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Career Center

April 2018 Blog


             

 

What's going on in the Career Center?

 


 

                
 

 

Financial Aid and Cal Grant information by now should all be at the student school of choice. Please check with your colleges to get an accurate "to do" list of financial aid verification documents that you will need to submit. The quickest way to submit your documents is to call them directly and send the appropriate documents by fax or email. The sooner it gets done, the sooner the college can put out a Financial Aid offer letter to you. 


  

 

SCHOLARSHIPS: 

LOCAL Scholarships for post secondary education are now available in the Career Center. Those who are interested, please see Ms. Adams for details in the Career Center for deadlines and requirements. Also check the scholarship page under the "Counseling" tab on the web page.


May 1st, 2018  is National College Decision Day, the deadline for seniors to pick their college. In honor of this memorable day, there will be a reception in the Career Center for Seniors from 11:20am-12:00pm. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Parents are welcome to join us in the celebration. For many seniors, they are facing the single biggest decision of their lives. Each school has its pros and cons and it soon becomes clear that, while the options may be exciting, as in life, nothing is perfect. For teens this can be both confusing and frustrating and parents are at their best as sounding boards in this process.

The computer lab will open all day for students who need to get on the student portal to process their acceptance and make their deposit. 

 

   

 

    

Juniors who applied for the  SLZUSD Summer Internship Program have completed our 3 workshops  & parent meetings. We are lucky this year to have host organizations such as FACES, Youth Bridge- A Sutter Affiliate, & Girls Who Code.  The companies include: EBMUD, OSIsoft, Phasespace, St. Rose, San Leandro Hospital, Sutter Medical Hospitals ( Summit, Alta Bates, and Eden), Intuit, Walmart.com, AT&T, and Twitter.

I am happy to announce that our amazing Work Based Learning Specialist, Barbara Billich and our partners at Eden ROP have started the matchmaking process. Our goal is to have a match for all 69  SLZUSD students by early May. 

 

 

     

 

Congrats to the students who are scheduled to take their SAT, ACT, and A P tests in May. Remember to bring your necessary documents to the test. Good Luck to you all on May 5th. Use the Khan Academy App to answer challenge questions & get lots of rest the night before the test.

 

COLLEGEBOARD NEWS FLASH!!!

SAT  NEW DATES TO REGISTER ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE FALL. PLEASE SEE MS. CONWAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR SAT TEST FOR JUNE, AUGUST OR OCTOBER.

       

 

 



Congratulations to the following Sophomore and Junior AHS fantastic females for being accepted to the Girls Who Code Program as of April 18,2018.

 

Citlali Perez 

Bethelehem Engada

Blain Engada

Xin Yan Mai

Qianyue Wang

Angelina Luo

Julie Yu

Andrea Rodriguez

Daisy Figueroa

Alexandra Gonzalez

 

GWC ladies: There will be a meet and greet and Q & A with former participants, Michaela Sanchez and Clara Martinez on April 24th. 1:45pm-2:05pm. Please RSVP with Ms. Adams in the Career Center.

 

If you are on the wait list, keep checking your account for updates.

 

 Here are some great websites to explore:

FRESHMEN:

https://www.cacareerzone.org

Students can assess their skills, explore careers, and create a financial plan. 

 

https://www.volunteermatch.org/

Build your volunteer resume to full fill the UC holistic enrichment experience requirement. It also helps build employable skills for a first job.  

 

SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, & SENIORS:

www.JobsForTeensHQ.com

Focused specifically on helping teenagers find jobs and it's 100% free to use for both the students, parents and staff. It has very useful information including work permit requirements, labor laws, jobs for teens by city/state, job ideas, jobs by age, and more. 

 

PARENTS & STUDENTS:

https://www.niche.com/

Students can research location, majors, costs, and overall scores of post secondary schools and technical training programs.

 

What is going on with employment and education in today's world? 

Check out this important video on "Success in the New Economy":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs6nQpVI164

 

This is a great website to explore the high demand, high growth jobs that pay extremely well. 

https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2017/article/occupational-projections-charts.htm#growth-in-occupations-by-education-typically-required

 

Another useful site on resources to prepare high school students for a career.

http://www.usatestprep.com/blog/2017/09/28/preparing-your-high-school-student-for-a-career/

 

Cece Adams-

Career Center Specialist

(510) 317-4031

cadams@slzusd.org