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Welcome to the website for the East High College and Career Center!  Within, you will find links to useful websites, news articles, tips and tricks to navigating the college and career process, and more!

A message from Mr. Rathje

Greetings Tomcats!

My name is Mr. Rathje and it is my great pleasure to be serving in my fifth year as your Career Specialist.  My purpose is to help all Tomcats find their professional identities and help you begin your dynamic career paths.  All Tomcats can be successful, whether by starting at a four-year college after graduation, a two-year program at a community college, enrolling in a trade union apprenticeship program or immediately joining the workforce.  Please use this website as a tool to help you find  success.  Also please remember, you are not alone in this journey.  My office is always open to any student who seeks my services.

Best,

Mr. Rathje  

 

 

College and Career “Things you need to know!”

Choosing between 2-year and 4-year colleges

One question a college-bound senior must answer is whether or not to begin their college years at a 2-year community college or a 4-year private or public college/university.  

2-year start

  • If your career can be accomplished with an associates degree (i.e. Dental Hygienist, Ultrasound Technician, auto mechanic)
  • If your GPA and SAT scores fall short for admissions standards for 4-years or you are not getting enough merit scholarships (basically starting at a 4-year is not financial practical).  Good academic performance at a community college provides you a  fresh start.  

4-year start

  • If your career naturally takes you through a 4-year college AND you GPA and SAT scores are high enough to make it affordable.  In many cases, going directly to a 4-year college is less expensive than starting at a 2-year and transferring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the website for the East High College and Career Center!  Within, you will find links to useful websites, news articles, tips and tricks to navigating the college and career process, and more!

A message from Mr. Rathje

Greetings Tomcats!

My name is Mr. Rathje and it is my great pleasure to be serving in my fifth year as your Career Specialist.  My purpose is to help all Tomcats find their professional identities and help you begin your dynamic career paths.  All Tomcats can be successful, whether by starting at a four-year college after graduation, a two-year program at a community college, enrolling in a trade union apprenticeship program or immediately joining the workforce.  Please use this website as a tool to help you find  success.  Also please remember, you are not alone in this journey.  My office is always open to any student who seeks my services.

Best,

Mr. Rathje  

 

 

College and Career “Things you need to know!”

Choosing between 2-year and 4-year colleges

One question a college-bound senior must answer is whether or not to begin their college years at a 2-year community college or a 4-year private or public college/university.  

2-year start

  • If your career can be accomplished with an associates degree (i.e. Dental Hygienist, Ultrasound Technician, auto mechanic)
  • If your GPA and SAT scores fall short for admissions standards for 4-years or you are not getting enough merit scholarships (basically starting at a 4-year is not financial practical).  Good academic performance at a community college provides you a  fresh start.  

4-year start

  • If your career naturally takes you through a 4-year college AND you GPA and SAT scores are high enough to make it affordable.  In many cases, going directly to a 4-year college is less expensive than starting at a 2-year and transferring.