Resources for School Counselors

Free Presentations

SOS counselors are available during school hours or at evening events to conduct free presentations on a variety of topics throughout the state of Tennessee. Thousands of K-12 students and parents benefit each year from these informative sessions, which can be customized to address the needs of specific grade levels or interest groups, by helping to demystify the college planning process.

Our calendars do fill up quickly and availability is on a first-come first-served basis. Contact your area representative as far in advance as possible to schedule a presentation.


Faculty and Staff Training for Career Education

The Tennessee College and Career Planning System Powered by Kuder provides students with a lifelong portfolio including career, interest, and skills assessments. The SOS staff is available to educators across the state of Tennessee to conduct in-depth training for educators on how to administer these FREE assessments to students, interpret and utilize the results, and report statistical data for administrative purposes such as grant proposals and gap analyses.

Some of our most successful trainings have been held:

  • on in-service days
  • at system and district-wide meetings and events
  • during professional development functions
  • in conjunction with professional association conferences
  • one-on-one or in small groups at individual schools
We will work with you to plan a time that best suits your needs. Call today to schedule a training.

Free College Planning Materials

Along with presenting at your school, SOS provides helpful material consistent with each grade. Additional copies of these materials and other useful college planning resources may be ordered (or downloaded below) for Tennessee students by contacting your Student Outreach Services representative.

We recommend eCampusTours.com as an excellent resource for students, parents, and educators for college and career planning. You can download a copy of materials featuring content reprinted with permission from eCampusTours.com: 

"How to Get Money for College" -  describes fundamental details of how to combine scholarships, grants, student loans, and other forms of financial aid; most appropriate for high school seniors needing detailed financial aid information, but can be used to expose younger students to general financial aid concepts

 

Let's Talk About College & CareerseCampusTours Advisor - includes general information about choosing a career path or major, finding the right college, applying and getting admitted to college, paying for college, and a college planning checklist for juniors and seniors; most appropriate to create early awareness among high school sophomores and juniors, but may also help expose younger and older students to specific topics


eCampusTours rack cardeCampusTours rack card - basic informational piece designed to encourage students and parents to use the wealth of college planning information and virtual tours available on eCampusTours.com; appropriate for students of any age, whether used for early awareness of college planning or for detailed college information for current high school and college students