College & Career Readiness

MAY 2020

A monthly newsletter that highlights different college majors, trades, and the military.

HAPPY MAY!

COLLEGE MAJOR

ENGINEERING

Do you like to solve problems? Do you like to think of new ways to do things? Do you like puzzles? Do you like working with computers? Do you enjoy a challenge? Do you ever wonder how things work? If you answered yes to most you may have the right mindset to excel at engineering.


Explore these helpful web sites on Engineering:


40 different types of Engineering degrees


Engineering Programs list


Quiz: Should you be an Engineer?

TRADE

PUBLIC SERVICE/SAFETY

Public Safety refers to Law enforcement, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Secret Service; US Postal Office mail handlers; the Internal Revenue Service; Fire department, Department of Motor Vehicles, and more.


Check out these websites:


Quiz: Find your Passion in Public Service


What are Public Service jobs (and are they right for you)?


Reasons to be a Police Officer


What does being a Firefighter mean to you?

MILITARY

Reserve Officer Training Corps

Approximately 1,700 colleges and universities across the country offer the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs. Scholarships may be available to those who commit. Those who are interested in becoming an officer in the military while still having a typical college experience should consider joining the ROTC. Requirements to join are similar to the service academies and senior military colleges.


Check out these websites for more information:


Guide to Understanding ROTC programs


Pros and Cons of joining the ROTC


Example of ROTC program in Maryland

One last thought...

MESSY NOTES MAKING IT HARD TO STUDY? CLEAN IT UP!

Why are effective note-taking skills important? By taking proper notes you free you mind of having to remember everything.