College & Career Readiness
Video Shorts with Print Downloads and Discussion Questions
Watch a short two-minute video featuring real kids and their stories, with accompanying discussion questions.
Making the Most of Education
Finding a Mentor
Early Exposure to a Career
What’s a Responsible College Visit
College Myths – Part I
College Myths – Part II
Trading College for a Trade
Is a GED Valuable?
Click the links below to download Connect with Kids print resources for College & Career Readiness.
- Getting Organized 101
Review organizational skills including syllabi review, use of the planner and creating checklists.
- Note Taking
Discuss and review strategies for proper note taking during research using the Cornell Method of Note Taking.
- A Binder for the College Bound
Students learn to organize their thoughts and materials to support the college search process.
- Organizing a College Visit
Review tasks and a thought process on who to call and what to see when preparing for productive college visits.
- Online Accuracy?
Review tips and techniques to authenticate websites used in research.
- Using Google and Narrowing Searches
Explore and practice techniques to narrow and refine online searches for information.
- Note Taking
Review tips to help note taking during research, like looking for key words, quotes and important data to cite.
- MLA Citations
Discuss steps in the research process, including the commonly required MLA (Modern Language Association) citation structure.
Study and Test Taking Skills
- Test Prep
Preparation and test taking strategies for before, during and after the test.
- Studying Techniques
Individual and group strategies on how to prepare for a test.
- Essay Q and A
A suggested thought process and techniques for crafting an essay question answer.
- Multiple Choice Strategies
A five-step strategy and test taking tips for answering multiple choice questions.
- Managing Test Anxiety
Practice relaxation techniques to manage test anxiety.
- Don’t Drop the Ball
Help students review material through this question and answer group activity.
- Creating a Study Guide
Review strategies and a helpful outline for creating a study guide.
- Learning by Teaching
Discuss the difference between memorizing and learning as students try teaching others as a method of study and review.
- Outlining a Paper
Discuss “writer’s block” challenges and topic outline techniques.
Your Report Card and Transcript
- Report Card Self-Reflection
Help students to review current grades and plan for future improvement.
- What is a Transcript?
Review a high school transcript to help students understand its elements.
- Verifying Your Transcript
Help students to review and verify information school districts have on record.
- Calculating Your GPA
Review the transcript and work with students to calculate the grade point average.
- Role Models for Success
Launch a discussion about goal setting and help students to identify possible role models
- Creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals
Discuss and help students to develop goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time sensitive.
- Mapping Long-Term Goals
A discussion and exercise to map out long term goals.
- Mapping Short-Term Goals
A discussion and exercise to map out short-term goals.
- College Exploration
Complete a fact-finding mission to identify key details about colleges and universities of interest.
- Career Exploration
Take an online career quiz and complete a fact-finding mission to identify various career paths.
- Interview 411
Techniques and tips to help prepare for a job or college interview.
- Interview Q’s and A’s
Help students consider possible interview questions – and prepare possible responses.
- The Interview Follow-Up
Discuss and review strategies for next steps after an interview.
- Creating a Personal Portfolio
Learn how a personal portfolio can help demonstrate skills and experience during the interview process and practice creating one.
- Resume Platform
Help students to explore their strengths and experiences to build a baseline resume.
- Recommendation Letters
Learn about the importance of recommendation letters and get the process started to have some on hand.
- Cover Letters
Learn why a cover letter and resume is that first impression and can help secure an interview, and draft a sample cover letter.