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Career Center News 01/10/2022

January 10, 2022

 

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Parents:  The Career Center News is an electronic newsletter of all the information I receive in the Career Center.  Think of it as a list of OPPORTUNITIES…FHS/FCPS events, college information sessions, college fairs, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, internships, career programs, and diverse events at various colleges.

 

If you have any questions about this information, please feel free to contact me at @email

 

Happy New Year!

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-2297

@email

 

For resources on college planning, career planning, scholarships and financial aid, check out: FHS Virtual Career Center

(Note: Students must use their fcpsschools.net account to view. Parents need to log into their student’s fcpsschools.net account to access.)

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please email me: @email

 

FHS Events:

NOTE: Fairfax High School’s Junior College Planning Night on Tuesday, January 11 @ 7:00 pm has been changed from in person to virtual.  

Virtual Junior College Planning Night

for juniors and their parents/guardians

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

 

You must register in advance for this webinar:

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4Lc3mZ2rTGyrJdFqQ6q5nA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

This session is targeted to juniors who are interested in attending a four-year college or university. We will be hosting four, very experienced College Admissions Officers for a live, moderated virtual discussion. The agenda is as follows:

7:00: Welcome - Laura Rotella, Director of Student Services

7:05: Opening Remarks & Introductions of Panelists – Maureen Kim, FHS College & Career Specialist

7:05-8:10: Panel Presentation – We will cover topics on research, preparation, applications, acceptance and making the final decision

8:10-8:30:  Question & Answer

All juniors interested in attending a four-year college or university are encouraged to attend!  If you are not able to make the program, a recording will be made available later in the week.

For more information, contact: Ms. Maureen Kim, Fairfax HS College & Career Specialist at @email.  

 

VIRTUAL GAP YEAR FAIRS:

Join the annual USA Gap Year Fairs to get the most up to date information about gap year basics, how the gap year field has adapted to COVID, tips for researching & planning your gap year, navigating the college deferral process, and which programs are accepting applications.

January 18, 6:00-8:30 pm

February 2, 6:00-8:30 pm

February 6, 2:00-4:30 pm

February 17, 6:30-9:00 pm

March 2, 7:00-9:30 pm

March 13, 12:30-3:30 pm

To register, go to: https://www.gooverseas.com/gap-year/usa-fairs/schedule

 

FOR SENIORS:

APPRENTICESHIP NOTICE for Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Process Piping and Environmental Systems Trades

Applications are being accepted at UAM Steamfitters Local Union 602 at 7552 Accotink Park Road, Springfield, VA 22150 on the following dates:

Wednesday, January 12, 8:00-11:00 am

Friday, January 14, 8:00-11:00 am

For complete information, see: https://602training.org/application-process

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

The next SAT is on March 12.  The regular registration deadline is Feb 11.  To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The next ACT is on February 12.  The late registration deadline is Jan. 21.  To register, go to:  http://www.act.org/

Note: Students who are on free or reduced lunch should contact Ms. Kim at @email, or see her in the Career Center, for a fee waiver.

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

STEM Youth Development Internship

March 5 - May 1, 2022 | Application due by 5:00pm on January 24

The Northern Virginia Science Center Foundation, which operates the Children's Science Center Lab at the Fair Oaks Mall, has created an internship program that focuses on developing youth who will become the region's future workforce in the long-term and contribute to educating the community now. Since 2015, the Children's Science Center's Youth Development Initiative has engaged over 200 high school and college-aged youth as interns in the Lab and community outreach programs.  The STEM Youth Development Internship is looking for five high school students interested in learning more about STEM. All applicants must be:

    1. High School Students in good academic standing 
    2. 16 years of age by February 15, 2022
    3. Available for an 8-week, weekend program at the Children's Science Center Lab, located in the Fair Oaks Mall, from March 5 - May 1, 2022

The STEM Youth Development internship includes a stipend of $1375 upon successful completion of the internship. 

Applications are due by January 24.  Complete details are available here:  https://form.jotform.com/213445454775058

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: 

Dominos is now hiring!

Apply at jobs.dominos.com, visit your local Domino’s or text “PIZZA” to 571-520-9599. Hiring part-time Customer Service Reps and Pizza Makers.  Offering a $500 hiring bonus if you stay for five months.  

 

Paradise Pool Service is Hiring

Must be 15 years old or older.  Hiring for:  Pool Managers, Assistant Managers, Lifeguards, Supervisors, Gate Guard, Office Staff and more. To apply, email:  @email

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Latinas Leading Tomorrow - Elite Leadership Academy

Latinas Leading Tomorrow (LLT) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to support and address the growing needs of young, first generation, college bound Latinas. LLT provides exposure and experiences to Latinas by connecting them to Latina role models and professionals to help guide them in their academic, personal and professional endeavors. LLT is pleased to invite high school girls to participate in the ELITE (Exemplifying Leadership in a Team Environment) Academy. ELITE is a 7-week virtual branding and leadership development program. The academy promotes personal and professional development through interactive workshops and mentoring supported by an extensive network of professional Latinas. All high school girls in 9th-12th grade are encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is Monday, January 31st, 2022 and requires a recommendation from a teacher, counselor, mentor or employer: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc060frQ0a2GfTQi_etFhshBF9ejl16Maf9DR80-WmBRfOI6A/viewform  

For more information, see: https://www.latinasleadingtomorrow.org/elite If you have any questions, please contact Arami McCloskey at @email or @email

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Volunteer Fairfax’s 2022 MLK, Jr. Weekend of Service (January 15-17)

To see and sign up for available volunteer opportunities, go to:  https://www.volunteerfairfax.org/events/mlk-jr-weekend-of-service-2022/

 

Volunteer Buddies Needed for Adapted Basketball – Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031

We are currently looking for volunteer buddies to help out in our Adapted Basketball program for children ages 5-18 with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  This winter we will be offering Adapted Basketball on Sunday afternoons from the end of January to March for 8 weeks.  We are looking for volunteers to help support the athletes from week to week. The buddies will be guided by the head coach with responsibilities of assisting participants with follow through of skills/activity, socializing, engaging, and ultimately ensuring all participants are having fun! Consistency is key, so we ask that you be able to make the full season commitment.

**The Pozez JCC requires all volunteers be vaccinated.  In addition, everyone in the building must wear a mask at all times.** Adapted Basketball

January 30-March 27th (no class on Feb. 20th)

1-2pm for 9-18 year olds

2:15-3:15pm 5-8 year olds

Please contact @email if you have questions or are interested in being a buddy.

 

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES:

Bank of America Student Leaders Program

Bank of America is looking for the next generation of community leaders. If you are a junior or senior in high school and are working to make a difference in your school or community, we want to support you. As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization where you will learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, you will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. where you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs. To become a Student Leader, you must:

  • Currently be a junior or senior in high school
  • Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week
  • Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2022
  • Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (July 25 - 30, 2022) (All expenses paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.)
  • Be a student in good standing at your school
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator. Contact your recommender as soon as possible to provide them with the requirements listed at the end of the application. You will need to upload the letter no later than 11:59 pm Eastern on January 31, 2022.

The deadline to apply is January 31, 2022.  For complete details and application, see:  https://about.bankofamerica.com/en/making-an-impact/student-leaders

 

Architect of the Capitol, Washington DC Summer Internships

This is a 12-week paid internship, which provides students 16 years of age and up an invaluable opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with professionals in a variety of career fields.  Intern positions available include:  Architecture/Engineering Aide, Office Clerk, Accounting Aide, Communications and Congressional Relations Aide, Human Resources Aide, Building Automation Technology Aide, Masonry Aide, Wood Crafter Aide, Horticulture Plant Health Care Aide, Horticulture Urban Forester Aide, Laborer/Gardener Aide and Safety and Code Compliance Aide.  Email @email with any questions.  The deadline to apply is January 31: https://www.usajobs.gov/Search/Results?hp=student&k=architect%20of%20the%20capitol&p=1

 

NIH’s SUMMER INTERNSHIPS IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

High School SIP (HS-SIP) provides an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1150 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD, and in the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD.

Eligibility: The 2022 High School Summer Internship Program is for students who

  • are seventeen (17) years of age or older by June 15, 2022 (No exceptions will be made),
  • are high school juniors or seniors at the time of application,
  • are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. (U.S. citizens may apply if they are enrolled at least half-time in high school. Permanent residents must be enrolled in a high school in the U.S. to be eligible.), and
  • if they will be 17 years of age on June 15, 2022, live, at the time of application, within 40 miles of the NIH campus on which they will intern. (This requirement does not apply to applicants who are 18 and older.)

All summer interns will also be expected to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

The deadline to apply is February 1. For more information and to apply, see: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/hs-sip

 

National Eye Institute’s DIVRO Summer Internship Program

We’re looking for exceptional candidates for our Diversity In Vision Research and Ophthalmology (DIVRO) summer internship program! NEI’s mission is to conduct and support research that helps prevent and treat eye diseases and other vision disorders. We believe that increasing diversity in the field of vision research will help us better tackle these challenges.

The DIVRO program offers hands-on training and mentoring for students from diverse backgrounds, such as students from traditionally underrepresented groups in vision research. Interns work closely with leading research scientists at NEI — and get experience working in a research environment that will prepare them to continue their studies and advance their careers in basic and clinical research.

DIVRO interns have the chance to attend seminars and workshops hosted by NEI and by the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE). DIVRO interns are also required to present at the NIH Summer Intern Poster Day in August 2022.

Who should apply?

To be eligible for a summer internship at NEI, students must: 

  • Be at least age 17 by June 15, 2022 (Note: you can’t start in the lab until you’re age 17 or older)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be enrolled at least half-time in high school, or be accepted or enrolled in an accredited U.S. college, university, or professional school (like medical, dental, or veterinary school)
  • Have completed course work relevant to biomedical, behavioral, or statistical research

To be eligible for the DIVRO program, you must also have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) or science course GPA of 3.2 or better on a 4.0 scale.

To apply High school students:

 

National Eye Institute’s Summer Intern Program

The NEI Summer Intern Program is part of the NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP), which gives high school, college, graduate, and professional students a chance to spend the summer working with some of the world’s leading scientists in an environment devoted to biomedical research.

About summer internships at NEI

Summer interns participate in cutting-edge research projects that investigate new ways to prevent, treat, or even reverse vision loss — including topics such as:

  • Age-related macular degeneration and other eye diseases
  • Ophthalmic genetics
  • Retinal cell biology
  • Visual neurobiology
  • Immunology of the eye

Summer interns have the chance to go to seminars and workshops hosted by NEI and the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE). Interns may also present at the NIH Summer Intern Poster Day on August 2022 with their mentor’s permission. NEI summer internships take place in Maryland and last anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks.

To apply High school students

 

George Mason University’s Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program

The nationally known Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program (ASSIP) provides transformative research opportunities for high school and undergraduate students. Selected participants work one-on-one with faculty researchers at George Mason University and collaborating institutions using state-of-the-art technology across many disciplines. 

