Setting the Tempo for Achievement!

Whether you are choosing to strive toward the attainment of a post-secondary education or are planning to enter the workforce directly, this is your time to Set The Tempo for Achievement! As you continue identifying your individual Talent—while perfecting your Edge—unleash a fury of Motivation more often than not. Make exercising an abundance of Patience a part of your daily routine, at the same time as recognizing your range of Opportunities. This strategy will be a reliable asset as you embark on your future endeavors.

I Am Arkansas's Best!

As a young Arkansan, you are undoubtedly Arkansas’s best! Have a sense of self-confidence and pride knowing that you live in a state that has produced a lengthy list of successful people. With individuals such as Kris Allen, John Grisham, Maya Angelou, Scottie Pippen, and President Bill Clinton calling Arkansas home, you should feel poised for success as you set the tempo for your own unique achievement!

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In addition, it is important to note that the State of Arkansas continues making national news!

  • Little Rock was ranked number 14 on Forbes' list of "Best Cities for Young Professionals"
  • Arkansas-based Wal-Mart and J.B. Hunt were included among Fortune Magazine’s "Most Admired Companies" in 2010
  • Jonesboro, Texarkana, Fayetteville, Hot Springs, and Little Rock are included in Kiplinger's 2011 "Best Value Cities" based on income growth and low cost of living
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital is among Fortune Magazine's 2011 list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For"
  • The Natural State is host to more than 100 Fortune 500 parent firms operating more than 2,300 facilities throughout Arkansas
  • Arkansas is ranked sixth in the nation among 50 states and the District of Columbia in Education Week's 2011 "Quality Counts" index, commonly known as the nation's education report card
Career Quick Tips

Regardless of the career path you are setting your sights on, it is never too early to begin the preparation process. The more knowledge you have about a particular occupation, the better equipped you will be when taking the next step. Seek advice from your guidance counselors and other individuals you trust; talk to people who are currently employed in the field you are interested in; and secure an internship, part-time job, or volunteering opportunity if possible.

Pull up a chair in the library and have fun researching the wide variety of options made available to you. When conducting online searches, consider the following resources for assistance:

Post-Secondary Education Quick Tips

Should you have the opportunity to continue your education after high school, the financial benefits are worth noting. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, college graduates over the age of 25 with a bachelor’s degree earn $412 more a week than high school graduates. With this in mind, making the right decision about attending a college or university can be challenging enough, let alone how to pay for it. Use these helpful links to find information about scholarships, grants, financial aid, and institutions of higher learning:

Set Your Tempo!

This is your time to Set The Tempo for Achievement! Continue believing in yourself and realizing that you can accomplish whatever it is you set your mind to. Discover a path that brings joy to your journey, making a conscious effort to develop plans A, B, and C.

Locate a trusted career mentor and always be willing to undergo an honest self-assessment. Take full advantage of any internship opportunities even as you make it a point to stay informed on current events and global issues.

Never forget the importance of a handwritten note as you continue developing a sturdy work ethic; and practice, practice, practice the art of public speaking.

Maintain a complete and current résumé while always keeping up with your network of contacts.

And last but not least; take every opportunity to travel the world as you can, never losing sight of the dreams and ambitions that have made you want to see a little more; do a little more; and become a little more than you ever imagined possible—always remembering that the unlimited opportunities found in Arkansas await you on your return!

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