Preparing for Your Future
Do you know where you are headed and how to reach your goals in life? Using resources on this web page, students will connect learning with real life! Through self-discovery and collaboration with the teachers and guidance, students will discover college and career pathways that are right for them. Students should also learn to use technology and other tools to become better organized.
Students can begin by setting personalized goals, learn about their skills and interests, and explore career and college options based on those interests. This aligns with national standards for guidance.
Please select 1 of the 3 links below to take a survey to help you figure out what your interests are, and which career areas you match your interests:
Watch the videos below to learn how to use Naviance tools to explore your personality, strengths/weakness, interests and matching careers & prepare for college
Using Aspen to Process Online Student Course Requests
Click on the button link below to use a graphic organizer to help you keep track of all of your career exploration research!
Click on the link below for additional tools, resources and career exploration games.
Click on the link below to find out which STEM careers you may enjoy.
Click on the link below to use the Career Key Career Clusters Map to help you determine which cluster matches you!
Click on the image below to download the spreadsheet template. Use this to input your own career research data to analyze:
Now that you have made some decisions about which career(s) you would like to pursue, which colleges offer the majors/programs you are interested in to help you reach your goals? Below are several resources to help you narrow down your choices:
Please see Mrs. Darmody or guidance counselor to review a copy of Rugg's Recommendations.
What are the Skills that Employers are Really Looking for?
How Do I Create a Resume & Cover Letter to Send to Potential Employers?
Find out what it's REALLY like to work in specific jobs every day by reviewing "Day in the Life" videos at this link:
Learn more about specialized training and apprenticeships at the link below:
What is an Internship & How Can I Find One?
How Do I Find Jobs?
Click on the links below to learn more about specific career jobs that match your interests:
In addition to the resources above, Live Career & Salary.com have resources to help you explore further, including creating resumes/cover letters & salary research.
Recent SBRHS Graduates provide Advice for Graduating Seniors
Is college for everyone? Not necessarily. However take a look at these statistics...
How much college debt is okay?
Once you determine the total cost of college & how much you may need to borrow. Click on this link to find out how you can use a calculator to find out how long it will take you to repay your loans.
College Prep 101
Once you receive your college acceptance letters, now it's time to get ready for the next step, since this will be a huge transition!
Your Task List:
1. Select the College/University that is your "best fit" - for your major, location, school size, school culture, etc.
2. Discuss the Finances with your parents/guardians - to ensure you can afford the chosen college/university & explore financial aid options.
3. Organizational Planning - to ensure you will have everything you need for your new adventure, including technology tools, supplies & personal items.
4. College/University specifics - placement testing, orientation, parking, etc.
* Below are links to resources that can help you with these tasks:
What is an Informational Interview and How do I go about Conducting one?
How Should I Prepare for a Real Job Interview?