The best way for students to decide if they’ll like a future career is to jump right in and take it for a test drive. High schooler Nino Lovo-Ochoa spent the summer as a Hobsons intern, learning about the world of marketing and communications. Here Nino offers advice for fellow students beginning their college search.
As counselors, we contribute to the preparation and development of our students’ postsecondary plans. In Denton Independent School District in Texas, the partnerships we have with the local higher education institutions play an invaluable role in helping our students succeed. Here are four benefits students in our district have experienced as a result of our partnerships with local colleges and universities.
The technology field offers opportunities to be creative, innovative, and imaginary. Latina Girls Code, a Chicago-based non-profit organization, is hoping to increase those opportunities to minority females in technology fields of work by introducing them to the skills needed to excel.
A new report from Hanover Research reveals a growing interest in and need for college and career awareness in elementary schools.
College and career readiness (CCR) have been educational buzzwords for the last several years, yet districts continue to graduate students who must take remedial courses in college and are un-prepared for the workforce.
The new report, “Dual Enrollment in the Context of Strategic Enrollment Management,” explores the institution-level practices of dual enrollment in the context of strategic enrollment management.
In order to help reach all our students, we opened a College and Career Center. Specialists work with the counselors to meet with all students to map out their postsecondary plans. Specialists also work with students and families to guide them through the resources available in Naviance.
If you take away the honor roll, test scores, and athletic trophies, are there other ways to describe student success in high school and provide college admission offices with a more holistic view of their applicants?
Upon implementing this new instruction technique, now referred to as “flipping the classroom,” the high school’s discipline dropped 30 percent, the failure rate declined 33 percent, and the college acceptance rate increased 80 percent.
In the U.S., the idea of attracting people to college is based on the belief that together, as a country, the citizens will succeed, says Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The goal in higher education is the same, “to help people dream about their possibilities and reach those dreams.”