With input from teens, parents, and numerous experts, Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning knows just how to talk to high school students about the important decisions involving life after graduation. This easy-to-read guide, with updated content, enables busy students to hone in on the right information for them. Whether it's mapping the road from high school to college, figuring out financial aid, determining if joining the military is the right move, preparing for an interview, or developing early career skills, Teens' Guide addresses each option available to young adults with meaningful information. Inside you'll find valuable advice from guidance counselors, instructors, college admission officials, military officers, and-most importantly-other high school students! Also includes, expert tips for interviews, resumes, and cover letters. With new content written by Justin Muchnick, current high school junior and author of Peterson's® The Boarding School Survival Guide, this guide will help you get ready for life after high school.
With input from teens, parents, and numerous experts, Teens Guide to College & Career Planning knows just how to talk to high school students about the important decisions involving life after graduation. This easy-to-read guide, with updated content by Justin Ross Muchnick (author of Peterson's The Boarding School Survival Guide), enables busy students to hone in on the right information for them. Whether they're planning to head to a two-year or four-year college, a technical school, an apprenticeship, the military, or directly into the workforce-or even if they are still undecided-Teens' Guide is where they'll find information on the various options available and which ones may best suit their skills, needs, and desires. Valuable advice on planning for college, including helpful information on choosing a major and financial aid; getting a job, entering the military, and other crucial issues Section for middle school students transitioning to high school, with advice from guidance counselors, parents, and students Expert advice on the increasingly popular gap-year option Tips on interviews, resumes, and cover letters Fun design that makes it easy for busy middle school and high school students to read in their on-the-go lives!
Teen's Guide to College & Career Planning is intended for use by students at any stage of middle and high school, but it has the most relevance for high school sophomores and juniors who are starting to get serious about the decisions they will need to make after graduation. Whether they're planning to head to a two-year or four-year college, to a technical school, to an apprenticeship, to the military, or directly into the workforce-or are still undecided-here's where they'll find information on the various options available and which ones best suits their skills, needs, and wants.
Author: Robert D. Lock
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2004-07-27
Long described by users as the most complete, motivating, and logical career-planning book on the market, the Fifth Edition of TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR CAREER DIRECTION continues to provide a straightforward introduction to the concepts of career choices and the importance of planning. It emphasizes the importance of self-exploration by empowering readers to look at themselves, their strengths and weaknesses, and their background and values, and then realistically evaluate the various opportunities in the world of work. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Stephen M. Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2017-11-06
Genre: Business & Economics
"A Final Thought" -- "Sample Earnings Outlook" -- "Chapter 9: Should You Consider a Career in Law or Criminal Justice?" -- "Criminal Justice" -- "Criminal Law" -- "Noncriminal Law" -- "Law School" -- "Sample Earnings Outlook" -- "Part III: How Will You Get to Where You Want to Go?" -- "Chapter 10: How Can You Try On Your Career Interests?" -- "Informational Interviewing" -- "Sample Phone Introduction" -- "Sample Email Introduction" -- "Informational Interview Questions" -- "Job Shadowing" -- "Internships and Part-time Jobs" -- "Online Communities" -- "Chapter 11: Is College Right for You?" -- "Why College?" -- "An Important Warning" -- "Chapter 12: Can You Afford College?" -- "What's the Real Price of College?" -- "Can You Afford College?" -- "Applying for Financial Aid" -- "Build Your Dream Team" -- "Other Ways to Pay for College" -- "A Balancing Act" -- "Chapter 13: Does It Matter Where You Go to College?" -- "What Is Fit?" -- "Questions to Determine Fit" -- "Building a Smart College Application List" -- "Applying to College" -- "Making the Decision" -- "Making the Most of College" -- "Chapter 14: Is Community College a Better Place to Start?" -- "Upsides of Community College" -- "Potential Downsides" -- "Chapter 15: Closing Thoughts" -- "Additional Resources" -- "Index
Author: Genevieve Morgan
Publisher: Zest Books
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
For high school students all over the country, figuring out what to do after graduation is a major question. For many, the logical answer is continuing their education, whether in a training program, a community college, or a four-year university. But no matter what the path, the preparation can be overwhelming, and it's hard to know where to start. That's where Undecided comes in! This comprehensive handbook outlines the different options available to teens after high school and provides suggestions on how to follow each path efficiently and successfully. It covers everything from SAT preparation and personal statements to trade school pros and cons and advice on how to prepare for life in the military. Full of checklists, anecdotes, brainstorming activities, and journal exercises, Undecided leaves no stone unturned and no option unconsidered. So settle in, keep an open mind, and find the future that really works for you!
