College and Career Center News

4/24/2019

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, the Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career and special programs or events.  If you have any questions on the information, please see me in the Career Center, Room L-106, or email at:  MHKim@fcps.edu.  Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

LOCAL EVENTS:

21st Annual Maryland Day

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Learn more about the University of Maryland, explore our world of fearless ideas and see what it's like to #BeATerp. Come curious. Ask questions.  Be sure to visit our Enrollment Management tent in "Terp Town Center" on McKeldin Mall to learn about undergraduate admissions, academic offerings and financial aid. Student-led 45-minute campus walking tours will leave from our tent every half hour, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No registration is required. Our last tour departs at 3:30 p.m.  For a complete listing of the day’s events, see:  https://marylandday.umd.edu/

Trade School Career Fair

Saturday, May 4 @ 10:30-2:30 pm

John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Dr., Alexandria, VA           

Learn about different opportunities in a variety of trade industries:  HVAC, commercial driving, healthcare, construction, college security, technology and more.  Sign-up here:  https://librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/4905351

 

Congressman Connolly’s Military Service Academy Night

Monday, May 6, 7:00-9:00 pm

Woodbridge Middle School, 2201 York Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22191

Information session for students interested in one of the service academies, including Congressional Nomination Process, Admissions info from Academy Liaison Officers and ROTC Scholarship Opportunities.  Open to the public.

 

Eight of the Best Colleges Program:  Claremont McKenna, Connecticut College, Haverford, Macalester, Colorado College, Grinnell College, Kenyon College, and Sarah Lawrence College

Sunday, May 19, 1:30 – Check-in, 2:00 – Program

Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD 20814

The deans of admission at eight selective liberal arts colleges invite you to a program where you’ll learn about our small class sizes, challenging curricula,  abundant student-faculty interactions, great facilities, and many other exciting academic and extra-curricular opportunities.  In addition to describing our commonalities, we’ll include individual presentations on what makes each of these eight colleges distinctive.  To sign up, go to:  https://8ofthebestcolleges.org/

 

Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) College Fair

May 20 @ 7:00 pm

Omni Shoreham Hotel, Palladian and Diplomat Meeting Rooms, 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC 20008

These programs are designed to offer students, parents and counselors a new perspective on college admission, to address some of the misconceptions about college admission, and to help students connect with representatives from the CTCL-member colleges. 

The program begins promptly at 7:00 PM with a 30-minute information session. A college fair follows immediately afterwards, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. This program is open to the public and free of charge. Register at:  https://ctcl.org/washington-dc-may-20-2019/

 

Four Fantastic Colleges: Pomona College, Carleton College, Swarthmore, and Bowdoin

Monday, May 20, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, 1400 W Cold Spring Ln, Baltimore, MD 21209 Attend to learn what a strong liberal arts and sciences education provides.  You’ll find each college is unique, and you’ll discover just how affordable an exceptional liberal arts education really is.  The event is free and there is easy on-site parking.  Register at:  https://www.bowdoin.edu/admissions/group-travel/four-fantastic/students/

Exploring Educational Excellence Program:  Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Rice and the University of Chicago

Tuesday, May 21 @ 7:00 pm

Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd, NW, Washington, DC 20008

OR

Wednesday, May 22 @ 7:00 pm

Tysons Corner Marriott, 8028 Leesburg Pike, Tysons, VA 22182

Admissions Counselors from the five schools will discuss academics, the admissions process at selective schools, financial aid and campus life.  RSVP at:  http://exploringeducationalexcellence.org/

 

COLLEGE CAMPUS EVENTS: 

Experience Hofstra University’s Spring Open House for High School Sophomores or Juniors

Sunday, May 5, 9 am – 2:30 pm

To register, go to:  https://admission.hofstra.edu/register/soh

 

Randolph-Macon College Spring Open House for Sophomores & Juniors

Saturday, May 11

RSVP at:  https://www.rmc.edu/prospective-students/admissions-events

 

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Join the Fairfax County Environmental Quality Advisory Council

The council seeks a current high school sophomore or junior to serve from July 2019 through June 2020.  As a full voting member of the council, you can:

  • Influence and shape Fairfax County Government’s environmental policies
  • Make a positive impact on the environmental quality of your community
  • Put an extracurricular activity on your college application like no other

Apply by April 26https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-zoning/environmental-quality-advisory-council

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES (For more job opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Jobs Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

2019 Fairfax County Teen Job Fair and Resume Building Workshops:

Saturday, April 27th, 10 am – 12 pm

Mount Vernon High School

The event will focus on student job seekers (approximately ages 16 to 18) looking for full time employment, after-school employment, seasonal positions, internship opportunities, or volunteer experiences. It is open to all teens in Fairfax County looking for employment or wanting tips to build their resume. Volunteer opportunities and resume building workshops will be available for younger students looking to begin to build their resume.  Visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/springfield/teenjobfairs to discover all available Teen Job Fairs and to register.

 

Student Career Fair @ Greenspring Hunters Crossing, 7430 Spring Valley Drive, Springfield

Monday, May 6, 4:30-6:30 pm

GREENSPRING is hiring students for summer into fall/spring positions.  We are looking for Part Time Servers to work at least 12 hours a week to include once on the weekend. Of course if they want to work more we welcome that. We pay $10.50 an hour. Remind students of our Scholarship program too, 10,000 dollars when you graduate if you meet the scholarship requirements.  We will be hosting an onsite career fair on MAY 6th.  If you could please let your students know about this event we’d love to have them interview. On site interviews and on the spot hires will happen that night. We are looking for about 40 new hires that night.  We do hire starting at age 14 but spots are limited due to work restrictions for that age group.  For more information, contact: Jennifer Ragan, Jennifer.Ragan@erickson.com, or 703-923-3131.

 

Doctor’s Office Part-time Job:

Seeking students for part-time positions as filing clerks in our medical office. Job includes pulling, preparing and filing patient charts, confirming appointments. Four days a week-2 to 3 hours per day.

Contact Shveta Yadav – 703-938-5700

Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery Group of Northern Virginia

243 Church St. NW, Vienna, VA

 

Great Summer Nanny Job:

Would you like a summer job where you can be outside by the pool? We are in need of a responsible, mature, hard-working, dependable person to care for our two sons, ages 7 and 11, in Burke. You must be a non-smoker with access to a reliable vehicle and a clean driving record. The position is Monday through Friday from approximately 7am to 5pm. We would prefer a start date of June 17 and would love for you to stay with us through August 23, though these dates are somewhat flexible. Most days will be spent by the pool so swimming skills are a must; CPR/First Aid skills are a major bonus. You will be responsible for getting the kids to and from swimming and tennis practice every day, ensuring they eat healthy meals, and keeping them busy and engaged throughout the day. The more creative, imaginative, and energetic you are, the better!  Our children are well-behaved, and you’ll have a lot of fun with them all summer long. This position will provide excellent experience for someone looking to major in any field related to children, including education and nursing.