As part of your 8-week full-time internship, you will:

  • Gain hands-on experience using cutting-edge sophisticated equipment and technologies,
  • Develop and exercise scientific writing and communication skills
  • Explore STEM career choices through discussion forums and meetings with role models
  • Develop and exercise creative skills, crucial to performing innovative research

Hard work may pay off with participants' names published in scientific journals and their work presented at scientific conferences. Scientific areas of focus include astronomy, proteomics and molecular medicine, chemistry and biochemistry, drug discovery, bioengineering, sustainable botany, environmental science and policy, forensic science,  geography, geographic information, and spatial sciences, neuroscience, mathematical modeling, physics, atmospheric, oceanic and earth sciences, climate change, biology, disease diagnostics, STEM education,  nanoscience, renewable energy, computer simulations, computer modeling, machine learning, cybersecurity, data mining, data science for social good, women's health issues, infectious disease and epidemiology, game design and serious games, tissue repair and regeneration, coastal flooding, urban hydrology, civil engineering, human-computer interactions, software engineering, bioelectronic interfaces and assistive technology, wireless security, materials failure, micro-/nano-manufacturing, robotics, psychology and neuroscience of human interactions and learning, solar space weather, exoplanet discovery, planetary atmospheres and life, evolutionary molecular ecology, bird populations, and more!

The deadline to apply is February 6: https://science.gmu.edu/assip

 

Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) Northern Virginia Internship Program

June 20 - August 5, 2022, Applications are due by 5:00pm on February 15, 2022

George Mason University (Mason) is the lead institution of higher education for the CCI NoVa Node. Through a grant funded by CCI NoVa Node, Mason is exclusively partnering with the Northern Virginia Science Center Foundation to create a unique internship program for high school students which provides professional skills training and the opportunity to explore cyber careers, with the goal of expanding the future pipeline of cybersecurity professionals. CCI is available to rising high school seniors and rising first year college/university students who are 17+ and interested in learning more about exploring cyber security as a possible career option. Selected applicants will participate in:

    • A two-week professional skills training boot camp at the Children’s Science Center Lab (includes virtual and in-person formats)  
    • A five-week internship placement in a cyber related business (virtual, hybrid or in-person depending on company) 
    • Five, one-hour progress reviews with the Children’s Science Center Lab during industry placement  

The CCI internship includes a student stipend of $2000 upon successful completion of the internship. 

The deadline to apply is February 15:  https://form.jotform.com/213435926744057

 

C-Tech² - Computers and Technology at Virginia Tech (Sunday, June 26 – Saturday, July 9, 2022)

C-Tech² offers an opportunity to learn about college life--from residence halls to classrooms and everything in-between. It provides access to information and technology necessary to best prepare you for your future. The C-Tech² program targets rising junior and senior high school girls.

The deadline to apply is March 14https://eng.vt.edu/ceed/ceed-pre-college-programs/c-tech2.html

 

2022 National Youth Science Camp

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) will again be an entirely virtual experience. Applications are open, and we encourage high school seniors from across the nation to apply to attend the camp from Monday, June 27, 2022, to Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Two delegates will be selected to represent each of the 50 States in the U.S. as well as Washington, DC. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2022.  For more information and to apply, see:  https://www.nysf.com/w/programs/nyscamp/2022-nyscamp/

 

AgDiscovery Program

AgDiscovery is a unique opportunity for students to explore agricultural sciences and gain knowledge about careers in animal and plant disciplines, wildlife management, veterinary medicine, biotechnology, entomology, food safety, food production, agribusiness, forestry, and much more. Students experience hands-on learning workshops, behind-the-scenes tours, laboratory and field exercises, and a variety of character- and team-building activities. There is no cost to attend the 2022 AgDiscovery program. Tuition, room and board, meals, lab supplies, meals, and activity fees will be covered by APHIS. Students selected for the program are only responsible for any costs which may be associated with traveling to the university campus and returning home at the conclusion of the program. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2022.  For a list of participating colleges and universities and dates, see:  https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/civilrights/agdiscovery

 

High School Summer Program at University College Dublin (July 6-21, 2022)

UCD High School Summer Program is an enrichment program designed specifically for North American students who are interested in learning more about Irish history and culture and may be considering the possibility of applying to universities in Ireland for their undergraduate degrees. Through a series of taught lectures and interactive workshops at UCD, we introduce students to the academic culture in Ireland and the variety of subjects they can study. We also introduce students to Ireland's rich history and cultural identity through field trips around Dublin and the Irish countryside. At the end of the two weeks, we hope the students will have found that the academic programs and vibrant cultural heritage will be a great fit for future studies. To be eligible for this program, students must:

  • Be current sophomores or juniors (16 or 17 at the time of program)
  • Demonstrate a minimum 3.0 GPA. 
  • Write a brief essay about their interest in the program and what would make them a good candidate for the program. 
  • Counselor recommendation (Kendall Hook will send counselors direct link to Google recommendation form)

Dates: July 6th-21st, 2022 Cost: €2850 (excluding airfare) Students who apply by February 1 will receive an early application discount of €250. This program is non-credit bearing. For more information, see:  https://www.ucd.ie/global/study-at-ucd/studyatucd-unitedstatesofamericausa/summerprogrammes/summerhighschoolprogram/ If you have any questions about the UCD High School Summer Program or University College Dublin in general, please do not hesitate to contact the High School Summer Programme Manager, Kendall Hook, at @email. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITY:

VETERINARY MEDICINE CAREERS EXPLORATION: A Virtual Workshop for High School Students

Saturday, January 29, 2022

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Attention high school students. Have you ever wondered what it is like to practice veterinary medicine? Are you thinking about veterinary medicine as a possible field of study? Are you familiar with the multitude of career choices within the field of veterinary medicine?

Veterinarians with specialties in wildlife and emergency and critical care will discuss their work and their educational and professional journeys. Plus, a surgical and ophthalmology veterinary nurse, who transitioned to veterinary equipment supply and sales, will share her experiences.

To register, go to: https://www.humanerescuealliance.org/virtual-student-programs

The cost for the workshop is $25. However, no student will be denied access to participate because of the inability to pay. For information on financial assistance, please contact @email.

 

For the complete FCPS database of Enrichment Programs, go to Naviance, https://www.fcps.edu/Naviance: Colleges - Enrichment Programs

For the complete FCPS database of Scholarships, go to Naviance, https://www.fcps.edu/Naviance: Colleges - Scholarship List - Local & Regional Scholarships

 

 

DISCLAIMER: Opportunities offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

 

Advertisement of this opportunity does not constitute sponsorship or endorsement of the sponsoring organization or the enrichment opportunity by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific FCPS school. This opportunity may utilize a technology tool that has not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review and agree to the Terms of Service and User Agreements for any technology platform that enrichment opportunity may use before participating.

Career Center News 11/17/2021

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Parents:  The Career Center News is an electronic newsletter of all the information I receive in the Career Center.  Think of it as a list of OPPORTUNITIES…FHS/FCPS events, college information sessions, college fairs, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, internships, career programs, and diverse events at various colleges.

 

Attached is copy of this newsletter for ease of reviewing.  (Attachment will be at the bottom of this email.)

 

If you have any questions about this information, please feel free to contact me at @email

 

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families!

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-2297

@email

 

For resources on college planning, career planning, scholarships and financial aid, check out: FHS Virtual Career Center

(Note: Students must use their fcpsschools.net account to view. Parents need to log into their student’s fcpsschools.net account to access.)

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please email me: @email

 

 

 

FHS Events:

ASVAB Test @ FHS

The ASVAB is the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. It is an aptitude test that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success.  It is used in the recruitment process for students who wish to enlist in the military after high school.  The test scores are good for up to two years.  More information about the ASVAB can be found here:  www.asvabprogram.com

The test will be held at Fairfax High School on December 13th in the Multi-purpose Room (C105) and will promptly start at 8:30am.  The test will take approximately 3 hours and is offered for students in grades 10-12.  There is no fee for the test. Please sign up for the test here: https://forms.gle/pTLjXVaCTKGbK1JLA  (Must use fcpsschools.net account)

The deadline to sign up for the test is December 3rd.

Please contact Ms. Tiffany Haddock, School Counselor, with any questions: @email

 

West Point Cadet Information Session

Tuesday, Nov. 23 @ LT A

Career Center

Kyle Hamrock, current West Point Cadet and Woodson graduate, will be here to share information on West Point and his perspective as a student.  Sign up on Naviance – College Visit. Show your LT teacher your Naviance screen as confirmation, or see Ms. Kim in the Career Center, Room L106, for a Lion Time pass. 

 

FCPS Events:

Current Seniors and Their Families - Join us for informational sessions on the FAFSA and Scholarships

College Access Fairfax, in partnership with FCPS, is presenting informational sessions on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and looking for/completing scholarship applications. 

No pre-registration is required.  Links for each session are provided below.

Scholarship 101:

Learn what kind of scholarships are offered, where to locate scholarship opportunities, and how to best complete scholarship applications. 

November 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM:  https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/99796214655

December 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/93263391710

 

Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Disabilities Parent Workshop

December 9, 2021

Virtual: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Participants will learn virtually about postsecondary education options available for students with disabilities.

Topics include, but are not limited to disclosure, accessing accommodations, disability support services, and other pathways to success.  

Register Online Now: https://bit.ly/3bBNDVZ  See attached flyer for more information. 

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

7th Annual HBCU Showcase (VIRTUAL) 

Wednesday, November 17, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Live Virtual Event Registration Now Open! 

Tuscarora High School will be hosting the 7th Annual Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) Showcase.  This event is designed to expose our school community to the many options that are available at HBCUs.  We want to expose and educate our school communities and encourage all students, regardless of ethnicity, to include these institutions during the college selection process.  HBCUs from all over are committed to the 7th Annual HBCU Showcase.  For more information visit our event page:  https://sites.google.com/lcps.org/thshbcu  

In addition to the HBCUs that will be in attendance, there will be an NCAA presentation, and community scholarships.  We will be offering this in a VIRTUAL format.  See flyer attached (below) with hyperlinks.  

 

FOR SENIORS:

If you have a December 15 college deadline, the deadline to submit your Transcript Request Form to Mrs. Scibilia, the FHS Transcript Assistant, is November 19 in order to avoid a late fee. 

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

The next SAT is on December 4.  The late registration deadline is Nov. 23.  To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The next ACT is on December 11.  The late registration deadline is Nov. 19.  To register, go to:  http://www.act.org/

Note: Students who are on free or reduced lunch should contact Ms. Kim at @email, or see her in the Career Center, for a fee waiver.

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

FORMDesign, LLC – 9990 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030

Architectural Internship Available

Available: M-F, after school-6:00 pm.  Programs we use to perform our duties include, but are not limited to:  Bluebeam, Revit, Adobe, Adobe Illustrator, and Enscape. 

Please call or text Gina at 703-565-7527

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: 

Chuck E. Cheese – 9404 Main Street, Fairfax.

Now Hiring!! Come in for an interview and receive a free personal 1-topping pizza. Applications available in the Jobs Book in the Career Center. 

For questions, contact:  Evelyn, 703-978-5756

 

Rosenthal Automotive is Hiring!

Open Positions:  Parts Counterman, Receptionist, Cashiers, and Valets!

Come work in one of the largest dealerships in the DMV area.  Benefits we offer:  Paid training and flexible hours, growth within the company, family discounts on our products, raise after 90 days, starting pay = $12-16/hour, resume building.

The closest dealerships to FHS are the Fairfax Volvo/VW and the Fairfax Honda stores.  We can accommodate a part-time schedule and we will train. A job in the parts department would be an amazing position for someone who is interested in a career in the automotive industry.  See attached flyer with QR code on how to apply. 

For questions, contact: Bonnie Gangemi, Talent Acquisition Team, Rosenthal Automotive Group, Direct: (703) 899-5021, @email

 

TINSEL:  Hiring 16 years old and above! $18 an hour! 2-7 days a week! Outdoor Winter Festival! Evening shifts!

