Welcome to the Career Center
The Career Center is available to Minooka students and their parents to assist them in preparing for life after high school. Choosing a career path can be a difficult decision. When students have some idea of the type of career they are interested in, it helps determine a college major or type of school would be best suited to accomplish their goals. This is a decision-making process through which students assess their strengths and preferences to make informed choices. Students can use the Career Center for all aspects of post-secondary planning, such as, college and career research, assistance with college applications, learning about the financial aid process and scholarships. College representative visits are also done through the Career Center.
A student can use the Career Center by making an appointment with me. Appointments can be made throughout the day and will be given on a first come, first served basis and will be scheduled during a student’s resource if possible. If a student would like to attend a college representative presentation, the student must see me for a pass.
I look forward to working with you!
INFORMATION FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION PROCESS
Choosing a College
College Campus Visit
The College Essay
Letters of Recommendation
College Search Information
State Universities in Illinois- At A Glance
12 Reasons to Stay in Illinois
Illinois Community Colleges
What's Next Illinois
Know How 2 Go Illinois
Tips for Attending College Fairs
The College Fair season is upon us! If you plan to attend one, please consider some good ways to be prepared. The following link to Career Vision does a nice job of explaining how to take full advantage of a trip to a College Fair:
FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Scholarship Bulletin- National & Regional Scholarships
Scholarship Search Sites
Managing College Costs
This is a wonderful comprehensive website designed to assist parents and students through the costs of college with an abundant amount of financial aid information and informational video seminars.
State of Illinois Grants
A grant is a type of “gift aid” that does not need to be paid back. The amount awarded is generally based on financial need and is generally provided by the government and/or the college you plan to attend.