College Is Power By: Timothy Guadalpi
Overview on College • Why Should You Go To College? • College is the pathway to success and a better life • College graduates earn more money and get better jobs • Unemployment rates are lower for college graduates • College will help you help your family • College is a lot of fun! • A Who’s Who of Famous College Graduates • How Do You Pay for College?
F.I.U • With a student body of nearly 46,000, F.I.U is one of the 25 largest public universities in the nation. More than 110,000 FIU alumni live and work in South Florida. • F.I.U offers more than 180 bachelor’s master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations and law. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU has been locally and globally engaged for more than four decades finding solutions to the most challenging problems.
Questions: • How do I arrange for a campus visit? Tours are available at both Modesto Maidique Campus and Biscayne Bay campuses. The tour lasts approximately one hour and includes an information session with an Admissions counselor. • How many majors does FIU offer? • Students can choose from more than 200 baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in more than 280 majors. • How do I apply for financial aid at FIU? • To receive financial assistance you must be fully admitted to an FIU degree program or be enrolled in a qualified certificate program. For need-based aid, complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA). • What is a double major? • A double major is when a student pursues two major fields of study.
Questions Continued: • What are the criteria for being admitted to the College of Business Administration? General admission criteria are completed 60 semester hours or an AA degree, or its equivalent, 3.0 non-business GPA for all majors, completion of all lower division requirements including CLAS, and completion of all seven business pre-core courses with grade of C or better. • What are the University's admission requirements? you will need to submit three separate official transcripts, not just one transcript with courses from all schools listed. Students transferring with fewer than 60 credit hours may need to submit ACT/SAT scores and official high school transcripts. All international students are required to meet certain deadline dates and to take the TOEFL exam if they are from non-English-speaking countries. • When should I apply for admission? You should apply for admission as soon as you meet the current admission criteria. A delay in applying for admission to the college could affect your graduation requirements. • What GPA must I keep to remain in good standing? The institutional GPA must remain at a 2.0 or higher for you to be considered in good academic standing. • How much is tuition? To be eligible for in-state tuition, students must document that they have been legal, Florida residents for a year from the first day of class. • Am I required to have a minor? Minors are not required. Students are required only to have one major
Pathway to Success and a Better Life • College opens doors to opportunity and expands your horizons. You will experience new points of view. • Graduating from college will be a source of pride because it is a great accomplishment. • You get to follow your dreams and determine your future!
Interview : • What was your greatest strength and weakness in college? • Who helped you prepare for college and how did you decide on a major? • Are you currently working in your chosen major or field? • Why did you choose Hospitality management as your Major? • How has your choice of going to college/ technical school/military or career work benefited you? • From a scale of 1-10 how hard is college? • Why did you select your college or university? • If I were to ask your professors to describe you in three words, what would they be?
Earn More by Staying in School • High school graduates earn $430,000 more over their lifetimes than high school dropouts. • Double your income by graduating from college. • An Associate’s degree is worth $390,000 more than a high school diploma. • A Bachelor’s degree is worth $1.2 million more than a high school diploma. • A Doctorate (Ph.D.) is worth $1.7 million more than a Bachelor’s degree. • A Professional (law or medical) degree is worth $2.9 million more than a Bachelor’s degree.
Computer Engineering • For the past 20 years, an explosion in computer technology has caused nearly every aspect of our lives to be driven by a computer. With the increasing need for computers and systems to interact efficiently, a new wave of technology is expected to continue and accelerate this trend into the future. Professionals whose knowledge integrates expertise from both the electrical engineering and computer science fields will be in high demand. Computer engineers meet this demand by combining expertise in low-level software, high-level hardware and integrated system design. Which is why I am want to be a computer engineer.
Degree Requirements • The curriculum consists of 128 credit hours. Lower division requirements include at least 60 hours of pre-engineering credits. Up to 90 academic credits may be transferred from an ABET accredited institution of higher education. In addition, all students must meet the University Foreign Language Requirement, must pass the CLAST or have it waived, and must meet all of the state and university requirements for graduation.
Why College is Required for a Better Job: • All of the highest paying jobs require a college degree. • Jobs for college graduates include better benefits, such as health insurance and retirement plans. • College graduates have half the unemployment rates of high school graduates and better job security. • There are many more jobs available for college graduates than high school graduates.
Good Quote about Education • In our democracy every young person should have an equal opportunity to obtain a higher education, regardless of his station in life or financial means.– President John F. Kennedy
Five Types Of Student Financial Aid Gift aid, such as grants and scholarships, which is free money that does not need to be repaid. Student employment, such as part-time work-study jobs, which lets you earn as you learn. Student loans, which is money that is repaid over several years, usually with interest. Education tax benefits, such as the Hope Scholarship tax credit, which is money you get by filing a federal income tax return, even if you don’t owe any taxes. Military student aid, such as ROTC and the GI Bill, where you earn money for your education in exchange for service in the United States Armed Forces.