ERIC Number: ED400502
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Directions for the Road to Life after High School.
Indiana Career and Postsecondary Advancement Center, Bloomington.
This guide is designed to help high school students in Indiana make post-graduation plans. It begins with a discussion of things students should accomplish while still in high school, including mapping out post-school plans. Special attention is given to career choices, and detailes are provided on how career direction, discovering skills, finding a desirable job, writing a cover letter and resume, preparing to interview, and keeping a job are accomplished. The next section explores the type of educational preparation a student will need in his or her chosen career. Topics covered here include the steps to education, evaluating apprenticeships and different types of college degrees, choosing a school, applying to schools, and reflections on choices. Once a school is selected, a number of other issues will arise; the guide gives tips on whether to live at home or to move out, roommates, preparing to stay at home, and coping with change. Likewise, managing money is a major concern--useful information is provided on budgeting for expenses, details about paychecks, looking and applying for financial aid, preparing for debt, and choosing debt carefully. Finally, suggestions on community involvement and the types of benefits a student would gain from such activities are covered. Contains a glossary. (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Career and Postsecondary Advancement Center, Bloomington.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois