Students can start exploring some potential career areas related to either the subjects they excel at in school or based on their interests. Career Cruising is a helpful “Interest” based tool. Career Cruising: http://www.careercruising.com/
Please visit the Career Centre for the User Name and Password
* Start exploring career or program goals with your parents
* Watch programs or read about the various careers that you are interested in.
* Learn to conduct an “Informational Interview” with an adult who is in a profession/career that you have an interest in. See your Career Advisor for tips on questions to ask.
* Meet with your Counsellor or Career Advisor to discuss your Educational Path. Find out about any pre-requisite Gr 11 & 12 courses that you might need for your program/career.
* Research Institutions offering the program you are interested in.
* Attend the lunch hour Post-Secondary Information Sessions at Steveston-London
* Take Planning 10
* Get involved in extra-curricular activities in/and outside of school. This will help with “Broad Based” admission requirements of Universities. Remember that “Quality” of involvement is more important that a “Quantity” of activities.
For Volunteer Opportunities check the Richmond based volunteer group – Richmond Cares/Richmond Gives: http://www.rcrg.org/
All of the above steps and
* Research carefully the program requirements for the post-secondary institutions of interest to you. Understand that requirements can change.
* Check the General requirements as well as the English Language requirements for the institution.
* Attend the Canadian Universities Event at McMath (Fall) if you plan on studying in a university outside of BC.
* Continue attending the lunch hour Post-Secondary Information Sessions at SLSS
* Attend the Gr 12 Parents Information Evening during the Fall at school
All of the above steps and
* Meet with your Counsellor or Career Advisor to discuss your post-secondary plans
* Make an honest assessment of your grades and check the various institution’s average grade ranges to see if you qualify to apply.
* Familiarize yourself with the terminology and deadlines. Separate deadlines for “Broad Based” or “Supplemental” applications may apply.
* Apply to a College close to the application date as possible as registration to University Transfer Programs and some Selective Entry Programs is on a “first-come first-serve” basis. University bound students are advised to apply to a college as a “back-up” plan.
* Continue with the Post-Secondary Check List (Grade 12)
* Determine if you need to write any Entrance Tests
* In November or early December, you may now apply to ALL Canadian universities: When applying, you must pay your application fee so that your application will be processed. Do not forget to print out your application confirmation.
* Make sure you meet your Grad Transition requirements for graduation.
For Volunteer Opportunities check the Richmond based volunteer group – Richmond Cares/Richmond Gives: http://richmondfoundation.org/about/richmond-cares-richmond-gives/
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