Dear First Gen,
First Lady Michelle Obama launched the "Reach Higher Initiative" to motivate every high school student to further their education at a community college, four-year college or university or professional training program. April 26, 2016 was designated as "College Signing Day" in the U.S. for all to declare where they plan to attend in the fall, or wear college gear from the school they currently attend or graduated from.
Recently, I had a conversation with a young person who sought my advice on the best college that would make them more attractive for a Staffer position in a legislator's office. The importance of selecting a college cannot be overstated; it is the prime location to connect with the right people who can teach you the precise steps to become the professional you aspire to be. This particular student narrowed the college choices down to two institutions. They would deliver different outcomes, but they were having a hard time determining which one would lead to achieving the ultimate goal. Here's what I recommended for them.
Four steps to take before College Signing Day:
If you are thinking about attending an out-of-state college, please ask yourself: "AM I 100% COMMITTEED & DISCIPLINED?"
The college you “sign” or enroll with should have all the key components to learn, thrive, and present you with the job opportunities in the career or profession you seek upon graduation.
Tell me: What are your tips for choosing the right college?
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