My Journey

College and Career Planning Virtual Event: September 24, 2022

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Join us for this free virtual event to learn from experts how to prepare for the future. 

Excitement? Uncertainty? Overwhelmed with options? All great adventures begin with a mix of emotions in anticipation of the road ahead.

ACT’s My Journey event provides valuable information to help students and parents confidently navigate the college admissions process.  

It’s important to remember that while everyone’s journey after high school follows a unique path, but there are some common things you can do to make the best decisions about your future.

Event Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022 | 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT

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What participants from last year's event had to say!

“The event was a helpful resource to me because it helped me realize how important it is to be involved in knowing this information rather than relying on my high school to take care of things.”

Get a glimpse of what to expect by checking out highlights and sessions from last year!


#Applied: Building Your College List
How students and parents can build a balanced college list together.

What Does “Test Optional” Really Mean for Students?
Valuable insight into the entire college planning process and key questions related to “test optional”.

Planning to Prepare for the ACT
Different approaches and resources that can help students plan and prepare for the ACT.

The Transition to College
Practical tips on how students can make the most of being in a new setting.

Career Clusters 101
Free resources that can help inform and guide students for career exploration based on their skills, interests, and career outlook information.

Alternative Pathways for Success
User-friendly tips on building a career pathway and the right tools to use. 

ACT National Career Readiness Certificate and How You Can Use It!
How students can earn an NCRC and use it to their advantage.

Tips and Tricks to Land Your Dream Job
Key tips and tricks for students entering the workforce, and how to land that dream job.

Stand Out with an Outstanding Application Essay
Insights and tips on how to successfully develop essays that will help differentiate students in the college application and competitive scholarship process. 

Perseverance, Storytelling, and Luck: Tips for Earning Scholarships
The secret recipe for scholarship success, with steps to esnure every student has the information they need to succeed.

Navigating the Financial Aid Process
High-level overview of what information the FAFSA is asking for and why, as well as common mistakes that are made on the FAFSA so that students and parents can take advantage of every dollar they are entitled to receive.

College Admissions 101: Your Checklist – How Not to Be Overwhelmed
Helps simplify the process to ensure the journey through the college search and admission is a successful one.