Peterson's Get a Jump! : What's Next after High School? (Teen's Guide to College and Career Planning)

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Peterson's Get a Jump! : What's Next after High School? (Teen's Guide to College and Career Planning)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 272 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780768913019
  • DDC分類 370.1130973

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Available in a national version for the first time, Get a Jump! What's Next After High School? is an interactive, all-in-one workbook designed to help high school students smoothly transition to college, the military, vocational/technical programs, or the working world. With relevant articles, informative self-assessments, and useful advice, Get a Jump! What's Next After High School? is the perfect tool for any high school student regardless of their plans for the future. Plus, this essential resource includes contact information for every 4-year, 2-year, and vocational/technical school listed in Peterson's bestselling directories. -- Surveys and self-assessments for evaluating career prospects -- Tips on college visits, applications, and interviews -- Advice on how to cope with stress -- Addresses planning for and applying to college, financial aid, the military, and other crucial issues for high school students

Table of Contents

  PART ONE: JUMPSTART YOUR FUTURE
First, a Look at Yourself 3 (7)
The Top 10 Reasons to Continue Your 4 (2)
Education
Choosing a Career You'll Be Happy With 6 (1)
On the Hunt for Information 7 (3)
The First Steps to a Career 10 (7)
The Vocational/Career Education Path 10 (1)
The Tech-Prep Path 11 (1)
Using the Summer to Your Advantage 11 (1)
Flip Burgers and Learn about Life 12 (1)
Try Your Hand at an Internship 13 (1)
Volunteering in Your Community 14 (3)
PART TWO: THE ROAD TO MORE EDUCATION
Planning Your Education in High School 17 (9)
Your Education Timeline 17 (6)
Classes to Take if You're Going to College 23 (3)
Tackling the Tests 26 (6)
A Few Facts about the Major Tests 26 (1)
The ACT Assessment 26 (1)
The SAT 27 (1)
The PSAT/NMSQT 28 (1)
SAT II Subject Tests 29 (1)
The TOEFL Test 30 (1)
What Other Tests Should I Know About? 30 (1)
What Can I Do to Prepare for These Tests? 31 (1)
The College Search 32 (13)
The Best Resources 32 (1)
Online Help 33 (1)
Campus Visits 34 (1)
The College Interview 35 (1)
It's All About You! 36 (3)
Should You Head for the Ivy Leagues? 39 (1)
Minority Students Go to College 40 (2)
Students with Disabilities Go to College 42 (3)
Applying to College 45 (16)
What Schools Look for in Prospective 45 (1)
Students
Admission Procedures 46 (2)
More Mumbo Jumbo 48 (1)
The Complete Application Package 49 (8)
Special Information for Athletes 57 (2)
Auditions and Portfolios 59 (2)
Financial Aid Dollars and Sense 61 (18)
A Bird's-eye View of Financial Aid 61 (2)
Types of Financial Aid 63 (1)
Federal Financial Aid Programs 63 (1)
Federal Grants 64 (4)
Families' Guide to Tax Cuts for Education 68 (1)
National, Statewide, and Local 69 (1)
Scholarships
Scholarships for Minority Students 70 (1)
Applying for Scholarships 71 (1)
What You Need to Know about Athletic 71 (2)
Scholarships
Myths and Misconceptions about 73 (1)
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Scholarship Scams 74 (2)
Applying for Financial Aid 76 (1)
Financial Aid on the Web 76 (3)
What to Expect in College 79 (13)
Choosing Your Classes 79 (1)
Choosing Your Major 79 (8)
The Other Side of College: Having Fun! 87 (4)
What if You Don't Like the College You 91 (1)
Pick
Other Options after High School 92 (10)
Distance Learning 92 (3)
Community Colleges 95 (2)
Vocational/Career Colleges 97 (2)
Financial Aid Options for Career and 99 (1)
Community Colleges
Apprenticeships 100(2)
The Military Option 102(11)
Should I or Shouldn't I Work for the 102(1)
Largest Employer in the U.S.?
Choosing Which Branch to Join 103(2)
The ASVAB 105(2)
Basic Training: What Have I Gotten Myself 107(1)
Into?
Paying for College through the Armed 108(5)
Forces
PART THREE: YOU AND THE WORKPLACE
Jump into Work 113(13)
The Career Timeline 113(1)
Writing Your Resume 114(5)
Job Hunting 101 119(1)
The Job Interview 120(2)
What Employers Expect from Employees 122(1)
Jumping on the Salary Fast-Track 123(1)
On the Job 124(2)
Survival Skills 126(2)
Skills to Make You Stress-Hardy 126(2)
Winning the Time Management Game 128(1)
Moving Out on Your Own? 129(1)
Drugs and Alcohol: Are You at Risk? 130(1)
Conflict: How to Avoid It and Defuse It 132(1)
The Lowdown on Sexual Harassment 133(2)
Staying Healthy in Spite of Yourself 135
PART FOUR: APPENDICES