RMMS College Fair 2013 Presented by the RMMS College & Career Club •How do we get started? This slide show will help you to learn how to begin developing your college fair presentation Step 1 Know what a college fair is Step 2 You and your university Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Figure out what to research (and who will research it) Make a plan of action ↳ How will this all come together? Put it all together at the College Fair! •STEP 1 What is a middle school College Fair? A middle school College Fair is a wonderful opportunity for students to get an early start on the college search. It can also can give students a greater understanding of how to plan their high school path with the expectation of going to college. Step 2 You and Your University • You and your teachers have already chosen a college or university to represent at the college fair. • Take five minutes to discuss the following questions with your teacher and CCC Mentors. • Why did you choose this university? • What do you already know about the university? • What do you want to know about the university? Step 3 Research Groups! A suggested list of major categories to research… WHAT TO RESEARCH • • • • • • Academics / Admissions (majors, required GPA and test scores, etc.) Athletics (major sports, rivalries, minimum athletic GPA, etc.) Campus Life (living on campus, school events, etc.) Clubs (academic and social clubs) Finances (Tuition cost, average scholarship for students, etc.) Off-Campus (local restaurants, things to do in town, etc.) WHO WILL DO IT (AND HOW)! • • • Create groups of 4-7 students to research each component of your university. Check in with your teacher and CCC Mentors to ensure that you are accumulating useful information. Check in every two weeks with your entire advisory to see if there is any overlapping information. Research Resources! Here is a list of resources for your advisories to use… COLLEGE INFORMATION INFORMATION 1. CSO College Center: 1. Federal Student Aid: http://studentaid.ed.gov www.CSOCollegeCenter.org 2. Free Application for Federal Student Aid 2. The College Board: www.collegeboard.com (FAFSA): www.fafsa.gov 3. KnowHow2Go: www.knowhow2go.org 3. FAFSA4caster: www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov 4. Hobson’s CollegeView: www.collegeview.com 4. CSS/PROFILE: https://profileonline.collegeboard.com 5. Peterson’s: www.petersons.com 5. The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid: 6. The Common Application Online: www.finaid.org www.commonapp.org 6. FastWeb: www.fastweb.com 7. Colleges That Change Lives: www.ctcl.org 7. FindTuition: www.findtuition.com 8. Sallie Mae: www.salliemae.com FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIP •Research Resources! Here is a list of resources for your advisories to use… TESTING 1. National Association for College Admission Counseling: www.nacacnet.org MemberPortal/United Negro College Fund (UNCF): www.uncf.org Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities: www.hacu.net/hacu/Default_EN.asp National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education: www.nafeo.org First In The Family: www.firstinthefamily.org 7. 2. ACT: www.act.org CT Fee Waiver Instructions: 3. www.actstudent.org/faq/answers/feewaiver.html SAT: The College Board: www.collegeboard.com 4. SAT Fee Waiver Instructions: www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/calenfees 5. /feewaivers.html Preliminary SAT (PSAT): www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.ht ATHLETICS 1. The Official NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse Web ml site: http://eligibilitycenter.org Free Test Prep from Number2 .com: 2. Campus Champs: www.campuschamps.org www.number2.com 3. Athletic Aid: www.athleticaid.com The Princeton Review: www.princetonreview.com 8. Kaplan’s Test Prep: www.kaptest.com 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. ASSOCIATIONS/ORGANIZATIONS AND RESEARCH/POLICY CAREERS 1. The Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/oco Step 4 Make A Plan Of Action Take five minutes with your advisory to set goals for completing your college fair booth (an example can be seen to the right). February 27, 2013 • All Research Groups Are Made March 20, 2013 • All Information & Artifacts Collected May 1, 2013 **Remember to set yourself up for success! Make sure your goals reflect high standards but are also realistic and achievable.** • Begin Construction of Booth May 15, 2013 • Final Rehearsals for Presenters •Review The Rubric! Take ten minutes as a class to review the rubric with your teacher and CCC Mentors. •Step 5 Put It All Together! Once you have completed the first four steps, it is up to you to put it together! Work as a class to determine the best way to present your university to the school. You may choose any means necessary, however, keep in mind how loud the gym will be during the college fair before you choose your presentation method. A few suggested methods for presenting: Tri-fold Posters Banners Student-Made Pamphlets Oral Presentations Role-Playing Slide Show Presentation Promotional Booth May 22, 2013 RMMS College Fair Presentations! Practice Your Presentation! Create Your Artifacts! February 21, 2013 Meet Your Mentors! Make Your Research Teams! Compile Your Research! **REMEMBER** GOOD LUCK! If you need any help, your CCC Mentors are here for you! You’ll Do Great! Prizes will be awarded to four advisories for their College Fair efforts! Prizes will be announced closer to the day of the Fair.