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Published on January 10, 2009

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Slide 1: Presented by OASFAA Early Awareness Committee "Are You Getting The Message?" Slide 2: "Are You Getting The Message?" What Do I Want To Become? When I graduate from high school, I want to be.... I want to be this because.... Slide 3: Career Match Knowing your favorite subject in school can help you decide what job may be best for you in the future. Match each school subject from the left column to a job that seems to match from the right column. You will use some school subjects more than once. This School Subject Can lead to future job as a… 1. English A. Computer programmer 2. Math B. Paramedic 3. Music C. Crime Scene Investigator 4. Science D. Radio DJ 5. Foreign Language E. Bank Manager 6. Art F. Foreign Country Ambassador 7. Social Studies G. Governor 8. Health/Physical Education H. Veterinarian I. TV Sports reporter J. Architect K. Athletic trainer What is your favorite subject in school? What are some jobs related to that subject? Find the Right Fit : Find the Right Fit Think about interests and activities that you enjoy.  Explore colleges with programs that suit your interests. The best college is the one that fits you! Slide 5: "Are You Getting The Message?" What Do You Know About College? Vocational Schools/ Career Centers Attend instead of traditional high school if you want to become a: Nurse (LPN) Mechanic Administrative Assistant Welder Security Officer Slide 6: Proprietary Schools Attend after high school if you want to become a: Truck Driver Beautician Medical or Dental Assistant Court Reporter or Paralegal Computer Repair or Networking Specialist Or one of the many other possibilities! Slide 7: Community or Junior College Attend after high school if you want to become a: Accountant Culinary Arts Manufacturing Machinery Operator EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) Early Childhood Education Specialist (Daycare) Nurse (LPN) Or one of the many other possibilities! Also a great place to prepare for 4 year colleges. Slide 8: Four Year Colleges & Universities Public and Private Attend after high school if you want to become a: Teacher Social Worker Physical Therapist Computer Programmer Architect Business Owner Scientist Journalist Engineer Or one of the many other possibilities! Slide 9: Graduate/Professional School Attend after your four years of college if you want to become a: Doctor Dentist Lawyer Optometrist Pharmacist Professor Psychiatrist School Principal Veterinary Medicine Push Yourself : Push Yourself Do you know what it takes to prepare for college? What’s most important? Good Grades Good test scores High School classes? Slide 11: Take on the Tough Classes Slide 12: Importance of Selecting the Right School To have the career of your choice, you have to attend the right kind of school. Are You Getting the Message? Importance of Preparing NOW For College To be able to attend the right kind of school, the school has to admit you. To make sure that the school you want to attend will admit you, you should start preparing now. Additionally, the better prepared you are, the better the chance that you have of getting admitted to the school of your choice and to earn scholarships. Slide 13: Key factors in college admissions – Part one Course Selection –Colleges want students to take a challenging schedule while in high school. Plan on taking “College Prep” courses to have the best preparation for college. Slide 14: Key Factors in College Admissions – Part two Colleges also look at other factors when choosing students to attend their college. These include: GPA (Grade Point Average) – A measure of how well you are doing in your classes. SAT or ACT (College Admissions Tests) – Measures verbal and math abilities that you have developed throughout your school years. Many colleges use this information to predict how well students will do at their school. Extracurricular Activities Get involved at school and in your community. Work experience is also considered. Slide 15: Earn More Money College grads earn almost $1 million more over a lifetime than high school grads. Weekly Pay HS Drop Out $ HS Diploma $$ Associate’s Degree $$$ Bachelor’s Degree $$$$ Master’s Degree $$$$$ Doctorate Degree $$$$$$ MD (doctor) or JD (lawyer) $$$$$$$ Meet New People Network: Meet people who can connect you to jobs and other opportunities after college. Make lifetime friendships. Have Fun Join clubs, sports teams, sororities, fraternities, and groups. Live on