As we are looking for someone to care for our children, and we will trust and depend on you, we ask that only serious candidates apply. We will reimburse for gas if your personal vehicle is used to transport our kids to and from the pool and their other activities. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with your experience. If you are interested please contact us either by email at thelorenz4@gmail.com or by phone at 703-239-9339 for more information about the position. When inquiring, please provide details on your background, experience, and why the position is of interest to you. Jennifer Lorenz

 

Autobell Car Wash (45655 Shepard Drive, Sterling, VA 20164)

Now Hiring.  Requirements:  Must be 16 years old with a work permit.  Must have a valid driver’s license.  Able to work well with others.  Able to pass drug screening.  Adhere to a uniform policy. Apply on-line at: Autobell.com/jobs

 

Reston Association in Reston, VA

Summer positions available include camp counselors, lifeguards and aquatics attendants.  To apply, go to:  http://careers.reston.org/

 

From General Manager at Fair Oaks Mezeh, a healthy fast-casual chain operating in the NoVa area:

Currently I am looking for an Assistant Manager for my branch.  We are a rapidly growing company with over 20 stores, and look to promote from within.  An Assistant Manager who performs strongly can grow into a General Manager role in as little as 8 months.  Assistant Managers are salaried, and start at $35k per year.  Ideally applicants for an Assistant Manager position will have some restaurant experience and examples of working with others in a team environment.  Basic proficiency in Spanish, while not required, is also helpful.  This has the potential to grow into a great career as a General Manager, District Manager, Corporate, and even outside the company in the large partner and supplier industry to the many restaurants in the area.

 

In addition to the Assistant Manager position we also have open team member positions, with flexible schedules.  Team member positions are a great job for seniors who are still figuring out their path, but want to build core competencies that they can use in future careers.  Team member positions generally make $10-$12 per hour.  Seniors without experience can start with a job as a team member, and grow it into a career in our management training path should they wish to do so.  This can happen quickly, depending on their work ethic and proficiency.

 

Seniors interested in the Assistant Manager position can send their resume to this email for review.  Seniors interested in team member positions are welcome to stop by our branch for an interview, and can call ahead to ensure I am there.  Our store's number is (703) 310-6387.

 

Javier Morales, General Manager- Fair Oaks Mezeh

fairoaks@mezeh.net

https://mezeh.com 

 

FULL-TIME JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATING SENIORS:

Allan Myers, the largest heavy civil construction and materials production contactor in the Mid-Atlantic has opportunities in the following careers in construction:  General Laborer, Equipment Operator, CDL Driver, Bridge Form Carpenter, Surveyor, Pipe Layer, Paving/Milling Laborer, Foreman, Superintendent, Mechanic, Plant Operator, and QC Lab Technician.  NOW HIRING!! To join our team, text “Work” to 97211.  For more information on Allan Myers, see:  http://www.allanmyers.com/careers/

 

Healing Home Healthcare – Personal Care Aides (Care Givers) Wanted!

Get trained and receive certification.  Come visit us or call us at 703-650-0576 or http://healinghomehc.com/

Located in Manassas, VA.  Join our team today! 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Providence Elementary School Needs LOTS of Student Volunteers for Fun Fair!!

Friday, April 26 @ 5:30-8:30 pm

Sign up on the Sign-Up Genius:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094cafae2da31-funfair7

For questions, contact:  Stacy Hall, PES PTA Volunteer Coordinator, at 301-502-7047 or stoose23@yahoo.com

 

Please help the elderly in our community: 

Senior citizen, who has broken her hip, is looking for a student to help with some yard work and small chores.  Ideally, looking for a student to volunteer, or a small fee can be paid.  Located in the City of Fairfax, around the Main Street.  If you can help, please call Mrs. Fairfax at 703-591-4349. 

 

TOPSoccer Program – Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA)

The Adapted Sports program offers a variety of sports and recreational activities to individuals ages 5-18 with special needs. Through weekly engagement in sports, players will gain confidence, social skills, gross motor skills, behavior skills, and the opportunity to be part of community-based settings. This spring we will be offering a 5 week session of  TOPSoccer. We are looking for volunteers to help support the athletes from week to week. The role of volunteer buddies is under the lead of the coach and assist participants with follow through of skills/activity, socialization, engagement, and ultimately making sure all are having fun! Consistency is key, so we ask that you be able to make the full season commitment. TOPSoccer at Sprague Center- 4414 Holborn Ave, will meet on Sundays from 4-5pm, April 28-June 2 (no practice 5/26) If interested, contact: Aryn Cahen, Special Needs Program Coordinator, Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, at 703-537-3032 or aryn.cahen@jccnv.org.

SAT & ACT:

The late registration deadline for the May 4 SAT is April 24.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The regular registration deadline for the June 8 ACT is May 3.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

NOTE: Students on free or reduced lunch should see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a fee waiver and these tests will be free.

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

Sea-Air-Space STEM Expo

May 5, 12 noon- 4 pm

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland

Geared toward 5th through 12th grade students, this free event inspires and empowers students interested in science, technology, engineering and math careers. Students and parents are invited to enjoy interactive STEM workshops, hands-on demonstrations, STEM career information, networking opportunities and more. For more information and to register, see: https://www.navyleague.org/meetings/stem

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:  (For more summer opportunities, see: Naviance Student, go to Colleges -> Research Colleges -> Enrichment Programs)

DC Summer Conservation Crew Program

Earn $330/week or earn community service hours and receive a gear package at beginning of summer.  Program runs July 1, 2019 to August 9, 2019.  Work full-time (35 hours/week), Monday-Friday, in local parks (Rock Creek Park, Greenbelt Park, Fort DuPont Park and more!) doing hands-on trail work.  Obtain valuable work-skills and green job training.  Make lifelong friends!  Must be 15-19 years old to apply.  Deadline to apply is May 3https://www.thesca.org/serve/program/washington-dc#clc  For questions, contact:  Abby or Anthony at scaDC@thesca.org or 703-524-2441.

 

Cyber Security Camp: Marshall HS, June 24-28

Classes available for Cybersecurity Basic, Cybersecurity Advanced, STEM-High School and Vex 1 Robotics.  One week camps are $315. For more information, see: https://www.nvcc.edu/systemic/camps.html

 

CSI Camp @ Waynesburg University, PA:

If you've ever wondered if the lab and forensic techniques on the television shows are real, find out for yourself and register for Waynesburg University's 13th annual CSI Camp!  CSI Camp will be held from June 16 to 21 and is designed to give students hands-on experience of what they can expect in the forensic science and criminal justice majors, and ultimately, occupations. Students entering 11th grade, 12th grade, or who are spring 2019 high school graduates are eligible to attend our Camp. Cost is $500.  For more information, see:  https://www.waynesburg.edu/csi-camp

 

Conflict Resolution Youth Summit @ George Mason University (July 15-19)

For rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade students interested in leadership, social justice and community engagements.  Cost is $400.  For application and more information, see: https://scar.gmu.edu/impact/programs-and-projects/conflict-resolution-youth-summit

 

FBI Washington Field Office 2019 Future Agents in Training (August 5-9)

Eligibility:

  • Must be US Citizen residing in Washington, DC or Northern Virginia
  • Must be currently enrolled in high school
  • Must be 16-18 years old as of August 5, 2019
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must understand that he/she must be present each day of the FAIT program and is responsible for his/her transportation to and from the FBI Washington Field Office.  The FAIT program hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Completed applications are due no later than May 17:   https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/wfo-fait-application-2019.pdf/view

3/14/2019

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, the Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career and special programs or events.  If you have any questions on the information, please see me in the Career Center, Room L-106, or email at:  MHKim@fcps.edu.  Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

                                                                                                 

Sophomore Parent/Student Preparing for College Night

Wednesday, March 27

7:00 pm

FHS Auditorium

Speaker: Ms. Erin Slater, Director of Admission, Randolph-Macon College

This is an informative and fun program specifically designed to help 10th graders and parents plan for college.  The presentation includes a mock admissions exercise.  Come learn how Admissions Officers make their decisions!  You will not want to miss this important event!  

