ICAN program answers career questions
OTTUMWA — High school sophomores, juniors and their parents can learn about planning for careers and college during a free presentation by the Iowa College Access Network at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Bennett Student Services Center on the Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa campus.
It will be the second community program offered by the new Southeast Iowa Student Success Center. Both the program and the center are free and open to the public.
During the presentation students and parents will receive answers to questions on topics including career exploration and assessment, academic preparation, the admissions process and requirements, college selection and campus visits, the application process, understanding costs and the cost of attendance, scholarships and making a successful transition to college.
“It’s important to think about life after high school, whether that be going directly into a career or going to college first,” explained Maria Guevara, ICAN student success advisor. “For many, these steps and creating a plan is overwhelming and that’s why ICAN is here.”
“This presentation is perfect for students and their parents thinking about after high school. The program will help clear up the confusion many have about the career and college process,” Guevara said.
For attendees seeking a more personalized planning session, individual advising appointments can be scheduled following the presentation.
For more information, contact Guevara at the Southeast Iowa Student Success Center at 515-402-4205 or email mguevara@ICAN succeed.org.