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  • Career Transition Workshop
    • The Career Transition Workshop consists of a 12 week series covering topics regarding resume and cover letters, submission of information via email or USPS, interviewing, negotiating salary, etc.
  • March 2 Success
    • Prepare and enhance math, science, and English skills.  Learn valuable strategies for standardized tests.




Job Tips…

  • Job Resumes

    You may want to give some thought to developing a job resume.  Developing a well-organized and comprehensive résumé should benefit everyone.  It will help you see who you are and what you can do from a different perspective.  Here are some of the major components. 

    • Personal Description:  name, address, phone number, date of birth, social security number
    • Education:  high school attended, last grade completed, subjects you concentrated on and enjoyed, extracurricular participation, other education-related experiences
    • Previous jobs held:  when, where, doing what
    • Reference sources:  supervisors in any previous jobs, teachers, counselors, coaches
    • Special skills, e.g., typing, driving a tractor, managing your own small business, word processing, computer usage, graphic design
    • Special interests or career goals, e.g., animals, communications, helping professions, automobiles
    • Miscellaneous, e.g., driver"s license, access to an automobile
    • Other characteristics that are unique about you.


    With a completed resume you’ll find you have much of the information you need to fill out college applications.  Writing your resume can also help you think of experiences to use as the basis of your application essays.  Here are some tips to help you get started:

    • List your achievements.  Include high school course list and any academic achievements, such as awards or honors.  Include any academic or other competitions you’ve entered.
    • Don’t be shy.  Brainstorm with friends and family to see if you can discover achievements that you’ve overlooked.
    • Use action words.  For example, “organized weekend softball game;”  “volunteered at the local senior center;”  “edited club newsletter.”
    • Include details.  Describe what you’ve achieved with your hobbies and interests, rather than just the interests themselves.

    Interview Tips

    "First Impressions Are Lasting"

    If you are looking for a job, you should know that what you do and say during the first ten seconds of the job interview may determine whether you are hired.  If the ninterviewer"s first impression of your attitude, personality, or appearance is negative, you run the risk of being eliminated from further consideration for the job.

    Keeping the following suggestions in mind could result in a successful interview and, in turn, the desired position.

    1. MAKE A GOOD APPEARANCE:  Dress properly, display good posture, and present a pleasant manner.  Even though public schools no longer have strict dress codes, the business world does pay close attention to clothing and grooming.

    2. Be prepared by having a pen and/or pencil available to complete any forms.

    3. Do not chew gum.

    4. If possible, locate in advance the office in which the interview will be conducted.

    5. On the day of the interview, allow sufficient reporting time in case you are unexpectedly delayed in arriving at your destination.

    6. Arrive for the interview about ten minutes ahead of schedule.

    7. Do not bring anyone to the interview with you.

    8. THINK AHEAD.  Anticipate some of the questions you might be asked:

    • your health
    • your grades in school
    • your social security number
    • history of past employment
    • hobbies
    • your use of leisure ttime
    • school activities
    • community activities
    • your knowledge of the job you are seeking



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  • Preparing for a Campus Visit

    Know Before You Go

     It may be tempting to just yell “road trip” and head out to campuses, but you’ll get more out of your visits if you plan ahead.

    Research the College

     It’s important to know something about the college before you arrive on its campus, especially if you have an interview scheduled.

    • Review the view books, course catalogs, and any other materials the college sends to prospective students.
      • Spend some time surfing their website. < >Talk to currently enrolled students or alumni about the college.  Some college websites let you contact them online, or you can get their contact information from the admissions office. ·        Find out how often college tours run, and if you have to sign up in advance.


        ·        Be sure to get a map of the school.  You don’t want to spend half your day trying to park or find the admissions office.

        ·        If an interview is suggested, make an appointment.  Also, consider meeting with the financial aid officer.

        ·        If you’re curious about a club, program, or a spot, arrange to attend a practice, rehearsal, or meeting.

        ·       Ask yourself if you can imagine living and studying at that college two or fours years.

         Pack a camera and a notebook

        Was it X College or Y University that had that excellent exercise equipment in the gym?  Where did I talk to that cool psychology professor?  You think you’ll remember everything, but you’ll be surprised how colleges start to merge after you’ve seen a few.

         What’s important to you?

        Make a list of what college characteristics are most important to you, so you know what to evaluate.  Do you feel overwhelmed in a large lecture hall?  Check out the class size.  Do you have your heart set on joining a sorority or a fraternity?  See what the Greek system is like on campus.  Is there a particular major that you want to pursue?  Talk to current students or professors in that department.

         Develop a list of your preferences.  Take this list to the schools that you plan to visit, and compare them when you get back home.

         For more information check out the complete guide to Campus Visits and College interviews available at the online store at