For more information or questions, contact: Ms. Maureen Kim, Career Center Specialist, at 703-219-2204 or MHKim@fcps.edu

Sponsored by FHS PTSA and the Student Services Department

 

Yale Ambassador Information Session

Wednesday, March 20 @ 9:45 am (Lion Time)

Career Center

Alayna Lee, current Yale student and Chantilly HS graduate, will be here to share information on Yale College and her perspective as a student. This visit is during Lion Time. Sign up on Naviance Student-College Visits to get a pass, or see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a Lion Time pass.

 

Job Corps Information Session

Friday, March 22 @ 9:45 (Lion Time)

Auditorium

Come to the Auditorium on Friday, March 22nd during Lion Time to hear about Job Corps and what they offer. See Mrs. Bills in A130, or Ms. Kim in the Career Center, to pick up a pass any time before Lion Time on the 22nd.

About Job Corps:

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training.  Job Corps offers career technical training in more than 100 career areas.  Students receive housing/dormitories, nutritious meal options, basic medical care, a living allowance, and career training all at no cost. After graduation, a career transition specialist will help you make the transition from Job Corps into the real world.

 

UVA Global First Programs Information Session

Friday, March 29 @ 11:21 am

FHS Career Center

Molly Tenerelli, FHS 2017, will share her experience as part of UVA's London First experience, where you apply before coming to UVA to study your first semester at London's Regent's University with 25 other UVA students and a UVA professor.  The process starts right after being accepted to UVA.  Fall 2019 will be the third year London First is running and in addition, the university is opening similar programs in Valencia and Shanghai. This information session is during 5th period or A Lunch.  Please sign up on Naviance Student – College Visits to receive a confirmation page/pass and ask your teacher to be excused 24 hours before the session.  See Ms. Kim in the Career Center for questions. 

 

LOCAL EVENTS:

Northern Virginia Regional College Fair (NVRCF)

The Office of Admissions at George Mason University invites your students to join us for the 33rd annual Northern Virginia Regional College Fair (NVRCF)! Your students will have the opportunity to meet with admissions representatives from more than 150 colleges and universities. This will be a great opportunity to get your students motivated and excited about their post-secondary plans while equipping them with the tools and information necessary to successfully navigate the college search and application process.

Wednesday, April 3 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EagleBank Arena George Mason University - Fairfax Campus Students and parents are not required to register prior to the fair. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Parking is available, free of charge, in Parking Lots A and L, directly across from EagleBank Arena. For more information regarding this college fair, visit admissions.gmu.edu/rsvp/nvrcf.

 

U.S. Naval Academy Open House - For students and parents in Maryland, Virginia and DC

April 3, 7:00-8:30 pm

U.S Navy Memorial Foundation and Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. #123, Washington, DC 20004

Register at: http://www.usnaaagwc.org/spring-open-house

 

NOVA's Medical Education Campus' Open House & Community Health Expo

DATE: Sat, April 13, 2019

TIME: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

LOCATION: Medical Education Campus (6699 Springfield Center Drive Springfield, VA 22150)

COST: FREE!!!

Prospective students and their families can meet with NOVA students and faculty who can answer questions and help start or complete a health sciences degree or certification. Speak with academic advisors and attend information sessions on several topics, tour our state-of-the-art facility and enjoy free attractions and giveaways for the entire family.  For more information and to register, click the link provided: https://mecopenhouse2019.eventbrite.com/

 

Southeastern Conference (SEC) College Tour

You are invited to a college fair to learn about the 14 universities in the Southeastern Conference. The event is FREE and open to ALL high school students and their families. Each university will give an individual presentation during the college fair.

When: April 24, 2019 7:00pm- 9:00pm

Where: Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102

For more Information and to register: https://www.seccollegetour.org/spring-event/spring-students/

 

COLLEGE CAMPUS EVENTS: 

University of Virginia School of Architecture Information Session + Tour

Friday, March 22 @ UVA

Friday, April 26 @ UVA

Faculty and current students will lead the sessions providing you with an opportunity to learn more about our undergraduate programs in Architecture, Design Thinking, Urban + Environmental Planning and Architectural History. Following the information session, you will receive a guided tour of Campbell Hall led by current students. Information sessions begin at 11am and conclude at 12pm; Tours begin at 12pm and conclude at 1pm. You can find more details here:  https://www.arch.virginia.edu/events/ugrad-info-sessions-and-tours-spring-2019

 

Gateway to Bucknell: Open House for High School Sophomores & Juniors

Saturday, April 6

You’ll have the opportunity to meet our exceptional faculty and students, learn more about our academic programs, and get advice on searching for college, applying to Bucknell and financing your education.  Plan your visit and register at: https://www.bucknell.edu/GatewaytoBucknell

A Day in the Life of a Physics Major @ Virginia Tech

April 8, 15 or 19 @ 8:30 am – 5:30

You will attend an information session about the application process, sit in on a class with physics majors, meet with our department chair, have lunch with a group of physics majors, tour teaching and research labs and tour campus.  Register at:  https://www.phys.vt.edu/Undergraduate/ProspectiveUndergraduates.html

 

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Fairfax City Commission for Women is looking for a Student Representative for 2019-20!!

The Fairfax City Commission for Women addresses the needs of women – including advising city officials on policy and legislation.  Our student representative will offer a fresh perspective on issues facing young women in our community and serve as an advocate and liaison to peer groups and student organizations.  Requirements for positon:

  • Fairfax City Resident
  • Rising High School Junior/Senior (current sophomore/junior)
  • Dynamic, Fresh Ideas
  • Able to attend meetings @ 7:00 pm the third Tuesday of each month

DEADLINE IS APRIL 5!!!  For application, go to: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/human-services/commission-for-women

 

Join the Fairfax County Environmental Quality Advisory Council

The council seeks a current high school sophomore or junior to serve from July 2019 through June 2020.  As a full voting member of the council, you can:

  • Influence and shape Fairfax County Government’s environmental policies
  • Make a positive impact on the environmental quality of your community
  • Put an extracurricular activity on you college application like no other

Apply by April 26https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-zoning/environmental-quality-advisory-council

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Volunteer/Internship Program at Ace Rehabilitation:

 We are a fully serviced, fully licensed outpatient Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation clinic with several locations in the immediate area. We have instituted and have enjoyed much success with our student volunteer program; at many of the high schools that surround our numerous clinical locations in Northern Virginia. This particular volunteer program is being offered at our Fair Oaks clinic at 12011 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Suite #101, Fairfax, VA 22033. 

