by Trish Kline
- Is it a new acronym for teens that parents aren’t meant to figure out? Is it a new club at Manual? Or maybe it’s a cool new hangout place over in Cardinal Town? Well…it IS a COOL place to hangout…but it’s located right inside our very own Guidance Office. It’s called the CCC- otherwise known as the College & Career Center.
Who uses the CCC?
- Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
What’s located in the CCC?
- Brochures on HUNDREDS of colleges
- Calendar showing college rep visits
- Map showing colleges across the US
- Scholarship info
- Reference materials – ACT/SAT/PSAT prep, College books, Book of majors, AP review books, Essay writing
- Common App chart & deadlines
- Summer employment opportunities
- Military options
- Technical/vocational opportunities
- 3 computers and a printer
When is the CCC open?
- Anytime during school hours. Come during study hall, lunch, before or immediately after school
Who staffs the CCC?
- 60 parent volunteers per month
- To work on your college application
- To attend a college rep visit (Princeton, Duke, American, Vanderbilt, Boston, Columbia, Purdue, Wash U, etc)
- To find out about scholarships
- To check out reference materials
- To look at several college brochures
- To learn about summer employment opportunities
- To map out a college visit trip
- To look up online college info
- To find out about other opportunities after graduation (military, technical school, etc)
How do I find out which college reps are visiting?
- Click on this link to see the full schedule
- Check the calendar hanging on the wall outside the Guidance office
- Krista Just routinely emails students/parents regarding upcoming college rep visits
- Check out Manual PTSA’s FB page – college visits are posted every Sunday for the upcoming week
How does my student go about attending a college rep visit?
- College rep visits last anywhere from 10 min to 1 hour
- Check with your teacher prior to the visit to confirm that you may leave class
- If student cannot afford to stay for the entire hour due to classroom priorities, it is OK to simply pop in for 5 minutes, say HI to the rep, and grab a brochure
- If student cannot attend the visit, ask a friend who is attending to grab information for you
- Parents are asked not to attend as the focus is to facilitate interaction between students and college reps only