NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY A COLLEGE/CAREER SEMINAR Inside Scoop Founded By: Jasmine Faldu Presentation By: Inside Scoop Executive Committee
3 Jasmine Faldu Rachel O’Boyle Lauren Miterko Colleen Smith Sam Oden Kelly Smith Lauren Benzinger Taylor Holly Brianna Tiernan Kara Faraldi
4 What’s our mission? We want to… –Pave the future! –Put Barnegat on the college bound map! –Give colleges something to talk about! –Ease the strain of the college process! –Make YOU more successful in your high school journey!
5 What’s Ahead… College Process –Search –Visit –Apply Standardized Testing –What tests to take –When to take them –How to prepare High school Preparations –Classes & Schedules –Organizations & Clubs Potential Major Choices Alternative Choices Bulletin Board & Website Q&A
6 Search Collegeboard.org = Your new best friendCollegeboard.org –Has a tool called Matchmaker Find the perfect college for you based on location, price, majors offered, etc. Other useful websites –Princeton ReviewPrinceton Review –U.S. News & World Report: College EditionU.S. News & World Report: College Edition –College ConfidentialCollege Confidential
7 Visit When you visit, take pictures! –You don’t want to mix up colleges –You may be visiting A LOT of colleges Talk to current students to get the real Inside Scoop after the tour Meet an admissions counselor and introduce yourself –Make an impression
8 Apply COMMONAPP.ORG Be smart about it –If a few schools have common app option then use it to save time. –If not then strategize your applications –Required method on college webpage! BE SURE TO CHECK Essay – life changing experiences! –Proofread! Proofread! Proofread! Auditions: the arts
9 Quick Essay Tips Proofread –Have several people read it over! IF ASKING A TEACHER ASK IN ADVANCE! YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE APPLYING TO COLLEGE!! –Work on it until it is the best it can be Be Unique – but not unrealistic –If you are not funny, do NOT try to be. –Do not be verbose!
10 Standardized Testing SATACT Any Test Date Jr. Yr Beginning of Sr. Yr Prepare! –Take Classes –Study on your own Prep books available in the library! Ask Mrs. Ray –Practice. KNOW THE TEST.
11 High School Preparations Classes Beneficial Challenge Yourself (AP) Interest Specific Schedules Recommend Full Day Plan ahead Program of Studies Guide Program of Studies Guide BHS Students & Parents 2010-2011 PROGRAM OF STUDIES 2010-2011 PROGRAM OF STUDIES
12 Organizations & clubs If you aren’t already, get involved! There is so much to do at BHS! Start joining NOW! As a junior and senior you can run for office Have a significant role in a few - Not a minimal role in many
13 Platinum Torch! Quick and Easy way to log community service activities throughout all of high school! A record is key when applying to college and scholarships Link is on our webpage –Register!Register!
14 Potential Major Choices Constructed lists with possible classes to take, tips on success, and top school for that major Review lists to understand your strengths and what interests you most Complied information to give you a better idea of what that major entails All lists are on the website!
15 Major List Options Business Education Engineering English Dentistry Law History Medicine Music Student-Athlete Theater
16 Alternative Choices! Military Trade School Job Force
17 Check Out our Bulletin Board! Located in front of the cafeteria Information on upcoming test dates, fees, and registration! Steps to our website & our contact information Quick tips on our journey!
18 Check Out Our Website! 1.Barnegat High School Website 2.Activities 3.National Honor Society 4.Inside Scoop (Left Hand Side)Inside Scoop –Click on the links and read our updates!