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Career and College Directions Workshops


Workshop: Real Colors Workshop

For Grade(s): 9, 10
Date(s): April 19, 2010
April 20, 2010
April 21, 2010
April 22, 2010
The Real Colors Workshop is designed to help students with the following:

  • Recognizing strengths and weaknesses in themselves and others
  • Building rapport with parents, teachers, and peers
  • Speaking the language of their listeners
  • Enhancing their ability to understand how others process information

The workshop provides an opportunity for students to learn to work effectively in groups with students from other schools.

Attendees will tour the campus of Ivy Tech Community College in Evansville, Indiana.

Workshop: 8th Grade Jamboree

For Grade(s): 8
Date(s): April 12, 2010
The 8th Grade Jamboree is designed to…

  • Give students a greater comfort level on a college campus
  • Provide students an opportunity to ask questions about college

Fun activities in a number of subject areas are led by OCU college students and professors.

Workshop: ACT & SAT Workshops

For Grade(s): 11, 12
Date(s): TBA
ACT and SAT Workshops help prepare 11th and 12th graders for their college entrance exams. Participants learn about…

  • The layout of the tests
  • Tips for taking tests
  • Information about test anxiety
  • How to access a free practice test online

Students also complete a practice test during the workshop.

Workshop: Financial Awareness Workshop

For Grade(s): 9, 10
Date(s): TBA
The Financial Awareness Workshop increases participants' awareness about…

  • Credit and debit cards
  • Preparing financially for emergencies
  • Saving
  • Buying a vehicle
  • Needs versus wants
  • Being an alert consumer
  • Budgeting
  • Job interview skills

The workshop also includes a tour of the host college or university.

Workshop: College Shadowing

For Grade(s): 11
Date(s): TBA
T he College Shadowing day exposes participants to a typical day in college. In groups of 3 or 4, participants accompany college students to class, work study jobs, club or organization activities, the library for studying, and the student union to hang out.

Participants also…

  • Eat lunch in the college cafeteria
  • Meet with a college admissions representative who will provide information on ways to prepare for college admission


Workshop: 8th Grade College Planning Workshop

For Grade(s): 8 and Parents
Date(s): TBA
The 8th Grade College Planning Workshop makes students and parents aware of college expectations and the importance of early planning. Students learn new study skill techniques. Parents receive an introduction to financial aid.

Workshop: College Application Workshop

For Grade(s): 12 and Parents
Date(s): TBA
Students and parents will receive instructions for filling out college applications. During the workshop, students will apply to 2 or 3 postsecondary institutions of their choice.

Workshop: FAFSA Workshop

For Grade(s): 12 and Parents
Date(s): TBA
In the FAFSA Workshop, students and parents receive information on types of financial aid, scholarships, and other funding for post-secondary education. Parents and students will learn how to fill out the FAFSA online

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