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8th Grade College and Careers Unit


To Do List

1. Holland Interest Survey--From Mrs. Pennington

2. Career Cluster Interest Survey--From Mrs. Pennington

3.  Life at Age 40 activity.

3.  Response on Career Cluster Surveys

4. Watch career cluster videos on Career One Stop.

5. Career Research Presentation

6.  

Career Information



Create a Buzzword Document titled "National Merit Scholarship."  Share it into the National Merit Scholarship Folder in the 8th Grade Action Workspace.  Make sure to immediately change everyone to a reviewer of your document. 

Answer the following questions in complete sentences.

1. What organization names National Merit Scholars?

2. Name 5 National Merit Scholars and their achievements.

3. What are the entry requirements to compete for a National Merit Scholarship?

4. What are the financial rewards of a National Merit Scholarship?

Put the Assignment in the National Merit Scholar Folder in the 8th Grade Action Shared Workspace.







College Survey Presentation
You are to explore the college websites for at least three colleges and then create a PowerPoint presentation to share with the class the information you have found.  IF you are interested in gaining an advanced degree (example—If you wish to be a doctor.), it may be preferable for you to explore a college for your undergraduate work (a.k.a. Bachelors Degree—4 years), graduate work (a.k.a. Masters Degree), and then doctoral work.  You should end up with three sections to your presentation.

Slide 1—Introduction  (5 points)

College 1—5+ slides (Most of the information can be found in the Prospective Students section or Academics section of most college websites.)    (40  points for each college)  (Repeat these slides for all three schools.)

  1. College and degree program    4  points
  2. Entrance Requirements—include the following—Do you have to:       9 points

ÿ       submit G.P.A./transcripts?

ÿ       write an essay?

ÿ       submit ACT/SAT scores?

ÿ       submit references?

ÿ       fill out an online or hard copy application

ÿ       submit an application fee?

  1. Course of study for your degree—Review the general education and major requirements needed to graduate.  Include the following information on this slide:    9 points

ÿ       How many total credit hours do you need to graduate? 

ÿ       How many general education credits do you need? 

ÿ       How many credit hours in your major do you need?

ÿ       List 5+ classes you are interested in taking

ÿ       Non-interesting Classes—if any

  1. Cost for tuition for your course of study—most schools require 4 years at two semesters per year to graduate—plan on 16 hours per semester—You do not have to include living expenses, but you also do not get to include scholarships.  9 points
  2. Scholarships available—You should find at least two scholarships for each school for which you may be eligible.  Describe the scholarship in terms of      amount of scholarship and requirements to gain and keep the scholarship. 9 points

Minimum of 16 slides.

This project is worth 125 points

 




Career PowerPoint
 
Click on the link below.  You must find be able to find an article in the handbook that has ooh in the URL.  Go to that webpage and use the information in that webpage to fill out your planner.  Once you have your planner filled out, have Mrs. Pennington check it before you begin your presentation.  You may use PowerPoint (upload to Acrobat when finished) or presentation in Acrobat to complete you presentation.  

Information for the career cluster and high school classes can be found in Acrobat--College and Careers shared workspace.  






Watch Videos about Potential Careers on the Following Websites

New Jersey Career Videos 

The Futures Network


Project 1

Create a Buzzword Document titled "National Merit Scholarship."  Share it into the National Merit Scholarship Folder in the 8th Grade Action Workspace.  Make sure to immediately change everyone to a reviewer of your document. 

Answer the following questions in complete sentences.

1. What organization names National Merit Scholars?

2. Name 5 National Merit Scholars and their achievements.

3. What are the entry requirements to compete for a National Merit Scholarship?

4. What are the financial rewards of a National Merit Scholarship?

Put the Assignment in the National Merit Scholar Folder in the 8th Grade Action Shared Workspace.

    Project 2
    Choose the 3 schools that you will use to start your college survey project on Monday.  Use the  College Board Search Tool below to search for colleges. 
     
     
     
     
    Overview
    Choosing a college or university to attend can be a confusing and stressful process.  Even though you are completing this project as an eighth grader, it is not too early to at least begin to consider what careers and schools in which you are interested.  The choices of classes and your G.P.A. even as early as your freshman year can affect your University/College Entrance and the scholarships that you can obtain. 

          The goals for this project are:

    • You will gather, analyze, and evaluate information.

    • You will become familiar with terminology used in the University/College realm.

    • You will determine the importance of high school G.P.A. and scores on the SAT/ACT.


     

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