All Things College & Career

From Mrs. Flynn-Gerardi

Big picture

College *** Career *** Military

Big picture

August 10, 2021

WELCOME BACK COBRAS!!!


Check back here often to find important information regarding college and career-related opportunities!


Mrs. Flynn-Gerardi

Big picture
  • GRADE LEVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  • COLLEGE INFORMATION
  • VIRTUAL CAMPUS TOURS
  • COLLEGE APPLICAITONS
  • COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING
  • SCHOLARSHIP AND FINANCIAL AID
  • VOLUNTEERING
  • TESTING (SAT/ACT/ASVAB)
  • COLLIGIATE ATHLETICS
  • MILITARY
  • HOW TO REACH MRS. FLYNN-GERARDI
Big picture

HAPPENING NOW!

SENIORS:


WELCOME BACK!!!


It's senior year!!!


If you are planning to apply for university most of their priority deadlines are November 1st! If you have not taken an ACT or SAT or need to improve your score, you need to do that ASAP! SEE BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON SIGNING UP-COME SEE ME IF YOU HAVE FREE/REDUCED LUNCH TO WAIVE THE TESTING FEES!!


It is college application season!! I will be holding a College Application Information Night, date and time to be determined.


If you need to see me make an appointment at the bottom of this newsletter.



JUNIORS:


IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU BEGIN TAKING THE SAT/ACT TESTS IN THE LATE FALL/EARLY SPRING, SEE BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON SIGNING UP-COME SEE ME IF YOU HAVE FREE/REDUCED LUNCH TO WAIVE THE TESTING FEES!!



SOPHOMORES & FRESHMAN


It is never too early to start thinking about your future, come see me if you want to put together a plan!! Also to get started on those community service hours!!


Need to make an appointment with me? Drop to the bottom of the newsletter!

Big picture
Contact Kim Dunn, Admissions Advisor/Career Specialist at 727-774-1703 for more information about programs and the admissions process. The application for August 2022 Fall classes opens March 1, 2022. Please check here for Fall program availability on March 1, 2022.

Take a look at all the cool things they offer at Florida Gulf Coast University!!

Big picture

CLICK BELOW FOR VIDEO

Here are some links for more info on FGCU

Big picture

THINKING ABOUT APPLYING TO ST LEO?? HERE ARE SOME AWESOME RESOURCES!

- Academic Viewbook

o Get a first look at Saint Leo!

- Digital Inquiry Card

o This will allow students to easily add their names to our inquiry pool to receive our emails and outreach

- Virtual Tour

o Even if students cannot visit campus physically, I would invite them to tour our beautiful campus from the comfort of their own homes!

Big picture

CHECK OUT FULL SAIL'S Live Virtual Experiences

COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY RESOURCES

Big picture

STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF FLORIDA

CLICK HERE to link to all the public state universities in Florida
Big picture

VIRTUAL CAMPUS TOURS

While you wait for college campuses to open-up, why not check out some virtual college tours?

CLICK HERE

NACAC NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIRS (VIRTUAL)

CLICK HERE to register for upcoming virtual college fairs

APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY

Big picture

THE COMMON APPLICATION

With instant access to more than 800 colleges and universities around the world, the Common App is the most seamless way to manage the application process.

CLICK HERE for more information

Big picture

THE COALITION APPLICATION

The Coalition Application is a centralized college application, first pioneered in 2016 by the Coalition for College Access, Affordability, and Success (often just referred to as the Coalition for College Access)

CLICK HERE

Big picture

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

This is a great resource to keep you up-to-date on each college's current policy on admissions: CLICK HERE

COLLEGE ESSAY TIPS & TRICKS

Big picture

How to Write a Great College Essay, Step-by-Step

This guide will walk you through each step of the essay writing process to help you understand exactly what you need to do to write the best possible personal statement. CLICK HERE

7 GREAT College Essay Tips to Help You Stand Out
Big picture

U.S. SERVICE ACADEMIES

Applications are now open for Congressional Military Academy nominations. This is a requirement for applying for the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. For more information CLICK HERE

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

Big picture

BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP

For Bright Futures Scholarship information CLICK HERE



For full eligibility and program information CLICK HERE

Big picture

COMMUNITY SERVICE HOUR OPPORTUNITIES

In order to meet the requirements for the Bright Futures Scholarship students are required to obtain community service hours.


The organizations below provide opportunities for virtual and/or in person ways to give back to the community and earn service hours.


AARP: Become a Virtual Community Volunteer, Make a Difference in the Areas that Matter to You. Connect with Your Community by Finding Volunteering Opportunities While You're at Home!

CLICK HERE


VOLUNTEERMATCH:

Virtual Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer From Anywhere | VolunteerMatch

Explore hundreds of virtual volunteer opportunities in cause areas like health and medicine, education, and community building, that you can do from a computer, from home or anywhere

CLICK HERE


FEEDING TAMPA BAY: Feeding Tampa Bay is the largest food rescue and distribution organization in our community, serving more than 700000 hungry people in the 10-county region

CLICK HERE

Big picture
Big picture

PASCO COUNTY SCHOOLS SCHOLARSHIP PAGE

Check out this site to find even more scholarship opportunities!!

CLICK HERE

Big picture

SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINES

Helpful hint...create a separate email for these links..

BE AWARE, if any site asks for you to pay for a service, immediately, find another site. You should NOT pay anyone to find FREE resources!


Big picture

HUDSON HIGH SCHOLARSHIPS: Check back Semester II

TESTING

Big picture

SAT AND ACT TESTING

SAT Test Registration: CLICK HERE

ACT Test Registration: CLICK HERE


Utilize free online test preparation resources at:

www.khanacademy.com

www.academy.act.org

www.march2success.com

Big picture

ASVAB

The ASVAB is available to all students interested in career interest and career aptitude testing. Students interested in a career in the US Military should also take the ASVAB as it is a requirement for enlistment. For more information CLICK HERE


CLICK HERE for study materials to help improve scores on standardized tests including ASVAB.


TO SIGN UP FOR THE NEXT DATE: JANUARY 25TH

CLICK HERE

Big picture

MYCAREERSHINES

MyCareerShines, a service of FloridaShines, is Florida’s free, online, education and career planning system where students and adults can create a personalized plan that is just right for them. This FREE, state-funded tool allows students to assess their interests and skills, explore careers, plan for their future education, and create a personal portfolio to share with prospective schools and employers.


Most importantly students will gain an understanding of what it takes to pursue the career of their dreams. MyCareerShines offers students the chance to explore new careers and create a personalized approach to planning for the future. To learn more, CLICK HERE today and help your student get on the path to their dream career.

Big picture

COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS

Students interested in collegiate athletics should visit the eligibility centers for NCAA CLICK HERE and/or NAIA CLICK HERE to learn more about eligibility requirements and recruitment procedures.

MILITARY

Big picture

RECRUITERS

AMERICA'S NAVY

JEROME CARLIE

BM2, U.S. NAVY

NAVY RECRUITER

WHERE TO FIND ME

THE COLLEGE AND CAREER RESOURCE CENTER (CRC) : TEMPORARILY IN THE MEDIA

ROOM 501 G