2023 Summer College and Career Readiness Institute

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College and Career Readiness Summer Institute:
for Students Currently in Grades 8-11

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
9 AM – 3 PM

Southern Connecticut State University Campus
New Haven, Connecticut

What is the Summer Institute all about?

The Summer Institute will introduce you to tools and strategies to help you prepare for college and career success. 

Your one-time registration fee of $50 includes:

  • One FULL-DAY On-Campus College and Career Readiness Hands-on Training
  • Lunch on Campus 
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 30 Self-Paced Online Modules

What you'll learn:

Morning Session: College Readiness and Success

  1. Introduction to College Readiness & Success
  2. What are the Post-Secondary Options?
  3. Understanding College Admission Game
  4. Getting High GPA, SAT/ACT & AP Scores
  5. College Search Strategies
  6. Identify Reach, Target, and Safe Schools
  7. Gaining Early College Experience
  8. College Admission Game
  9. Guide to the Common Application
  10. Effective College Essay Tips
  11. How Does (FAFSA®) Work?
  12. Scholarships, Grants, Loans, Work-Study
  13. How to Make a Final College Decision? 
  14. Got In!! So What? What is Next?
  15. College Readiness Portfolio

Afternoon Session: Career and Job Readiness

  1. Understanding Career Development Process
  2. Utilizing O*NET Interest Profiler
  3. Connecting Personality to Career Planning
  4. Exploring Work Activities, Styles & Job Zones
  5. Using 16 Career Clusters for Career Planning
  6. Exploring Bright Outlook Job Openings
  7. Connecting Education to Employment
  8. Creating a Tailored Resume and Cover Letter
  9. Community Service and Volunteering
  10. Internship, Mentorship, Fairs, Job-Shadowing
  11. Exploring Industry Professional Certificates
  12. Job Search and Application Strategies
  13. Job Interviews & Dress for Success
  14. Personal Career Branding and Marketing
  15. Career Readiness Portfolio

For more information:

Contact: Dr. Olcay Yavuz, Associate Professor Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies: YavuzO1@SouthernCT.edu