Jr meeting - April

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  • All placements are on portal under Student Resources – HS – Bearcat Career Experience.
  • Talk about what it is Place for activities and honors….but may need to include a resume and so be thinking of polishing your resume
  • This essay is not a book report Needs to be why that school is a FIT for you ….
  • Jr meeting - April

    1. 1. What to do beforethe start of yourSenior Year
    2. 2.  Great way to learn about a career field and add to your resume Applications for internships are due this Friday, April 20  Includes resume, essay, application and liability form  Two pages must be printed – application and liability form. These require signatures! Hand in printed pages to Gigi or Bella in the Counseling Office
    3. 3.  US University Essay Writing: Par t I  Tuesday and Thursday of this week  Sign up in the Counseling Office  3-4:30 p.m. in the Lofthouse UK University Personal Statement  Thursday, May 3  Sign up in the Counseling Office  3-4 p.m. in the HSMC
    4. 4.  Possible topics from the Common Application include:  Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.  Discuss some issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you.  Indicatea person who has had a significant influence on you, and describe that influence.
    5. 5.  Describe a character in fiction, an historical figure, or a creative work (as in art, music, science, etc.) that has had an influence on you, and explain that influence. A range of academic interests, personal perspectives, and life experiences adds much to the educational mix. Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the diversity in a college community, or an encounter that demonstrated the importance of diversity to you. Topic of your choice.
    6. 6.  www.commonapp.org Available July 1 for the 2012-13 year CommonApp workshops beginning of next year
    7. 7.  When and Where  Lunch  Almost always in the VSH Counseling Center How to Know Who is Coming  Colleges tab in Family Connection  Bulletin board outside of Counseling Office  If a university is in your list of schools in Family Connection, you will automatically receive notification of the visit
    8. 8.  Why Attend  Learn more about programs or location  Demonstrate an interest  Get answers to your questions Just Come! No need to sign up to attend. 
    9. 9.  University of Southern California  Tuesday,April 17  Lunch, VSH Counseling Center Barnard  Thursday,April 19  Lunch, VSH Counseling Center
    10. 10.  Schedule tours, info sessions and interviews ahead of time Take a copy of your resume with you  Impressive to leave  Helps you remember what you want to say Take pictures
    11. 11.  Pick up a copy of the campus newspaper Ask about sitting in on a class or visiting a specific department Make brief notes of your impressions after each visit
    12. 12.  SATs Reasoning Test Subject Tests Registration deadline for June 2 SAT is May 8 ACTs TOEFL Check registration deadlines Get signed up!!
    13. 13.  Critical document for your counselor to write his/her evaluation of you Found on Family Connection under “About Me” tab The more complete it is, the better we can help you with your college application Due August 1
    14. 14.  If you are thinking of applying early decision to a university in the U.S., you must write a brief essay “Why College X?” Helps you focus on why that college is special Helps your counselor tailor his/her recommendation to that specific school Due September 3, 2012
    15. 15.  Teachers leaving early Now, ask verbally Formal request process – in August
    16. 16.  Before end of May you should have seen your counselor at least two times - once by yourself and once with a parent. Schedule these meetings if you have not already done so. We are here to help you!!
    17. 17.  Early bird opportunity to meet with your new counselor, Ms. Jennifer Melton  When:  This Friday, April 20  During Lunch: FREE PIZZA!!!  Where:  Little Theater BE THERE

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