Connect to College Days

Visitation Days for Prospective College Students

SSCC Students

Connect to College Day is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to visit with Southern State faculty and career 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

Central Campus | Friday, September 29, 2017 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Agenda

10:00am – Registration

10:10 - 10:20 a.m. – Welcome

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

  • Careers of the Future
  • Finding Money for College
  • What Professors Expect from Students
  • Building your Resume: Internships & Co-ops

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

  • Careers of the Future
  • Finding Money for College
  • What Professors Expect from Students
  • Building your Resume: Internships & Co-ops

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

  • Careers of the Future
  • Finding Money for College
  • What Professors Expect from Students
  • Building your Resume: Internships & Co-ops

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 of the Future – We have seen more change in the last 20 years than we have seen since the industrial revolution. The pace of technology is only going to increase, opening doors to new and different career pathways. Join Tom Payton, SSCC Career Counselor, as he explores careers of the future.
  • Finding Money for College – 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?
  • What College Professors Expect from Students – 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.
  • Building your Resume; Internships & Co-ops – Employers increasingly want to see "experience" in the new college grads they hire. Having an internship or co-op while in college will gain you invaluable professional experience, build self-confidence and increase your ability to find a job after graduation. Come explore how to build a college resume that will get you noticed by employers.
  • 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 22, and include your name, campus/date you would like to attend, how many people are coming with you, and any questions you may have.

We look forward to meeting you!