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Exploring Careers &

Comparing Colleges
Directions:

Now that you’ve chosen your #1 career, it’s time to research the job
training that you’ll need (aka- what type of education will you have to
get to be able to do this job one day).
 Think about:
• Will you need a Bachelors Degree? Some sort of Graduate
Degree? Or can you go to a trade school to get on-the-job
training and experience?
• Will you have to do an internship or an apprenticeship?
• What schools offer the program(s) that you need?
 What colleges offer the programs (what you need to study to get
the job you eventually want to have)?
• Consider what we discussed yesterday (Community College
before University; not choosing the “big name” schools; staying
in-state vs. going to school out-of-state)

Step #1:

First, click the “My EDP.” Then, click your #1 Career (what you chose
at the end of the Comparing Careers Assignment.) Finally, click the
“Education” tab on the sidebar. Summarize it in 4 sentences.
they must have at least 2-4 years of college and get a associates degree
and a bachelors degree. if you do 2 years you will be considered as a
veterinary technician. if you take 4 years you will be considered as a
veterinary technologist. or take all six years and get both.

Step #2:

Next, click “Sample Career Path” on the sidebar. Explain the range and
variety (or, various levels) of jobs and earnings your career could have.
Level 3
Sample Title
Surgical Nurse / Supervisor
Earnings $30,000 to $55,000 a year
Requirements • Several years of hands-on experience
ResponsibilitiesBeing the vet’s chief assistant during surgeries; taking animal x-rays;
doing blood work; talking to animal owners; inserting intravenous drips and
administering medicine; supervising other vet techs; billing clients.

Step #3:

Now, pick three schools or places to train for your career. Click the
“Education” tab. Then, you can pick the way you want to search.
If you already have a pretty good idea of where you want to go, choose
“Explore Education,” and search by school.
If you’re unsure of where you want to go, click “School Selector” to
narrow down your options.
Once you’ve picked three schools, save them to your EDP by clicking the
blue “Save to My EDP” button.
List your three choices here:
1.

Michigan State University

2.

Ferris State University

3.

University of Michigan

Step #4:

The next step is to spend some time researching these colleges/trade
schools. Begin your research by clicking the name of the school.

College #1:
• Total Cost (include books, room/board, etc.)
Estimated Expenses: Undergraduate
Total
In State $12,863 $1,044
$8,806

Tuition

Books

Room/Board

$22,713

•TotalTotal
Enrollment (how many students):
49,343
Undergraduate Students 37,988
Full-Time Students 43,281
Part-Time Students 6,062 View More

• Student Life (what do students like and/or dislike?):
football games in Spartan Stadium
basketball games in Breslin Center
Homecoming festivities

• What do you like about this school?
the variety of stuff to do and the education.

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College #2:
• Total Cost (include books, room/board, etc.)

Estimated Expenses: Undergraduate
Board
Total
In State $10,950 $1,050
$8,910
Enrollment

Tuition

Books

$20,910

• Total Enrollment (how many students):

Total 14,707
Undergraduate Students 13,469
Full-Time Students 10,048
Part-Time Students 4,659

Room/

• StudentPopular
Life Clubs
(what
do students like and/or dislike?):
& Organizations
Entertainment Unlimited
Student Government Association
Crafter's Anonymous
Residence Hall Association
Red Cross Student Chapter
Popular On-Campus Events
Homecoming
Ferris Fest
The Big Event

• What do you like about this school?

theres a lot of stuff to do and fun events etc. and the education.

College #3:
• Total Cost (include books, room/board, etc.)
Estimated Expenses: Undergraduate
Tuition
Fees Books
Room/Board Total
In State $13,783 $194 $1,048
$9,996
$25,021

• Total Enrollment (how many students):

Total 43,710
Undergraduate Students 28,283
Full-Time Students 41,142
Popular Clubs
& Organizations
Part-Time
Students
2,568
Student Life (what do
Hillel•Society
K-Grams (Kids' Program)
M-Powered Entrepreneurial Club
Dance Marathon
Alternative Spring Break
Popular On-Campus Events
Martin Luther King Day Symposium
FestiFall and Escapade
Take Back the Night Rally and March

students like and/or dislike?):

• What do you like about this school?

the clubs and events and the education.