College Planning Workshops: Designed With You in Mind
If you are a junior or senior in high school, then you already know how competitive the admissions process has become, but do you know what it really takes to get in?
When reading thousands of applications, what is it about you that will make an admissions committee say: "Admit".
This is where we come in. Let us put our college planning know-how to work for you to increase your chances of getting into your dream school. And we'll guide you into schools that match up best with you.
College Admission News
New College Application
There is a new application on the scene.
Students can now take advantage of The Coalition Application – a new application now being used, beginning this fall, by more than 90 colleges and universities.
The Coalition Application online platform allows students to create a “locker” with projects they are most proud of and share it with counselors and colleges long before they are ready to submit an application.
For more information, please visit: coalitionforcollegeaccess.org
3 Ways to Explore Careers
Are you undecided about a major or career? Here are three ways that could help you discover your dream career:
1. Take an Interest Inventory: To learn how your skills and interests match up to specific majors and careers. This feature is often available on the college planning software your school offers or check out the one available through the Department of Labor's O*NET Interest Profiler.
2. Volunteer: This is a great way to discover new careers. Approach local organizations or talk to someone you know who is already in that field. If you know a doctor, engineer or plumber, ask them how they were able to get into their profession. Internships are also another great way to get hands-on experience.
3. Start Early: Discovering careers early in high school, for e.g., as a freshman, will allow you to develop a plan, take the right courses and seek out the right experiential learning. When in doubt, talk to your guidance counselor.