Tiger Talk Volume I Issue 18 February 24, 2012
INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Counselor Comments
College Week Live
Upcoming Events Begin preparing to file your FAFSA application at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The earliest date that you can file this form is Jan 1, 2012. This is a free application for federal aid and TOPS. You will need your parents tax information to complete the application. High School Retreat at LSU , Sat. Mar. 3, 2012. Register by Feb. 1, 2012. Additional information and registration forms are available at the clerk’s counter. 2012 Summer Research Program at UNO applications are available in the counselor’s office. Deadline to apply is March 9, 2012
Career Planning and College Choice "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Adults have asked you that question all your life. When you were five, relatives smiled affectionately when you answered "an astronaut" or "a rock star." But now that you're looking at colleges, that familiar question takes on more meaning. What college you attend and what academic major you choose often determine your career path. "Two of three college students change fields of study at least once before graduation," says Michael Dessimoz, associate vice president for enrollment services at Roosevelt University.
For the Undecided Student Despite the probability that you'll change majors once or twice during your college years, you still have some idea of what types of majors interest or bore you. Look for colleges that have strong programs in fields that use mathematics (physics, engineering, astronomy, etc.) and technology (computer science). Also, have three or four areas in mind that they would like to explore at college. Plan to spend the first year or two at college exploring these possible career interests. Don't limit yourself to taking classes; check out the college's career center, look into summer jobs or internships in your fields of interest, and try to connect with people who work in the career you're considering. For the Focused Student If you already have specific career goals, make sure they are based on knowing about both yourself and your chosen career. Major Timelines Some majors require students to decide on them early.
Competitive engineering, architecture, nursing, fine arts, and other programs may be difficult to transfer into later in your college career. If you're interested in one of these types of majors, make sure to find out the requirements to get into the specific program (not just the college). The Rest of Your Life As you think about how your career interests intersect with your college choices, remember that college is about more than career training. In fact, many adults change careers at least once––and often several times throughout their lifetimes. College is about preparing yourself for the rest of your life, so choose a college that will help you grow as a person, as well as train you for a career. The most beneficial product of the educational experience is not how many more dollars an individual will earn in a lifetime. Rather, it is in the quality of life that the individual will have, both in and out of the work place."
Spotlight Senior My goal for the 2011-2012 school year is to keep my grades up and continue working hard. My major goal is to graduate and go to college. Here at Taylor, I've had an amazing experience. I've gained the tools needed for college and the real world. In order to be successful at Taylor, make sure you don't get behind.
My hobbies include hanging out with friends, reading, watching movies, and shopping. After I graduate, I plan on attending Louisiana Tech to study animal science and photography. I hope to become an animal control officer.
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