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What Are Your Options After High School...

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If it is your intention to join the work force when you graduate, there are a number of things you need to do to prepare. If you have not completed a resume as part of a course at school, this needs to be done. Letters to prospective employers need to be written. Interviewing skills need to be reviewed. Your counselor is available to assist with all of this.

Military Service If you are thinking of the military as an option for after high school, you will need to and want to:

Take the ASVAB offered each year by the Armed Services.

Arrange to speak with the recruiter for the branch of the service that interests you. This can be done through the Counseling Center. We will have the recruiter meet with you in the Career Center. If you would like to arrange further meetings, we suggest having the recruiter meet with you in your home so that your parents can understand the process and have the opportunity to ask questions.

Other Opportunities

Some students may be unsure of what they wish to do upon completion of high school. Others may need some time off before continuing on with their education, and yet do not want to spend this time working at a local fast food restaurant. One alternative is…

AmeriCorps - A volunteer program which offers individuals the opportunity to work in an area of community need. AmeriCorps includes both the VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) and NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps.) Volunteers do earn money, as well as credit for college expenses. Geneseo has had one recent high school graduate serve in AmeriCorps prior to his freshman year in college.

How We Can Help...

Career Search Links

http://www.careermag.com/

Career Magazine-Careers, Job Searching, and Resume Posting Online

http://www.careerbuilder.com

CareerBuilding.com-The Largest Job Search, Employment & Careers Site

http://www.monster.com/

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