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Month 3 - Managing Expectations

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Month 3 - Managing Expectations

  1. 1. CAREER MENTORING GROUP MEETINGMonth Three – Managing Expectations
  2. 2. Check in
  3. 3. Who hasexpectations ofyou? Expectation - The prospect Do you feel like you usually meet or of the future; grounds exceed your own expectations? upon which something excellent is expected to happen; prospect of anything good to come Are they the same as yours?What are your expectationsof yourself?
  4. 4. HOW TO TALK TO YOUR PARENTS You will at some point argue with your parents about what you should be studying, where you should be going, how you should be paying for it and more Tips to talk to your parents:  Be upfront and honest  Don’t give up after one conversation, if it is important you need to make it a priority  Involve a third party – me, SPSW, guidance counselor, family member – but remember that at the end of the day they need to hear from you  Tell them that instead of going to college, youre going to join the circus as a sad clown
  5. 5. CASE STUDY #1 Jamal wanted to go to the University of Toronto to study biomedicine. Eventually he wants to become a family doctor. Unfortunately Jamal failed Biology and got a 57% in Chemistry in his first semester. What could he do next? What might be some flaws in his plan? So he retook biology in 2nd semester and got a 62% and did Chemistry in Night school and got a 73%. This put his top 6 average at a 67%. What are Jamal’s options at this point?
  6. 6. THINKING ABOUT A 5TH YEAR Change schools – talk to your SPSW Upgrade courses – be intentional about course selection Take things that will propel your credits for PSE – think about dual credit programs, OYAP or programs like YouCAN (at JPCI)
  7. 7. CASE STUDY #2 Sarah wanted to go to University to study Education and wanted to be a Kindergarten teacher. Sarah did her University applications but ended up failing 2 of her 6 U/M courses in first semester. What could she do? What might be some flaws in her plan?
  8. 8. APPLYING TO COLLEGE Many college programs have articulation agreements  This means you can go to college for 2 years and then use the college diploma as credit towards a university degree  EX – Seneca Accounting – York University Business Admin Some programs have bridging courses you can take  EX - GBC Practical Nursing – Bridging program – Ryerson Registered Nursing
  9. 9. CASE STUDY #3 Julie has the goal of being a nurse. She did both University and College applications. Unfortunately Julie did not get accepted to any universities or colleges. She stays on and does a 5th year of high school to try and bring up her marks. She re-applies to both College and University and again she does not get accepted to the programs she applied to. What can Julie do? What might be some flaws in her plan?
  10. 10. ACADEMIC UPGRADING York University – Steps to Liberal Arts and Transitional year program Ryerson – Road to Ryerson UofT – Transitional year Program and Academic Bridging Program All colleges – GAS, pre-academic programs, Academic upgrading, Pre-apprenticeship programs and more George Brown – Augmented Education (assistant cook & construction) Humber –Breaking the Cycle, EAP – English for Academic Purposes Seneca – LINC to College Centennial – HYPE
  11. 11. Meet Orlando
  12. 12. MAKING BACK-UP PLANS What are reasons you might need a back-up plan?Getting all 30 credits Social life getting in the wayGetting good enough grades Competitive yearFamily Expectations Not enough steps in planP/T employment Missing deadlinesFinancial Other Why make back-up plans?  Can’t control admission decisions, life, etc.  Having a plan in place eases fear and anxiety if you need to implement it
  13. 13. Fill out the worksheet to create your back-up planMy goal for next year is:The following things might get in the way of me reaching my goal:If my goal is not reached I plan to:Steps I need to take to follow the back-up plan:Who can help me with my back-up plan?