College & Career Center Newsletter
May 28, 2021 Edition 18
Rene Klaus - College & Career Specialist
Inside This Issue
Inspite of all of this, the College and Career Center was able to have many virtual events and most of them seemed to be fairly well attended inspite of "zoom fatigue." Hopefully we will have a mix of events (in person and zoom) in the coming school year. I feel that this virtual environment allowed us to learn more about colleges that would normally not have the funds to do in person college visits so we will be continuing with some virtual visits. Seniors have been admitted to college and many plan to go off to live on campus in the fall. How exciting! I'm so proud of these seniors for perservering and finding their fit. I'm also equally proud of the seniors jumping into employment and other career training routes. Remember, there is something for everyone out there. You just have to find it. Now it's time for the Juniors (rising Seniors) to start thinking about the future. I can't wait to work with the class of 2022! Check out the opportunities for summer enrichment below. I wish everyone a HAPPY SUMMER!
Job Fair June 15th 10am-3pm
Orchard City Banquet Hall
1 Campbell Ave., Campbell
It's FREE to attend for all job seekers High School and above. Local businesses hiring for a variety of positions and shifts. See the FLYER for details.
Grade Level Specific Information
I know it's busy time of year for Seniors. Some have AP testing, sports are going strong now, and many of you may be doubting your choice for college or are avoiding the question "What are you doing after graduation?" It seems like this is the time where you hit the fork in the road and have to know exactly what your future is. Well, whatever you choose right now is not set in stone. Career pathways are often very windey and no two people take the same path. Don't compare yourself to anyone else. Pick a path that looks promising, do your best and see where it takes you. If you learn something along the way that makes you question your choice, then make a change but don't change just because it's hard. Everything is going to be hard from now on so just keep that in mind. Always remember to keep learning new things.
It seems that many of the colleges will be Test- Optional or Test Blind in the Fall 2021 application season for Fall 2022 admissions. That makes it all the more important to have some really stellar personal statements, college essays, and responses to the UC's Personal Insight Questions. These can help you stand out among the tons of applications. I strongly encourage to begin writing your personal statement and essays this summer. You can still register for the
FREE Essay Writing Workshop with the College Essay Guy: This is a GREAT opportunity and there are many options for these workshops. I recommend signing up for the June Boot Camp to get started on your Personal Statement over the summer. This will make your Senior year so much less stressful. And, if you are planning to apply to any UCs, you should take the UC Personal Insight Question Crash Course (June 12 & 13). Sign below for these.
Register for these at: https://www.collegeessayguy.com/sub-ceg-for-schools-students
It's also important to have some good extra-curricular activities or Community Service activities. Try to find something that you really are passionate about. Just helping out for an hour here or there at random events that aren't connected won't make a meaningful paragraph in an applicaiton. Think about where you really want to make a difference and help out in that area. Research online for opportunities in your community or remotely. Then get started; take action and make something happen. You'll find some purpose and that in itself will fuel passion to write about. Also, remember to log these activities in Naviance in your Brag Sheet so your Recommenders will know what you've done. Here are the directions for working on your Brag Sheet (another good thing to do this summer).
Another thing you do is some virtual college tours or maybe even some in person tours. Research some colleges that have what you are looking for and add them to your Colleges I'm Thinking About List in Naviance.
The College Application workshop series is completed so if you missed it and want to watch the recordings and access the slides, you can find them on the Student Services Hub in Canvas under College & Career -> Planning for College (Underclassmen).
The 3 part series is:
Making a College List
Determining Application Requirements
Brainstorming to Present your Best Self in Personal Statements
If you are planning to study for the SAT or ACT using the Collegeboard and / or Khan Academy resources from the last newsletter, you might also try a Proctored, Live Online Practice Test. These are free as well and give you some comraderee with others doing the same thing. Saturday, May 29th 8:30am-11:45am there is one of these being offered. You can register at this Eventbrite link. You will be given access to create a free score reporting with a gap-analysis report.
But there is more to life that studying for the SAT and hopefully you try some other fun activities this summer.
2021-22 SAT Test Dates
August 28, 2021
October 2, 2021
November 6, 2021
December 4, 2021
March 12, 2022
May 7, 2022.
June 4, 2022
2020-21 ACT Test Dates
September 11, 2021
October 23, 2021
December 11, 2021
February 12, 2022
April 2, 2022
June 11, 2022
July 16, 2022
2020-2021 Scholarships Spreadsheet
opportunities / Jobs / Volunteering
PilotCity Internship Hackathon May 28th 3:30pm - May 30th 11:30pm
STEM Power Needs Volunteers
STEMpower is a volunteer organization based in the Bay Area that works with WiSTEM, a club focused on empowering underrepresented students in high school to pursue STEM. Our goal is to inspire the next generation of creative thinkers to be interested in STEM fields through hands-on and engaging workshops.
We are hosting 2021 virtual STEM workshops for elementary school students and we need more help! We have opened a volunteer application for ALL high-schoolers (freshman and above).
After filling out this application, STEMpower will reach out to you within a week about scheduling a 15-minute interview. We will be accepting volunteers on a rolling basis. If you are unable to participate or register but would still like to in the future, feel free to apply anytime as we may reach out to strong applicants when in need of volunteers.
Here are our open volunteer positions:
Social Media Managers
See this LINK for volunteer position descriptions and application.
Valley Water Youth Commission Applications Due June 18th
Valley Water is accepting applications for a vacant seat on our Youth Commission in our District 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7 area. The Youth Commission is made up of 21 high school students (3 from each Valley Water board district) around Santa Clara County and is a great leadership opportunity for students to engage and learn more about local water issues impacting young people today and into the future. Check out the FLYER.
- Download an application HERE
- To learn more about the Youth Commission, visit us at Valley Water Youth Commission
- For questions or more info email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- High School Youth (Ages 13 - 18)
- A resident of Santa Clara County – residing in District 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7)
- To find out which district you reside in, please visit www.valleywater.org, scroll to the Valley Water in Your Area section map and input your home address in the Near Me search window provided.
- Able to commit 5 hours per month
- Available to attend meetings/learning opportunities during the evening (afterschool hours)
For questions or more info email: email@example.com
Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 90 undergraduate majors, minors, and concentrations and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees. Marist College overlooks the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Students often benefit from the school's special partnership with the multinational technology corporation IBM. For decades, the IBM staff has worked with Marist students and faculty to brainstorm and try innovative technologies. One product that has come from this relationship is the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum website developed jointly by Marist and IBM. Students interested in polls, politics and the press can take part in courses, internships, and polling through the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion's Marist Poll, a survey research center.
Marist is home to state-of-the-art facilities that allow students to gain practical hands-on experience in the field they are in. In 2019, Marist installed an ESPN Teaching Control Room, where students can produce Marist Athletics to ESPN3 and ESPN+. This advancement along with Marist Fashion’s student-run Mporium boutique, the top of the line Investment Center, and many more provide students the opportunity to gain practical, valuable experience that complements their professional goals. To get involved on campus, students can choose from more than 80 clubs and student organizations, including Greek life and student government. Student-athletes can join intramural and club sports, as well as the more than 20 Marist Red Foxes varsity teams, which compete in the NCAA Division I Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
Undergraduate enrollment: 5670
Graduate enrollment: 1400
Student to Faculty ratio: 16:1
Average Classroom Size: 20
Acceptance rate: 46%
Full tuition, fees, and annual room and board: $53,325
Students Living on Campus: 69%
Students of color: 26%
Student retention rate: 87%
Top areas of Study:
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication, Journalism and Related Programs
Visual and Performing Arts
Computer and Information Sciences