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Career and College Planning

Career Cruising


Career Cruising is a great resource for students and parents in finding jobs, scholarships and colleges.


TIMELINE -- What to do when! (adapted from KASFAA.org)

Freshmen Year:

-- Explore careers and post-secondary options.

-- Complete a plan of study for high school.

Sophomore Year:

Have you started thinking about how you’ll fund your post-secondary education? 

⎯ To improve your chances of obtaining scholarships, you need to plan ahead. 

⎯ Complete a rigorous high school curriculum. Talk to your high school counselor about coursework required to be designated as a State of Kansas Scholar. 

⎯ Get involved in extra-curricular activities and assume leadership roles. 

⎯ Work hard in school – grades are an important factor in earning scholarships. 

⎯ Take the ACT your junior and senior year to get the best possible score. Consider ACT preparatory classes. The ACT math subsection includes math through Algebra 2.

⎯ Begin searching for scholarships during your Junior year.

Junior Year:

Have you started your scholarship search? It takes time to conduct a successful scholarship search, but it is well worth the effort when you are awarded a scholarship to help fund your higher education.

⎯ Check with local organizations within your community including churches, community groups, fraternal organizations, clubs, and employers.

⎯ Ask your parents to check with groups with which they are affiliated and with employers. 

-- Consult with your high school counselor. (See the Scholarship link on this webpage.)

⎯ Consider electronic scholarship searches. You can begin by searching for scholarships at www.finaid.org.

⎯ Don’t fall for scholarship scams. Be wary of organizations that require you to pay a fee in order to find scholarships. For further information, go to www.finaid.org/scholarships/scams.phtml. 

Senior Year:

Make a list of potential post-secondary options: one-year, two-year and four-year schools and colleges.

-- Visit with admissions representatives and attend college fairs like the CPC offered in the fall at Ulysses.

-- Evaluate the colleges on various factors:

    -- Academics

    -- Student Organizations

    -- Location

    -- Cost

-- Request application materials from schools in which you intend to apply

-- Submit applications to schools of interest during the fall of your senior year.

-- Complete the FASFA by the priority date.

-- Compare financial aid award packages (if applicable) 


Have You Considered a Career in Math?

K-STATE offers competitive math degrees with top earning potential. 

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