The Student Volunteer program at our Fair Oaks location will run from 7 AM to 6:30 PM on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; and 7 AM to 5 PM on Fridays. Students can choose to work hours that best suits their availability, as long as we are compliant with any state or federal regulations.  There is no minimum age. 

 

Students will gain experience with the daily administration tasks involved in running a Physical Therapy Rehabilitation clinic. Students will also have the opportunity to shadow and assist the Physical Therapist and Technicians, as they assist patients with their daily treatment routine. Students will also have the opportunity to speak with patients to gain valuable insight on their injuries, rehabilitation programs and routines used to aid in recovery. 

**Students will not have access to patient medical information, as a condition of compliance with Privacy Policies, HIPAA requirements, and State and Federal Regulations.**

If interested, contact Khari Courtney at khari@acerehab.com

For more information on Ace Physical Therapy, see: http://www.ace-pt.org/

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES (For more job opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Jobs Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

 

Fairfax KIA Job Opening!! (10601 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030)

Do you love providing great customer service? We are hiring a part time Cashier Associate at Fairfax KIA!  Our motivated and enthusiastic associates represent our brands and provide fun and engaging experiences for our customers.

Cashier Requirements:

  • Excellent people skills! We need candidates who are friendly, outgoing and love customer service
  • Computer literacy
  • Perform basic math functions to collect payments and make change
  • Take a tally of the funds in the cash register when required during a shift and produce transaction reports
  • Maintain accurate cash drawer

Mandatory Schedule: Mon-Friday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Saturday 8:00 AM- 4:00 P.M.

Pay Scale: $11.00 an hour

Pay frequency: Every other week

Contact: Kirolos Milad - Service Manager @ Fairfax KIA

               Kirolos55@gmail.com

               703-934-8877 ext. 41 

 

2019 Fairfax County Teen Job Fair and Resume Building Workshops:

Saturday, March 23 @ 10 am – 12 pm

West Springfield High School

 

Friday, April 5 @ 11 am – 1 pm

Chantilly High School

 

The event will focus on student job seekers (approximately ages 16 to 18) looking for full time employment, after-school employment, seasonal positions, internship opportunities, or volunteer experiences. It is open to all teens in Fairfax County looking for employment or wanting tips to build their resume. Volunteer opportunities and resume building workshops will be available for younger students looking to begin to build their resume.  Visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/springfield/teenjobfairs to discover all available Teen Job Fairs and to register.

 

Summer Jobs at Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole (1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston, VA 20190)

The Water Mine is a family waterpark in Reston, VA and is part of Fairfax County Government. We hire over 200 staff members for the summer season. The Water Mine is a fantastic place for a summer job. Our seasonal staff truly enjoy working here because it is a fun environment. Working for the Water Mine encourages growth in today’s young adults by fostering an environment that builds teamwork, responsibility, a healthy work ethic, and lifelong friends, all while earning a paycheck. This job is certainly a great option for youth who are interested in the Parks and Recreation, hospitality and tourism field as a future career. It is also a great starting point for those looking to get into the medical and emergency fields.

We have many open positions and are one of the few employers that hire applicants as young as 15 year olds. We are hiring for Lifeguards, Cashiers, and Park Attendants. Lifeguards and Cashiers start at $10.18 per hour, while Park Attendants start at $9.21 per hour.

No prior experience is needed and we will provide training for a nominal cost (applicable to lifeguards) or no cost.

Apply online at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/watermine/employment-opportunities

 

Explainers Program @ Air and Space Museums

The Explainers Program hires high school and college students to help visitors better understand the Museum’s artifacts and exhibitions through hands-on programming. Explainers work at either the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC or at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.  Explainers engage visitors with hands-on activity carts and interactive demonstrations on topics such as the forces of flight and humans in orbit. Explainers also respond to visitor questions submitted to the How Things Fly website. There’s even the chance to teach people how to land a space shuttle or show them how a space shuttle toilet works!

Explainers are scheduled to work at the Museum in DC seven days a week and at the Udvar-Hazy Center weekends and holidays. Hours at each location are flexible according to your academic schedule.

Requirements:

To be an Explainer, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Currently be enrolled in a diploma or degree granting program
  • Maintain a 2.7 GPA
  • Work at least 15 hours per month
  • Be able to interact with diverse groups of people
  • Have good written and oral communication skills
  • Be willing to attend ongoing training and conduct self-study in general scientific principles relating to aeronautics and space science

High school students start as volunteer Explainers. After completing 100 volunteer hours, high school students may be considered for paid status based on their performance. For more information and to apply, see:

https://airandspace.si.edu/support/get-involved/student-jobs

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:

Providence Elementary School Needs LOTS of Student Volunteers for Fun Fair!!

Friday, April 26 @ 5:30-8:30 pm

Sign up on the Sign-Up Genius:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094cafae2da31-funfair7

For questions, contact:  Stacy Hall, PES PTA Volunteer Coordinator, at 301-502-7047 or stoose23@yahoo.com

 

SAT & ACT:

The regular registration deadline for the May 4 SAT is April 5.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The late registration deadline for the April 13 ACT is March 25.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

NOTE: Students on free or reduced lunch should see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a fee waiver and these tests will be free.

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

NOVA and STEM for Her Present:  A Day of Tech for High School Students – see attached flyer. 

Annandale campus date: March 29

The Tech Day will focus on providing young women with resources and knowledge about the many benefits of pursuing a career in technology. The day will include technology workshops and STEM activities; panel discussion with technology professionals; lunch with panelists and NOVA students; and highlights of NOVA opportunities.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Space is limited at each event. Students should obtain a prearranged absence from their school to attend. To register please send an email to Dr. Nathan Carter, Senior Academic Fellow at Northern Virginia Community College, nacarter@nvcc.edu.

 

For Seniors Only: Virginia Bankers Association (VBA) Banker Day 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

This program allows up to two Fairfax High School Seniors to attend a day-long program at the Northern Virginia Lending Center of EagleBank in Tysons Corner, VA and learn about and experience a day in commercial banking.  The program provides an overview of the industry, the marketplace, industries served and the role banking has in the greater community.  Additionally, the students will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from senior bankers across various functional areas of the bank, as well as experience actual interactions with bank staff, including hearing directly from and having the opportunity to interact with Senior Officers of EagleBank.  Students will be encouraged to ask questions or even make a brief presentation of related materials/subjects they may be studying.  Finally, and as exciting, the students will have an opportunity to win up to $7500- in scholarships by submitting an essay based on their experience in the program. 

If interested, see Ms. Kim in the Career Center, or email her: MHKim@fcps.edu, by Wednesday, March 20. First come, first served.  Students attending would be responsible for providing their own transportation and completing a pre-excused absence with their sub school. 

