Connect to College Day

Information sessions to become a successful college student

SSCC Students

Connect to College Day is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to visit with Southern State faculty and staff to learn about what it takes to be a successful college student. The day's agenda has been developed with important information every high school junior and senior should know!

Event Details

Agenda

10:00am – Registration

10:10 - 10:20 a.m. – Welcome

10:25 - 10:50 a.m. – Concurrent Session 1
(choose 1)

  • Careers... Where do you fit?
  • Money, Money, MONEY
  • College Knowledge
  • What is your Digital Footprint

10:55 - 11:20 a.m. – Concurrent Session 2
(choose 1)

  • Careers... Where do you fit?
  • Money, Money, MONEY
  • College Knowledge
  • What is your Digital Footprint

11:25 - 11:50 a.m. – Concurrent Session 3
(choose 1)

  • Careers... Where do you fit?
  • Money, Money, MONEY
  • College Knowledge
  • What is your Digital Footprint

11:55 - 12:20 p.m. – Meet & Greet with Faculty/Lunch

12:25 - 12:50 p.m. – Meet & Greet with Faculty/Lunch

12:50 - 1:00 p.m. – Closing Remarks

What to expect during each session:

  • Careers... Where do you fit? – Choosing a career can be difficult. There are plenty of helpful strategies available to help you plan for your future. It is important to research different options from the thousands of careers out there as well as knowing the simple steps to take to figure out what you might be best suited for. Let our Career guru help you during this session!
  • Money, Money, MONEY – There is money out there to help pay for college, but will you be able to find it? Learn the difference between a loan, grant and scholarship. What kind of financial aid do you qualify for? What should you do now to make your application(s) stand out? Attend this session to find out!
  • College Knowledge – What does it take to succeed in college? Meeting a professor's expectations can be tricky because you don't always get specific instructions on what you need to do to succeed. This session will explore common sense steps to getting good grades and being successful as a college student.
  • What is your Digital Footprint – According to internetsociety.org, every day (whether we want to or not) most of us contribute to a growing portrait of who we are online; a portrait that is probably more public than we assume. Whatever you do in an online environment, a trail of activity remains. While it is pretty much impossible to have a zero footprint in the online world in today's era, it is important to manage your digital identity now and into the future.
  • Meet & Greet with Faculty – Explore the various programs that Southern State offers first-hand as you meet some of our top-notch faculty. The collaboration of our faculty and staff fuels our goal of providing high quality education. Together we support and encourage the success of our students!

Thinking about attending?

Great! Let us know so we can plan for your visit.

Please email Jim Barnett at jbarnett11@sscc.edu by September 7, and include your name, how many people are coming with you, and any questions you may have.

We look forward to meeting you!