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A daydream without a plan is just a fantasy,

but a daydream with a plan is a career.

 

 

Careers are a match to be made... 

not a prize to be won.

 

 

Come explore with us!

 

College & Career Timeline


9th Grade:

  • Take PSAT
  • Begin researching college majors
  • View college websites
  • Visit college campuses
  • Attend college fair(s)
  • Begin scholarship search – apply if possible
  • Community Service
  • Keep track of awards

 

 

10th Grade:

  • Take PSAT
  • Take ASVAB
  • Continue researching college majors
  • View college websites
  • Visit college campuses
  • Attend college fair(s)
  • Continue scholarship search – apply if possible
  • Community Service
  • Keep track of awards
  • Declare your Major

 

11th Grade:

  • Take PSAT (National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test for Juniors)
  • Take ASVAB
  • Begin to narrow down college major
  • View college websites
  • Visit college campuses
  • Attend college fair(s)
  • Continue scholarship search – apply if possible
  • Community Service
  • Keep track of awards
  • Meet with college reps
  • Review college admission requirements
  • Take SAT and/or ACT (in Spring)
  • Think about essays for college admissions

 

12th Grade:

  • Take ASVAB
  • Take SAT and/or ACT (check colleges for deadlines)
  • Narrow down college major
  • View college websites
  • Visit college campuses
  • Attend college fair(s)
  • Apply for scholarships
  • Community Service
  • Meet with college reps
  • Review college admission requirements
  • Take SAT and/or ACT (check colleges for deadlines)
  • Work on “Personal Insight Questions”
  • Apply to colleges
    • CSU: 10/1 - 11/30
    • UC: 11/1 – 11/30
    • Private: varies
    • Community Colleges - Spring
  • Complete FAFSA (October 1st)
  • Follow-up on all applications

 

College & Career Resources

 

California Career Zone

California CareerZone is a career exploration and planning system designed especially for students. Students are encouraged to work through the Interest Profiler, Work Importance Profiler, and Assess Yourself assessment. Information on 900 occupations includes state specific wages, worker attributes, job characteristics, and much more. There are 300 career videos that give users a snap shot of the featured occupation.

Visit www.cacareerzone.org

 

http://www.sacramentoworks.org

 

Sacramento Works - Virtual One Stop website is for job seekers who wish to know more about job leads and upcoming workshops. Any student 16 and older can register to access a variety of activities pertaining to career development.

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