Thinking about the right career for your future is not always easy but finding the right resource and websites to search for careers helps calm the stress of finding a right career.
A great resource to use is the Occupational Outlook Handbook. This gives students an opportunity to look deeper into the career they find interesting. Whether you want to learn more about salaries, education needed, job summaries, or the number of jobs in the career you are looking for, this is a great resource to use. It goes into detail about the work environment you will have and what you will be doing. If you are uncertain about a career the occupational outlook handbook has multiple career choices for someone to research and learn more about!
So go check it out!
During my freshman year of college, I commuted to Carson-Newman everyday. However, for the next three years I lived on campus in a residence hall. While my freshman year was tough because of the commute and academics, it was a different world when I lived on campus. I struggled through homesickness a year later than my peers, and was not sure how to handle it. My family was a great support, and I eventually became used to living on campus away from home.
Parents/Guardians/Friends: you may have a student who is going to college soon. Are you prepared to support your freshman student? There are so many ways to do this. I found a video from a mother’s perspective on how she learned to support her daughter who was in college. I also want to share a few things I learned while I was in college that I appreciated my family and friends doing for me!
So there are a few different ways in which I had a support system while I went to college. Parents/Guardians/Friends remember this: your student may need a certain type of support. Communicate with your student to see what they need the most!
This week we have Nellie talking about how to support and guide DACA/Undocumented Students in their post-secondary futures! If you are interested in the PowerPoint in its original form or would like a printer-friendly version of the presentation, the files are below, in both .pptx and PDF formats!
When I think back to my senior year, one thing stands out in my college search- I didn’t. I did not take time to learn about what area colleges had to offer me. I sometimes wonder if I would have made a different choice if I had actually visited schools to see what they were all about instead of only looking at one school. Luckily, my choice worked out for me in the end, but I often think about all those untapped opportunities that were all around me!
Today, I want to chat with you about the power and importance of college visits, and how to make the best of your time on campus.
Students: curious how your ACT and GPA compares across different universities in scholarship awards? Then look no further than this quick reference sheet! Award amounts vary by year and tuition varies at each university, but this is a great place to start.
Trello - Organizing Information & Increasing Productivity
Working with college and career topics and objectives, things can get really messy and really confusing. There are dates and deadlines for every school and program, and it is really easy to get lost in all of it. However, Trello is an intuitive program that can help you organize all of your stuff.
I have posted a few examples of things others use this site for below. I personally use it to keep track of my story, characters, and clues in an RPG that I play with my friends as well as to keep up with goals I set for myself. The set of tools and customization in this program is easily transferable to college students, parents or counselors, and I think it would be a great help for anyone who looks to use it!
Keep an eye out for more resources next week as we continue to let you know what we find or create that is useful! Thanks for your support!
NiswongerCARE Staff sharing the best resources we can find! Click on the post(s) to see them in their full format!