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Welcome to Senior Parent Night. Presented by: Christa Schulz – Guidance Specialist Jenelle Huffman – Guidance Specialist Bridget Mondt – ROP/Career Specialist. 53% of Recent College Grads Are Jobless or Underemployed—How?.

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welcome to senior parent night

Welcome to Senior Parent Night

Presented by: Christa Schulz – Guidance Specialist

Jenelle Huffman – Guidance Specialist

Bridget Mondt – ROP/Career Specialist

53 of recent college grads are jobless or underemployed how
53% of Recent College Grads Are Jobless or Underemployed—How?

A college diploma isn't worth what it used to be. To get hired, grads today need hard skills.


Orange Coast

Community College

25% have a BA

thhs 2013 grad stats
THHS 2013 Grad stats

90% - Attended Schools of higher education 92% in 2012

38% - 4 Year Colleges/Universities – 39% 2012

52% - 2 Year College 51% in 2012

2.5% - Trade or Technical Schools

3.2% - Armed Forces

2% - Work or seeking Employment


“More and more, young graduates enter the labor force to find there are few jobs available in their desired industries”

  • Recession
  • Baby Boomers, who are well-educated and have high levels of experience, continue to work, stalling natural career progression for younger generations
what does this mean
What does this mean?
  • Layoffs are more likely permanent
  • New jobs in different industries
  • Increasingly virtual work place
  • Unemployment persists
  • And yet… Still unfilled positions due to lack of qualified applicants
why is this an issue
Why is this an Issue?

The workplace is becoming increasingly virtual.

Part-time, temporary, telecommuting, and contract workers are going to replace many full-time employees within the next decade.

how do we know this issue exists in orange county
How Do We Know This Issue Exists in Orange County?

Six economic sectors will account for as many as 85 percent of all new jobs in Orange County the next decade:

Health Care

Business Services

Leisure and Hospitality






The Orange County labor force continues to grow, but there will be increasing problems in matching the labor force with employers’ needs.

  • This decade the U.S. will produce twice as many graduates in social sciences and business as in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
  • 64 percent of companies reported having positions for which they could not find qualified applicants.
average income of graduates
Average Income of Graduates

Bachelor's degree or higher


High School Diploma or GED


Engineering - $93,000

Technology - $68,300

English majors - $37,514

Psychology majors - $32,358

Child and family studies - $29,500

top 5 high demand jobs
TOP 5 High Demand Jobs
  • Network System/Data Communications analyst -Salary Range: $18,610 — $96,860
  • Physicians Assistant - Salary Range: $16,460 — $74,390
  • Medical Assistant - Salary Range: $16,460 — $74,390
  • Computer Application Software Engineers Salary Range: $18,610 — $96,860
  • Physical Therapists - Salary Range: $16,460 — $74,390

There are many optionsafter high school:

  • 2 and 4 year colleges
  • Technical Colleges
  • Corporate training programs
  • Apprenticeship training
  • Adult education
  • On-the-job training/Workplace experience
  • Intern/Apprenticeship
  • Military
  • Volunteer/Community Work
  • Entrepreneurship/Self-employment
college career search
College/Career Search

Career/College Search

Parents are the number one influence on the career their child pursues.


Access the Kuder Navigator : www.cec.kuder.com.

Password: mustang

Activation code: N3689726CBC

User name: first initial of first name, full last name, last two digits of student ID #

Page 39 of Planning Guide

graduation requirements
Graduation Requirements
  • 1. Earn a minimum of a C- average (1.75 total GPA);
  • 2. Earn a minimum of 220 credits of coursework: 165 required credits; 55 elective credits

English 40 credits

Health 5 credits

Math 30 credits

Physical Education 20 credits

Science 30 credits

Social Studies 30 credits

Art/Technical Art or foreign language

graduation requirments cont
Graduation Requirments cont.
  • 3. Demonstrate grade level writing proficiency on a district benchmark activity (CAHSEE writing sample or District Portfolio)
  • 4. Submit verification of a minimum of eight hours of community service or equivalent project completed during grades 9-12.
  • 5. Successfully pass the California High School Exit Examinations (CAHSEE) in language arts and mathematics.
  • If you are planning to enroll in college as a freshman and you wish to participate in Division I or Division II sports, you must be certified by the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse will analyze your academic information and determine if you meet the NCAA's initial eligibility requirements.
To be certified by the Clearinghouse, you must:
  • Graduate from high school.
  • Take at least 16 core courses
  • Earn a minimum combined score on the SAT I or the ACT with a minimum GPA in the 16 core courses.
      • Minimum 2.00 in the 16 core courses.
      • Minimum of 68 (sum of scores on the 4 individual ACT subtests) or an 820 combined math and Critical Reading on the SAT.
  • www.ncaa.org
california state university
California State University
  • CSU First-time Freshman Admission Requirements
  • Complete the 15 unit a-g course pattern with grades of "C" or better
  • Minimum subject requirements ("a-g" subjects):
  • History/Social Science: 2 years required
  • English: 4 years required
  • Mathematics: 3 years required (algebra I, geometry, algebra II)
  • Laboratory Science: 2 years with laboratory required (one biological, one physical – one can be earth science).
  • Language Other Than English (LOTE): 2 years required
  • Visual/Performing Arts: 1 year required
  • College Preparatory Electives: 1 year required
Earn a qualifying eligibility indexCSU/UC GPA X 800 + SAT Total (sum of math + critical reading) OR GPA x 200 + (10 x ACT composite – no writing)Fullerton 3250