 

Povich Center Workshop & Jamboree

Saturday, April 13 @ 9 am – 4 pm

University of Maryland

The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism will host its annual Workshop and Jamboree on Saturday, April 13 in Knight Hall on the University of Maryland campus. Members of the sports media community will work with high school and college journalism students from around the region on different skill sets, including reporting, writing, editing, design, digital media, television and radio production, as well as working for a university, pro team and league

Register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGBqnk9YGB9e4YA1rKnW6NMU7wf272XyijChW_fhRLnfWF4w/viewform

  SUMMER PROGRAMS:  (For more summer opportunities, see: Naviance Student, go to Colleges -> Research Colleges -> Enrichment Programs)

 

VALHEN Hispanic College Institute (July 18-21)

Hispanic students from across the Commonwealth come together on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA for this four-day, three-night pre-college empowerment program where they learn to overcome both real and perceived barriers to college access. Program is completely free. Deadline is April 15thApplications are available at https://admit.vt.edu/register/hci2019

 

I’m Determined: Empowering African American Males with Disabilities to Overcome Barriers, Become Self-Determined, and to Graduate High School College & Career Ready.

Each July, the Virginia Department of Education welcomes African- American males with disabilities from across the Commonwealth to participate in a three-day summit.

Through utilizing state leadership and mentors, young men grades 9-11 engage in activity-based learning. Participants unlock their potential to overcome barriers, become self-determined, and graduate high school to be college and career ready. Concurrent parent workshops offer resources and tools to promote self-determination in their sons and increase parent engagement in the education process.

The MOVE Summit is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education. All costs associated with lodging and meals are covered, as well as reimbursement for mileage to and from the event.

When: July 14-16, 2019

Where: Virginia State University in Petersburg, VA

Who: Virginia rising 9th, 10th, and 11th grade African American males and parent(s)

Application Due Date: April 1, 2019

Details available at:  http://www.imdetermined.org/move/

 

Camp Woods & Wildlife (June 17-22)

Ideal for students to explore and experience activities in forestry and wildlife related careers, and to experience hands on learning about natural resources conservation. Deadline is April 10http://www.dof.virginia.gov/forestry/camp/index.htm

 

US Naval Academy Summer STEM

For Rising 10th Graders:  June 12-15

For Rising 11th Graders:  June 17-21

Deadline is April 15https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/STEM.php#fndtn-panel1-Attending

 

Camp Cardiac

July 22-26 or July 29-August 2

GW School of Medicine

Camp Cardiac is a 1-week summer day camp for high school students 15-18 years of age as of the first day of assigned sessions.  Although Camp Cardiac’ s primary focus is on care and maintenance of the heart, it provides an excellent starting point for careers in all fields of medicine.  Applications are accepted on a rolling, first-come, first-serve basis.  The tuition is $675 but scholarships are available.  The scholarship application deadline is April 15.  For more information, see:  http://www.campcardiac.org/

 

Camp Neuro

July 29-August 2 or Aug. 5-9

GW School of Medicine

Camp Neuro is a 1-week summer day camp for high school students 15-18 years of age as of the first day of assigned sessions.  Although Camp Neuro’s primary focus is on care and maintenance of the brain as well as psychology, it provides an excellent starting point for careers in all fields of medicine.  Applications are accepted on a rolling, first-come, first-serve basis.  The tuition is $675 but scholarships are available.  The scholarship application deadline is April 15.  For more information, see:  http://www.campcardiac.org/

 

NOVA STEM Camps (June 24-28) at Marshall HS Classes available for: Cybersecurity-Basic, Cybersecurity-Advanced, STEM-High School, and VEX 1 Robotics.  Cost is $315.  For more details, see: https://www.nvcc.edu/systemic/camps.html

 

The Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp, which will be held at Lebanon Valley College from June 23-28, 2019.  The goal of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp is to provide a window into the scientific basis of human health.  Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry and neuroscience.  Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health, and they will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real life problems.  In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, nursing and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences camp will provide a fun, challenging and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional.  Cost is $1,000.  For more information, see: https://www.lvc.edu/academics/summer-community-programming/health-biomedical-sciences-camp/

 

ART CONTEST FOR FAIRFAX and WOODSON HIGH SCHOOLS:

VFW Auxiliary 8469, Fairfax Station, is collecting entries from Fairfax and WT Woodson High Schools for the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The Auxiliary would love to see a local student’s entry win at the State level and compete for National level scholarships. We have cash awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd (if we receive more than 10 entries) places at our chapter to help encourage student submissions from Fairfax County and Northern Virginia. Complete rules and the entry form can be found at the following website:  https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/young-american-creative-patriotic-art-contest/   Please pay attention to the size, format, and written description requirements. Students do not need to be enrolled in an art class to participate.  Submissions can dropped off in the Career Center (Room L-106) by Monday, March 25. 

3/5/2019

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, the Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career and special programs or events.  If you have any questions on the information, please see me in the Career Center, Room L-106, or email at:  MHKim@fcps.edu.  Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

Sophomore Parent/Student Preparing for College Night

Wednesday, March 27

7:00 pm

FHS Auditorium

Speaker: Ms. Erin Slater, Director of Admission, Randolph-Macon College

This is an informative and fun program specifically designed to help 10th graders and parents plan for college.  The presentation includes a mock admissions exercise.  Come learn how Admissions Officers make their decisions!  You will not want to miss this important event!  

For more information or questions, contact: Ms. Maureen Kim, Career Center Specialist, at 703-219-2204 or MHKim@fcps.edu

Sponsored by FHS PTSA and the Student Services Department

 

West Point Cadet Info Session

Wednesday, March 6 @ 9:45 am (Lion Time)

FHS Career Center

Brendan Fee, current US Military Academy Cadet and Lake Braddock graduate, will be here to share information on the Academy and his perspective as a student. This visit is during Lion Time.  Sign up on Naviance Student-College Visits to get a pass, or see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a Lion Time pass.

 

UVA Global First Programs Information Session

Friday, March 29 @ 11:21 am

FHS Career Center

Molly Tenerelli, FHS 2017, will share her experience as part of UVA's London First experience, where you apply before coming to UVA to study your first semester at London's Regent's University with 25 other UVA students and a UVA professor.  The process starts right after being accepted to UVA.  Fall 2019 will be the third year London First is running and in addition, the university is opening similar programs in Valencia and Shanghai. This information session is during 5th period or A Lunch.  Please sign up on Naviance Student – College Visits to receive a confirmation page/pass and ask your teacher to be excused 24 hours before the session.  See Ms. Kim in the Career Center for questions. 

 

LOCAL EVENTS:

Northern Virginia Regional College Fair (NVRCF)

The Office of Admissions at George Mason University invites your students to join us for the 33rd annual Northern Virginia Regional College Fair (NVRCF)! Your students will have the opportunity to meet with admissions representatives from more than 150 colleges and universities. This will be a great opportunity to get your students motivated and excited about their post-secondary plans while equipping them with the tools and information necessary to successfully navigate the college search and application process.

