Adapting to college life can be challenging. To make the best of your experience rely on the “go-to” people who can be a valuable resource to you. There will be a number of people you will meet throughout your college life but a few key people to keep in mind as you start your journey include the following:
It's finally time to say your goodbyes and head to your new “home” for the next x-amount of years. You get there and the homesickness settles in. Homesickness can make the experience of moving away nerve-wracking, but it may not be home you miss, but rather what is familiar to you. I have a few tips to help you overcome homesickness:
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Are you looking to move from a job to a career? Maybe you are looking for a promotion, or you’re looking to provide an example of life-long learning to your kids. Not sure where to start or how to make the right decisions for you? ACPE and the Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS.org) has FREE tools to help you from every angle
In the news, you will sometimes hear about the top paying jobs in Alaska. At others times, you might find an article that talks about the fastest growing Alaska industry or occupation. However, you rarely see these two topics linked together when it comes to occupations.
What will your lifestyle look like when you finish postsecondary education and training? Will you be living in a house or apartment, eating out every night, riding a bike, going on vacations around the world? Your plans now will affect the choices available later.
It’s hard to plan without really mapping out what you want your life to look like. Use the Reality Check budgeting assessment to see if your education plans meet the lifestyle you have in mind.
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If you’ve heard and read about apprenticeships, you may have gotten hooked and feel that it could be the path for you. “But where do I start?” – you’ve asked yourself. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Have you ever thought that pursuing postsecondary education would mean making money instead of borrowing it to be able to study? Have you ever heard of a training program that not only equips you with book knowledge, but also with a set of very specific skills, where you had to apply the knowledge you learned from books; and, on top of that, pays you to do so?! Sounds almost too unrealistic to be true, but it is and you’d better believe it! It’s called APPRENTICESHIP, and if I were you, I woul...
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Did you know that you could become a fully credentialed Merchant Mariner before you graduate high school? AVTEC’s Young Mariner Training Program introduces high school students to the exciting maritime industry, and assists them in developing the basic skills essential to their success and safety as a Mariner.
For Alaska students the FAFSA is your application for the Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) and the Alaska Education Grant (AEG) as well as other scholarships and grants. High school students can earn the APS by meeting the curriculum requirements on this check list (download here) as well as by test score. To apply for the APS with the FAFSA you must list at least one Alaska school as a place you are interested in attending.
Where to start Personal Learning & Career Plans (PLCPs)? How to start? Which direction
should I take? I had these same questions when I sat down to write this blog entry. There are so many
directions I could go - just get to the point; draw some mind pictures. There is so much to write about
PLCPs. You are probably having similar questions as you approach the transition from high school to
college and career training. There are so many resources, many of them raising more questions than