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Student Guide for Career & Education Planning Using UtahFutures

Use the following activities with UtahFutures (UF).

 

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Assessments

CDA Lesson 2: “Reality Check”
UF: Reality Check Assessment

Setup & Introduce lesson (5 min)
UF: Interest Profiler (10 min)
(required)

Setup & Introduce lesson (5 min)
UF: Career Cluster Inventory
(10 min, required)

Setup & Introduce lesson (5 min)
UF: Work Importance Locator
(5 min, Optional)

Recommended Time to Present Lesson: Before March (ACT)

Setup & Introduce lesson (5 min)
UF: Assessments are optional.

Recommended Time to Present Lesson: Beginning of Year (before College tour, FAFSA and UCA Week in October)

Setup & Introduce lesson (5 min)
UF: Reality Check Assessment
(15 min)

UF Activities

Follow CDA lesson plans.

UF: Career Profile
(20 min)

After taking the Assessment, allow students time to process and articulate their results. Discuss.

UF:
College & Career Research
1. Select and Save a Career from your Interest Profiler results
2. Save one Program of Study associated with the Career you have chosen.
3. Save one School that offers your program of study

Discuss
(20 min)

UF: Introduce LearningExpress Library.
- Focus on needs of group you are working with. (5-10 min)

Cost of 1,2,4 or more (15 min)
Use the School Search Compare to evaluate the Return on Investment for a 1-year, 2-year, and 4-year degree.
Discuss.

UF: Review LearningExpress Library.
Focus on ACT Prep (5-10 min)

Cost & Admissions Comparison
Use the School Search Compare to evaluate/compare three colleges that offer their Program of Study (major)
Discuss.
(10-15 min)

Other:
Prepare Students for the College Tour to visit their High School.
(10 min)
- College Tour Worksheet
- Top 3 schools to visit
- Questions to ask colleges

Paying for School

CDA Lesson 15: “1,2,4 or more: A Smart Investment”

Financial Aid (10 min)
- Watch: Paying for College: The Financial Aid Order of Operations

- Activity: Play Kahoot or discuss questions from lesson plan.
- Instructions
- Presenter login
- Kahoot for this lesson:
UtahFutures: Paying for College
- Students go to Kahoot.it

Financial Aid (10 min) Presentation: - Scholarship Tips and Checklist

Video (optional):
- Searching and Applying for Scholarships

Optional Activity:
- Search for Scholarships on UtahFutures

Financial Aid (15 min) Presentation and Video:
- Review FAFSA, Grants,
Scholarships, Work-Study, and
529 Plan

Individual or Whole Class Activity:
- Paying for College Pie Chart

Optional Activity:
- Discuss basics of a Resume and Cover Letter.

Financial Aid (20 min)
- Paying For College Presentation
- FAFSA4Caster
- Scholarships
- UESP
- Search for Scholarships

Activity: Play Kahoot or discuss questions from lesson plan.
- Instructions
- Presenter login
- Kahoot for this lesson:
UtahFutures: Cost of College
- Students go to Kahoot.it

College Planning Checklist
(15 min)
- FAFSA, ACT, Admissions
- UCA Week
- FAFSA Open House
- Scholarship deadlines.

Exit Ticket: How can your counselor help you with college planning?

4-year course planning

Know Middle School Education Requirements

 

 

 

 

Review High School Graduation Requirements

Courses meeting Graduation Requirements

Review Student Progress toward Graduation.

Review Student Progress toward Graduation

High School Mathematics Graduation Pathways

Concurrent Enrollment Math according to Career Interest Area

Review and Adjust Post-Secondary Plan