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  1. May 2020
    1. with a college degree you are more likely to
      • Higher Salary
      • Have/keep job
      • Pension
    2. Ultimately, college and career readiness demands students know more than just content, but demonstrate that they know how to learn and build upon that content to solve problems. They must develop versatile communication skills, work collaboratively and work competitively in a school or work environment. Ensuring that you possess both the academic and technical know-how necessary for a career beyond the classroom is a great step toward succeeding on whatever path you choose.

      Washington, DC Office of the State.

    3. n general, you are a college- and career-ready student if you have gained the necessary knowledge, skills, and professional behaviors to achieve at least one of the following:
      1. Earn a certificate or degree in college.
      2. Participate in career training
      3. Enter the workplace and succeed.
    4. Top Five Motivations for College:

      • Change my career.
      • Satisfy my curiosity.
      • Be more productive in life.
      • Explore myself
      • Expand my social/work contacts (now/future), bond with new friends.
    5. Objectives: Motivations students have for college. Identify personal motivations as pathways to goals.

    6. Describe how your longer-term goals might evolve, relative to your deepening experiences

      Article, The Big Picture Unit 3 Reading

    7. Define college ready and career ready

      Article, The Big Picture Unit 3 Reading

    8. Correlate your short-term goals with longer-range ambitions

      Article, The Big Picture Unit 3 Reading

    9. Identify your motivations for attending college

      Article, The Big Picture Unit 3 Reading

    1. Learning how to write purposeful résumés and cover letters, finding the right approach to the interview process, and recognizing your strengths and weaknesses are just a few of the benefits you can gain from these type of courses.

      2: enroll in career exploration/planning course, etc.

    2. your academic advisor, a professional currently working in your prospective field, someone you admire in your community, or anyone in your network of friends or family that you feel comfortable discussing your future goals with.

      Potential people who can advise you career wise

    3. Do an Internship


    4. Complete a Job Shadow and/or Informational Interview


    5. Enroll in a Career Exploration/Planning course, or something similar


    6. Find a mentor