Tech Prep Advanced Placement Honors Concurrent College Courses Ask for help if needed Study Turn in all Assignments Be attentive in class All four years of high school.
Extra-curricular activities Clubs and associations Church groups Community organizations All four years of high school.
What does your dream life look like? Make an action plan and write it down. Take the steps to make it happen. Freshman and sophomore years.
List skills List courses taken and grades made (report card) School activities Church activities Community involvement Any volunteer activities Honors Clubs and organizations Keep this information for each year in a file or on the computer.
Use computer software, Discover, Kuder, etc. Take interest inventories Take personality tests Job shadow Ask career questions from parents, friends, and relatives Work part-time Freshman and sophomore years
Research careers that match your interests and personality Talk to people in those careers Arrange to job shadow Volunteer or work in that career part-time What skills are needed to work in this career? Do I want to work in this job setting? Do I want to work with people or alone? Am I willing to do the training to be qualified for this career? Junior and senior years
On-the-Job Apprenticeships Internships Technical school Community colleges Colleges Visit colleges and tech schools You must have some kind of after high school training to be successful in today’s work force. Junior and senior years
Find out deadlines for applications Research scholarships and financial aid Talk to the college about scholarships/grants/work-study Apply to colleges or technical programs Fill out FAFSA in January of Senior year Senior year