The College and Career Center is staffed by a professional college & career counselor. The Center is a space that encourages students to explore a variety of resources related to creating your plan for life after high school. Chromebooks and Apple desktop computers are available to conduct research, complete college and job applications or to register for the SAT, ACT or TOEFL college entrance exams. Apply for one of the many job opportunities posted daily or work on your personal essay. The Center hosts over 150 college and organizational representatives each year to assist you in considering your options. Reading materials for summer opportunities and gap year are also here. Stop by and take look, talk with Mrs. Sabet or schedule an appointment for some individual assistance.
Options After High School
The College & Career Center has both web-based and printed materials about the various options open to students after high school, including:
- Direct entry into occupations
- Internship programs
- Career training schools
- The Armed Services and government agencies
- Community colleges
- Two-year colleges
- Military academies
- Public and private four-year colleges
- Gap Year
Career Planning Process
Whether you want to pursue a college education directly upon graduation or want to consider employment, understanding the connection between your unique talents, interests and skills to different careers is a necessary task for your future success. Career development and planning encompasses self-reflection exercises, goal setting, occupational exploration and research and hands-on experiences. The goal of career planning is to make a decision regarding your future which matches your personal and educational goals. It is NOT about deciding what you want to be when you grow up. It IS about determining what the next best step is for you to achieve your short and long term goals. Participating in career development activities will help you make an informed decision and is extremely beneficial when determining which colleges to apply to and ultimately attend.
The prospect of making plans for after high school can be overwhelming. Sophomore year is an ideal time to engage in these types activities. However, it is most effective when you are ready to invest some time and energy into it. For some students that may be junior or senior year. The most important aspect of career planning is to have a plan before you leave Newton South. Stop by and let's get started!