree/Transfer) 2. CSU- California State University 23 (top 1/ impacted campuses) 3. UC -University of California 9 (top 9%) 4. Private/Independents 73 in Calif. (selectivity varies) 5. Out of State 4,000 (Out of state tuition fees $$)

9 Consider ALL options because of CA budget crisis has affected admissions and academics. Consider the total cost of education including years to graduate (extra years=add’l costs and loss of income), graduation rates, and financial aid. Consider ALL options because of CA budget crisis has affected admissions and academics. Consider the total cost of education including years to graduate (extra years=add’l costs and loss of income), graduation rates, and financial aid.

10 What Do Colleges/Universities Consider When Making Decisions? Grades in Academic Classes Grades in Academic Classes How challenging the courses that you have taken/will take How challenging the courses that you have taken/will take Test scores: SAT, ACT Test scores: SAT, ACT Considered the top three at most schools Considered the top three at most schools (continued) (continued) Grades in Academic Classes Grades in Academic Classes How challenging the courses that you have taken/will take How challenging the courses that you have taken/will take Test scores: SAT, ACT Test scores: SAT, ACT Considered the top three at most schools Considered the top three at most schools (continued) (continued)

11 Some Colleges MAY Consider Extracurricular activities Extracurricular activities Honors and Awards Honors and Awards Leadership (formal and informal) Leadership (formal and informal) Volunteer Work/Community Service Volunteer Work/Community Service Special Talents Special Talents Athletic Talent Athletic Talent Hardships/unusual circumstance/challenges… Hardships/unusual circumstance/challenges… Clubs Clubs Tenacity, Creativity Tenacity, Creativity Extracurricular activities Extracurricular activities Honors and Awards Honors and Awards Leadership (formal and informal) Leadership (formal and informal) Volunteer Work/Community Service Volunteer Work/Community Service Special Talents Special Talents Athletic Talent Athletic Talent Hardships/unusual circumstance/challenges… Hardships/unusual circumstance/challenges… Clubs Clubs Tenacity, Creativity Tenacity, Creativity

12 Tests 1. PSAT (geared for Juniors – Nat’l Merit for very high scorers when taken as a junior) 2. ACT (UC requires optional Writing) 3. SAT Reasoning 4. SAT Subject Tests are not required by UC. However, some majors and selective colleges will recommend or require Subject Tests. UC states that a Subject Test won’t hurt a student but may help them. You want to take the Subject Test at the end of the year you taking the course. 1. PSAT (geared for Juniors – Nat’l Merit for very high scorers when taken as a junior) 2. ACT (UC requires optional Writing) 3. SAT Reasoning 4. SAT Subject Tests are not required by UC. However, some majors and selective colleges will recommend or require Subject Tests. UC states that a Subject Test won’t hurt a student but may help them. You want to take the Subject Test at the end of the year you taking the course.

13 Additional Testing Info We recommend that students take both the SAT Reasoning and ACT because colleges will accept your best score. Test are different. Preference. We recommend that students take both the SAT Reasoning and ACT because colleges will accept your best score. Test are different. Preference. We recommend juniors take complete set of tests by end of 11th grade. SAT Reasoning and/or ACT. Subject Tests if applying to majors that recommend (some UC ’ s) or selective independents that require Subject Tests. We recommend juniors take complete set of tests by end of 11th grade. SAT Reasoning and/or ACT. Subject Tests if applying to majors that recommend (some UC ’ s) or selective independents that require Subject Tests. In Fall of 12th you can retake tests. Some CSU’s have October or November deadlines. Most (not all) colleges will accept December test scores. In Fall of 12th you can retake tests. Some CSU’s have October or November deadlines. Most (not all) colleges will accept December test scores. Officially send test scores by testing deadlines by testing company to every college. Officially send test scores by testing deadlines by testing company to every college. We recommend that students take both the SAT Reasoning and ACT because colleges will accept your best score. Test are different. Preference. We recommend that students take both the SAT Reasoning and ACT because colleges will accept your best score. Test are different. Preference. We recommend juniors take complete set of tests by end of 11th grade. SAT Reasoning and/or ACT. Subject Tests if applying to majors that recommend (some UC ’ s) or selective independents that require Subject Tests. We recommend juniors take complete set of tests by end of 11th grade. SAT Reasoning and/or ACT. Subject Tests if applying to majors that recommend (some UC ’ s) or selective independents that require Subject Tests. In Fall of 12th you can retake tests. Some CSU’s have October or November deadlines. Most (not all) colleges will accept December test scores. In Fall of 12th you can retake tests. Some CSU’s have October or November deadlines. Most (not all) colleges will accept December test scores. Officially send test scores by testing deadlines by testing company to every college. Officially send test scores by testing deadlines by testing company to every college.

14 Scholarships You apply! College is very expensive! 1. All Grades 2. Grade specific 3. School specific 4. Talent 5. Merit 1. All Grades 2. Grade specific 3. School specific 4. Talent 5. Merit 6. Major 7. Interest 8. Ethnicity 9. Religion 10. Parents’ Employers/ Unions

15 Business internships - great opportunity! Juniors and seniors. See Mr. Park. Business internships - great opportunity! Juniors and seniors. See Mr. Park. Upcoming College Seminars during lunch and after school. Upcoming College Seminars during lunch and after school. Use resources: New program coming soon and Get In 2 College Use resources: New program coming soon and Get In 2 College Need Help: Use Homework Center Mon-Th after school & Peer Tutoring Need Help: Use Homework Center Mon-Th after school & Peer Tutoring Free SAT & ACT Practice Tests Free SAT & ACT Practice Tests Websites for testing Websites for testing Books that can be checked out from the Career Center Library. Books that can be checked out from the Career Center Library. Business internships - great opportunity! Juniors and seniors. See Mr. Park. Business internships - great opportunity! Juniors and seniors. See Mr. Park. Upcoming College Seminars during lunch and after school. Upcoming College Seminars during lunch and after school. Use resources: New program coming soon and Get In 2 College Use resources: New program coming soon and Get In 2 College Need Help: Use Homework Center Mon-Th after school & Peer Tutoring Need Help: Use Homework Center Mon-Th after school & Peer Tutoring Free SAT & ACT Practice Tests Free SAT & ACT Practice Tests Websites for testing Websites for testing Books that can be checked out from the Career Center Library. Books that can be checked out from the Career Center Library.

