Why Go to College?

Why Go to College?

  • Grade range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Release date: 08-14-2019
  • Tags: College, College Prep, Careers in Law, Higher Education, College and Career Readiness, Veterinary Science, Career, Career Aspirations, College and Career Preparation, College Preparation, Travel, College Applications, Find Colleges, College Search, College Scorecard, Compare colleges, Undefined, Career Exploration, Career Expectations, Financial Information, Financial Goals, Financial Future, Financial, Financial Aid, Non-Traditional, Speech

Description

Use these resources to discover the major benefits that come along with that college degree

Resources

Resource ID: Gearup_W_HIGH_GJosep Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: CCMP Institutional Organization: Texas Education Agency
Honestly, Joseph G.’s life story deserves a feature-length movie (going from high-school dropout to Harvard Law School and all), but for now you can experience it through his “How I Got Here” video.
Resource ID: Gearup_W_HIGH_Lemniq Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: CCMP Institutional Organization: Texas Education Agency
Lemnique had a passion for animals that she wanted to turn into a career, and she knew that college (specifically, a lot of it) was the only way to make it happen.
Resource ID: Gearup_W_FTGU_Jocely Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: CCMP Institutional Organization: Texas Education Agency
Watch the video to get to know all about this guitar-playing, goal-shooting, world-traveling GEAR UP freshman from El Paso.
Resource ID: Gearup_W_GenTX Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: CCMP Institutional Organization: Texas Education Agency
Why to Care: Learn from others who've gone to college.
Resource ID: Gearup_W_Adventures Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: CCMP Institutional Organization: Texas Education Agency
This site’s got it all—how to get to college and pay for it, how to find a career afterwards, and how to manage any debt you may have collected in the process.
Resource ID: Gearup_W_Getalife Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: CCMP Institutional Organization: Texas Education Agency
The idea of learning through play is certainly nothing new. Neither is the fact that college graduates make more money on average than their non-university peers. When students are having fun, they retain valuable information—for instance, exactly how much a degree will help them out in the future—and Texas Gear Up's Get a Life game provides both in spades.
Resource ID: Gearup_W_TexasRealit Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: CCMP Institutional Organization: Texas Education Agency
Texas Reality Check is a site that makes figuring out life after college fun and engaging. From the homepage, users have three ways to find the right career for them. They could choose the Reality Check path, where users start by determining what they think their monthly expenses will be, and then find a career that matches the necessary income.
Resource ID: Gearup_W_TexasCrews Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: CCMP Institutional Organization: Texas Education Agency
Texas CREWS lets users really see the “growth” in a “growing career” by providing a quick look at average first-year salaries across the indicated ten-year span on any college major report page.
Resource ID: Gearup_W_HIGH_Veroni Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: CCMP Institutional Organization: Texas Education Agency
Raised in a migrant farm-worker family (and working in the fields eight months a year), Veronica always knew that she wanted much more for herself. And the obvious way to make that happen? College. So Veronica figured out her career goal, then hit the books like crazy til she was actually living her dream. Watch to see how she pulled it all off—while keeping her dancing shoes on the whole way…