SHS Career Center Weekly Update

January 25th, 2021

Message from the Career Center:

Welcome to the first SHS Career Center Newsletter! We are re-inventing the way we approach Career & College Readiness at Sherwood High School starting with how we communicate with you! Each week we hope to provide you with valuable information on the magic that happens in the center as well as:

  • career exploration opportunities

  • and upcoming workshops

  • useful college financial and preparation resources


Going to college, getting a job, going into the military, starting a trades program, or anything else you are doing after high school is a BIG part of who you are and where you are going. SHS graduate choices help inform how we support students and the information we share. As you are finalizing your post high school plans, please keep us informed. We want to know what is important to you and to celebrate alongside you as you take these important next steps.

If you have shared that information with us through Naviance, speaking with your counselor, or the Google Survey email before winter break, thank you! We really appreciate you letting us know and we are excited for you. If we don’t have your information, another email will be going out later this week or click here to access the Google Survey.

If you still don't know, that's okay too. We are here to help, please let us know as soon as possible. Graduation will be here before you know it.

Career Exploration Opportunities

If you are interested in learning more about a particular career field, check out the Hillsboro School to Career Program. There you can find opportunities to interact with professionals in the field or watch videos from previous events. February's virtual events include Construction & Architecture careers; Medical careers; Business, Entrepreneurship, & Marketing careers; and STEM/Science careers. All events are free to students. Register now for events that interest you!

Career Center Workshops & Events

Our team has been working hard to create workshops that meet our students' needs and interests. In February, we will be focusing our workshops on Trades Programs, Job Corps, and Military information. If you are interested in hearing about a particular trades program or branch of the military, please let us know at We will create as many workshops as we are able.

College Information

We know that application deadlines are looming and financing college is a focus of your attention right now. Here are some links and suggestions that may be helpful. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

  • Oregon GEAR UP & Oregon Goes to College is a great place to start! We focus on the basics of information about college with Oregon-specific resources and examples whenever possible.

  • The Fair Opportunity Project is a nonprofit organization started by students for students. We find, simplify, and organize information from across the web to create easy-to-read, high-quality resources that give every students in America a fair shot at college.

  • FAFSA/ORSAA website - necessary for many scholarships and important information for you and your family to have about your estimated financial contribution toward educational expenses.

  • OSAC awards more than $10 million in scholarships annually. You don't need to be a merit scholar or a student with financial need to apply. OSAC administers more than 600 scholarship programs.