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EagleBank Arena George Mason University - Fairfax Campus Students and parents are not required to register prior to the fair. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Parking is available, free of charge, in Parking Lots A and L, directly across from EagleBank Arena. For more information regarding this college fair, visit admissions.gmu.edu/rsvp/nvrcf.

 

NOVA's Medical Education Campus' Open House & Community Health Expo

DATE: Sat, April 13, 2019

TIME: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

LOCATION: Medical Education Campus (6699 Springfield Center Drive Springfield, VA 22150)

COST: FREE!!!

Prospective students and their families can meet with NOVA students and faculty who can answer questions and help start or complete a health sciences degree or certification. Speak with academic advisors and attend information sessions on several topics, tour our state-of-the-art facility and enjoy free attractions and giveaways for the entire family.  For more information and to register, click the link provided https://mecopenhouse2019.eventbrite.com/

 

Southeastern Conference (SEC) College Tour

You are invited to a college fair to learn about the 14 universities in the Southeastern Conference. The event is FREE and open to ALL high school students and their families. Each university will give an individual presentation during the college fair.

When: April 24, 2019 7:00pm- 9:00pm

Where: Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102

For more Information and to register: https://www.seccollegetour.org/spring-event/spring-students/

 

COLLEGE CAMPUS EVENTS: 

University of Virginia School of Architecture Information Session + Tour

Friday, March 22 @ UVA

Friday, April 26 @ UVA

Faculty and current students will lead the sessions providing you with an opportunity to learn more about our undergraduate programs in Architecture, Design Thinking, Urban + Environmental Planning and Architectural History. Following the information session, you will receive a guided tour of Campbell Hall led by current students. Information sessions begin at 11am and conclude at 12pm; Tours begin at 12pm and conclude at 1pm. You can find more details here:  https://www.arch.virginia.edu/events/ugrad-info-sessions-and-tours-spring-2019

 

Gateway to Bucknell: Open House for High School Sophomores & Juniors

Saturday, April 6

You’ll have the opportunity to meet our exceptional faculty and students, learn more about our academic programs, and get advice on searching for college, applying to Bucknell and financing your education.  Plan your visit and register at: https://www.bucknell.edu/GatewaytoBucknell

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

Fairfax City Commission for Women is looking for a Student Representative for 2019-20!!

The Fairfax City Commission for Women addresses the needs of women – including advising city officials on policy and legislation.  Our student representative will offer a fresh perspective on issues facing young women in our community and serve as an advocate and liaison to peer groups and student organizations.  Requirements for positon:

  • Fairfax City Resident
  • Rising High School Junior/Senior (current sophomore/junior)
  • Dynamic, Fresh Ideas
  • Able to attend meetings @ 7:00 pm the third Tuesday of each month

DEADLINE IS APRIL 5!!!  For application, go to: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/human-services/commission-for-women

The flyer is attached at the end of this email. 

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

MITRE Summer Internship

MITRE's Emerging Technologies Department is seeking student investigators who will assist and collaborate with senior staff in summer research projects on any one of variety of topics, including: nanotechnology, health sciences, artificial intelligence/deep learning, data analytics, cyber security, computer vision, remote sensing, GPS technology, and robotics.  Students must be available to work full-time (40 hours per week) for 8 weeks from Monday, 17 June, through Friday, 9 August 2019. Required Qualifications: For this position the candidate will be working towards their high school diploma and require mature communication skills, basic knowledge in the sciences and math, as well as consistently maintain high academic achievement including a 3.0+ GPA or higher and a record of technical or scientific interests. Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience in one or more of the following areas would be beneficial, but is not necessarily essential: computer programming, the Python computer language, Matlab software. Deadline to apply is March 15.  For more information, see: https://mitre.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/technical-aide-summer_high-school-4775?et=A37AjFb3

 

Volunteer/Internship Program at Ace Rehabilitation:

 We are a fully serviced, fully licensed outpatient Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation clinic with several locations in the immediate area. We have instituted and have enjoyed much success with our student volunteer program; at many of the high schools that surround our numerous clinical locations in Northern Virginia. This particular volunteer program is being offered at our Fair Oaks clinic at 12011 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Suite #101, Fairfax, VA 22033. 

The Student Volunteer program at our Fair Oaks location will run from 7 AM to 6:30 PM on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; and 7 AM to 5 PM on Fridays. Students can choose to work hours that best suits their availability, as long as we are compliant with any state or federal regulations.  There is no minimum age. 

 

Students will gain experience with the daily administration tasks involved in running a Physical Therapy Rehabilitation clinic. Students will also have the opportunity to shadow and assist the Physical Therapist and Technicians, as they assist patients with their daily treatment routine. Students will also have the opportunity to speak with patients to gain valuable insight on their injuries, rehabilitation programs and routines used to aid in recovery. 

**Students will not have access to patient medical information, as a condition of compliance with Privacy Policies, HIPAA requirements, and State and Federal Regulations.**

If interested, contact Khari Courtney at khari@acerehab.com.

For more information on Ace Physical Therapy, see: http://www.ace-pt.org/

 

The Borgen Project believes that the leaders of the most powerful nation on earth, the U.S., should be doing more to address global poverty. We're an innovative, national campaign that works with U.S. leaders to improve their response to the global poverty crisis, make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.  We have several internship and volunteer openings that may be of interest to your students, these range from HR, PR/Marketing to Writing and Journalism. All of our internship programs provide experience in advocacy, mobilizing and fundraising, coupled with real industry exposure and an insight into the nonprofit world.

Internship Location: The programs are based online, so can be undertaken from any location.

Internship Start Dates: We have new programs starting every month, as such applications can be received at any time, through our website. Interns chose the start date that is most appropriate for them.

Mentoring and Supervision: All of our internships have a designated manager who will ensure that our interns are offered an induction to the program and then support throughout the internship with regular online catch-up calls, training/discussion sessions, and are a point of contact for any questions or concerns throughout the program.

The details of the different positions can be found on our website:  https://borgenproject.org/telecommute-internships/

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES (For more job opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Jobs Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

 

2019 Fairfax County Teen Job Fair and Resume Building Workshops

Saturday, March 9 @ 1-3 pm

Woodson High School

 

Saturday, March 23 @ 10 am – 12 pm

West Springfield High School

 

The event will focus on student job seekers (approximately ages 16 to 18) looking for full time employment, after-school employment, seasonal positions, internship opportunities, or volunteer experiences. It is open to all teens in Fairfax County looking for employment or wanting tips to build their resume. Volunteer opportunities and resume building workshops will be available for younger students looking to begin to build their resume.  Visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/springfield/teenjobfairs to discover all available Teen Job Fairs and to register.

 

The St. James is Now Hiring Safety & Rescue Team (6805 Industrial Rd, Springfield, VA 22151)

Seeking candidates for:  Water Park Attendant & Lifeguard

No experience or certifications are required.  Must be 15 years or older and able to complete a pre-requisite swim assessment.  For more information, contact Randy Cooper at: randy.cooper@thestjames.co.

 

SAT & ACT:

The regular registration deadline for the May 4 SAT is April 5.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The late registration deadline for the April 13 ACT is March 25.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

NOTE: Students on free or reduced lunch should see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a fee waiver and these tests will be free.