Author: Tai Abrams
Release Date: 2017-03
Getting on the path to career and financial success should start earlier and Who Am I? is the perfect way to do it. Informative, investigative and easy-to-read, Who Am I? has worksheets, lists, salary info and tips that Tai has prepared to help you navigate the career exploration process with ease. This resource includes six-figure careers in emerging industries that you need to know about so you can compete in the global marketplace. Covering more than 200 high-growth careers, Who Am I? is a practical guide that you can use, even in college! The world is changing... fast! You deserve to have access to the right information to thrive in this new economy. As you wrestle with one of life's most important questions, "Who am I and how do I want to show up in the world?," let this book be the go-to manual to expand your awareness about what is possible for your career. This book will push you to increase your earning potential and maximize your impact, while living a fulfilling life. Now let's starting learning the tools you will need to literally change the world.
Workbook gives students guidance for planning and documenting their education and futures. Worksheets and activities take students through self-assessment, education, career planning, and portfolio development, including electronic portfolio development, including electronic portfolios.
Author: Dearbhla Kelly
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Release Date: 2015-08-06
Genre: Family & Relationships
The tools every parent needs to help their teenager find the career of their dreams In Ireland, one in six students drop out of their chosen college course feeling disillusioned about their career path and uncertain about their future. This can deal a major blow to their self-esteem, not to mention the financial blow to parents who are paying the tuition fees. So whether you are a parent of teenagers starting secondary school or preparing to leave, it makes sense to be informed about practical ways to help your child take steps towards a successful future now. Most career advice in Ireland has a rather narrow focus when helping teens decide which college course to choose. Career Coach is different. By looking at the bigger picture – who they are and what they are good at – experienced and inspirational career guidance counsellor Dearbhla Kelly will empower you to help your teenager link their dreams to the reality of the world of work and reach their full potential. ‘This book will be of great help to parents who are supporting their teens to make sense of who they are and what they want to do with their life.’ Jennifer McKenzie, Director, National Centre for Guidance in Education (and parent to two college students!)
Dymensions Educational Consulting LLC has invited subject matter experts to come together and offer high school students a tool for college planning.In College Planning, students and parents are given the necessary steps to the college preparation process. The book includes activities and step by step directions in every area of college planning.
Author: Carol Christen
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Release Date: 2011-08-10
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
In today’s über-competitive climate, you can’t just wing it when you graduate and count on finding a great job (or a great job finding you). It pays to figure out your interests early, so you can decide what additional schooling—and tuition debt—makes sense for your chosen field. In What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens, career authorities Carol Christen and Richard N. Bolles not only help you plan for these decisions, but also help you define the unique passions that will lead you to your dream job. With new chapters on social media and sustainable jobs—along with all-new profiles of twentysomethings who’ve found work in solar energy, magazine writing, and more—this new edition has all the nitty-gritty details you need to get started now. Most importantly, it’s packed with the big-picture advice that will set you up to land the job that’s perfect for who you are—and who you want to be. From the Trade Paperback edition.
This graphic guide for teens offers practical and inspirational advice on more than 400 careers, arming you with all the information you need to get on the right career path. Whether you want to know how to get your dream job, need a little inspiration or help with understanding the current job market, or have absolutely no idea where to start, Careers is the ultimate source of career advice. Concise and comprehensive in scope, and combining a user-friendly approach with DK's quirky, bold, graphic design, this motivational guide is a personal career advisor in the form of a book.
Author: Carol Christen
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Release Date: 2015-04-21
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
This updated career guide for teens draws on the principles of What Color Is Your Parachute? to help high school and college students zero in on their favorite skills and find their perfect major or career. No idea what you want to be? No worries! This fun, rewarding guide draws on the time-tested principles of the career classic What Color Is Your Parachute? to help you discover your passions, skills, and potential college majors and dream jobs. Why now? Because when you identify your interests and passions early, you can make informed decisions on what additional schooling (and tuition debt) makes sense for your chosen field. With fresh updates on the specific challenges of today’s job-market, this new edition features activities and advice on information interviewing, social media, internships, and more. Most importantly, it’s packed with big-picture advice that will set you up to land the job that’s perfect for who you are—and who you want to be. From the Trade Paperback edition.