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MI Supporting Students Through the Application Process Oct 2022 Johnson

This course provides an overview of how colleges make admissions decisions, including which factors are considered, how important each factor typically is, and how to help students present themselves in the best manner. Participants will learn about specific application components and the recommended timeline for completing each. Participants will also learn about early decision, early action, and regular decisions, as well as the pros and cons of each. Finally, participants will learn how to help students write effective essays and resumes as well as how to write effective letters of recommendation for students.

MI Career Development for the 21st Century Workforce Oct 2022 Hickmanjackson

This course is designed to increase counselors’ understanding of current and future workforce trends, as well as the general and specific skills workers will need for job success. You'll learn about potential for job fields that are expanding, shrinking and stagnating; the impact of automation on the workforce; strategies for helping students identify career interests; and understanding the link between secondary course selection and the postsecondary credentials that lead to careers of interest.

MI Career Development for the 21st Century Workforce Oct 2022 Ward

This course is designed to increase counselors’ understanding of current and future workforce trends, as well as the general and specific skills workers will need for job success. You'll learn about potential for job fields that are expanding, shrinking and stagnating; the impact of automation on the workforce; strategies for helping students identify career interests; and understanding the link between secondary course selection and the postsecondary credentials that lead to careers of interest.

MI Postsecondary Exploration, Match, and Fit Sept 2022 Mitchell

This course focuses on the impact that college information has on students' postsecondary decisions as well as the impact that poor college fit can have on academic achievement and degree completion. Participants will learn how to reduce undermatch by helping students fully understand all of their postsecondary choices, important factors to consider when comparing colleges, and how to make informed decisions regarding financial, social, and academic fit. 

MI Creating Postsecondary Opportunities Sept 2022 John Johnson

This course focuses on the role of the school counselors and college access advisors in ensuring that all students have the necessary support needed to pursue education beyond high school. You will learn about the barriers that many students face in planning for postsecondary education as well as the specific strategies and practices that can increase access to "college" for all students. (Note that in this course, the word "college" and "college-going" refer to any formal education beyond high school.) . You will assess your own personal beliefs and attitudes about groups of students and measure whether "college-going" practices are present in a particular school. Finally, you will make a plan for improving the culture of postsecondary equity at the school or schools with which you work.