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

Esperanza Education Fund Scholarship Application Tip Session

The Esperanza Education Fund will again award scholarships of at least $5000 and up to $20,000 to immigrant students and students who have two immigrant parents in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia to attend public colleges and universities.  Students are eligible for the scholarship regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status. The scholarship application is now available and can be accessed through http://www.esperanzafund.org/about-our-scholarship/.  The application process is entirely electronic, and all applications are due on April 1. 

We will hold an application tip session to provide information on filling out the application at 11:10 AM on March 23 in the Barbara M. Donnellan auditorium of Arlington, VA’s Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street. If you have any questions, please contact Mickey Martinez at lucian.martinez@esperanzafund.org.

    SUMMER PROGRAMS:  (For more summer opportunities, see: Naviance Student, go to Colleges -> Research Colleges -> Enrichment Programs)

Black College Institute at Virginia Tech (For seniors:  June 16-21 or June 23-28, For juniors:  June 30-July 3)

Black College Institute is a summer, residential, academic leadership program at the Virginia Tech main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. The participants are talented, high-achieving and intellectually curious rising high school juniors and rising seniors. FREE program.  Application Opens February 1 and closes March 10: https://vt.edu/admissions/black-college-institute.html

 

AgDiscovery (2- or 4-week summer programs at various college campuses)

AgDiscovery is a unique opportunity for students to gain a first-hand look at the many career paths open to them in the agricultural sciences. For those interested in an agricultural career, AgDiscovery is a great way to get started.  Deadline is March 15.  Learn more about this FREE program, including dates, locations, eligibility, and how to apply here:  https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/civilrights/agdiscovery/ct_agdiscovery_program/!ut/p/z1/04_iUlDg4tKPAFJABpSA0fpReYllmemJJZn5eYk5-hH6kVFm8Z5GRs6GhiaGPhYm5kYGjiGhAc4GYWbGzj7m-l5gjQj9IBPw64iA6oAqh1P6kUZFvs6-6fpRBYklGbqZeWn5-hHJJfGJ6SmZxcn5ZalFlfEFRfnpRYm5-gXZUZEAmXMJ8g!!/

 

VCUarts pre-college Summer Intensive (July 7-26)

A three week residency program that offers high school students the opportunity to explore Richmond and their interests in the fine arts, design arts, or performing arts: 2D/3D Fine Arts Portfolio Development, 2D Fine Arts Portfolio Development, Creative Coding (NEW COURSE), Digital Filmmaking, Digital Photography, Fashion Design & Merchandising, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Sequential Imagery/Comics, Theatre: Improv, Acting for the Camera, and Stage Combat.  Students take classes with VCUarts faculty while developing their portfolios or preparing for auditions.  Applications must be RECEIVED by March 29: https://arts.vcu.edu/summerintensive/

 

US Marines Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy

Students are selected from a variety of backgrounds and offered the opportunity to attend the week-long Academy held aboard Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA. Over the course of the week, we introduce selectees to the Marine Corps mission, core values, military culture and leadership principles. They will be challenged to step outside of their comfort zone and to strengthen their confidence and leadership skills. They will be exposed to the teachings and lessons of many Marine Corps leaders and be surrounded by a diverse range of students. Physical training and scenario-based reaction courses will be emphasized throughout the week. Students will graduate the program more confident and equipped to improve the lives of those around them and will be postured to become better leaders at home, school and communities.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be a high school sophomore or junior (class of 2020 or 2021).
  • Must be 16 to 18 years old by the academy start date (July 15, 2019).
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent.
  • Applicants must complete a 500 word leadership essay.
  • Must receive a minimum of one reference.
  • Possess strong moral and ethical standards.
  • Current Physical.

Deadline is April 1https://slcda.marines.com/

 

Camp Cardiac

July 22-26 or July 29-August 2

GW School of Medicine

Camp Cardiac is a 1-week summer day camp for high school students 15-18 years of age as of the first day of assigned sessions.  Although Camp Cardiac’ s primary focus is on care and maintenance of the heart, it provides an excellent starting point for careers in all fields of medicine.  Applications are accepted on a rolling, first-come, first-serve basis.  The tuition is $675 but scholarships are available.  The scholarship application deadline is April 15.  For more information, see:  http://www.campcardiac.org/

 

Camp Neuro

July 29-August 2 or Aug. 5-9

GW School of Medicine

Camp Neuro is a 1-week summer day camp for high school students 15-18 years of age as of the first day of assigned sessions.  Although Camp Neuro’s primary focus is on care and maintenance of the brain as well as psychology, it provides an excellent starting point for careers in all fields of medicine.  Applications are accepted on a rolling, first-come, first-serve basis.  The tuition is $675 but scholarships are available.  The scholarship application deadline is April 15.  For more information, see:  http://www.campcardiac.org/

 

Four Star Leadership with General Tommy Franks

July 14-19 in Oklahoma City

Free, all-inclusive summer program allows 70 top high school students to have face-to-face experiences with inspirational leaders.  Deadline to apply is April 22.  For more information, see:  https://www.fourstarleader.com/

 

Baldwin-Wallace University Conservatory Summer Institute, a 10-day intensive program which is open to all high school students who are considering music in college. This summer CSI will take place July 4-13. The Audition Preparation Program may be of particular interest to rising seniors to help write music essays and prepare auditions for college applications. Cost is $995 with a $150 refundable application fee. For more information, see: https://www.bw.edu/community-music-school/summer/institute/

 

ART CONTEST FOR FAIRFAX and WOODSON HIGH SCHOOLS:

VFW Auxiliary 8469, Fairfax Station, is collecting entries from Fairfax and WT Woodson High Schools for the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The Auxiliary would love to see a local student’s entry win at the State level and compete for National level scholarships. We have cash awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd (if we receive more than 10 entries) places at our chapter to help encourage student submissions from Fairfax County and Northern Virginia. Complete rules and the entry form can be found at the following website:  https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/young-american-creative-patriotic-art-contest/   Please pay attention to the size, format, and written description requirements. Students do not need to be enrolled in an art class to participate.  Submissions can dropped off in the Career Center (Room L-106) by Monday, March 25. 

2/13/2019

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, the Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career and special programs or events.  If you have any questions on the information, please see me in the Career Center, Room L-106, or email at:  MHKim@fcps.edu.  Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

U.S. Service Academy/ROTC Night

Tuesday, February 26 @ 7:00 pm

@ Madison HS Auditorium

Address: James Madison High School, 2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna, VA 22181

(Snow Date: Monday, March 4, 2019)

Representatives from the following academies and ROTC Programs are scheduled to attend:

US Air Force

US Army

US Navy & Marine Corps

US Merchant Marine

US Coast Guard

A representative from Congressman Gerry Connolly’s office will also be there to talk about the nomination process. 

The format of the program will be brief (3-5 minute) introductions from each Academy and ROTC Representative, followed by break out tables for students and parents/guardians to ask individual questions. 

