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Name___________________________ Class Period_________

College Application Essay: Handout 1 of 2



Overview:

  • Browse through the website of 2 colleges or technical schools you are thinking of attending.

  • Download and save the .pdf application for at least one of the schools.

  • Conduct basic research regarding careers that may interest you.

Details:

  • Write down the following information as you research college websites:

    • College #1____________________________________________________

    • Cost of tuition and room and board _______________________; ___________________

    • What do you like about this school?



    • What are some disadvantages?



    • College #2____________________________________________________

    • Cost of tuition and room and board _______________________; ___________________

    • What do you like about this school?



    • What are some disadvantages?



  • Download and save the .pdf application for at least one of the schools.

  • If feasible, find the personal essay writing prompt for at least one of your schools and write it down here or copy and paste it into a Word document. Having this prompt will help you in the next few days.



  • What majors or trades are you considering? (You may need to find this on the career website).

    • ____________________________________________________________

    • ____________________________________________________________



  • Go to the following website and find information about careers that may interest you:

    • http://www.bls.gov/oco/ (Occupational Outlook Handbook)



    • What careers are you considering? (Note the salary range in parenthesis).

      • ____________________________________________________________

      • ____________________________________________________________

      • ____________________________________________________________

    • What training or education is required for your preferred career choice?



    • What are the advantages of this job?



    • What are the disadvantages of this job?



    • Summarize the information under “Nature of the Work?”



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