Are you in Virginia and looking for a temporary, FUN and rewarding job? Come join the team at Northern Virginia’s newest immersive, fun-loving and fully interactive outdoor winter lights festival! Temporary outdoor positions available between the dates of November, 2021 and January 25, 2022! Potential for permanent work if interested!

We are creators of a magical event called Tinsel!, featuring the Washington Capitals! Located in Sterling, VA, we are Northern Virginia’s newest immersive, fun-loving and fully interactive winter destination. Created to infuse the months of November through January with a unique and changing collection of light displays, entertainment and fun activities that appeal to one and all, we at Tinsel! are charged with the mission of rekindling the sparkle and playful spirit of the season in a curated, outdoor winter wonderland, the likes of which guests have never experienced before!

Earn extra money for the holidays! Temporary positions available for the Tinsel! Light Festival being held at the Holiday Inn Dulles. The following positions are available: Concession Attendants, Merchandise Attendants, Cleaning Crew, Parking Patrol and Ticket Takers. All jobs pay $18 per hour.

Call or text (571) 206-7791 for an immediate interview. Work available now! 

45425 Holiday Drive, Sterling, VA 20166

 

Premier Aquatics Hiring Lifeguards for Summer - Zoom Hiring Event

Wednesday, December 1, 6:00-7:00 pm

Free American Red Cross Training, Flexible Hours, Competitive Pay, Holidays Weekend Bonus: Up to $150, Referral Bonus: $100, Early Sign-on Bonus:  $75.

See attached flyer for Zoom info. 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Primeros Pasos @ VCU

November 20

VCU Academic Learning Commons, 1000 Floyd Ave, Richmond, VA

Virginia Commonwealth University presents a one-day program designed to provide Latinx high school students and their families with an overview of the college experience and opportunities in higher education.  Learn more and register here: https://www.vcu.edu/admissions/visit-vcu/events/primeros-pasos/  Questions? Email Katie Hines at @email

 

Fairfax Area Student “Shark Tank” Technology Challenge

For complete details, see:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/older-adults/fairfax-area-student-shark-tank-technology-challenge  Deadline to apply is Dec. 6. 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Teen Volunteer Opportunities at INOVA Fairfax Hospital January-April 2022 Just Opened!!

The high school student volunteer program receives a high volume of interest and applicants. As a result, selection to the program is by lottery.

Requirements to Become a Volunteer:

Our volunteer program is designed to support various service areas with the highest level of safety and satisfaction. To do this, attendance is a top priority to participate. In addition, volunteers must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 15 years of age on or before the start date of the session you’re registering for
  • Commit to all dates outlined for each session (there are no alternative dates offered) – see website
    • Note: absences are not permitted; illness will be handled on a case-by-case basis
  • As a measure of maturity, all communication is required to come directly from the student.
  • Complete two rounds of tuberculosis screening OR one tuberculosis blood test
  • Provide confirmation of receiving the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), Varicella (Chickenpox), Tdap for Pertussis (Whooping Cough) vaccines OR proof of immunity via titer
  • Provide confirmation of having received the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Receive a flu vaccine (if onboarding during flu season)

Please read the following website carefully:  https://www.inova.org/volunteer-opportunities/inova-fairfax-medical-campus/high-school

The deadline to register is Sunday, November 21. 

 

CITY OF FAIRFAX NEEDS HOLIDAY VOLUNTEERS! If interested, mail Deanna Payne at @email with your full name, email, and availability.

Holiday Craft Show:

November 20 & November 21

Location: Fairfax High School (3501 Lion Run)

Shifts:

Saturday: 5:30am-9:30am; 9:30am – 4pm

Sunday: 7:30am – 10am; 9:30am – 3pm

*Volunteers will work as IT support, helping vendors connect their credit card machines to the cellular data available. 

 

Festival of Lights: 

December 4

Location: Old Town Square/ Old Town Hall (3999 University Dr.)

Shifts: 

11am-3pm

2pm – 6pm

*Volunteers will help supervise the crafting area, hand out candles, and other miscellaneous tasks. 

 

Lunch with Santa: 

December 11

Location: Old Town Hall (3999 University Dr.)

Shifts:

10am – 2pm

*Volunteers will help supervise the craft, hand out lunches, and help keep an eye on the children throughout the 3 lunch shifts (11am, 12pm, and 1pm). 

 

Holiday Market:

Shifts: 

Sunday, December 5 from 1pm – 3pm

Sunday, December 12 from 3pm – 5pm

Location: Old Town Square (3999 University Dr.)

*Volunteers will assist Santa in taking photos and keeping the line moving. Volunteers may be asked to dress up as Helper Elves! 

 

If interested in the City of Fairfax Holiday Volunteer Opportunities above, mail Deanna Payne at @email with your full name, email, and availability.

 

Side Out Ambassador Program

Side-Out is an accredited nonprofit, started by a high school volleyball coach in Fairfax County. You can read our story here:  https://side-out.org/about-us/

The Ambassador Program is an opportunity for your students to earn volunteer hours, national scholarships, and leadership experience while impacting metastatic breast cancer research. Whether your students are looking for leadership experience, nonprofit experience, exposure to medical career fields or just want to find a meaningful volunteer opportunity - we’d love to meet them and encourage them to register by December 1st.

Find out more about being an Ambassador, here:  https://side-out.org/ambassador-program/

 

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES:

Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA)

LEDA empowers a community of exceptional young leaders from under-resourced backgrounds by supporting their higher education and professional success in order to create a more inclusive and equitable country. Our Program: FREE seven-week Summer Institute at Princeton University provides: • Leadership training • Writing classes • College guidance and college trips • ACT/SAT prep • LEDA community • Room, board, and travel fully funded by LEDA.  To be eligible to apply, a student:

  • Must be a junior attending a public high school in the U.S., graduating in 2023
  • Is a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or has DACA Status
  • Has an annual household income under $90,000
  • Has a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5

The application deadline is December 14 and requires a letter of recommendation from a teacher, and a transcript from your School Counselor, so interested juniors need to act very soon to obtain these pieces.  For more information on this program, see:  https://ledascholars.org/our-program/leda-scholars-program/recruitment-admissions/apply/

 

High School Diplomats (July 20-31 @ Princeton University)

High School Diplomats (HSD) is a scholarship program that brings together high school students from the United States and Japan each summer through two parallel experiences.  HSD U.S. provides the opportunity for American and Japanese students to meet at Princeton University for ten days of cultural exchange.  HSD Japan allows American students who have successfully completed HSD U.S. to apply for a full scholarship to travel to Japan for a month the following summer. 

Number of Students: 40 American, 40 Japanese Eligibility: All high school sophomores and juniors may apply. Children of AIG employees and their agents may not apply. We afford equal opportunity to students of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. Cost: Room, board, and all activity costs are paid in full by the program scholarship. Transportation costs to and from the program are not covered but financial assistance is available if needed. For students living in the VA/MD/DC areas, a complimentary charter bus is available each year for round-trip transportation. Application Requirements: Students must complete an online application and also arrange for a teacher or counselor to submit a recommendation from an official school email address.

The deadline to apply is January 15http://www.highschooldiplomats.com/america

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Virginia Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN) in partnership with Marymount University presents:

Empowering Future Tech Careers at Marymount University

December 4, 9:30-3:30 What will the tech jobs be in five to six years’ time? How do you get ready for these jobs? This one-day program enables students interested in technology to imagine their future in a diverse, highly-paid, and challenging career. This program is only open to students living in Virginia that are currently high school juniors or seniors. To register, go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FrtNvTYKj_ZXALYWoW3-ykmORp3J_M29WKrGSORom8Q/viewform?edit_requested=true

 

4th Annual Back2Fairfax Teacher Seminar

Tue, December 14, 2021

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will host the Fourth Annual Back2Fairfax Teacher Seminar hybrid event (in-person with a virtual option available) on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This event will give FCPS high school juniors, seniors, graduates, and former Teachers for Tomorrow or Early Childhood Careers students an opportunity to network with teachers, administrators, and professional groups in Fairfax County Public Schools. Participants will have an opportunity to attend breakout sessions that will cover a variety of topics including: developing a resume, preparing for an interview, applying for a license, finding the school that is the right fit, and teacher and administrator panels. Participants will also have an opportunity to visit exhibitors and various professional groups and organizations. We look forward to having you join us for this event. Please register and email us at @email if you have any questions.

To register, go to:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-back2fairfax-teacher-seminar-tickets-151977999287

 

AWS Girls’ Tech Day

This event aims to inspire and motivate girls and young women, ages 8-24, to develop and pursue their interests in technology. The program is free of charge to participants.

AWS Girls’ Tech Day 2021 includes:

  • Speaker Sessions – Students and women in technology will share their experiences in the tech space.
  • Interactive Coding Sessions – Hands-on coding activities in Scratch and Python.
  • Learning and Discovery Sessions - Participants will discover how algorithms, machine learning, and cloud computing power Amazon’s fulfillment process.
  • Fun with STEAM – Fun activities will be featured throughout the event, such as dancing with AWS Girls’ Tech Day DJ Les, snapping a photo, participating in trivia, and much more. Participants will also be able to register for the Launch Prize Competition.

The workshop activities are designed so that each participant can go at their own pace, and watch the on-demand as many times as they like between November 13 – December 13. To join, students will need to create an account in Scratch and Trinket.io to complete the activities. All activities require an electronic device like a computer or mobile phone with an internet connection. 

Registration is now open, to participate register here: https://onlinexperiences.com/scripts/Server.nxp?LASCmd=AI:4;F:QS!10100&ShowUUID=E3B90249-7BCD-47C9-B042-5ED8C1E9EDA4

Parents/Guardians must register for students under 18 years of age.

Disclaimer: Advertisement of this opportunity does not constitute sponsorship or endorsement of the sponsoring organization or the enrichment opportunity by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific FCPS school. This opportunity may utilize a technology tool that has not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review and agree to the Terms of Service and User Agreements for any technology platform that enrichment opportunity may use before participating.

 

For the complete FCPS database of Enrichment Programs, go to Naviance, https://www.fcps.edu/Naviance: Colleges - Enrichment Programs

For the complete FCPS database of Scholarships, go to Naviance, https://www.fcps.edu/Naviance: Colleges - Scholarship List - Local & Regional Scholarships

 

 

DISCLAIMER: Opportunities offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

 

Advertisement of this opportunity does not constitute sponsorship or endorsement of the sponsoring organization or the enrichment opportunity by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific FCPS school. This opportunity may utilize a technology tool that has not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review and agree to the Terms of Service and User Agreements for any technology platform that enrichment opportunity may use before participating.

Career Center News 10/29/2021

October 29, 2021

 

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Parents:  The Career Center News is an electronic newsletter of all the information I receive in the Career Center.  Think of it as a list of OPPORTUNITIES…College visits to FHS, college information sessions, college fairs, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, internships, career programs, and diverse events at various colleges. 

 

Attached is copy of this newsletter for ease of reviewing.  (Attachment will be at the bottom of this email.)

 

If you have any questions about this information, please feel free to contact me at @email

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-2297

@email

 

For resources on college planning, career planning, scholarships and financial aid, check out: FHS Virtual Career Center

(Note: Students must use their fcpsschools.net account to view. Parents need to log into their student’s fcpsschools.net account to access.)

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please email me: @email

 

FCPS Events:

Current Seniors and Their Families - Join us for informational sessions on the FAFSA and Scholarships

College Access Fairfax, in partnership with FCPS, is presenting informational sessions on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and looking for/completing scholarship applications. 

No pre-registration is required.  Links for each session are provided below.

