TCHS Rampage

Temple City High School


April 17, 2017

Q&A with Sisson: Explore different career paths


What different paths can students take after high school?

The exciting part of being a high school student is that there is more than one path that they can choose; you may have a student who wants to get their certificate at a community college and then go to the work force; or a students who may want to go to a four-year university and earn an extended degree; or even students that may go to the military to get their training.

How do students transfer from a community college to a university?

First off, students need to have the recommended units for transfer. I recommend students to always meet with a counselor at their community college as early as possible. That way, they can see what classes they need to take in order to have a successful transfer.

What advice would you give to students who are nervous about their future?

I would say don’t rush anything. By the time I was 40, I actually felt that I loved doing what I was doing. I was 40, not 18. That is why, in time, you will figure out something that you like. Don’t force something on yourself because, you may not be happy as you could be. So I say, take it slow, make the best choices you can and do it with no regrets.

Do you recommend applying to a wide range of schools?

I recommend doing your research and homework first. Obviously, many students apply to what we call “reach schools”, which are schools that students may not have a really great chance to get in to. But everybody needs to dream, though. Applying to a lot of reach schools is understandable, but applying to ten reach schools might be a reach. That is why students should do research on what reach schools, target schools and safety schools are.

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