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College and Career Graduation Project – Part I
DATA COLLECTION PACKET
Access by taking this path: NA Homepage – Schools – NASH – Library – Life After Nash – Choices Planner. Log in to your account. Click on the CHOICES PLANNER and then LEARN. Find a school.
To find a college, you can click on School Finder. Go through the categories on the top left to narrow your choices according to Admissions, Tuition, Programs, and other Key Facts. If your list of schools becomes too narrow (or 0), deselect the options that are least important to you.
OR you can simply Find Schools by… the Alphabetical List.
Name of College
1. Where is it?
2. What types of programs are offered?
3. What’s its setting?
4. Is it a public or private school?
5. How many students attend?
6. What is the ratio of faculty to students?
7. How hard is it to be admitted?
8. Does the college or university accept AP credit?
9. Who’s attending?
10. Take a look at the graph regarding test scores.
The majority of freshman at this school scored between ______and ______on the math portion of the SAT.
The majority of freshman at this school scored between ______and ______on the verbal portion of the SAT.
The majority of freshman scored between ______and ______on the ACT.
* Not every college provides all of this information. Adapt as necessary.
11. What are the admission policies or options?
Tuition & Costs
12. What is the total cost of the college including tuition, room and board, and other costs for resident students and out of state students?
13. What is the average financial aid package?
14. Does the college have the program or programs that you are interested in? Explain.
15. Does the college offer any special academic programs that interest you? Explain.
16. Review these two charts. Are there any programs that you might want to get involved in at this school? Explain.
17. Does the college have a housing option that suits your needs? Explain.
18. Name one service offered by this college to assist with job placement.
Click on the college’s website at the top of the profile.
Do a virtual tour if offered.
Find the application and the essay topic.
19 - 20.Write the essay prompt and any special word requirements below.
21-25. Answer at least 5 of the remaining questions using the college website or book resources to assist you.
What is the average G.P.A. or Q.P.A. of admitted freshman?
What is the application deadline?
What is the average class size?
How many faculty members hold a PhD?
What is the percentage of students hired after graduation?
How many dining halls are on campus?
Does the college have any particular religious affiliation?
What is the nearest city?
What amenities are within walking distance of the college? (ex. shopping, hospitals, restaurants, entertainment, public transportation, etc.)
Are freshman allowed to have a car on campus?
Take the Interest Profiler.
List your top 2 – 3 interest areas. (These are the results of your survey.)
Take the Work Values Sorter.
List your top work values. (These are the results of your survey.)
Take the Workplace Skills checklist.
List 2 – 3 Workplace Skills. (These are the results of your survey.)
Select a career.
You can use the surveys to help you determine a career.
OR you can use the Career Finder/Shortcut Career Finder. Go through the categories along the left-hand column to narrow your choices according to Education, Money, Skills, etc. Identify a career that meets your needs.
OR you can simply Find Careers by… the Alphabetical List.
Name of career
What They Do
26 – 30. List 5 characteristics of the job.
31 – 33. List 3 working conditions or physical demands that are relevant to you.
Is This For You? (The vocabulary you use to answer these 3 questions should match with the 3 surveys above.)
34. Which interests match those from Interest Profiler?
35. Which work values match those from your Work Values Sorter?
36. What are the two most important aptitudes for this career?
Skills You Need
37 – 39. List 3 of the highly ranked Basic Skills that you need for this career.
40 – 41. Look at the “transferable skills” category. List 2 under the “high level” of skill required that you think are your greatest strengths.
42. Look under “Workplace Skills.” List any skills that match with your Workplace Skills Checklist.
What To Learn
43. What high school course should you take if interested in this career? (Get your answer by clicking on your career cluster pathway.)
44. Look at “BeyondHigh School.” Which program or programs are of highest interest to you?
Money and Outlook
45. What is the Average Annual Wage?
46. What is the Entry Annual Wage?
47. What are the Average, Entry Level, and Experienced wagesin Pittsburgh? (or Philadelphia, if Pittsburgh is not listed.)
48. What isPennsylvania’s Employment and Outlook for this career?
49. What are the estimated annual Job Openings in Pennsylvaniafor this career?
50. What is the National Employment and Outlook for this career? Please list both Outlook and Job Openings.
College and Career Graduation Project – Part II
The presentation should contain at least thirteen different slides that cover the categories outlined below.
Slide 1 – Cover Slide
This slide should list your name, your class period, the college you researched, and the career you researched.
Slide 2 - Key Facts
List 5 details about the college that are most important to you.
Slide 3 - Admissions
Give an overview of the required test scores.
Slide 4 – Tuition and Costs
Indicate the yearly tuition & costs. Indicate the average financial aid package.
Slide 5 – Programs Offered
What program(s) are you interested in?
Slide 6 – Sports/Campus Life
Name a few of the most appealing programs on campus.
Slide 7 – Career Connect
Name one service offered by the college to assist with job placement.
Slide 8 – College Essay
Discuss essay requirements including prompts, guidelines, etc.
Slide 9 – Miscellaneous College Questions
Choose 5 items from the remaining research to demonstrate something appealing about your college.
Slide 10 – Career & What They Do
Describe characteristics of the job.
Slide 11 – Is This For You?
Discuss ways in which the career matches your interests, values, and aptitudes.
Slide 12 – Skills You Need
List 3 of the highly ranked skills that you need for this career.
Slide 13 – What To Learn
What high school and college course should you take if interested in this career?
Slide 14 – Money and Outlook
Provide an overview of local and national figures for both money and job placement.
Works Cited – 2 sources minimum – This is NOT a slide in the presentation.
Create a Works Cited page for the CHOICES program, the college website, and any other sources used. This page should be a separate sheet of paper and not a slide in the presentation. Use MLAformat. Print slides as handouts (4 per page) and attach a separate Works Cited page to the end.