Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tips to Apply to Electrician Schools

It may seem like a daunting task when choosing and applying for your new electrician’s school.  However, there are many resources online to help you through the process, including http://www.groovejob.com/resources/students/college/applying/ from groovejob.com.  Before you begin, be sure to have all the following information readily available.  You’ll need your social security number, as well as information on your immediate family members, such as names and addresses. Gather and have available copies of all previous academic information, high school transcripts and SAT scores, any awards you have received or events you have participated in, as well as all extracurricular activities, such as volunteer work, sports, and past employment. 

After you have all your pertinent information gathered, follow these tips to assure your success in the application process.

  1. Start the application process early.  Give yourself ample time for research and evaluation of schools, including offerings and programs and costs and scholarship information.  Interview past alumni if available.
  2. Be accurate and thorough.  From the application, to the essay, through the interview.  Ensure there are no typos or grammatical errors in your application and essay.  Be sure that all requested information is complete.  During your interview, answer questions honestly and thoroughly.
  3. The essay may be the most important item to represent “you”.  Make sure you understand and follow the essay instructions entirely.  Include in your essay the reasons for selecting the school and your particular areas of expertise or interest. This will display your motivation for attending the school, your level of commitment, and the assets you can contribute to your learning center of choice.
  4. Note any special interests that attract you to the school.  If there are specialized programs, or specific instructors you especially esteem, concisely mention them in your application.
  5. Abbreviate personal information.  If asked to provide personal information, be concise and include only pertinent information.
  6. Revise your work.  After you have a quality working draft, put it aside for a day or two.  Review your work with fresh eyes to flesh out any final revisions.  You may also ask a friend or relative to proof-read your work.

When submitted your application, be sure that documents are clean and without smudges or creases.  Do not staple or fold any materials provided.  Double check to ensure all items requested in the application instructions are included.  Mail all documents in a large envelope that enables paperwork to remain unfolded.  Place your cover letter on top, the application next and all subsequent or supporting documentation thereafter.

Once you’ve aced the application process, and you have been requested to come in for an interview, the interview is the next critical step in securing your admission to your school of choice.  Here are some additional tips to help you prepare for your personal meeting with your school of choice.


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