Guidance Presentation For Junior Class

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This dynamic PowerPoint presentation is for use with juniors or seniors, providing them vocabulary, concepts and vision for their post-secondary planning. Counselors can present the slideshow as is, or modify for their own needs by saving to their computers and making desired changes. Many more PowerPoints for guidance counselors to use with parents, students and faculty in addition to hundreds of tried-and-true tools for counselors are available at www.counselorstoolbox.com.

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Guidance Presentation For Junior Class

  1. 1. Planning: After High School See more powerpoints and useful tools at: www.counselorstoolbox.com
  2. 2. The Big Picture After High School Work Military College Volunteering
  3. 3. Volunteerism <ul><li>Peace Corps </li></ul><ul><li>Americorps </li></ul><ul><li>City Year </li></ul><ul><li>Options! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Business, Trade, Technical <ul><li>Many careers do not require college </li></ul><ul><li>Learning a trade, earning a certificate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mechanics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphic Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cosmetology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Landscaping </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Work <ul><li>Almost all of us end up WORKING </li></ul><ul><li>There are many roads to fulfillment </li></ul><ul><li>Take an interest test </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to read the want-ads </li></ul>
  6. 6. Self Knowledge <ul><li>What are your </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interests </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. How do others see you?
  8. 8. What are you looking for in a college? <ul><li>Type of institution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Four year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Geographic location: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distance from home </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Majors offered/curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Liberal Arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Urban </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rural </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suburban </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What are you looking for in a college? </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>What are you looking for in a college? </li></ul><ul><li>Size of institution </li></ul><ul><li>Selectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Costs to consider </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Room and board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Book fees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What are you looking for in a college? </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Extracurricular activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Religious </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What are you looking for in a college? </li></ul>
  13. 13. What are you looking for in a college? <ul><li>Housing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roommates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special interest dorms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Size of room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. What are you looking for in a college? <ul><li>Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Building </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Student union </li></ul><ul><li>Classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture halls </li></ul><ul><li>Labs </li></ul><ul><li>Recreational & </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Athletic offerings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shopping </li></ul><ul><li>Laundry </li></ul><ul><li>Handicapped access </li></ul>
  15. 15. Who are you? <ul><li>What have you found most interesting from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Put it all together </li></ul>
  16. 16. Use Lots of Resources <ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Counselor </li></ul>
  17. 17. Visit Colleges <ul><li>Call for tours </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the campuses </li></ul><ul><li>Visit again later in the year </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare a list of questions </li></ul>
  18. 18. How Many Applications? <ul><li>One or two “reach” schools </li></ul><ul><li>Two or three “realistic” schools </li></ul><ul><li>One safety school </li></ul>
  19. 19. Transcript Package: Putting it all together <ul><li>A transcript of high school courses </li></ul><ul><li>Two academic teacher recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>School recommendation </li></ul><ul><li>Personal resume </li></ul><ul><li>Standardized test results </li></ul><ul><li>First quarter progress reports </li></ul><ul><li>Essay </li></ul>
  20. 20. What Do Schools Look For? <ul><li>Least competitive: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High school record 90% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing 5% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other 5% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Traditional level colleges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High school record 50% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing 25% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other 25% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Most competitive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High school record 20% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing 20% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other 60% </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Keep Your Grades Up ! <ul><li>Junior year is THE most important year </li></ul><ul><li>Schools will ask for your final transcript </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t relax, you’ve only just begun! </li></ul>

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