• Welcome to the CBC’s TRIO Talent Search Program! 
      
    As you prepare for your future we want to help you in making the best informed decisions regarding your career choice and helping you find a college to get you there. As we meet throughout the year please take a look at this timeline to help you in the process.   

     

     Making a College Decision 

     Freshman Year Timeline   


      
    Fall Semester    
    • Start thinking about reasons why you want to attend college  
    • Research colleges you are interested in and compare up to three at a time on BigFuture   
    • Enroll in Pre-AP or AP courses  
    • Start saving or continue saving for college  
     
    Spring Semester  
    • Join as many extracurricular clubs or organizations to build your resume  
    • Talk to your High School Counselor about the classes you will register for next year  
    • Learn about all the different career options you are interested in  
    • Create your resume 
     
    Summer  
    • Volunteer at a place you could envision yourself working to building your resume, such as the Animal Shelter or Library  
    • Job shadow a full-time employee in a career you are interested in pursuing Attend summer camps in your community 
     

    Sophomore Year Timeline    

     

     

    Fall Semester   
    • Register for and take the PSAT or PLAN Test 
    • Continue to research the colleges and careers you are interested in BigFuture 
    • Join or continue to participate in extracurricular clubs or organizations to build your resume  
     
    Spring Semester   
    • Talk to your High School Counselor about taking Dual Credit Courses  
    • Learn about how much college costs and how you can get money to go for FREE!  
    • Start collecting college information through email or postal mail  
    • Visit college campuses and talk with college students    
    Summer   
    • Volunteer at a place you could envision yourself working to building your resume, such as the Animal Shelter or Library.   
    • Job shadow a full-time employee in a career you are interested in pursuing  
    • Attend summer camps in your community  
    • Work part-time to save money for college 


     Junior Year Timeline     


     
    Fall Semester   
    • Study and prepare for the ACT/SAT  
    • Begin your national scholarship search and submit applications  
    • Keep your grades up  
    • Continue to participate in clubs/organizations  
    • Talk to your High School Counselor at least once this year 
     

     Spring Semester  

    • Register for and take the SAT and/or the ACT 
    • Continue researching colleges; visit them if possible 
    • Start researching scholarships you qualify for 
    • Update your resume 
    • Maintain good grades 

     Summer  

    • Register to re-take the SAT and/or ACT 
    • Begin your college application 
    • Work part-time to save money for college 
    • Continue to volunteer and/or job shadow