Description: This passage is mainly about naviance login. In this passage, the writer shows us an overview of Naviance which is a college and career software that all students get to create an account for in the freshman year, and the writer shows parents all of the great features of Naviance.
Welcome to the college and career center, I’m Jennifer, today I’m going to take you on an overview of Naviance, now Naviance is our college and career software here at the high school that all students get to create an account for in the freshman year, but we’d like to show U.S. parents all of the great features of Naviance.
So now I’m going to take you on the hundred and central website and show you how to access Naviance, from the hundred and central home page, you can visit our counseling website and then into our college and career services website, and there you’ll find a link to Naviance with more information about the software.
Since all students have an account in the freshman year, we can add you as a parent and give you your own parent account, or you can simply ask your student for their login information, if you would like a parent account, you can reach out to your son or daughter’s counselor or myself and we can simply add you as a parent.
Then you will have access to all the same features that your student has, now we’re going to take you on a tour of Naviance and show you all of the features that the site offers, here on the homepage of Naviance, you can see many things, down the center we have a news feed, this is the place that we go to announce different programs and services available for students when it comes to college and career planning.
So we definitely encourage students and parents, once they log in to, check the news feed, on the left-hand side of Naviance you will see some very popular links, they are the places that we recommend students visit often and you will find that your students and you are visiting these sites often throughout high school.
On the right-hand side of the home page, you will see a Naviance inbox, this is where we send all messages related to college and career planning, these messages will show up in the students Naviance inbox along with the email account that they use to register for their Naviance account, which should be their hundred and Central email.
All messages sent to students regarding college and career planning are also turned into parent listservs, so you will receive the same information, on the right-hand side, we also have a document library, this is where we will house various forms and procedural items that students need to access throughout their years at hundred in central.
We also have a link that says contact us, which is a direct link for the student to email their counselor, on the home page of Naviance, you will notice that we have four tabs, colleges, careers, About Me and my planner, we primarily use the first three, so I’ll take you through those starting with About Me.
In the About Me tab, there are a lot of various things for students to do, such as assessments and inventory which is about themselves, such as the strengths Explorer or the personality assessment, but there are a couple of other tools that we highlight, specifically when we meet with the freshmen to introduce Naviance.
One of them is the resume builder, a popular question that I get from parents is how my son or daughter create a resume and when they should start, we highly recommend that students start recreating a resume in the ninth grade, usually by senior year many students may forget the activities that they have done or they may leave out something important that they have accomplished in high school.
We want students to start creating a resume in the ninth grade so that they can detail all of their clubs, sports, recreational activities, volunteer work, jobs and any honors or awards that they’ve won, in Naviance, students can select from various drop-down menus of different things that they might do in high school as I have mentioned.
They can add them into Naviance and create a resume, students should think of the resume builder as a journal or a diary a place to keep activities, now the ents will save them for them and they can add to it each year, and at the senior year, Naviance will create a nice resume for a student, all formatted are ready to be sent to colleges as a part of the admissions process.
Back in the About Me section, I want to highlight a few other things that are important for parents, Naviance now has a mobile app, it’s a place for students to download Naviance to their smartphone and be able to access Naviance features from anywhere, we highly recommend your son or daughter have a smartphone that they take advantage of this.
In the about Me section, if you want to get some basic information on your son or daughter, such as their GPA which you can also get in Aspen, you can visit the profile of Naviance, where you can obtain that information, weighted GPA and unweighted GPA will be listed here, in the About Me section, you’ll also find a students test scores, which you’ll be able to access on both college boards if they take the SAT on the SAT website if they take the SAT.
But we also receive scores from both of those testing agencies, so once your son or daughter starts taking tests for college emissions, you will find those scores in the About Me section under test scores, we also utilize Naviance because it is a school-wide tool to have students take various surveys, so those will be completed in the About Me section as well.
We’re now going to spend some time looking through the careers tab of Naviance, this is full of a lot of information for students to start researching careers and learn more about what careers may fit them, let’s begin by researching careers, in the explore careers in clusters you will find that students can start by searching a specific cluster area, such as engineering or healthcare fields.
But if a student has a specific career in mind, they can type that in under search by keyword and get a lot of information about that specific career, I’m going to start with the career of being a teacher, and you will see that once I type in teacher, I have over 50 results.
