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GSEHD faculty & students & ACAPS
I spent three hours curating and confirming research about FAFSA and making a canvas for the Instagram page. This is in review, and I'm waiting for feedback to edit and make changes.
I took the time to find an inspirational TED Talk and sent it to Zowy with a original motivational message. https://www.ted.com/talks/luvvie_ajayi_get_comfortable_with_being_uncomfortable/transcript
I then spoke to a representative at AVEDA (a cosmetology school she is interested in). I learned about the school and then went through the steps (visit the campus, career planning session, receive an enrollment packet to start to fill out). I also asked her some more general questions. She compared and contrasted cosmetology school and university for me so I can help Zowy better.
Today I spent time (1 hour) talking to Zowy about her week, her school and work experience, and her post-secondary goals. I also used this time to build some more rapport. During this time I gained a greater understanding of the aspects of cosmetology she is most interested in. We scheduled another meeting session.
Following the meeting I spent time (2 hours) doing the following:
- Creating a google drive folder for Zowy, her mom, and I
- Creating an outline for week to week focuses for our meetings with links and resources
- Created a Cosmetology School Comparison Worksheet
- Researching Cosmetogoly school requirements
I attended a great talk about grad schools for my mentee. I think going to the workshop and being able to relay information to him is helpful. It's also good for us to learn about the same things at the same time to build a rapport. After the meeting, we explored some of his post-graduate interests in sports management.
At first, I struggled to get in contact with my mentee's parent, but after reaching out to Lesson Check In, I was able to speak to my mentee and their parent. I think I built a good rapport with the both of them and look forward to speaking with them in the future.