FAFSA Line-by-Line: 

The FAFSA is the gateway form required to determine if a student will receive financial aid to help pay for his/her post-secondary education. Find out what questions are asked and what information is needed to complete the FAFSA.

November 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/97661177987

Scholarship 101:

Learn what kind of scholarships are offered, where to locate scholarship opportunities, and how to best complete scholarship applications. 

November 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM:  https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/99796214655

December 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/93263391710

 

FCPS Virtual College Week Recordings

If you missed any of the FCPS Virtual College Week sessions, recordings are posted on YouTube. Students and families can also access the recordings on the Virtual College Week Google Site (must use fcpsschools.net account), or via the direct links below.

Paying for College

Dual Enrollment

Standardized Testing in the College Process

Study in Spain

What 9th Grade Students Need to Know About College

Considerations for Students with Disabilities in the College Search & Beyond

Are You Common App Ready?

Exploring Naviance

Applying to a Military Academy

AP/IB in FCPS

Scholarship 101

Write Your Truth: A Guide to College Essays

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) Upcoming Virtual College Fairs:

November 2 @ 4:00-8:00 pm EDT – Arts & STEM Fair

November 14 @ 1:00-6:00 pm EST – Signature Fair

Sign up here: https://virtualcollegefairs.org/conventions

 

COLLEGE VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Northern Virginia Community College’s STEM Outreach Program, NOVA SySTEMic, is offering three virtual Career & Technical Education Career Workshops. The sessions will utilize the Zoom platform and are open to high school students, NOVA students, and the community.  In these sessions, NOVA faculty/staff will share information about educational programs and industry representatives will share information about careers and current issues in their field.

November 3rd, 3:00-4:00pm - Heating, AC and Refrigeration November 8th, 3:00-4:00pm - Nursing

November 9th, 3:00-4:00pm - Automotive Technologies

Some sessions will be recorded and uploaded to the NOVA SySTEMic YouTube Channel. Please register if you would like to receive this information, even if you are unable to attend the session in real time. Online registration available at career.novastem.us/Register 

Please direct any questions to Tiffanie Rosier at @email.  

 

Explore Design Futures – UVA’s School of Architecture

Nov. 3 @ 6:00-7:30 pm

Learn about the four disciplines in the School of Architecture. Register here:  https://www.arch.virginia.edu/events/explore-design-futures

 

FOR SENIORS:

If you have a November 30 or December 1 college deadline, the deadline to submit your Transcript Request Form to Mrs. Scibilia, the FHS Transcript Assistant, is November 4 in order to avoid a late fee. 

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

The next SAT is on December 4.  The regular registration deadline is Nov. 4.  To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The next ACT is on December 11.  The regular registration deadline is Nov. 5.  To register, go to:  http://www.act.org/

Note: Students who are on free or reduced lunch should contact Ms. Kim at @email, or see her in the Career Center, for a fee waiver.

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

PHYSICAL THERAPY MENTOR/INTERNSHIP

APTA Virginia, a chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association has established a mentoring program.  With a breadth of knowledge and physical therapy experience from our mentors, students will learn about how the physical therapy profession can serve as an additional healthcare option for a future career path. We seek to address student’s individual and social needs, and maximize resources by introducing and collaborating with other community based organizations. In addition, with a hands-on clinical component, students can receive community service hours. Please see attached document for more information.  While the program is targeted to students of diverse backgrounds, all students may apply.  Interested students could complete this questionnaire: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KUz90HbSoxJV0B9I9Pt0FkQyQeolpX76vFmgiVK2xj8/edit 

 

Fairfax County Youth Leadership Program for FCPS Juniors (July 11-29)

The goal of the Fairfax County Youth Leadership Program (YLP) is to help high school students gain an understanding and appreciation of how local government impacts their everyday lives. The curriculum and activities are designed to develop citizenship skills and encourage participants to become active, involved citizens.  Participants will learn how local government addresses community issues and helps people solve problems. They will meet key decision makers in government and gain insight into the services County government provides.  Through monthly meetings and a paid summer internship (if conditions allow), participants will expand their knowledge of public service and their own community.  It is anticipated that the Program will begin in person, and most meetings will take place at: Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035. The deadline to apply is November 5. For more information: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/budget/sites/budget/files/assets/documents/2022-ylp-brochure.pdf

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: 

Rosenthal Automotive is Hiring!

Open Positions:  Parts Counterman, Receptionist, Cashiers, and Valets!

Come work in one of the largest dealerships in the DMV area.  Benefits we offer:  Paid training and flexible hours, growth within the company, family discounts on our products, raise after 90 days, starting pay = $12-16/hour, resume building.

The closest dealerships to FHS are the Fairfax Volvo/VW and the Fairfax Honda stores.  We can accommodate a part-time schedule and we will train. A job in the parts department would be an amazing position for someone who is interested in a career in the automotive industry.  See attached flyer with QR code on how to apply. 

For questions, contact: Bonnie Gangemi, Talent Acquisition Team, Rosenthal Automotive Group, Direct: (703) 899-5021, @email

 

Continental Pools Now Hiring Lifeguards

No experience necessary, flexible schedules, great pay, fun working environment, and supportive family atmosphere.  To apply, call: 703-321-7040

 

Premier Aquatics Now Hiring Lifeguards

Free Lifeguard Training Available.  To apply, go to:  https://premieraquatics.com/

 

Kids First Swim Schools – Springfield

Hiring All Positions:  Lifeguards, Swim Instructors, Front Desk Associates, and Deck Hands.  To apply, text 1031905 to 415-851-3180.

 

COLLEGE CAMPUS EVENTS:

Virginia Tech Open Houses:

Saturday, Nov. 6 & Sunday, Nov. 7

Choose one day to visit campus, eat some of our amazing food, learn more about majors that interest you, check out student life and much more!

To register, go to:  https://admit.vt.edu/portal/open_house

 

University of Mary Washington (UMW) Fall Open Houses (HS)

October 30 (virtual)

November 6 (on-campus)

Students can register at https://www.umw.edu/admissions/visit/

 

James Madison University On-Campus Academic Open House

November 13

For more information and to register, see:  https://www.jmu.edu/admissions/openhouses/schedule.shtml

 

Radford Fall Open House

November 13 @ 10 am

Register here:  https://www.radford.edu/content/admissions/home/visit.html

 

UVA School of Architecture Tours

Friday, Nov. 19, 11:30-1:00

To register, go to:  https://www.arch.virginia.edu/events/ugrad-info-sessions-and-tours-fall-2021

 

West Virginia University:

Discover WVU Open House (in-person): The on-campus Discover WVU open house events will be held on Nov. 13. Students can customize their experience, meet other students and explore topics from admissions and housing to student life and academics. Registration Link: https://www.wvu.edu/events/discover

Go First Fridays (in-person): These on-campus events will be held on various Fridays throughout the Fall. Students will experience campus the day before a WVU home football game and will partake in a campus tour, tailgate snacks, on-the-spot admission decisions and more! Registration Link: https://www.wvu.edu/events/go-first-fridays

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

UVA’s Hoos First Open House

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Hoos First Open House is designed to illuminate the experiences of students at UVA who are the first in their family to attend college. This one-day event for prospective students will also highlight some of the countless resources that students use to find their place in the diverse UVA community.

Hoos First Open House will feature student-led tours of Grounds, a discussion on the University's culture of community and support, an inside look at UVA admission and financial aid, and more. Register by November 1 at:  https://admission.virginia.edu/hoosfirstopenhouse

 

The Coalition will host six panel discussions during the Fall 2021 semester. Each will feature a short presentation, followed by a Q&A with Coalition member schools. Students and student supporters can submit questions in advance and ask questions live during the sessions.

Four of the six panels will also be offered in concurrent Spanish-language sessions. All six will be recorded, with captions in English and Spanish, and shared with those who register. 

Nov. 10: First-Generation College Student Stories | Experiencias de estudiantes universitarios de primera generación

Nov. 16: Completing the CSS Profile | Completando el CSS Profile

All events found here: https://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/events

 

Prudential Emerging Visionaries is a national recognition program that celebrates young people for their innovative solutions to financial and societal challenges facing their communities. If that sounds like you, you may be an Emerging Visionary! Now through November 4, 2021, we are accepting applications from young leaders ages 14-18 who are bringing powerful vision and real change to their communities. The program supports young people across the country who are making change that focuses on two categories: solutions to financial barriers and solutions to social issues. If selected, you may qualify for up to $15,000 in awards and an all-expenses paid trip with your parent or guardian to Prudential headquarters, as well as coaching and skills development to help take your solution to the next level.  

The deadline to apply is Nov. 4.  For more information, see:  https://challenges.changemakers.com/challenge/emergingvisionaries

 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s College 101 Series

The College 101 Series features free, bilingual, 3-hour, college preparation workshops held virtually in various time zones. The programs are designed to help middle and high school students – and their parents – prepare, plan, and pay for college. Topics include preparing for and applying to college, choosing a college that’s the right fit, writing a personal statement, researching financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and understanding the real cost of a college education. Students and parents can choose to receive information in either English or Spanish. https://www.hsf.net/college-101

 Saturday, November 6, 2021 – HSF College 101 – Eastern/Atlantic Time Zone | 10AM ET - 1PM ET

https://ee.hsf.net/en/events/hsf-college-101-eastern-atlantic-time-zone?fbclid=IwAR1dCgJSdpL-FTfWXtmvxTGzacy0up5RjnDuKpjl70DSy9hIdwJSYDWHVow

 

Primeros Pasos @ VCU

November 13

VCU Academic Learning Commons, 1000 Floyd Ave, Richmond, VA

Virginia Commonwealth University presents a one-day program designed to provide Latinx high school students and their families with an overview of the college experience and opportunities in higher education.  Learn more and register here: https://www.vcu.edu/admissions/visit-vcu/events/primeros-pasos/  Questions? Email Katie Hines at @email

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Willow Springs Elementary Bingo Night

Willow Springs Elementary is having a bingo night on 11/12 and would love your help to make it a fun night. 

Date: 11/12/2021 (Fri.), 5:00-9:00 pm

Location: Cafeteria

Please review the available slots and sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4aa8ac2aa13-willow3

For questions, contact:  Jill Mossman, Willow Springs Elementary PTA President, @email

 

CITY OF FAIRFAX NEEDS HOLIDAY VOLUNTEERS! If interested, mail Deanna Payne at @email with your full name, email, and availability.

Holiday Craft Show:

November 20 & November 21

Location: Fairfax High School (3501 Lion Run)

Shifts:

Saturday: 5:30am-9:30am; 9:30am – 4pm

Sunday: 7:30am – 10am; 9:30am – 3pm

*Volunteers will work as IT support, helping vendors connect their credit card machines to the cellular data available. 

 

Festival of Lights: 

December 4

Location: Old Town Square/ Old Town Hall (3999 University Dr.)

Shifts: 

11am-3pm

2pm – 6pm

*Volunteers will help supervise the crafting area, hand out candles, and other miscellaneous tasks. 

 

Lunch with Santa: 

December 11

Location: Old Town Hall (3999 University Dr.)

Shifts:

10am – 2pm

*Volunteers will help supervise the craft, hand out lunches, and help keep an eye on the children throughout the 3 lunch shifts (11am, 12pm, and 1pm). 

Holiday Market:

Shifts: 

Sunday, December 5 from 1pm – 3pm

Sunday, December 12 from 3pm – 5pm

Location: Old Town Square (3999 University Dr.)

