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The Springfield Parent Academy Presents…
“Transitioning to the real world”
College and Career Readiness
Central High School
1840 Roosevelt Avenue, Springfield
Wednesday, October 29TH, 2014
5:30 to 7:20 p.m.
5:30 - 6:00 PM
Food, welcome and instructions
6:05 – 7:05PM
7:05 – 7:20PM
Raffles and Closing
Childcare is available for children ages 3 to 11 (must be potty trained)
The raffle will include 3 Kindle Fires
Courses in English
Participants will need to select ONE of the below courses to register for:
1. Personal Finances –PeoplesBank
PeoplesBank will discuss the benefits of using a bank account versus other alternatives that
individuals use to manage their money. Other topics include: preparing a budget plan in an
effort to save money and highlighting the basic concepts of strengthening your credit in
order to obtain a future loan.
2. Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars, Oh My! Paying for College 101 – uAspire
College costs have increased 400% in the past 20 years. You’ve heard that college can cost
thousands of dollars a year, and student loan debt across the country is higher than ever
before. As a parent, the idea of paying for your child’s college education is understandably
scary, especially if you have no experience with the process. College may cost a lot of
money, but there are plenty of resources available to make it affordable for your family! In
this course, uAspire will arm you with everything you need to know about the college
financial aid process.
3. Finding Your Passion – Springfield Public Schools
A workshop focusing on using the Harrington-O'Shea, an interest survey, to determine the
career clusters that best fit you. The inventory looks at your skills, abilities, strengths and
interests to develop a profile that provides you with a starting point for career exploration.
4. First Impressions and the Job Interview Process – Springfield Public Schools
Do you need help in preparing for the job interview? If you answer yes to this question, this
workshop is for you! You will learn how to develop a resume, cover letter, what employers
look at during the interview and much more.
5. Supporting Your Biggest Investment: College Admissions 101 – Bay Path University
This session is designed to provide an overview of admission factors that many colleges
and universities in the state, and across the country, consider during the college application
process. This program will include: review of curriculum rigor, tips for application essays,
standardized testing such as SAT and ACT, how to stand out in the application process and
other helpful resources to ensure you get the most for your money.
Cursos en Español
Los participantes necesitan seleccionar UNO de los cursos mencionados abajo para registración.
1. Apoyar tu mayor inversión: Ingresos a Universidad 101 – Bay Path University
Esta sesión está diseñada para proporcionar una visión general de los factores de admisión
que muchos colegios y universidades en el estado y en todo el país toman en consideración
durante el proceso de aplicación a la Universidad. Este programa incluye: revisión de rigor
del currículo, consejos para los ensayos de solicitud, pruebas estandarizadas tales como
SAT y ACT (por sus siglas en inglés), como destacarse en el proceso de solicitud y otros
recursos útiles para garantizar que obtienes más por tu dinero.
2. Cientos de miles de dólares, ¡Dios mío! Pagar Universidad 101 - uAspire
Los gastos universitarios han aumentado un 400% en los últimos 20 años. Has escuchado
que la universidad cuesta miles de dólares y la deuda de préstamos estudiantiles en el país
es más alta que nunca. Como padre la idea de sufragar la educación universitaria de tu hijo
es alarmante, especialmente si no tienes experiencia en este proceso. Tal vez, la
universidad cueste mucho dinero, pero hay muchos recursos disponibles para que sea
módico para tu familia. En este curso la organización uAspire, te preparará con todo lo que
necesitas saber acerca del proceso de ayuda financiera.