ERIC Number: ED359439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
What's Next?: A Guide to Planning Life after High School.
Bridgeport Public Education Fund, CT.
This guide was written to help high school students to plan for their lives after high school, regardless of whether their interests are directed toward the work place, vocational education, or institutions of higher education. The goal of the guide is to enable students to create and organize a plan tailored to their own needs and objectives. Following a brief introductory section, the guide is divided into three major sections. The first of these focuses on career planning and includes many short surveys on a variety of topics that, when completed, can provide students with an honest assessment of their strengths and weaknesses. A section on "Career Bubbles" gives students some ideas concerning what college majors or subject area interests can lead to in the area of careers. Tips are given for presenting oneself at a job or college interview and for preparing a resume. The next major section of the guide focuses on college admission. It provides information and timeliness to help college-bound students formulate their plans. The final section on financial aid discusses the financial aid form and describes programs for grants and loans. A financial aid checklist is provided and information is given on scholarships available to students in the Bridgeport, Connecticut area where the guide was developed. Other relevant materials are included in a "final words" section. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bridgeport Public Education Fund, CT.
Note: Prepared by "MAACS" (Motivation for Academic Achievement and College Study) a project of the Bridgeport Public Education Fund.