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an outline of steps you can take to reach a career goal

Career Plan

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an activity you enjoy, a subject you like, an idea that fascinates you, a sport you play, or a hobby you enjoy

Interest

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a natural physical or mental talent

Aptitude

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a physical or mental skill developed through learning, training, and practice

Ability

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a group of general occupational and career areas with subgroups, which are areas of concentration, or career pathways

Career Cluster

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an outline of jobs in a given career field that are available at different levels of education, training, and experience

Career Ladder

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the general process of acquiring knowledge and skills

Education

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the education you get from a school, college, or university

Formal education

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a two-year postsecondary school offering academic and occupational courses

Community college

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typically instruction on a specific skill or task needed for a job

Training

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education that generally takes less time than a college degree and prepares you for a specific type of work

Occupational training

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learning you pursue after you complete your formal education and training

Continuing Education

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a short-term position with a sponsoring organization to give the intern on-the-job experience in a certain field

Internship

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a combination of on-the-job training, work experience, and classroom instruction

Apprenticeship

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a college program for training commissioned officers for the armed forces

Reserve Officers' Training Corps

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Building awareness about college opportunities, providing guidance regarding college admissions, and identifying ways to pay for college

College Access

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a college savings plan for education operated by a state or an educational institution. The plan is tax-advantage savings plan designed to set aside college funds for their children.

529 plan

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typically provided by a nonprofit organization, such as a government or other organization. Generally need based and do not have to be repaid.

Grant

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may be based on financial need or some type of merit or accomplishment.

Scholarship

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Usually part-time jobs on campus that are subsidized by the government

Work-study programs

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Available for students and families who meet certain economic requirements.

Need-based awards

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The application form used to determine your eligibility for federal financial aid.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

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FAFSA stands for

Free Application for Federal Student Aid