Career Center Tips & Timelines 17 September 2021
Greetings Hornet Family,
Welcome back! Here we are into week three of the school year. I will be sending monthly, sometimes weekly depending on deadlines, tips and timelines to prepare for beyond high school. These monthly (weekly) reminders will provide you with information regarding:
- Career Planning
- College Process
- Military Entrance
- Financial Aid
- Career Fairs
- College Fairs
- How to make an appointment to see the Career Specialist?
- How to sign up to visit a college, career, or military recruiter?
- And More!
There are a lot of deadlines and requirements to the college process, so often the emails will be heavy in the college information.
Here are some tips and timelines to consider.
8th & 9th Grades
- Begin exploring careers regarding what training or education a career may require to get hired into that career
- Explore careers and colleges on SchoolData (this is a program we use at the school to assist in career and college exploration)
- Think about what classes you can take in High School that will help you land that career or assist you in getting into college
- Sign up for RaiseMe as early as 9th grade to start scholarship savings from participating colleges
10th & 11th Grades
- Continue your career exploration on SchoolData to help you decide what type of education you will need beyond high school
- continue to maintain or improve grades
- start applying for scholarships
- Sign up for RaiseMe to start scholarship savings from participating colleges enter in all your information from grades, classes, to sports or community activities
- Sign Up for Big Future on College Board to search and apply for scholarships
- Complete college applications: 4-year colleges have multiple deadlines, 2-year colleges have different deadlines
- Example: the University of Washington is 15 November 2021
- Every college has its own requirements and deadlines for applying. Make sure you are checking the website from that college/university to keep up on deadlines.
- Complete your Financial Aid to be eligible for financial assistance to pay for college, trade schools, and some apprenticeships
- Many scholarships require Financial Aid to be completed including merit scholarships and college-bound scholarship
- Complete your CollegeBoard CSS Profile
- Sign Up or Update your RaiseMe account to see what colleges will offer you to attend their institution
- Use Common App or Coalition for College to apply to multiple colleges with one application
Phew….that was a lot.
pronounced Deeann Fritchee
She | Her | Hers
Career & College Specialist
Enumclaw High School
(360) 802-7669 main office
(360) 802-7825 direct line