*Volunteers will assist Santa in taking photos and keeping the line moving. Volunteers may be asked to dress up as Helper Elves! 

 

If interested in the City of Fairfax Holiday Volunteer Opportunities above, mail Deanna Payne at @email with your full name, email, and availability.

 

 

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES:

U.S. Department of State’s National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)

This program promotes critical language learning among American youth. The U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with American Councils for International Education, awards and administers merit-based scholarships to high school students for participation in summer and academic year immersion programs in locations where the eight NSLI-Y languages are spoken. NSLI-Y immerses participants in the cultural life of the host community, giving them formal and informal language practice and sparking a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures. Participants receive intensive language instruction, live with a host family for all or part of the program, and participate in a variety of cultural activities. The deadline to apply is November 4.  For more information, see:  https://www.nsliforyouth.org/nsli-y/

 

High School Diplomats (July 20-31 @ Princeton University)

High School Diplomats (HSD) is a scholarship program that brings together high school students from the United States and Japan each summer through two parallel experiences.  HSD U.S. provides the opportunity for American and Japanese students to meet at Princeton University for ten days of cultural exchange.  HSD Japan allows American students who have successfully completed HSD U.S. to apply for a full scholarship to travel to Japan for a month the following summer. 

Number of Students: 40 American, 40 Japanese Eligibility: All high school sophomores and juniors may apply. Children of AIG employees and their agents may not apply. We afford equal opportunity to students of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. Cost: Room, board, and all activity costs are paid in full by the program scholarship. Transportation costs to and from the program are not covered but financial assistance is available if needed. For students living in the VA/MD/DC areas, a complimentary charter bus is available each year for round-trip transportation. Application Requirements: Students must complete an online application and also arrange for a teacher or counselor to submit a recommendation from an official school email address.

The deadline to apply is January 15http://www.highschooldiplomats.com/america

 

MILITARY INFORMATION:

Fort Bragg’s Annual Military Academies Fair (VIRTUAL)

When:  Monday, November 8, 2021

Time:  5PM-7:45PM EST

This is not just for military-connected students, the audience is all high school students. This event is intended for high school students and their families who are interested in attending US Service Academy, a Senior Military College, or ROTC while in college.  Please share with your families and students. Representatives will provide information and presentations about applying for and preparing to attend these colleges or programs.

There will be representatives from the 5 US Service Academies:

US Military Academy (West Point)

US Air Force Academy

US Naval Academy

US Coast Guard Academy

US Merchant Marine Academy

There will also be a representative to provide information and answer questions about Senior Military Colleges like Virginia Military Institute, The Citadel, and Corps of Cadets Schools at Norwich University, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, and the University of North Georgia. Lastly, there will also be representatives from US Army Cadet Command to talk about attending ROTC while in college.

This Virtual Military Academies Fair is FREE and open to the public.  You do not have to be at Fort Bragg or be Military connected to participate.

Pre-register online:  https://forms.gle/Zu8DqNetDcgenXby7  You must pre-register to receive the login information.

The Virtual Military Academies Fair will be presented on Zoom.  There will be 3 sessions participants can attend during the fair; participants will have 3 opportunities to meet school representatives, view presentations, and ask questions.  All representatives will provide presentations during all 3 sessions.

For questions and more information about the 2021 Virtual Military Academies Fair, please contact Gerhard Guevarra, Fort Bragg School Liaison Officer, at 910-432-1023 or @email. Flyer attached. 

 

For the complete FCPS database of Enrichment Programs, go to Naviance, https://www.fcps.edu/Naviance: Colleges - Enrichment Programs

For the complete FCPS database of Scholarships, go to Naviance, https://www.fcps.edu/Naviance: Colleges - Scholarship List - Local & Regional Scholarships

 

 

DISCLAIMER: Opportunities offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

 

Advertisement of this opportunity does not constitute sponsorship or endorsement of the sponsoring organization or the enrichment opportunity by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific FCPS school. This opportunity may utilize a technology tool that has not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review and agree to the Terms of Service and User Agreements for any technology platform that enrichment opportunity may use before participating.

Career Center News 10/5/2021

October 5, 2021

 

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Parents:  The Career Center News is an electronic newsletter of all the information I receive in the Career Center.  Think of it as a list of OPPORTUNITIES…College visits to FHS, college information sessions, college fairs, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, internships, career programs, and diverse events at various colleges. 

 

Attached is copy of this newsletter for ease of reviewing.  (Attachment will be at the bottom of this email.)

 

If you have any questions about this information, please feel free to contact me at @email

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-2297

@email

 

For resources on college planning, career planning, scholarships and financial aid, check out: FHS Virtual Career Center

(Note: Students must use their fcpsschools.net account to view. Parents need to log into their student’s fcpsschools.net account to access.)

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please email me: @email

Please note my first quarter appointments are reserved for seniors. 

 

 

FHS College Visits:

The following College Admissions Officers are visiting FHS soon….

  • Wednesday, Oct. 6: University of Kentucky (10:30), American (1:30), and UVA (2:15)
  • Friday, Oct. 8: Haverford College (9:00)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 12: Radford (9:00), Purdue (9:45) and University of Cincinnati (11:30)

Note: The following college has recently scheduled a visit:

  • Emerson College – Oct. 19 @ 11:30

See Naviance - College Visits for complete list.  Sign up on Naviance – College Visits (https://www.fcps.edu/naviance) and ask your teacher to be excused 24 hours before the visit. 

 

FCPS EVENTS:

FCPS Virtual College Week will take place Monday, October 18 - Thursday, October 21, 2021.

Registration is required to attend:  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/college-and-career-planning/college-fair-and-college-night

Monday, October 18:

5:00 pm: Paying for College

6:00 pm: Dual Enrollment

7:00 pm: Standardized Testing in the College Process

 

Tuesday, October 19:

5:00 pm: Study in Spain

6:00 pm: What 9th Grade Students Need to Know about College

7:00 pm: Consideration for Students with Disabilities in the College Processes and Beyond

 

Wednesday, October 20:

5:00 pm:  Are you Common App ready?

6:00 pm: Exploring Naviance

7:00 pm: Applying to a Military Academy

 

Thursday, October 21:

5:00 pm: AP/IB in FCPS

6:00 pm: Scholarship 101

7:00 pm: Write the Truth: A Guide to College Essays

For more information, see:  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/college-and-career-planning/college-fair-and-college-night

 

Teachers for Tomorrow College Night Showcase (Oct. 4-8 from 6-8 pm virtually)

Targeted Audience:  Seniors in Teacher for Tomorrow courses or Early Childhood Careers; however, we welcome any and all students interested in learning about the education programs at these universities and colleges.   Each college/university will have approximately 20 minutes each to explain specific incentives that are being offered to students and follow with questions from parents and students.

Date:  October 4th - October 8th, 2021 from 6pm -8pm virtually. 

See Attached (bottom of email):  College/University presentation schedule and the ZOOM links to connect.

 

Moving onto Life in the Community Virtual Resource Fair

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

This resource fair assists parents, guardians, and caretakers with future planning for students with intellectual disabilities who may require ongoing supports after graduating from high school. Participants include representatives from vocational, residential, leisure, recreational, independent living, and advocacy programs.  To register, go to:  https://www.fcps.edu/event/moving-life-community-virtual-resource-fair

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) Upcoming Virtual College Fairs:

October 14 @ 5:00-9:00 pm EDT – Midwest Fair

October 24 @ 1:00-6:00 pm EDT – Signature Fair 

November 2 @ 4:00-8:00 pm EDT – Arts & STEM Fair

November 14 @ 1:00-6:00 pm EST – Signature Fair

Sign up here: https://virtualcollegefairs.org/conventions

 

The Coalition for College hosts virtual college fairs designed to help students build smart college lists. 140 schools will participate.  All schools participating are members of the Coalition, meaning they have a proven commitment to access, affordability and student success. The Coalition will host a virtual college fair Oct. 5 & 6, 2021. The fair is free, and students and student supporters are welcome to register for as many sessions as they like.

Learn more at: coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/october-virtual-college-fair

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Harvard, Princeton, UVA, Wellesley, and Yale Virtual Information Session

Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 7:00 PM until 8:15 PM, Eastern Daylight Time

Admissions representatives from Harvard, Princeton, UVA, Wellesley, and Yale will discuss academic programs, campus life, selective college admissions and financial aid. Advance registration is required: https://apps.admissions.yale.edu/register/?id=8e12e567-2c43-41a9-b13e-3bc96c6553c1

 

European Universities Consortium’s Study In Europe

October 6, 5-8 PM PST

Learn about 8 renowned European universities:  IE University, Brussels School of Governance, Bocconi, EHL, Carl Benz School, Jacobs University, Trinity College Dublin, and Modul University (Vienna).  For more information, see: https://europeanuniversities.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Poster-EUC-USCanCaribb-Fall-2021.pdf

INPERSON COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Discover USC - University of Southern California

Monday, October 11, 7-9:00 pm

The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection, 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

This program will provide students and their families the opportunity to meet admission counselors, representatives from various academic departments, alumni, and other prospective students and their families.

To register, go to:  https://applyto.usc.edu/portal/DiscoverUSC_Domestic?id=55dd6080-589f-4d72-a4cd-27946cfa73c4

 

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

The next SAT is on November 6.  The regular registration deadline is Oct. 8.  To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The next ACT is on December 11.  The regular registration deadline is Nov. 5.  To register, go to:  http://www.act.org/

Note: Students who are on free or reduced lunch should contact Ms. Kim at @email, or see her in the Career Center, for a fee waiver.

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

City of Fairfax Schools Communications Intern Job Description (Juniors/Seniors)

Description The City of Fairfax Schools seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist marketing and communications efforts to tell stories about Fairfax HS to the City of Fairfax community. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of marketing while working in a flexible work environment. The Communications Intern will work independently and on a team to fulfill organizational goals and initiatives related to programming and events.

Qualifications: – This internship is for current Fairfax HS seniors and juniors. Academy students welcome to apply, but focus will only be on Fairfax HS.

  • Student must be in good academic standing and attendance with a 2.5 GPA or above. A teacher reference will be required.

· Firm grasp of social media tools and platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Access to all three platforms a plus. 

· Interest/Curiosity in a variety of groups and organizations in Fairfax HS to find, write and promote stories about for our website, e-newsletter and other publications.

· No previous experience needed. Emphasis on responsibility, enthusiasm, creativity and flexibility.

· Desire to learn about the basic principles of public relations, journalism/writing and marketing.

· Access to technology including laptop (school issued laptop or personal), cell phone with camera.

· Exposure to graphic design websites such as Canva a plus, but not requirement.

· Self-starter, time management, creative, with ability to communicate in a professional manner.

Responsibilities:

· Assist in planning, writing and managing stories about Fairfax HS. Interview students and teachers.

· Create plan to increase awareness of social media platforms within and outside of the school.

· Research, pitch and manage stories to local and national publications. 

· Provide ideas to update City of Fairfax Schools’ social media accounts. 

· Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and tools for marketing and communications

Start Date: October 2021 – June 2022. Meeting 1x per month for 1 hour before/after school or during Lion Time with teacher permission. Work 3-5 hours per month. Hours, meeting times are flexible with student schedule. Hours can/will increase or decrease depending on student’s homework, college applications, tests, after school schedules or at the student’s request. 

Compensation: $500 honorarium

To Apply:  Two ways to apply:

Email Carrie Dorsey, Communications Manager at @email and include application as attachment.  For more information and application, see attachments at bottom of this email. 