I’m going to pick chemistry teacher post-secondary, what I’ll get here is an overview of the career, an idea of what kind of knowledge and skills that I need to have to get through this career, and what kind of tasks and activities that I’ll be performing in this career.
We encourage students to read through all of this information to determine if this is the career fit for them, and then many students have questions about wages and salary, what kind of salary they’ll be making, and Naviance provides salary data on average by state for students to start researching, so students can look up any career that they have in mind.
If they’re researching a career and we recommend that they add that career to their list, so they have a working list of careers and a place to go back to research more and share with their counselor, let’s go back in the careers section, I’d also like to highlight the career interest profiler, this is probably one of the most popular assessments for our hundred and central students.
We often get the question of I don’t know what’s out there and I don’t know what I want to do, this is a great place for students to start, and you can take this assessment as early as freshman year, the career interest profiler is a place for students to answer questions about what they like and dislike, and at the end of the assessment it will give matching careers.
The assessment will take about 20 to 30 minutes to complete, it asks about 180 questions about what you like, dislike or what you’re not sure about, students can take this as many times as they’d like, we can reset it for them throughout high school, but we encourage them to take it on their own and be authentic, the questions should be answered quickly to not overthink any questions, but also to not answer unsure for questions.
So for example, you might be asked a question such as if you like to perform nursing duties in a hospital, we encourage students to come with the answer that comes to them most quickly, you like, dislike or you’re not sure, and at the end students will get various careers that match their interests, and those careers will be sorted by education level, high school education level, bachelor’s degree or beyond.
In the careers section you can see a personality assessment called Do What You Are and a cluster Finder, let students search for careers by various clusters, so we highly recommend students especially in the early years of high school spend a lot of time going through this career section and getting to know what else is out there.
Now we’re going to take a look at the colleges section of Naviance, which is probably where our students spend most of their time, especially as they approach the eleventh and twelfth grade, we’re going to take you into a couple of features here in colleges starting with college search, the Naviance database has over 50 100 colleges from across the world, two-year schools, four-year schools and technical schools.
But to narrow that down, we encourage students to do a college search, a college search will allow us to take this database and narrow it down by things such as location, perhaps your son or daughter or you have an idea of the area that you’d like your student to go, it also breaks things down by overall types, so large schools, small school, public or private, if your son or daughter has a major in mind, you can search simply by major and weed out any school that doesn’t have the major of choice.
Another important factor to parents is cost, and you can search for schools in a specific price range, or perhaps your son or daughter wants to play a certain sport in college and you can search by that, but eventually you will be able to search and get a list that’s much more manageable than 5,000 schools, maybe 50 or 75 schools that you can start to use to weed out what may not be fit for your student.
You can do multiple searches over time, and I encourage your son or daughter take those search lists and share them with the counselor, I also want to highlight in the colleges section that we have a scholarship list and a scholarship search service, which will be very popular for students as they approach their senior year and look for scholarships that they’re eligible for.
We’ll be adding to this list throughout the next couple of months, especially in the winter time when scholarships come in to hunter and central for our seniors, so that’s something to keep in mind for the 12th grade.
Another very popular search feature in the college’s menu is enrichment programs, in enrichment programs we’ve received a database of hundreds of enrichment programs from all over the country, and these are typical programs that occur during the summer months, they are very popular for the ninth, 10th and 11th graders to consider during their 10-week summer break.
So you can search in enrichment programs for things that may match your student and productive programs that they can complete during the summer months, there are a few of the other blue links, you’ll see our acceptance History, College maps and scatter grams, these are all places that you can go to get more information on the data of hundred and Central’s college admissions.
I’m going to take you through some of these in more details, as we look at a colleges profile page, for example in the college Maps feature, you can sort an actual map of where our students have gone and get an idea of the most popular areas for our students, under acceptance history, you’ll get a full list of all of our acceptance history going back about 6 or 7 years listed by college which is about how many students have been accepted and how many students are enrolled in that specific college all in one master list.
Now I’m going to take you into what students use Naviance for the most, which is the actual data on admissions, so we’re going to go into colleges that I’m thinking about, and I’m going to show you that I have quite a diverse list of schools that I’m thinking about, schools such as Duquesne University out in Pittsburgh, some state universities such as University of Maine or though at the Ohio State University and Virginia Tech, and then some smaller schools such as Maris College and Westchester.