Long Beach = 4050

San Diego = 4155

  • Test Score RequirementCSU requires the SAT I or the ACT test scores for students with a GPA below 3.0. However, test scores for students above 3.0 may be used for advising and placement in appropriate courses.
csu mentor
CSU Mentor
  • You can list CSUMentor as an SAT score recipient. The SAT institution code for CSUMentor is 3594. CSUMentor will then store your scores for ALL CSU campuses to utilize. If you have not yet sent your scores to either a CSU campus or CSUMentor, you can request this at www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/reg.html.
  • ACT

If you have listed a CSU campus as an ACT score report recipient, you can use the ACT Scores Manager to release your scores to additional campuses. Before you can use the ACT Scores Manager, you must first have arranged for your scores to be sent to a CSU campus. If you have not yet arranged for your ACT scores to be sent to a CSU campus, you can learn how to request this at www.actstudent.org/scores/send/index.html.

university of california
University of California
  • Most major departments require additional preparation in math and laboratory science beyond the "a-f pattern" of minimum subject requirements.Preferred minimum preparation for most major fields of study:
  • 4 years of advanced math
  • 3-4 years lab science
  • 3-4 years foreign language
  • All grades must be a "C" or higher in the required courses.
UC requires the SAT or the ACT (with writing). Subject tests are no longer required for the UCs – but see it as additive information – AND some majors want it. Check with the school you are applying to.
  • Initial filing period for admission:November 1 for following fall semester. Applications will not be considered after November 30.
  • Eligibility in the Local Context (ELC) draws qualified students from among the top 9% of each participating high school.
  • The ELC program was implemented to:

increase the pool of eligible students

  • meet the guideline of the California Master Plan for Higher Education, which states that the top 12.5 percent of public high school graduates will be considered UC-eligible
  • give UC a presence in each California high school and stimulate a college-going culture at those schools that typically do not send many graduates to the university
  • Students who qualify are guaranteed admissions at UCMerced.
  • Here's how: www.parchment.com
  • Sign up by identifying your school and provide some information about yourself, including your email address.
  • Choose the destinations where you want to send your transcripts.
  • Sign off by paying $8 online
  • We'll send out official transcripts, checked and approved by your school. We'll email you to confirm that they've gone out. And for colleges (and other destinations) that accept transcripts electronically, we'll even confirm when they receive them.
independent colleges universities
Independent Colleges/Universities
  • Application (Common Application)
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
Student Questionnaire – complete this form with as much detailed information as possible. (Form available on THHS website) Click the Guidance link and download.
  • Teacher input Sheets – select three to four teachers that know your academic strengths and that can provide anecdotal information to your letter writer. Specifics will be included in this letter so it is imperative that you do not give a Teacher Input Sheet to any instructor you have asked to write a Teacher Letter of Recommendation directly to a campus. This will cause duplication of information and weaken the value of both letters.
  • Complete the list of colleges you will be applying to utilizing the Common Application process, mailed applications or on-line recommendations along with their deadlines to your letter writer.
  • Mailed recommendations require the secondary school report form be given to your letter writer along with an addressed envelope with two stamps. Please allow four weeks lead time prior to the deadline for this process to be completed.
  • Teachers will not complete a letter of recommendation without you first asking them if they would be able to perform this task. Four weeks advance notice is required for them as well. Submit to them the complete list of colleges you will be applying to as well. (Form available on THHS website)
community college
Community College

A specific occupational program is selected and courses are completed from the list in the college catalog for that skill area. The certificate programs range from 18-30 units. If you have a career field in mind, it is necessary to research which college offers your program.


A community college "degree" program is also available. the Associate Degree is granted upon completion of 60 college units, general education course, a major and a 2.0 grade point average.


Lower division university course requirements can be completed at a community college. Students may then enter a four-year college as a junior to complete their bachelor's degrees

financial aid
Financial Aid

What is financial aid?

  • There are three types of financial aid:
  • scholarships and grants which do not have to be repaid;
  • loans which do have to be repaid, but usually not while you are still attending college;
  • work study, often available on campus, which pays a direct salary.
Where does financial aid come from?
  • There are four main sources of financial aid:
  • federal government
  • state government
  • colleges and universities
  • private agencies, scholarship donors
How do I apply for state aid (Cal Grants) and financial aid?
  • You may apply for a federal Pell Grant and for a state Cal Grant by completing the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Some colleges or programs have unique forms. Contact the financial aid officer at the school to which you are applying for details.You may not file the FAFSA before January 1 of the year in which you are applying. The deadline for Cal Grant applications is March 2. File as early as possible after January 1.
  • Some colleges and private scholarships also require the CSS/Financial Aid Profile form to be submitted to College Scholarships Services. FAFSA's and Profile forms are available from your Guidance Specialist and in your Career Center.