campus and experience dorm life. Attend concerts, plays, and sporting events. "Are You Getting The Message?" Reasons To Attend College Slide 16: Get and Keep a Better Job The best jobs and best salaries go to college grads. Do what you love and get paid doing it. Exercise Your Mind Continuous learning keeps your mind in shape. Fulfill a Dream or Begin One College helps to make dreams come true. Set the tradition: if no one in your family has attended college, why not be the first? Learning Opportunities (Learn New Things) You pick a major that interests you. Get a Good Start in Life College helps you to make informed decisions, think critically and express thoughts clearly. College prevents you from getting left behind: technology and communication are constantly changing. Slide 17: Adam Sandler – Actor Larry Page – Co-founder of Google Payton Manning – NFL Football Player Marc Cuban – Owner of the NBA Dallas Mavericks Jim Tressel – Ohio State University Football Coach Jennifer Garner – Actress Shaquille (Shaq) O’Neal – NBA Basketball Player Oprah Winfrey – TV Talk Show Host Denzel Washington – Actor John Glenn – Astronaut Spike Lee – Movie Producer Donald Trump – Real Estate Developer Famous People Who Graduated From College Which of these famous people graduated from college? New York University University of Michigan University of Tennessee Indiana University Baldwin Wallace College Denison University Louisiana State University Tennessee State University Fordham University Muskingum College Morehouse College University of Pennsylvania Put Your Hands on Some Cash : Put Your Hands on Some Cash How will you pay for your college education? Slide 19: "Are You Getting The Message?" College Can Be Affordable! How do I pay for it? Parents and/or your savings Scholarships Grants Work Study Loans Slide 20: Watch Your Money Grow! Get a savings account! By saving just $5 a week, your savings will grow to $260 in just one year! Slide 21: Things You Can Do Now To Save For College Aluminum can recycling Part-time job Babysitting Paper routes Saving gift money Mow lawns/shovel snow List Your Own Ideas 1. 2. 3. Slide 22: What Do You Think It Costs to Go to College? Tuition - $ Books - $ Room and Board - $ Slide 23: "Are You Getting The Message?" Top 10 Things You Can Do To Prepare For College Think about your dreams and goals Develop good study habits and do your best Challenge yourself academically and get good grades Read books, newspapers, and magazines Find a mentor (coach, guidance counselor, teacher, clergy) Talk to people you know that went to college, ask questions, and look up colleges on the internet Talk to your family about college Participate in college access programs (GEAR UP, Upward Bound, TRIO, Project GRAD) Participate in activities (sports, clubs at school, choir, summer academic camps, YMCA) 10. Volunteer (nursing home, animal shelter, food bank, hospital, Special Olympics, state parks, libraries) Slide 24: "Are You Getting The Message?" Sample Action Plan Now you have the message… What are you going to do? Set Goals: Goals are something important to you! Something within your power to change, something you can reasonably achieve. Make your goals clear and set deadlines! Signature: Date: "Are You Getting The Message?" Sample Action Plan Slide 25: “Are You Getting The Message?” _______________________’s Action Plan Timeframe: ________________________ Set Goals: Goals are something important to you! Something within your power to change, something you can reasonably achieve. Make your goals clear and set deadlines! Signature: Parent/Guardian Signature: Date: Date: Be A Pain in the Behind : Be A Pain in the Behind Talk to everyone about college and never take no for an answer Find a counselor, teacher, mentor and ask them to help you go to college! Slide 27: When you talk with your parents and mentors tell them about: Your job and career goals Selecting the right type of college for you and your career goals Deciding what college prep courses you should take Other ways to prepare for college GPA SAT/ACT Extracurricular activities Starting a savings plan now and applying for financial aid and outside scholarships Setting goals, putting together a plan and working the plan "Are You Getting The Message?" Slide 28: Are You Getting The Message Website References http://www.knowhow2goohio.org/ www.careerkids.com www.ohiomentor.org www.ohiocan.org www.ed.gov/thinkcollege/index.html www.ohiocap.org www.jumpstartcoalition.org www.going2college.org www.studentaid.org

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