College Exploration Resources
- Jesuit Excellence College Tour (JET)
- Coalition for College Events
- Colleges That Change Lives Events
- Compass: College Admissions Testing
- NACAC College Fairs
- Gap Year Fairs
- TeenLife Events
- ARROW College Planning Video Presentations
- National Catholic College Admission Association Events
- College Board BigFuture Days
Colleges host prospective students on campus through campus tours, information sessions, and special visitation events. These are designed to introduce a student to the college and provide general information about academics, admissions, financial aid, student life, and more. Each college's offerings will vary, so review the college's Admissions Office website for an overview of options and dates and join the college's mailing list to receive direct communications and invitations to events for prospective students.
Students can take exploratory campus tours as early as 9th-10th grade. Consider touring local colleges and visiting colleges on family vacations to experience the breadth and depth of college options. Ultimately, visiting colleges in-person helps students determine preferences for size, type, location, etc. and develop a broader understanding of college options. Click here for helpful resources related to campus tours.
Looking for virtual tours? Check out these options:
Are there academic subjects you'd like to further explore (or explore for the first time)? Would you like engage in service? Do you seek exposure to a career field? Then participating in an internship, a job-shadow, or service experience; attending a summer program hosted by an organization, school, or college; or taking classes might offer ways to explore an academic subject or career, expand your network, give back to others, and have fun!
- Saturday Academy
- Jesuit Summer Session
- Arrupe Center for Justice
- American Camp Association
- Gap Year Association (post-grad)
- Service Year (post-grad)
Questions? Talk to your counselor at Jesuit!
- Roadtrip Nation
- Naviance Student
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Apprenticeship Programs
- AmeriCorps, Job Corps, Northwest Youth Corps
Students can explore careers through job shadowing, informational interviews, internships, research, part-time jobs, service experiences, and activities like camps, enrichment programs, clubs, workshops. Additionally, Jesuit counselors can help students with selecting classes related to majors & careers of interest.
College Advising-related presentations are updated each year, or every other year, depending on the topic.