16 Coming soon new guidance program: Personality, interests, learning styles, career assessments. You will be able research careers, majors, and colleges. You will be adding to your electronic portfolio in the new program. Coming soon new guidance program: Personality, interests, learning styles, career assessments. You will be able research careers, majors, and colleges. You will be adding to your electronic portfolio in the new program. Share information regarding this presentation and your future plans with your parents including your four year plan. Very important. Share information regarding this presentation and your future plans with your parents including your four year plan. Very important. Add information to your packet (volunteer experiences, awards, ….) Add information to your packet (volunteer experiences, awards, ….) Make good choices when you choose your classes. Remember any D in the senior year will probably affect admissions decisions or your acceptance may be rescinded. Make good choices when you choose your classes. Remember any D in the senior year will probably affect admissions decisions or your acceptance may be rescinded. WACAC College Fair April 18 th – 160 colleges WACAC College Fair April 18 th – 160 colleges Coming soon new guidance program: Personality, interests, learning styles, career assessments. You will be able research careers, majors, and colleges. You will be adding to your electronic portfolio in the new program. Coming soon new guidance program: Personality, interests, learning styles, career assessments. You will be able research careers, majors, and colleges. You will be adding to your electronic portfolio in the new program. Share information regarding this presentation and your future plans with your parents including your four year plan. Very important. Share information regarding this presentation and your future plans with your parents including your four year plan. Very important. Add information to your packet (volunteer experiences, awards, ….) Add information to your packet (volunteer experiences, awards, ….) Make good choices when you choose your classes. Remember any D in the senior year will probably affect admissions decisions or your acceptance may be rescinded. Make good choices when you choose your classes. Remember any D in the senior year will probably affect admissions decisions or your acceptance may be rescinded. WACAC College Fair April 18 th – 160 colleges WACAC College Fair April 18 th – 160 colleges

17 Recommendations Take as challenging of a course load that you can but you need to do well in the classes and not be tooooooo stressed. Take as challenging of a course load that you can but you need to do well in the classes and not be tooooooo stressed. Do not take an AP or Honors in subject areas that you don’t love because they are more challenging, require additional time…. Do not take an AP or Honors in subject areas that you don’t love because they are more challenging, require additional time…. Choose extracurricular activities that you enjoy and not to pad your resume. Choose extracurricular activities that you enjoy and not to pad your resume. Always take the time to take care of yourself because you will be a better person, student, child, sibbling, friend…… Always take the time to take care of yourself because you will be a better person, student, child, sibbling, friend…… Take as challenging of a course load that you can but you need to do well in the classes and not be tooooooo stressed. Take as challenging of a course load that you can but you need to do well in the classes and not be tooooooo stressed. Do not take an AP or Honors in subject areas that you don’t love because they are more challenging, require additional time…. Do not take an AP or Honors in subject areas that you don’t love because they are more challenging, require additional time…. Choose extracurricular activities that you enjoy and not to pad your resume. Choose extracurricular activities that you enjoy and not to pad your resume. Always take the time to take care of yourself because you will be a better person, student, child, sibbling, friend…… Always take the time to take care of yourself because you will be a better person, student, child, sibbling, friend……

18 Studies show that people who have an action plan make better decisions Studies show that people who have an action plan make better decisions Your plans may change as you change, and that is fine. “All good roads to your future go through high school.” Please make a plan for your future. If you make good college choices, you will have better opportunities. If you choose a career that matches your interests, personality, values, and skills, you will be much happier. Your plans may change as you change, and that is fine. “All good roads to your future go through high school.” Please make a plan for your future. If you make good college choices, you will have better opportunities. If you choose a career that matches your interests, personality, values, and skills, you will be much happier. You should become a lifelong learner. You should become a lifelong learner. It does not matter how you get there, it matter that you get there! It does not matter how you get there, it matter that you get there! Studies show that people who have an action plan make better decisions Studies show that people who have an action plan make better decisions Your plans may change as you change, and that is fine. “All good roads to your future go through high school.” Please make a plan for your future. If you make good college choices, you will have better opportunities. If you choose a career that matches your interests, personality, values, and skills, you will be much happier. Your plans may change as you change, and that is fine. “All good roads to your future go through high school.” Please make a plan for your future. If you make good college choices, you will have better opportunities. If you choose a career that matches your interests, personality, values, and skills, you will be much happier. You should become a lifelong learner. You should become a lifelong learner. It does not matter how you get there, it matter that you get there! It does not matter how you get there, it matter that you get there!

19 Find the college that is the best match for you that will lead you to a career that is a good match. You will be happier! Average American works 60,000 hours in their lifetime! There are many options to obtain education and/or training! With good information, we make better choices. As you change and the world around you change, you must be ready for the changes. Your future is in your hands!!! Find the college that is the best match for you that will lead you to a career that is a good match. You will be happier! Average American works 60,000 hours in their lifetime! There are many options to obtain education and/or training! With good information, we make better choices. As you change and the world around you change, you must be ready for the changes. Your future is in your hands!!!


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