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June 2015

Hello Parents and Guardians:

Listed below are the College and Career Day 2015 documents which are all available for downloading.

As always, if you have any questions, please call me at 215-945-2570.

My very best wishes to all of you as you begin this next chapter of your lives together.


Karla M. Jones
Eighth Grade School Counselor

Lesson Plan Outline

A. Promotional Materials Advertising Armstrong's College and Career Day 2015

College and Career Day 2015 Parents and Guardians Newsletter

College and Career Day 2015 Parents and Guardians Letter

B. College and Career Day 2015 - Schedules

1. Overview Lesson for College and Career Day - Miss Jones - Friday, May 29, 2015 and Tuesday, June 2, 2015

2. PHEAA (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency) - Monday, June 1, 2015

This document also includes contact information for presenters.

3. Admission Representatives - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

This document also includes contact information for presenters.

a. Arcadia University - Power Point Presentation 2015

Need to contact Arcadia

b. Questions you can ask the Admission Representatives

C. Brochures Given to Students

1. Its About Me

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2. The More you LEARN, The More you EARN!

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3. College Preparation Checklist
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4. My Future, My Way
My Future, My Way: First Steps Toward College [May 2014]
My Future, My Way: First Steps Toward College [May 2014]

D. Other Helpful Resources

1. Long Term Benefits for Attending College

2. FAFSA YouTube Videos

The foundational publication for any students (elementary, junior/high school, adult) who are considering college. This small booklet explains how to prepare academically and financially for college through “to do” lists aimed at students and parents. Simply worded information about federal aid, FAFSA4caster, what to do at FAFSA filing time, and looking for scholarships also is included. Readers are directed to publications and websites for more detailed discussions of the topics in the checklist.

3. Your Degree Doesn't Matter
This brochure is currently out of stock;
however, you can download and print
your own copy.

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The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s Bureau of Alcohol Education created this brochure which details the different careers that will be unavailable to you should you be convicted of one of the following crimes:

• carrying or manufacturing a false ID,

• misrepresentation of your age to purchase or attempt to purchase liquor or malt or brewed beverages,

• driving under the influence,

• disorderly conduct, or

• purchasing and/or furnishing liquor or

malt or brewed beverages to minors,

can mean that a number of occupations—from real estate broker to funeral director to chiropractor—will remain beyond your reach.

4. Key Findings About Going to College
Pew Research Center

5. How Millennial Are You - Take the Quiz

6. Do What You Love Love What you Do
Manufacturing Your Career in Pennsylvania

E. Documents used during Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency's (PHEAA) career development online activity.

a. Step 1 Navigating to O*NET


i. Here are the new instructions on how to get to the page in O*NET Online:

1) Go to
2) Under Students, Click "Career Planning"
3) Click "Find Careers"
4) Click "Career Search"
5) Click "Go to My Next Move"
6) Scroll down to the bottom right and click "O*NET Sites"
7) Click "O*NET OnLine"
8) Click "Find Occupations"

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F. Never Give Up - Inspirational Videos

Deaf Valedictorian Delivers Inspirational Speech
By STEFANIE TUDER | Good Morning AmericaFri, May 30, 2014 2:26 PM EDT

'You've got to find what you love,' Jobs says

Stanford Report, June 14, 2005

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. Steve Jobs

__Stay Bold Stay Foolish__
Steve Jobs

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