College & Career Center Newsletter
May 2, 2021 Edition 17
Rene Klaus - College & Career Specialist
Inside This Issue
I've also been getting many emails from Seniors asking about sending transcripts. Please read the Senior section below for clarification on how that happens. Juniors should also be checking out the section below for Juniors, especially those who are applying to 4 year Universities in the fall. We have had 3 workshops already and have a few more coming up to help you prepare for your college applications.
There are so many upcoming activities with the county COVID rules opening up a bit. You don't want to miss out on any of these fun events, so make sure to read all your emails.
May 5 @2:45pm - Financial Investing Workshop
May 5 @2:45pm - Asset Allocation: Finally Building Generational Wealth
May 12 @2:45pm - Options and Spreads: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
May 19th @2:45pm - Review session
Register HERE for these worskhops.
May 19th @ 1pm - Career Talk: The Building Trades
Grade Level Specific Information
Seniors are coming to the finale of High School. There are lots of important things coming up that you need to do. Make sure to attend the Mandatory Senior meeting on May 4th @10:20am where you will get all of the IMPORTANT Information about the End of the Year Activities.
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://cuhsd.zoom.us/j/93318568502?pwd=SUNzTEJJVEM5ODljWFdsQTdNUXc4QT09 (Links to an external site.)
Decision Day, May 1st is upon us so it's time to decide which college you will attend. I'm only going to say this 100 more times so listen up! PLEASE update your College I'm Applying to List with your results AND once you choose the place for you, update the "College Attending" field so we will know where to send your final transcript. If you are waitlisted at a college that you would definitely attend if you are admitted, please fill out the Waitlist Form so we can send your transcript to this college as well.
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
ALSO.... Don't forget to sign up for this
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 May or June Boot Camp to get started on your Personal Statement over the summer. This will make your Senior year so much less stressful.
Personal Statement Boot Camp (May 24-28)
Personal Statement Boot Camp (June 14-18)
Personal Statement Boot Camp (August 9-13)
Supplemental Essay Weekend Crash Course: (August 31 & September 2)
Supplemental Essay Weekend Crash Course (Oct 2 & 3)
UC Personal Insight Question Crash Course (June 12 & 13)
UC Personal Insight Question Course (Oct 9, 16, & 23)
Register for these at: https://www.collegeessayguy.com/sub-ceg-for-schools-students
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
Two scholarships of $750.00 each are available to support students who are planning to attend a 2- or 4-year college. Applicants must be current high school seniors, members of their high school PTA/PTSA, and should have a strong record of community service: volunteering in education, counseling, mentoring, tutoring/preschool or with special needs children. Apply online HERE
These scholarships, sponsored by Stop the Bleed Coalition and Z-Medica, LLC, are open to students who are currently attending high schools in the United States and its territories. Get details HERE.
Open to high school students who have a parent or guardian who has been on the frontline this past year. Get details HERE.
AP Testing May 18th - 25th
If you are taking any AP Exams, make sure to attend one of the upcoming AP Information Meetings on May 6th or 7th during Tutorial at 10:20am
Thursday May 6 10:20am join at: https://cuhsd.zoom.us/j/91619913067?pwd=ZHU2Y3FseVZ0dGdBQzVJRFlPREJIdz09
Friday May 7th 10:20am join at: https://cuhsd.zoom.us/j/92626884966?pwd=aDBvMDdHYzdSZE51REMrc3I2MzQxZz09
If you are a Senior and are using a school issued chromebook to take your AP Digital Exams, you need to have it swapped out because it will not run the AP Digital Testing Software that you will need to take your test. All other grade levels should have school issued chromebooks that are compatible with the software. Seniors should have received an email with a link to a form to let us know whether or not you need to swap out your chromebook. Please find that email and respond to it if you have not. Search for IMPORTANT!! AP Digital Exam Information in your school email.
To see the AP Testing Schedule at Westmont click HERE
Pilot City, however, is an online platform that offers another option for summer internships to both middle school and high school students. They have connections with over 30 employers in the Bay Area that have proposed problems for students to solve. The Santa Clara County Office of Education sponsors students to join the Pilot City platform. Students who join, browse the employers and select a project to work on. Students are led through the process of developing a prototype solution to one of the employer problems which will become their "Summer Internship Application". These prototypes are reviewed by the employers and then students are selected for internships. In our demo with one of the founders of Pilot City, we learned that 30-40% of the students who apply get summer internships from their prototypes.
