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1 Graduation Action Plan: 11th Grade Career/College Planning Unit Module Four: Post-Secondary Plan

2 What information do you need to gather to exit high school with a post-secondary plan? BRAINSTORM

3 Portfolio Development Achievements Proficiencies Work Samples

4 References Adults who are not related to you (coaches, teachers, employers, neighbors, etc.) that would say good things about you, your skills and/or your character. Be prepared to give names and contact information for three different individuals. Let those individuals know that you have given their names and contact information as a reference.

5 Achievements Awards Certificates Letters of Recommendation Recognition related to academics, athletics, community service or employment

6 Proficiencies Reaching a specified level of success in: Academics Athletics Community Service Work-related skills

7 Work Samples The best portable indications of your abilities: Evaluations of presentations Summaries of findings Papers written Photos of projects Etc.

8 Post-Secondary Plans Post-Secondary Goals Resume Writing Alternative Plans

9 Post-Secondary Goals Based upon: Preferred School Subjects Skills/Abilities Hobbies/Interests Volunteer Work Extra-Curricular Activities Work Experience

10 Refer to Career and College Planning Guide: 11th Grade Post-Secondary Plan Insert

11 Resume Writing Name, address, phone, (You can reach me…) Objective (I would like to...) Summary of qualifications (because…) Experience (I have done this...) Education (I know…) Accomplishments/Awards (I have been recognized for this…) Interests/Hobbies (I enjoy…) References (People with positive comments about me…)

12 Alternative Plans Explore other options that would be satisfactory and meaningful should your first option become unavailable Consider education/career ladder alternative that will allow you to achieve the same goal through different paths If adjustments are necessary, stay positive and stay focused on your ultimate goal


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