Learning about career and education choices is an ongoing process as students discover more about careers. This course includes information to help students understand many choices for meaningful post-secondary decisions beyond the traditionally-communicated associate of arts/sciences and bachelors’ degree programs.
The politics of college-going programs will be discussed. Participants will be introduced to common mistakes students make and the vocabulary they need to navigate their choices. Student and adult myths about options will be discussed and participants will discover ways to help families understand and manage the costs of educational options. Discussions among participants will highlight current practices and methods for improving programs.
INSTRUCTOR: Kristen Garceau, FCD-Instructor, CCSP
“This seminar was very helpful in expanding my approach to helping high school students think about and plan for their future. This training, in some format, should be mandatory for high school counselors and other staff members tasked with helping students think about and plan for life after high school.” Joanne Abrams, High School Counselor
Each participant will be able to:
- Participants will discuss the politics involved in college-for-all programs
- Participants will use terminology for post-secondary options and improve their program to include this information for students.
- Participants will understand common myths that students have about educational options after high school and develop ideas for decreasing these myths at their organization.
- Participants will explore post-secondary educational options and develop ideas for addressing more options with students that result in high demand and high pay opportunities.
- Participants will understand the costs of college, scholarship search options, the pitfalls of student loans and develop and use resources to help students and families.
- Participants will identify ways that their current program can be improved as a result of this course.
Week Zero: Introductions, getting started
Week 1: Politics of college-going programs
Week 2: Educational Terminology and Myths
Week 3: Understanding Educational Options
Week 4: Managing the costs of college
Week 5: Program Improvement
Interactive online seminar in discussion boards with career professionals like you. Participants will have weekly assignments, readings, and discussions. Assignments open on a Saturday and are open for 7 days. You may log in and post discussions at times convenient to you. I only ask that you post initially each week by Wednesday so that the discussion can continue all week.
All articles are provided.
Must have Internet access with ability to read Microsoft Word documents and Adobe PDF files and ability to view video (primarily YouTube videos).
- Payment is due in full at least one week prior to seminar beginning unless other arrangements have been made.
- Cancellations must be in writing via email.
- Full refunds (minus a 3% PayPal fee for credit card payments) will be issued for cancellations requested at least a week in advance.
- If Peak-Careers cancels the seminar, a full refund will be granted.
- Cancellations less than 1 week before the seminar begins will result in a $50 fee.
- No refunds will be granted for cancellations once the seminar begins.
- Refunds will be issued within 2 weeks from the cancellation request date.