SURVIVING JUNIOR YEAR!
College searches, jobs, and internships are the highlights for this year!
Thinking about College Transfer:
- GPA is very important and the more college classes you pass with a C or higher the more college savings for your family.
- The college search begins! Research colleges and admission requirements! Make sure to keep up your grades. Be sure to review your study plan with the school counselor and college liaison to be sure you are on the right track. Here's a COLLEGE COMPARISON WORKSHEET from the NACAC. Take the opportunity with your parents to tour a college of your interest. Best to go when students are in session so you get a true feel of the environment. Many colleges have high school days. See your school counselor to check the dates for colleges that interest you.
- If you haven't already taken the SAT, take it in the spring. You should take it again in the fall of Senior year. You will have to register and pay for the SAT yourself; however, the school counselor can guide you through the process or provide you with information that will help you in that process.
- Every junior is required to take the ACT. This is taken at school and free of charge. Your scores can be sent to colleges of your choice.
- Attend career fairs and network with current college students and/or people working in your chosen field of study..
Going into the workforce:
- When taking advantage of part time job opportunities, job shadowing opportunities, internship or apprenticeship opportunities, be sure to practice your good time management skills.
- If you are going straight to a career and not a 4 year college or university, take time to research companies that interest you. Look at job opportunities posted online. What is the job description? Talk with your college liaison about this.
- Attend career fairs and network with people in the field in which you wish to work. Work with the Transition Center, College Liaison, and School Counselor to find resources.
Developing a resume:
- Continue to be involved with and honor your commitment to extracurricular activities.
- Interested in summer opportunities like Governor's School, Summer Ventures, Summer Leadership courses? See your school counselor for more information.
- Continue filing away your important dates,awards, and extra curricular activities or service activities.
- Maintain good relationships with your instructors. You may need their recommendations for applications for colleges/universities or jobs.
Support your school:
- Be involved with clubs and organizations.
- Be a mentor, role model, or peer tutor for the underclassmen.
- Attend school events and support your classmates.
- READ and RESPOND to school emails (PCS and PCC). Check both frequently!