Minnesota Career Information Systems
What will you do in THE REAL WORLD??????
MN Career Information System presents . . .MCIS!
User name: osakishs
Go online to find current info about work, schooling, and financial aid—all written especially for Minnesota students and adults. Some favorite places to explore:
* Take advantage of this free career tool! *
If you forgot your MCIS passwords from Careers – this is the formula we used in class
1. Go to https://mncis.intocareers.org/
2. Username is lastnamefirstnamemiddle initial – JohnsonSueK; your is _______________________________.
3. Password is graduationyearusername – 04JohnsonSueK; your is _______________________________.
If you need to start over
4. Enter as username: osakishs password: streaks
5. On the right near the top click Create "My MCIS"
6. New Users – click again Create "My MCIS"
7. Follow the directions in #2 and #3 to create your own MCIS portifolio
GPS Life Plan: The GPS LifePlan helps students set goals and design plans that will lead them to the success they desire. This program has the flexibility to be used by students of all ages and at all stages. Explore the web site to learn more about the 5 Plans (Career, Education, Finance, Leadership and Personal) and discover how they might help you.
Four Reasons to Attend College
There are many post high school options for after high school. The options include, but are not limited to, the following:
Four Year Colleges are located in every state and are either public (which means they are partly supported by taxes and are therefore generally less expensive than private colleges) or private (which are not supported by taxes). Both public and private colleges offer a wide variety of programs and vary in size from very small to very large. There are more than 3,000 four-year colleges in the United States to choose from. Examples of four-year colleges in Minnesota are:
Community Colleges can also be either public or private and are located throughout the United States. The most common two-year college is the public community college. Two-year colleges offer both two-year degrees and the opportunity to transfer credits to a four-year. The community college is usually the least expensive and most convenient option for students wanting to pursue a college education. Generally, the only admission requirement for acceptance into a community college is a high school diploma or a GED. Students who desire this option, yet who want to earn a degree, can complete their last two years toward a degree at a four-year college by transferring their community college credits to a four-year school that agrees to accept them.
Technical Colleges and specialty schools are somewhat different from two and four-year colleges in that they offer training for a specific occupation and typically do not require general coursework such as English, social studies, humanities, etc. Programs can vary somewhat by school. Lengths of programs vary but most can be completed in two years. The student is then ready to enter the job market. Technical colleges or specialty schools can be either public or private. Examples of technical colleges and specialty schools in Minnesota are:
The Military offers a variety of training opportunities and requires a service commitment in return. In addition to regular enlistment, students who want to pursue a college degree before they complete their service commitment can apply for a ROTC program or a service academy. ROTC scholarships allow students to complete their education at a civilian college at the same time they are training to become a commissioned officer in a branch of the armed services. Many college campuses offer ROTC programs. Names and phone numbers of military contacts can be obtained in the Counselor’s Office. For information on all branches of the military go to www.todaysmilitary.com/service-branches. The service academies, which require a fairly extensive application process, include the following:
Employment immediately after high school is an option often chosen by students who know that they want to be involved in an occupation which requires no additional training beyond high school or for students who may want to delay formalized post high school training for a while. Sometimes companies have their own training programs. Students wishing to pursue the employment option should talk to their counselor about resources.
How to make the most of your college visit:
Representatives from many colleges schedule visits to our school during the school year during lunch. Interested students are encouraged to visit with the representatives during lunch.
Visiting with a college representative is a good way to get information about a college. Representatives can answer many questions a student might have. Many students visit with several representatives to “get a feel for” different colleges. Some college representatives will schedule their second visit during the spring to talk with juniors and seniors that still may have questions.