Go to our website www.CityofFairfaxSchools.org/apps/form/intern and fill out the application online.

Applications due by October 8th.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: 

The Woodlands Retirement Living Community -  4320 Forest Hill Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

Several part-time job opportunities available for students!  We are looking for part-time servers to work evenings and weekends starting at $16.00 per hour plus a $250.00 Sign-On Bonus.  We are always looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to join our team! If interested in beginning a culinary career as a Dining Room Server, please see attached flyer.  Apply online: https://thewoodlandsccrc.com/ or come in person to apply.

 

Flint School – Now Hiring AfterCare Counselors

The AfterCare Counselors support the experience of students and faculty and embrace the mission, vision, and core values of the school, the Flint Hill Statement of Institutional Equity and Inclusion, and the Portrait of the Flint Hill Student.

Sample of Responsibilities & Duties

● Provide for the safety and security of Flint Hill’s JK - 8th grade students in the afternoons, and on teacher workdays and delayed start days as available.

● Actively supervise and plan a variety of fun and engaging activities for students participation across our multiple campuses

● Assisting students with homework

● Interact positively with parents and faculty

Benefits of this Position

● Shift works well with classes (3:30pm - 6pm; Monday - Friday)

● Competitive Pay & Referral Bonuses

○ $15 - $20/hour w/ HS Diploma

○ $12/hour - Current High Schoolers

● Experience working with students JK - 8th Grade

● Valuable connections with Faculty & Administration

● Free membership to Fairfax County Rec Centers

Contact Matt McCoart, Director of After School and Summer Programs, (571) 752-1630, @email, or see FHS Career Center Jobs Book for QR code to application. 

 

COLLEGE CAMPUS EVENTS:

George Mason University - Mason Fall Premiere

Sunday, October 17, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Event will include: A snapshot of student life, An opportunity to meet faculty & staff from your anticipated major, An opportunity to interact with your admissions counselor, An opportunity to meet current students, Campus Tour, Freshman Housing Tour, Honors College Panel and so much more!

To register, go to:  https://events.admissions.gmu.edu/

 

Virginia Tech Open Houses:

Saturday, Nov. 6 & Sunday, Nov. 7

Choose one day to visit campus, eat some of our amazing food, learn more about majors that interest you, check out student life and much more!

To register, go to:  https://admit.vt.edu/portal/open_house

 

University of Mary Washington (UMW) Fall Open Houses (HS)

October 16 (on-campus)

October 30 (virtual)

November 6 (on-campus)

Students can register at https://www.umw.edu/admissions/visit/

 

UVA School of Architecture Tours

Friday, Oct. 15 & Friday, Nov. 19, 11:30-1:00

To register, go to:  https://www.arch.virginia.edu/events/ugrad-info-sessions-and-tours-fall-2021

 

Christopher Newport Open House

Oct. 23, 8:30 am – 1 pm

Register online and view the full schedule: https://cnu.edu/admission/freshman/toursandevents/openhouse/

West Virginia University:

Discover WVU Open House (in-person): The on-campus Discover WVU open house events will be held on Oct. 23 and Nov. 13. Students can customize their experience, meet other students and explore topics from admissions and housing to student life and academics. Registration Link: https://www.wvu.edu/events/discover

Go First Fridays (in-person): These on-campus events will be held on various Fridays throughout the Fall. Students will experience campus the day before a WVU home football game and will partake in a campus tour, tailgate snacks, on-the-spot admission decisions and more! Registration Link: https://www.wvu.edu/events/go-first-fridays

 

Sweet Briar College Fall Open Houses:

October 23 & November 6

To register, go to:  https://admissions.sbc.edu/portal/fall_open_house?scid=

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

NOVA Information Sessions Dedicated to the Latinx/Hispanic Communities

The Office of Recruitment & Admissions is pleased to announce we will be offering several opportunities for the Latinx community to learn more about the many benefits of receiving an education at NOVA. Sessions will be offered in Spanish. Our knowledgeable counselors will share about the many programs that we offer, how to complete the steps for enrollment and the many resources available to help ensure a smooth transition to the college including scholarship and financial support. We encourage anyone interested in learning more about NOVA to join us for one of our upcoming sessions, either in person or via Zoom: 

Thursday, October 7th, 6:00-7:00pm via Zoom: 

 https://vccs.zoom.us/j/89998784149?pwd=V0xwRTEydU9pZEUwSFh3Z1JGZHM2QT09 

Passcode:   351181 

 

Journey to Bucknell (virtual Nov. 7–10)

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a high school senior from a traditionally underrepresented group, including but not limited to African American, Asian American, biracial/multiracial, Latinx, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, first-generation, religiously diverse and/or LGBTQIA.
  • Be enrolled in an academically rigorous program of study with a minimum unweighted grade point average of 3.5.

The application deadline is Oct. 11, 2021: https://www.bucknell.edu/meet-bucknell/plan-visit/camps-conferences-visit-programs/journey-bucknell

 

Davidson College’s FREE Fall Admissions Intensive Workshops For juniors and seniors:

Oct. 11

Essay Writing 201: Brainstorming

 

Oct. 18

Leveraging Your Activities List and Supplemental Materials

 

Oct. 25

What Do You Do After You Hit Submit?

 

All sessions are at 7:00 pm. To register, go to:  https://admission.davidson.edu/portal/fallintensives

 

The Coalition will host six panel discussions during the Fall 2021 semester. Each will feature a short presentation, followed by a Q&A with Coalition member schools. Students and student supporters can submit questions in advance and ask questions live during the sessions.

Four of the six panels will also be offered in concurrent Spanish-language sessions. All six will be recorded, with captions in English and Spanish, and shared with those who register. 

Oct. 13: Admissions & the Arts

Oct. 21: Finding a Fit at Large Public Schools

Oct. 27: Completing the FAFSA | Completando la FAFSA

Nov. 10: First-Generation College Student Stories | Experiencias de estudiantes universitarios de primera generación

Nov. 16: Completing the CSS Profile | Completando el CSS Profile

All events found here: https://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/events

 

Prudential Emerging Visionaries is a national recognition program that celebrates young people for their innovative solutions to financial and societal challenges facing their communities. If that sounds like you, you may be an Emerging Visionary! Now through November 4, 2021, we are accepting applications from young leaders ages 14-18 who are bringing powerful vision and real change to their communities. The program supports young people across the country who are making change that focuses on two categories: solutions to financial barriers and solutions to social issues. If selected, you may qualify for up to $15,000 in awards and an all-expenses paid trip with your parent or guardian to Prudential headquarters, as well as coaching and skills development to help take your solution to the next level.  

The deadline to apply is Nov. 4.  For more information, see:  https://challenges.changemakers.com/challenge/emergingvisionaries

 

Primeros Pasos @ VCU

November 13

VCU Academic Learning Commons, 1000 Floyd Ave, Richmond, VA

Virginia Commonwealth University presents a one-day program designed to provide Latinx high school students and their families with an overview of the college experience and opportunities in higher education.  Learn more and register here: https://www.vcu.edu/admissions/visit-vcu/events/primeros-pasos/

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Willow Springs Glow Party – October 22

Willow Springs PTA is sponsoring the first ever glow party and we need your help to make it super fun.  Please review the available slots on the Sign-up Genius:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4aa8ac2aa13-willow1  CONTACT Jill Mossman, @email FOR VOLUNTEER HOUR CONFIRMATION

 

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES:

For 10th graders:  Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS)

VSCS is a program for High School Sophomores focusing on the science, engineering, and technology integral to current missions at NASA Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport.  This dynamic (and FREE) program, designed by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC), inspires students who  possess technical and/or scientific interests and are motivated to learn about the many different opportunities that NASA offers.  The program features two key elements. The first is a dynamic on-line science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experience featuring five modules. Upon completion of the online program, top performing scholars may be invited to attend a seven-day residential Summer Academy at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, VA, where scholars will learn first hand from NASA professionals and their partners about the latest, cutting edge technologies and missions. The deadline to apply is October 17.  For complete details, see: https://vsgc.odu.edu/spacecoast/

 

For 11th and 12th graders:  Virginia Earth System Science Scholars Program (VESSS) – June 25-July 1, 2022 or July 16-22, 2022

VESSS engages students in NASA’s latest challenge - designing satellite missions to improve understanding of our own planet’s complex systems.  The VESSS online course will guide you to explore and analyze data related to NASA's seven major Earth Science missions. Students who participate in VESSS broaden their understanding of the science that drives NASA's research and engineering and work to mitigate the effects of climate change. If you are selected to attend a VESSS Summer Academy, you will work closely with NASA scientists, engineers, and other mentors from both industry and academia to design a satellite mission that builds on NASA's current body of work. The deadline to apply is October 24.  For complete details, see: https://vsgc.odu.edu/vesss/

 

For 11th and 12th graders: Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS)

The Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) program is an interactive on-line science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning experience, highlighted by a seven-day residential summer academy at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.  Students selected to participate in the program are immersed in NASA-related research through interaction with scientists, engineers and technologists. The deadline to apply is October 24.  For complete details, see: https://vsgc.odu.edu/vasts/

 

Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)

The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) provides an opportunity for high school students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.  The goals of SEAP are to encourage participating high school students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further their education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN.  SEAP is providing competitive research internships to 300 high school students this year. Participating students spend eight weeks during the summer doing research at 37 DoN laboratories.

The deadline to apply is November 1.  For more information, see:  https://navalsteminterns.us/seap/

 

Scripps Howard Emerging Journalists Program at Elon University 

Offers the ideal opportunity for high school students to explore what it means to be a journalist, to report and to produce news that informs communities. And it’s free. The first session was offered on Sept. 23, but it’s not too late to apply and participate in our five remaining monthly virtual interactive learning sessions that will help build foundational journalism skills. Any high school junior who completes all six will be invited to apply for a free immersive summer on-campus residential learning workshop to run June 20 - July 1, 2022. The summer immersion component is specifically for students of diverse socioeconomic, racial and ethnic backgrounds.  Interested students may apply at www.elon.edu/ejp.  For question, contact: Colin Donohue at @email or call 336-278-5850

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

Women + Technology: Virtual Bot-a-Thon Challenge

Oct. 11, 2021 from 3pm to 7pm

GDIT’s annual Women + Tech event brings together women at different stages of their careers for an inspiring and engaging event that showcases actionable tools, insights, and networking to support career growth and mobility. New for 2021 is an extension of this program to engage young women in their junior and senior year of high school with a Bot-a-Thon hosted by GDIT with partners Deloitte, UiPath and STEM for Her. Students will learn about Robotics Process Automation (RPA) and use those new RPA skills to solve a problem related to Humanitarianism, Cyber Threats, Social Activism and Mental Health. Certificate of completion will be provided to all students who participate in the program. Teams will be judged on a set of criteria including innovation, creativity, impact, and technical functionality. The members of selected teams will receive scholarships for use with school-related costs. This year's Women + Tech theme is Moving Mountains: In a year of immense challenges – many of which were disproportionately shouldered by women – we recognize the importance of empowerment, resiliency, and elevating others. Without question, women helping other women and allies helping women – sometimes moving proverbial mountains to do so – will ensure even more women can reach the top, together. The deadline to register is Oct. 7. For more information, see:  https://events.bizzabo.com/354042

 

The Virginia Tech Landscape Architecture Program is hosting a career webinar about Landscape Architecture Careers specifically for FCPS middle and high school students. The session will be presented by Mr. Chuck Ware, Landscape Architect. The session will highlight opportunities in landscape architecture careers and include time for questions. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 12, from 7-8 pm. Open to Fairfax County Middle and High School Students.  Use the registration link to secure your spot by no later than Monday, October 11, 2021: https://bit.ly/LandscapeArch2021

Zoom link will be emailed 24 hours before the virtual event.

