College & Career Center Newsletter

October 12th, 2020

Upcoming College Visits

Brown University, Tuesday, 10/13 @ 12:00 noon

Point Loma Nazarene University, Tuesday, 10/13 @ 2:15

University of Colorado, Denver, Wednesday, 10/14 @ 1:30

Western Washington University, Wednesday, 10/14 @ 2:00

Fisher College, Thursday, 10/15 @ 12:00 noon

SUNY College at Oswego, Thursday, 10/15 @ 12:00 noon

Hawaii Pacific University, Thursday, 10/15 @ 2:15

Northern Arizona University, Thursday, 10/22 @ 2:15

Here is a list of all the University of California (UC) virtual events for students and families.

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) is hosting virtual college tours in September and October. Please click on the link for details.

Please check your Naviance account for the most up to date list as colleges sign up everyday!

The UC and CSU applications are now open!

Please don't wait until the last minute to submit your 4-year college applications! The UC application is due November 30th. The CSU application is due December 4th.
UC Davis

Please add this blurb to your UC, Common App or any other application!

You may cut and paste this blurb into you college applications. This will explain Sonoma Valley High School's spring 2020 grade policy as well as our fall 2020 plans.

Sonoma Valley High School (SVHS) adopted a Credit/No Credit policy for the Spring 2020 Semester as a result of school closures due to Covid-19. Sonoma Valley Unified School District moved to a Distance Learning policy for the Fall 2020 Semester. Students will be issued grades and credits based on class participation, homework and testing. A-F grades will be issued at the end of the Fall 2020 Semester. SVHS will resume in-class instruction, hybrid or regular, when it is safe to return to the classroom.

Students may cut and paste the above policy into the "additional comments" or under the additional comments section of the academic history portion of the UC application. Students may also use this blurb for any college applications - please use in the most appropriate segment of the college application.

Need help with your applications? Attend a virtual drop-in session!

Mrs. Conner will be available to help you with all of your 4-year college applications. Please click on the links below to attend. You may stop by for 2 minutes or stay and work for the entire time period.

Monday, October 12th from 6-8 pm

Wednesday, October 21st from 2-4 pm

Monday, October 26th from 6-8 pm

We will have more dates in November!

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EVERYONE should complete the FAFSA or Dream Act application!

We urge all seniors to complete a FAFSA/Dream Act application! Even if you don't think you qualify for financial aid, some schools require you complete the application in order to receive scholarships. We will be hosing two events to help you! Thursday, October 22nd from 6-8 will be an overview presentation followed by a workshop. We will have financial aid experts available to answer questions and guide you through the process. On Wednesday, October 26th from 1-3 will host another workshop with experts available for support. Both events will be virtual - links and more details will be coming soon!

Please bring your 2019 taxes, social security number, if applicable, and a parent to the virtual event(s).

10,000 Degrees has created a video toolkit in English and Spanish to guide you through the process. Please try to complete the FSA ID before attending either event as time will be limited.

10,000 Degrees Financial Aid Tool kit

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Salesforce Virtual Tour!

"Want to take a virtual tour of the Salesforce Tower and learn what it's like to be a Salesforce intern? Click here for more information or to join the virtual tour on October 22nd, 4:00-5:00 pm: Salesforce Virtual Tour" with this link.
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October is "Manufacturing Month"...let's take some LIVE virtual tours around Sonoma County to see great career opportunities!

Log onto the CTE Foundation Youtube page to follow LIVE, interactive tours and interviews of manufacturing and engineering industry employers around Sonoma County! (Tours are also recorded if you miss the time!) CTEF YouTube

Here's the schedule!

Panel Discussion: "Interning in the Manufacturing Industry"

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 | 2:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Three interns from Keysight Technologies sit down to discuss what it's like to jump into a manufacturing internship right out of high school. Their managers will also join to provide context of why this type of internship is a win/win for the intern and the company.

Facility Tour: "Manufacturing with Max Precision"

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 | 2:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Take a live virtual tour of Max Machinery Inc. in Healdsburg, where they engineer, manufacture, and test high-tech precision flow meters. Two representatives from Max Machinery will give us an inside scoop on the processes and equipment they use to engineer this unique product.

Panel Discussion: "Intro to Engineering"

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 | 2:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

An all-female panel of engineers discuss what it means to be an engineer and what kind of education you need to enter an engineering career. Brought to you by SWE (Society of Women Engineers) and Community WISE (Women Investing in Stem Equity).

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Work Permits

Work permits need to be renewed every school year and every time you change employers. Please visit the SVHS website for specific instructions and the work permit application.

Please email Mrs. Swanson if you have questions.

College & Career Center

Lisa Conner

College & Career Adviser

Wendy Swanson

Work Based Learning Coordinator