From the counselor's desk, here is what is new and interesting . . .
Alder Family Dental: This $500 local award is due MAY 1! Students with a 3.0 and above cum planning to pursue medical/dental/health care careers can do the following:
On a document, put name, address, phone #; Write up education/training plans and goals; Career goals; Activities in and out of school.
Add a transcript, two letters of recommendation. Turn in to the the DeSales office NLT 5/1/17.
McGillis is IN! Due May 9. See Mrs. Ruthven if you are a senior with 3.5 or higher GPA and 1150 or higher SAT.
Daughters of the Pioneers grants one $750 scholarship annually to a descendant of a pioneer who can prove connection to residence in specific areas of WA, ID and OR from specific years in the 1870's range. For more information, click on this link, applications due May 1, 2017.
WSU is promoting a new major called Construction Engineering, the only degree like it in the Pacific Northwest. Check it out online and consider its fit with a start at WWCC using a direct transfer agreement, and explore Construction Management, online, too.
Link to the Common Application here, and remember to ask your teacher, coach, and community recommenders for letters of recommendation, and provide them with a resume!
If you are dreading the resume writing piece, consider this site that really breaks the task into little chunks for you and lets you create a nice workign document: Resume Wizard!
Still comparing careers and programs? Favorite sites for that:
College Board's Big Future
College Majors 101 to explore career paths and majors.
WOIS: Use our site key to log in, TBA
College Scorecard is a great comparison tool.
Want to revisit the FAFSA night Power Point? Click here.
Senior meetings are happening daily! Let's be in touch!
College Sessions On and Near Campus, 2016*
*All visits in library at lunch time unless otherwise noted.
Corban University, Thursday 9/22
Carroll College in the Tri Cities, 5:30 to 7 PM Friday 10/7, at Anthology, 706 Williams Blvd., Richland. Hors d'oeuvres and desserts will be served, RSVP at www.carroll.edu/admission or call 406-447-4384
Pacific Lutheran University, Tuesday 10/11
Whitworth University, Tuesday, 10/11, in library during mod 5 after PLU
University of Portland, Wednesday, 10/12, after mass in library
College of Idaho, Friday, 10/14
Gonzaga University, Monday, 10/17
Whitman College, Wednesday, 10/26
St. Andrew's University, (Yes, the one in Scotland!) Thursday, 10/27
Seattle University, Tuesday,11/3
Eastern Washington University, Monday, 11/7
St. Martin's University, Tuesday 11/15
Grand Canyon University, Monday, November 21, Pizza or sandwiches provided.
Central Washington University: Monday, 12/5
Washington State University, Thursday, February 16
Tips for College Visits
WWCS School Counseling enthusiastically recommends high school students of all levels making official visits to as many campuses as possible! The link below has some tips for focusing on what is important; the academic and career tips are especially helpful and too easily overlooked on any "tour," so you may have to ask! Always ask for the chance to sit in on a class or talk wtih a professor, too.
Click here for a good "visit" resource.
Scholarship Search Engines
We all like a personalized invitation, but these search engines allow students to create profiles, browse, learn more about national and statewide options. Check them out:
theWashboard.org This one is WWCS School Counseling's favorite; it is run by WA state and inlcudes local, state, national awards by emailing students after they complete a profile. For any student, any year, any time, a worthwhile exercise.
Mission Statement: Through a student and family-centered approach, School Counseling supports WWCS in the formation of every student, pre-K through post-graduation, toward maximizing potential within academic, personal-social, and vocational realms. The School Counselor strives to provide personalized service to every student and family through advising, outreach, counseling, and classroom guidance.
Please contact School Counselor Kathy Ruthven, M.Ed, Ed.M., at at (509) 525-3030 or at firstname.lastname@example.org