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Planning for Post-Secondary: Grade 10 Checklist

Your time in high school will go by quicker than you can imagine. Before you know it, you will have to make decisions about work or school.

​Plan now for success later. Begin exploring your interests. Would you like to pursue related courses or activities after high school?

  • Think about the things you are good at and enjoy doing.
    TIP: Use self-assessment tools to help you discover your strengths, interests, and personality type!
  • Explore occupations that relate to your strengths and interests.
    TIP: You can do the interests exercise in CAREERinsite to help you get some ideas about jobs that you may like!
  • Consider choosing challenging courses in school that relate to your strengths, interests, and personality type.
  • Begin or update a portfolio for yourself where you can collect and organize your work in a simple package.
    TIP: A portfolio will give you a leading edge in an interview because it showcases all your great work
  • Try getting involved in different things so you can discover what you’re good at like volunteering, job shadowing, or joining school teams or clubs. 
    TIP: Some of these experiences can be added to your portfolio! 
  • Check admission requirements for the postsecondary school you’re considering and work towards meeting those. You can find these requirements by searching your program of choice on Post-Secondary Programs at OCCinfo, checking with your guidance counsellor's office, or on the postsecondary school’s web site.
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