FCPS Contact: Matt Bechtel, @email

 

Virginia Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN) in partnership with Marymount University presents: Empowering Future Tech Careers at Marymount University

November 13 & December 4, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm What will the tech jobs be in five to six years’ time? How do you get ready for these jobs? This one-day program enables students interested in technology to imagine their future in a diverse, highly-paid, and challenging career. This program is only open to students living in Virginia that are currently high school juniors or seniors. Please complete this application to the best of your ability. If you are admitted to the program, you will receive an email by October 20th. If you are not admitted to the program, you will also be notified by email. We will admit on a rolling basis so you could find out earlier, depending on when you apply. The maximum amount of students will be 36.  Submitting an application is also a permission release to use any photos or video you may be in during the program. If you have technical issues with your application or questions or concerns about the program, please contact program assistant, Whitney Maine at: @email. Application Deadline: October 15, 11:59 PM. Location: Marymount University, Ballston Center, 1000 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22201 To register, go to:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FrtNvTYKj_ZXALYWoW3-ykmORp3J_M29WKrGSORom8Q/viewform?edit_requested=true

 

Virginia Williams High School Career Forum

The Virginia Williams High School Career Association, Inc.(VWHSCA) (formerly the Fort Hunt High School- Black Cultural Alliance Alumni High School Career Forum) will host the annual High School Career Forum (HSCF) for all high school students, grades 9-12 on Sat. Oct 23, 2021, from 11am-1pm.  This is a virtual event. A moderated panel will share detailed information (education/training) about different career fields available to high school students after graduation.  Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A session.  Confirmed panelists for this year's HSCF are representatives of the Medical Profession (Nurse Educator), STEM (NASA-Goddard), Trades, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, First Responder, Office of Talent/Acquisition and Management of Fairfax County Public Schools, Visual Media Company (Entrepreneur), Public Affairs Specialist and College Campus Security.

High school students can register at @email by Thurs. Oct 21, 2021.  We ask that they provide their first and last name, grade and contact info (email & phone number).  Registration is required to receive login information for this event.  Registration is free. 

 

For the complete FCPS database of Enrichment Programs, go to Naviance, https://www.fcps.edu/Naviance: Colleges - Enrichment Programs

For the complete FCPS database of Scholarships, go to Naviance, https://www.fcps.edu/Naviance: Colleges - Scholarship List - Local & Regional Scholarships

 

 

DISCLAIMER: Opportunities offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

 

Advertisement of this opportunity does not constitute sponsorship or endorsement of the sponsoring organization or the enrichment opportunity by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific FCPS school. This opportunity may utilize a technology tool that has not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review and agree to the Terms of Service and User Agreements for any technology platform that enrichment opportunity may use before participating.

Career Center News 9/20/2021

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Parents:  I hope the school year is off to a great start.  For those of you who are new to Fairfax, welcome! I am the College & Career Specialist at FHS, and I specialize in working with students in three areas:  college planning, career planning, and scholarships and financial aid. 

 

The Career Center News is an electronic newsletter of all the information I receive in the Career Center.  Think of it as a list of OPPORTUNITIES…College visits to FHS, college information sessions, college fairs, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, internships, career programs, and diverse events at various colleges. 

 

As a reminder, Naviance is every FCPS student’s on-line college and career planning tool.  It is an excellent resource for students of all grades…get more familiar with it this year!  To sign onto Naviance, go to this page:  https://www.fcps.edu/naviance (I recommend bookmarking it) and click on “Student Naviance Login.”  All students will receive this newsletter in their fcpsschools.net email account, but parents will continue to receive this newsletter in the email address listed in SIS.  I have noticed that there are formatting issues (i.e., a lot of spaces) in the emails that students receive from Naviance, so I have made a copy of this newsletter and included as an attachment for ease of reviewing.  (Attachment will be at the bottom of this email.)

 

Please come to the FHS College Visits!  We have about 50 more college visits scheduled between now and the end of October.  Sophomores, juniors and seniors can attend these visits during the school day.  Students should sign up in Naviance – Colleges – College Visits and they need to ask their teacher’s permission to be excused at least 24 hours before the visit.

 

If you have any questions about this information, please feel free to contact me at @email

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-2297

@email

 

For resources on college planning, career planning, scholarships and financial aid, check out: FHS Virtual Career Center

(Note: Students must use their fcpsschools.net account to view. Parents need to log into their student’s fcpsschools.net account to access.)

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please email me: @email

Please note my first quarter appointments are reserved for seniors. 

 

 

FHS College Visits:

The following College Admissions Officers are visiting FHS this week….

  • On Monday, Sept. 20: College of Charleston (9:00 am) & Providence College (10:30 am)
  • On Tuesday, Sept. 21: Xavier University (11:30 am), University of Mary Washington (12:45 pm), Old Dominion (1:30 pm), & Stevens Institute of Technology (2:15 pm)
  • On Thursday, Sept. 23:  Roanoke College (11:30 am), Ohio University (12:45 pm), & Longwood (1:30 pm).
  • On Friday, Sept. 24: VCU (9:00 am), Emory (9:45 am) and East Carolina University (10:30 am).

See Naviance College Visits for complete list.  Sign up on Naviance – College Visits (https://www.fcps.edu/naviance) and ask your teachers to be excused 24 hours before the visit. 

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

Potomac & Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling (PCACAC) Fall College Fair

September 20 @ 5:00-7:45 pm

Register for sessions to meet up to 6 colleges:  https://www.strivescan.com/pcacac/

 

National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) Upcoming Virtual College Fairs:

Sept. 28 @ 4:00-8:00 pm EDT – Northeastern US Fair  

October 3 @ 1:00-6:00 pm EDT – Signature Fair 

October 14 @ 5:00-9:00 pm EDT – Midwest Fair

October 24 @ 1:00-6:00 pm EDT – Signature Fair 

November 2 @ 4:00-8:00 pm EDT – Arts & STEM Fair

November 14 @ 1:00-6:00 pm EST – Signature Fair

Sign up here: https://virtualcollegefairs.org/conventions

 

The Coalition for College hosts virtual college fairs designed to help students build smart college lists. 140 schools will participate.  All schools participating are members of the Coalition, meaning they have a proven commitment to access, affordability and student success. The Coalition will host a virtual college fair Oct. 5 & 6, 2021. The fair is free, and students and student supporters are welcome to register for as many sessions as they like.

Learn more: coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/october-virtual-college-fair

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Purdue University, Olin College of Engineering, Harvey Mudd College and Georgia Institute of Technology welcome you to the 2021 CUBE TOUR:

Tuesday, Sept. 21 @ 8:00-9:00 PM EST Pull up a chair, get comfortable and enjoy:

  • Engineering Program overviews for each school,
  • a rundown of admissions changes,
  • and a Q&A/panel discussion!

To register, go to:  https://apply.purdue.edu/register/?id=8083a160-c1b7-471c-874a-9f9db6e244ac

 

Greater Atlanta-area Colleges Spotlight

Agnes Scott College, Emory, Georgia State University, Georgia Tech, Oglethorpe University, SCAD, Spelman College and University of Georgia

Wednesday, Sept. 29 - Thursday, Sept. 30

For more information and to register, go to:  https://www.strivescan.com/atlanta/

 

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

The next SAT is on October 2.  The late registration deadline is Sept. 21.  To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The next ACT is on October 23.  The late registration deadline is Oct. 1.  To register, go to:  http://www.act.org/

Note: Students who are on free or reduced lunch should contact Ms. Kim at @email, or see her in the Career Center, for a fee waiver.

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

City of Fairfax Schools Communications Intern Job Description (Juniors/Seniors)

Description The City of Fairfax Schools seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist marketing and communications efforts to tell stories about Fairfax HS to the City of Fairfax community. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of marketing while working in a flexible work environment. The Communications Intern will work independently and on a team to fulfill organizational goals and initiatives related to programming and events.

Qualifications: – This internship is for current Fairfax HS seniors and juniors. Academy students welcome to apply, but focus will only be on Fairfax HS.

  • Student must be in good academic standing and attendance with a 2.5 GPA or above. A teacher reference will be required.

· Firm grasp of social media tools and platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Access to all three platforms a plus. 

· Interest/Curiosity in a variety of groups and organizations in Fairfax HS to find, write and promote stories about for our website, e-newsletter and other publications.

· No previous experience needed. Emphasis on responsibility, enthusiasm, creativity and flexibility.

· Desire to learn about the basic principles of public relations, journalism/writing and marketing.

· Access to technology including laptop (school issued laptop or personal), cell phone with camera.

· Exposure to graphic design websites such as Canva a plus, but not requirement.

· Self-starter, time management, creative, with ability to communicate in a professional manner.

Responsibilities:

· Assist in planning, writing and managing stories about Fairfax HS. Interview students and teachers.

· Create plan to increase awareness of social media platforms within and outside of the school.

· Research, pitch and manage stories to local and national publications. 

· Provide ideas to update City of Fairfax Schools’ social media accounts. 

· Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and tools for marketing and communications

Start Date: October 2021 – June 2022. Meeting 1x per month for 1 hour before/after school or during Lion Time with teacher permission. Work 3-5 hours per month. Hours, meeting times are flexible with student schedule. Hours can/will increase or decrease depending on student’s homework, college applications, tests, after school schedules or at the student’s request. 

Compensation: $500 honorarium

To Apply:  Two ways to apply:

Email Carrie Dorsey, Communications Manager at @email and include application as attachment.  For more information and application, see attachments at bottom of this email. 

Go to our website www.CityofFairfaxSchools.org/apps/form/intern and fill out the application online.

Applications due by October 8th.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: 

Rita’s Italian Ice – Fairfax:

Do you have a sweet tooth?  Looking for something to do after school or on the weekends?   Rita's Italian Ice of Fairfax, located at 10726 Fairfax Blvd., is looking for outgoing treat team members for part-time help after school and weekends.  Applicants should be at least 16-years old, have transportation, and be able to work 15-20 hours a week.  Job is seasonal, running through the end of November.  Our 2022 season will start in March 2022.  Interested?  Apply online at www.ritasoffairfax.com through the "Join our team" tab

 

Help Wanted: The UPS Store

Please call us at 703-280-1500 or visit us in the store at 3057 Nutley Street in Fairfax for any inquiries!

We are looking for a result-driven retail Sales Associate to be responsible for all sales job duties.  Sales Associate duties and responsibilities include working closely with customers to determine their needs, answer their questions about our products and recommending the right solutions.  You should be able to promptly resolve customer complaints and ensure maximum client satisfaction.  It’s a friendly work environment with flexible hours.  For a complete job description, see attached Help Wanted flyer (below.)

 

Senberry Acai Bowls – Old Town Fairfax

Senberry is a coffee and acai bowls shop located in the heart of Old Town Fairfax. We are a charismatic, high-energy, people-oriented team seeking to add additional team members with both weekday and weekend availability into Fall/Winter and beyond. Full-time and part-time available. At this time we are only seeking candidates that can work with us throughout the year.

Duties include: Running Cash Register, Making Acai Bowls, Cleaning, Interacting with Customers, General Shop Duties.