We’re going to take a look at Virginia Tech, as parents I’m going to show you how to read this page that has your son or daughter’s GPA and personal data on it, so let’s start here in the center of the page, there’s a box that reads how you compare, and in that box you will see your student’s name and their GPA, the GPA listed will always be their highest GPA.
So if your son or daughter takes AP and honors classes, you will see their weighted GPA, if your son or daughter does not take those classes, it will list their GPA the highest possible that they have, so in this example I have a three point four two GPA, below my name you will see the institution’s name, in this case Virginia Tech is listed.
Beside Virginia Tech is a three point six nine in red, that GPA is in red because it’s higher than mine, but what that GPA represents is the average GPA of all students who have been admitted to that school from Hunterdon central, so let’s take a look at how many students that calculates, if you look at our last completed class 2015, you can see that forty students applied to Virginia Tech 27 were admitted and ten of them chose to enroll.
So that means in last year’s graduating class, ten of our students chose to go to Virginia Tech, you can see this information for the last several graduating classes, but I will focus mostly on the most recent years, the last three or four graduating classes to get an idea of the data, you can also take a look at trend, so on average we have approximately the same number of students applying each year to this school, it’s between the high 30s and mid 50s.
But you can see here in 2013, we sent a much larger class to the Virginia Tech, it’s an important trend for you and your students to keep an eye on, let’s check out another school on my thinking list, Virginia Tech is a smaller school in Piketty New York Marist College, so here you can see my GPA is 3.42, and the average GPA of students admitted is almost a three point six, it is a little bit higher than my GPA but not totally out of my range.
In last year’s completed class we had 2050, in 2015 we had twenty four applicants, nine of them were admitted and two of them chose to go to Marist, so you can see that this school is a very good target for me, moving over here you can see that I have a combined 11 60 out of 1600, that’s my critical reading and math score.
The average SAT score out of a 1600 scale for Marist is over in 1170, so definitely it’s not out of my range, I would say that this would probably be a target school for this student, and I’m going to highlight one more school on my thinking list, a school that we tend to send more applications to, and that will be Penn State Pennsylvania State University.
Last year in the class of 2015, we had almost 90 students apply, and of those 90, 62 were admitted and 16 students chose to go to Penn State last year, and the average GPA of admitted students from hundred and central is a three point six weighted GPA, so it’s another school that’s not too far off, so we have this data in Naviance for any school where our students have applied and been admitted.
So we highly encourage you as parents to get into your students Naviance account and research any school that might be interesting to you by going up here to the search box and typing in a college, and here’s an example of our State University, Rutgers University and an idea of the GPA and how many students applied get in and enroll last year.
While this information is very valuable, it’s important for parents and for students to keep in mind that the GPA is provided are not cut-offs, these are not requirements for admission, these are averages, we’ve had students admitted below those numbers and we’ve even had students denied above those numbers, keep in mind that the GPA in either red or green is an average.
In the colleges section, I also want to highlight one more thing that people find interesting, you can look at this data as more of a picture, so if I click on a school here, for example I’m going to choose Towson University, which is a state school in Maryland, so the average student getting into Towson University from hundred and Central has been over a three point four.
Last year we had 30 to apply, 14 admitted and three enrolled, now if you like to see things on a graph or more of a picture of how all this looks, we encourage you to visit the graph link up here above the comparison box, we also call these scatter grams, here on the scattergram you will see the different codes down here.
Below the graph you can see that all of the green dots or green boxes are accepted students, your students once have a GPA and standardized test scores entered into Naviance, they will be represented by this red open circle, so you can get an idea of where you fall amongst all students, the red X are students that are not admitted.
You can see here with my GPA of a 3.4 and my SAT score of an 1160 that I fall somewhere out here among a lot of green dots, so my chances of getting in are very good, but keep in mind that this is a starting point, Naviance is not going to give you the answer of whether or not you get in, but it will give you an idea of where you stand among other applicants.
So I hope you enjoy this overview of Naviance, remember that you can create a parent account by emailing your counselor or myself, we can simply add you to your students account, or you can simply ask your student for their login information, you can access all of the great features of Naviance.
If you have any questions about Naviance, don’t hesitate to email your son or daughter’s counselor or myself, or visit on the hundred and central website in the Naviance webpage, that details a lot of the information that we go over today, hope you enjoy using Naviance.