Check out pilotcity.com and if you are interested in working on a project to get an interview, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a sponsorship code to get started. The prototypes are due at the end of May and the internships start in mid June so you need to get started NOW if you are interested. To watch a recording of the Pilot City Demo click HERE.
opportunities / Jobs / Volunteering
AI Scholars Live Online - Now accepting Applications for Summer
AI Scholars Live Online is a 10 session (25-hour) program that exposes high school students to fundamental AI concepts and guides them to build a socially impactful project. Taught by our team of graduate students from Stanford, MIT, and more, students receive a personalized learning experience in small groups with a student-teacher ratio of 4:1.
To learn more and apply go HERE.
Interested in Dentistry? Looking for the right Senior
Dental Assistant Position:
We are looking to hire a suitable candidate for a dental assisting position. The right candidate would be someone with the great, positive attitude, willingness to learn, and someone who enjoys working with people. No experience required, Training to the right candidate to be an assistant will be provided.
If you are interested, contact Mrs. Klaus email@example.com
Georgetown University: Pre-College Online Program
High school students are given an inside look at the profession, practice creating evidence-based arguments, analyzing information, and discerning fact from opinion. The course teaches valuable critical thinking skills. Topics covered offer a good background for potential college majors and career paths related to law.
High school students learn the processes researchers use to formulate and conduct studies, as well as evaluate the evidence gathered. Topics covered offer a good background for potential college majors and career paths related to STEM, medical research, pharmacology, and biostatistics.
To learn more check HERE.
Volunteer Crowd Needs Teen Volunteers
Apply to be a Campbell Youth Commissioner by May 11th
Members will have the opportunity to earn community service hours, organize and host special events, participate in community events, obtain a letter of recommendation for employment or college applications, team building, fun memories and so much more! Great volunteer experience.
For more info visit www.cityofcampbell.com/youthcommission
College Spotlight by Ella Nghiem
Northeastern University is a large, private research university in Boston, Massachusetts. It consists of 9 colleges, and even has a law school!
Northeastern is renowned for its co-op (cooperative education) program, which provides students with the opportunity to undergo six-month periods of full-time employment in Boston or abroad, alternating semesters with academic study. Students can study abroad, research, or complete professional work.
Some unique programs include PlusJD, where qualified students can earn their bachelor’s and law degrees in as little as 6 years; another program is PlusOne, where you can earn your bachelor’s and master’s degree in 5 years; finally, in the N.U.in program, freshmen study abroad for the first semester of college, then return to Northeastern’s Boston campus for the second.
91% of alumni are employed full-time or enrolled in graduate school within one year after graduation.
Undergraduate enrollment: 13,825
Graduate enrollment: 7664
Student to Faculty ratio: 14:1
Average Classroom Size: 22
Acceptance rate: 19%
Full tuition, fees, and annual room and board: $67,330
Students Living on Campus: 47%
Students of color: 61%
Student retention rate: 96%
Top areas of Study:
ENGINEER SERIES by Emily Choi
Interview with an Engineering Program Manager
1. What's your current job? Essentially, what do you do?
I'm an Engineering program manager. I plan the company product from the beginning to the end and check the status of the program.
2. How did you get your first job? Was it through the network you formed during your high school / college?
I applied for the engineering position from the job fair.
3. What was your undergraduate major? What steps did you take to become an engineer after graduating from college?
I majored in the department of industrial engineering.
4. Describe your typical day at work.
First, I have a meeting with a cross-functional team for the discussion of program status, especially the bottleneck. Then, I try to find available resources to solve certain problems and allocate these resources if needed. I also arrange meetings with various vendors outside of my company and summarize the major issues and solutions.
5. How much of what you learned in school do you use? Is there a lot of problem solving in your job?
It was very helpful to learn the fundamental statistical methods to define the problems.
6. Any advice for high school students considering a career in engineering?
To be an engineering program manager, not only technical depth but also excellent communication skills are required. I'd also like to emphasize that the interest in human relationships and insight about solution seeking processes are quite necessary for this job.
If you are hungering for more information, here is a link to the Prospect College and Career Center Newsletter which has everything you would ever want to know and more. Mrs. Bencomo does a great job with her newsletter so check it out. It is full of resources and links to opportunities that are applicable to all students, not just Prospect students. Go to: https://bit.ly/CCCweeklyApr30_2021