Prerequisites: At least 16 years old, Good Attitude, Hard Working

Job Type: Part-time

If interested please send resume to @email or apply in person

 

Great Part-time Job Opportunities for Students – The Gardens at Fair Oaks, 4310 Forest Hill Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

Server/Hostess, PT, $13 per hour

Evening and Weekends available.  Begin your culinary career as a dining room servers, great team environment, paid on the job training, sign-on bonus opportunity.  To apply, contact: Human Resources at 703-278-1001, or apply using QR code (on attached flyer), or come in person to apply at: The Gardens, 4310 Forest Hill Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030. 

 

Needed:  Female tutor for 10 year old girl 

Requirements: Fairfax HS Junior/senior Honor high school female student with excellent grades, Tutoring in elementary math, a reference from a science or math teacher, previous experience is imperative.

Job details: 

  • The tutor will follow 5th and 6th grade math content curricula 
  • The tutoring will take place at my home address which is the Fair Lakes shopping center area. 
  • Compensation is $12 to $15 hourly upon qualifications.
  • Usually math tutoring will last 1 or 2 hours per session. 
  • Tutoring needs to be held between 5 pm to 8 pm weekdays, twice a week and on weekends - there is flexibility too. Weekend morning sessions are encouraged. 
  • There will be an adult present at home during the sessions. 
  • COVID 19 full vaccination required. Card proof. Our family members are also fully vaccinated, except tutee who is not currently eligible. 

If interested please text 571-236-7769 to set up an in person interview. Interviews can be arranged Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 6 and 7 pm. Isabel Tello 

 

Lifetime Fitness – 5900 Trinity Pkwy, Centreville, VA 20166 or 9602 Main St, Fairfax, VA, 22031

Come and join the Aquatics Team at Life Time Fitness.  We are now hiring for Fall and Year- Round Lifeguards & Swim Instructors.  We offer state of the art facilities, competitive pay, and flexible hours. Membership to the club is included with employment! Call or email for more info:  703-815-5123, @email or  @email

 

Autobell Car Wash is Hiring High School Students!

Interested in flexible hours, top $$$, college scholarships, no late work, & a FREE weekly car wash? Apply online today at autobell.com/jobs.  Must be at least 16 years of age or older, possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, and maintain a professional, safe, and neat appearance. 

 

Ryans’  Barber Shop – 3846 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030

Hiring – If interested, stop in shop, call: 571-407-7867, email: @email

 

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

ESLI Summer Retreat (Sept. 25 @ 10 am – 4 pm)

The Environmental Student Leadership Initiative (ESLI) is a Fairfax County Park Authority supported volunteer team that seeks to empower the community through environmental action. Students learn how to teach environmental topics to elementary school aged children, sample macroinvertebrates to determine stream health, recognize invasive organisms and more. This free, annual program is open to all motivated, high school students in Fairfax County. The ESLI Retreat will take place on Saturday September 25, 2021 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Riverbend Park Outdoor Classroom.  Riverbend Park is located at 8700 Potomac Hills Street in Great Falls. To sign up, go to:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/riverbend/esli-retreat/092521

 

COLLEGE CAMPUS EVENTS:

Christopher Newport Open Houses:

Sept. 25 & Oct. 23, 8:30 am – 1 pm

Register online and view the full schedule: https://cnu.edu/admission/freshman/toursandevents/openhouse/

West Virginia University:

Discover WVU Open House (in-person): The on-campus Discover WVU open house events will be held on Oct. 23 and Nov. 13. Students can customize their experience, meet other students and explore topics from admissions and housing to student life and academics. Registration Link: https://www.wvu.edu/events/discover

Go First Fridays (in-person): These on-campus events will be held on various Fridays throughout the Fall. Students will experience campus the day before a WVU home football game and will partake in a campus tour, tailgate snacks, on-the-spot admission decisions and more! Registration Link: https://www.wvu.edu/events/go-first-fridays

 

Sweet Briar College Fall Open Houses:

October 23 & November 6

To register, go to:  https://admissions.sbc.edu/portal/fall_open_house?scid=

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Davidson College’s FREE Fall Admissions Intensive Workshops For juniors and seniors:

Sept. 20

Essay Writing 201: Brainstorming

 

Sept. 27

College Application & Financial Aid Basics

 

Oct. 4

Essay Writing 101: Myth busting

 

Oct. 11

Essay Writing 201: Brainstorming

 

Oct. 18

Leveraging Your Activities List and Supplemental Materials

 

Oct. 25

What Do You Do After You Hit Submit?

 

All sessions are at 7:00 pm. To register, go to:  https://admission.davidson.edu/portal/fallintensives

 

Access Davidson: October 24-25, 2021

Access Davidson is a selective virtual college visit program designed for high school seniors from historically excluded racial and ethnic groups, those who are first in their family to attend college, and students from rural or low-income backgrounds. The program is open to students living and attending high school in the United States and Puerto Rico. Students who have not been on an official visit to campus will be prioritized for participation. This year’s virtual program will offer a mix of required and optional programming over the course of two days. Our required virtual sessions will consider student time zones and there will be no expectation to miss any school commitments on Monday, October 25.

The deadline to apply is September 27https://www.davidson.edu/admission-and-financial-aid/visit/access-davidson

 

The Coalition will host six panel discussions during the Fall 2021 semester. Each will feature a short presentation, followed by a Q&A with Coalition member schools. Students and student supporters can submit questions in advance and ask questions live during the sessions.

Four of the six panels will also be offered in concurrent Spanish-language sessions. All six will be recorded, with captions in English and Spanish, and shared with those who register. 

Sept. 30: Start Early, Stress Less | Prepárate temprano y tendrás menos estrés

Oct. 13: Admissions & the Arts

Oct. 21: Finding a Fit at Large Public Schools

Oct. 27: Completing the FAFSA | Completando la FAFSA

Nov. 10: First-Generation College Student Stories | Experiencias de estudiantes universitarios de primera generación

Nov. 16: Completing the CSS Profile | Completando el CSS Profile

All events found here: https://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/events

 

Girls in Technology (GIT) Programs

GIT is led by a committee of women volunteers who are dedicated to initiating programs to excite, inspire and create awareness for girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Our vision is to significantly increase the number of girls who pursue STEM education and ultimately join the ranks of other successful women in STEM careers. Our mission is to engage and inspire girls in grades 6 through 12 in the D.C. Metro Region, especially underserved girls, to enable them to envision a path for education and career opportunities in STEM. Our programs will offer successful women role models, targeted education, endearing support and affinity. We will hold ourselves accountable to focus on GIT girls-first and foster diversity and inclusion (and belonging). See attached flyer (below) to join GIT’s mailing list for notification about programs.  For more information on GIT, see:  https://www.womenintechnology.org/girls-in-technology

 

For African American Male Juniors: Beta Nu Boule Young Scholars Program

Please encourage your African American male students entering their junior year (2021-2022) and living in Arlington or Fairfax Counties or Alexandria City to apply for the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Beta Nu Boulé Young Scholars Program. The application deadline is October 1, 2021.  Notification of acceptance will occur no later than October 18, 2021.  Please see the attached application (on bottom of email). 

The Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, founded in Philadelphia, PA in 1904, is the country’s oldest African American fraternity of college educated men. The Beta Nu is the fraternity’s local Boulé that works in partnership with the Beta Nu Boulé Education Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to sponsor the Beta Nu Boulé Young Scholars Program (YSP). The Program is dedicated to mentoring and preparing young African American males who are contemplating attending college and preparing them for educational and professional opportunities after high school.  Following are a few particulars about the Program:

  • The minimum GPA to be considered for acceptance is 3.00.
  • Meets each second Saturday, 9a.m.-12p.m., currently via Zoom, November 2021-May 2022. 
  • Provides SAT/ACT preparation seminars on applying to colleges and universities, and exposure to different professional careers. Seminars are conducted by the Princeton Review, college and law school adjunct professors, physicians, dentists, retired senior military officers, business executives, attorneys, judges, and senior federal government managers.
  • Students who successfully complete both the junior and senior years of the Program will be eligible to apply for a college scholarship.

Please see the attached application (on bottom of email), or the Career Center. 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

GIVE Tutoring

We are looking for more high school students to tutor in-person for two hours at the City of Fairfax Regional Library (a large population of the school is near Fairfax City Library, so this could be a convenient location). We hold our tutoring sessions on Sundays(excluding holiday weekends) from 10:15 am to 12:15 pm. We do not require commitment, so tutors are free to only attend sessions they are available to attend. 

Below we have attached the links for both our website and the link they need to fill out to be a tutor in our organization. 

https://www.giveyouth.org/ 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGaBVVEILETJFwi_US73TYuxYW0GRjw2p8nkBhQja5sUMR_A/viewform 

 

Willow Springs Glow Party – October 22

Willow Springs PTA is sponsoring the first ever glow party and we need your help to make it super fun.  Please review the available slots on the Sign-up Genius:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4aa8ac2aa13-willow1  CONTACT Jill Mossman, @email FOR VOLUNTEER HOUR CONFIRMATION

 

ASAProject, or the Advancement for Student Accessibility, is looking for new members! We advocate for socioeconomically disadvantaged students within Fairfax County by reaching out to organizations, working with school board members, and working on a mutual aid project. Our goal is to keep families informed and connected with resources to make sure that students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged are being represented and advocated for.It is a great way to get plenty of service hours while doing meaningful work. You will have the opportunity to advocate to school board members, do physical volunteer work, and become a part of a great community!  If you are interested, please fill out this Google Form  - we will be in touch! https://forms.gle/Z7yjA2fy2wtYWHtG9.  Our Instagram is @fcps.asaproject

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES:

For 10th graders:  Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS)

VSCS is a program for High School Sophomores focusing on the science, engineering, and technology integral to current missions at NASA Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport.  This dynamic (and FREE) program, designed by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC), inspires students who  possess technical and/or scientific interests and are motivated to learn about the many different opportunities that NASA offers.  The program features two key elements. The first is a dynamic on-line science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experience featuring five modules. Upon completion of the online program, top performing scholars may be invited to attend a seven-day residential Summer Academy at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, VA, where scholars will learn first hand from NASA professionals and their partners about the latest, cutting edge technologies and missions. The deadline to apply is October 17.  For complete details, see: https://vsgc.odu.edu/spacecoast/

 

For 11th and 12th graders:  Virginia Earth System Science Scholars Program (VESSS) – June 25-July 1, 2022 or July 16-22, 2022

VESSS engages students in NASA’s latest challenge - designing satellite missions to improve understanding of our own planet’s complex systems.  The VESSS online course will guide you to explore and analyze data related to NASA's seven major Earth Science missions. Students who participate in VESSS broaden their understanding of the science that drives NASA's research and engineering and work to mitigate the effects of climate change. If you are selected to attend a VESSS Summer Academy, you will work closely with NASA scientists, engineers, and other mentors from both industry and academia to design a satellite mission that builds on NASA's current body of work. The deadline to apply is October 24.  For complete details, see: https://vsgc.odu.edu/vesss/

 

For 11th and 12th graders: Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS)

The Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) program is an interactive on-line science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning experience, highlighted by a seven-day residential summer academy at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.  Students selected to participate in the program are immersed in NASA-related research through interaction with scientists, engineers and technologists. The deadline to apply is October 24.  For complete details, see: https://vsgc.odu.edu/vasts/

 

DISCLAIMER: Opportunities offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

 

Advertisement of this opportunity does not constitute sponsorship or endorsement of the sponsoring organization or the enrichment opportunity by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific FCPS school. This opportunity may utilize a technology tool that has not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review and agree to the Terms of Service and User Agreements for any technology platform that enrichment opportunity may use before participating.