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CEP Graduation Requirements

Freshman
Awareness

  • Find your path assessment
  • Parent & student reflection on career interest survey results
  • S.M.A.R.T. goals
  • Favorite three career clusters
  • Begin four-year course plan
  • Experience tracking
  • Explore colleges
  • Learning style assessment
  • Gale of Life scenario
  • Top skills assessment

 

Sophomore 
Explore

  • Would You Rather assessment
  • Explore opportunities in SchoolLinks
  • Set goal career
  • Career reflection (in-person or virtual, McHenry County College (MCC) career day, guest speaker, field trip, career fair
  • S.M.A.R.T. goals
  • Complete four-year course plan
  • Complete resume first draft
  • Explore colleges Favorite majors or training programs

Junior
Preparation

  • Record experience hours
  • Scholarship profile match
  • Campus lifestyle assessment
  • C.E.P. reflection (career fair, career speaker, class reflection, internship, job shadow, volunteer hours, work reflection)
  • Favorite three colleges
  • Financial literacy
  • Review four-year course plan
  • Update resume

Senior
Experience

  • Explore scholarships
  • SchoolLinks alumni account
  • C.E.P. reflection (career fair, career speaker, class reflection, internship, job shadow, volunteer hours, work reflection)
  • College essay or personal statement
  • College financing
  • Financial literacy
  • Review four-year course plan
  • Update resume