 

Parents of Seniors – LAST FAFSA COMPLETION WORKSHOP

February 27 from 6-8:30 p.m.

Annandale High School, 4700 Medford Drive, Annandale, VA 22003

Register to attend at: https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/

 

Mock SAT and Mock ACT at Fairfax High School

On Saturday, March 2nd at 9AM, the Fairfax High School Academic Boosters will again be partnering with Applerouth Tutoring to offer Mock SAT and ACT exams.

This is a perfect opportunity for students who haven’t started their testing to become familiar with the format in a stress-free environment.  We will also offer the Mock ACT for students who have already taken the SAT and wish to see if the ACT might be right for them.

Students are encouraged to take a practice test before attempting the actual exam.  They may select either the SAT or the ACT practice test. At the Score Giveback (March 12th @ 7pm), students will receive detailed score reports to help them determine which areas they need to study.  

 

To register, go to: www.applerouth.com/signup

SAT code: M329130       ACT code: M329129

The cost is $25.00

 

LOCAL EVENTS:

Edison’s 8th Annual HBCU Fair

Thursday, February 21, 2019

11:30 a.m. –  1:30 p.m.

Edison High School - Auxiliary Gym (Enter at Door 13)

11th and 12th graders

Juniors and Seniors are invited to meet with admissions representatives from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Some representatives will be providing: application fee waivers, scholarship awards, and on-site admissions opportunities. If you are interested in attending, you must complete a pre-excused absence form with your sub-school. 

 

Practical Nursing Falls Church Academy Open House

Thursday, February 21, 5:00-6:30 pm

Plum Center, 6815 Edsall Rd, Springfield, VA 22151

For information about Nursing Level 1 and 2 classes. 

 

17th Annual Alfred Street Baptist Church Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College Festival

Saturday, February 23, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC 20001

FREE event but everyone must register at:  http://www.alfredstreet.org/ministries/outreach-and-missions/hbcu-festival/

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program @ George Mason University

Students work one-on-one with faculty researchers at George Mason University and collaborating institutions using state-of-the-art technology to solve hypothesis driven questions in Biochemistry, Biodefense, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Genomics, GeoInformation Science (GIS), Mathematical Modeling, Medicine, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Serious Game Design, Sports Medicine, Physics, and Proteomics.

As part of the 7-9 week full-time training, students:

  • 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 often pays off with participants' names published in scientific journals and their work presented at scientific conferences.

The 2019 Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program will begin on either Monday, June 3rd or Monday, June 17th, depending on student and mentor agreement,  and will conclude with a poster symposium on Friday, August 9th, 2019.

There is no fee for students to participate in the Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program. A small application fee will be required (which may be waived based on financial need). Deadline is Feb. 15:  http://assip.cos.gmu.edu/

 

NIH-Summer Internship Program for Biomedical Research for High School Students

Eligibility: The 2019 High School Summer Internship Program is for students who

  • are seventeen (17) years of age or older by June 15, 2019,
  • 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, 2019, 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.)

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

 

OPPORTUNITY FOR GRADUATING SENIORS:

PAID INTERNSHIP PROGRAM with AOBA Educational Foundation

Exciting, rewarding high tech careers in building operations are in high demand in the Washington, DC area.  The internship program includes:

  • $15/hour full-time over a 12 week summer program
  • Resume/interview workshops
  • Support to get hired full-time as a Maintenance Technician ($47,500 average) or Engineer

Must be 18 years old at the start of the program and have a high school diploma or GED. 

To apply, see:  https://www.aobafoundation.org/ Deadline to apply is March 31. 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES (For more job opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Jobs Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

 

Looking for a Sweet Job? Rita's Italian Ice of Fairfax is re-opening March 1st and is hiring Treat Team Members for our upcoming 2019 Season.

If you are fun, hard-working and like being around awesome people, then you are an ideal candidate to join our Team!

To apply please go to https://www.ritasfranchises.com/stores/store.cfm?store=2861&p=jobs

Rita's of Fairfax is located at 10726 Fairfax Blvd, across from Paul VI Catholic High School.

 

Mathnasium is looking for Part-time Instructors

Hourly rate = $9-12/hr. depending on experience.  Must be 16 years of age. Experience with children ages 5-17 is preferred but not required.  Math proficiency for math skills ranging up to Algebra 1 and Geometry.  Learn more at: https://www.mathnasium.com/about-mathnasium

 

Commonwealth Swim Club Now Hiring Lifeguards (Located at 9800 Commonwealth Blvd, Fairfax, VA)

We are a self-managed neighborhood pool in Kings Park West, close to Robinson Secondary.  We are looking for qualified lifeguards to join our staff for summer of 2019.  We pay competitive rates and offer friendly, well-managed work environment.  Looking for:  Age 15+ with Red Cross Lifeguard Certification. Contact our Lifeguard Supervisor, Sandy Veatch, sveatch@msn.com, for more details on how to apply and set up an interview. 

 

Commonwealth Cudas Dive Team Now Hiring Assistant Dive Coaches

Commonwealth Swim Club located in Fairfax is looking for Dive Coaches for the 2019 summer season.  For Assistant Dive Coach, we are looking for an older high school student or college student with competitive diving experience.  Please send inquiries to cudasvp@gmail.com for info on applying and setting up an interview.

 

Become a Sunset Pool Lifeguard!

No experience necessary.  Training provided.  Great pay – starting at $9.50 per hour.  Flexible Hours.  Great locations.  Must be 15 to apply.  Apply on-line at:

http://my.sunsetpoolsmgmt.com/Login

 

Atlantic Pool Service is looking for lifeguards across all of Northern Virginia.  Up to $14/hour.  Visit our website at http://www.atlanticpoolservice.net/ or call 703-941-1000 or email at: atlanticpoolinc@aol.com.

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of March 15 , you must turn in your Transcript Request form (green sheet) to Mrs. Scibilia in Room L107 by Feb. 22 in order to avoid a late fee.    

 

Seniors: Please note that Christopher Newport University has extended its Regular Decision application deadline to March 15. 

 

SAT & ACT:

The late registration deadline for the March 9 SAT is Feb. 27.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The registration deadline for the April 13 ACT is March 8.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

NOTE: Students on free or reduced lunch should see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a fee waiver and these tests will be free.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (For more volunteer opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Volunteer/Community Service Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

 

Springfield Music Club 2019 Volunteer Opportunity

The Spring Festival is a yearly performance opportunity for young musicians. It is a judged event that allows students to accumulate points towards special trophies. This is a national event, with several thousand students participating in Virginia alone.  Volunteers are called pages and are an integral part to making this event successful.  Students from 4th – 12th  grade may volunteer for as little as one hour or as many as twelve hours.

Dates and Times:

Volunteers are needed for March 8th – 9th, 2019

March 8th, 4:00pm (2 or 3 students needed to help set up), and 5:30pm – 9:30pm 

March 9th, 8am – 5:30pm (Lunch is provided for volunteers at 12pm; 1 – 2pm

students are needed to stay late for clean-up

How to Sign-Up:

Please email Robyn Troncoso at  robyn.troncoso@gmail.com .    

·      Include the student name, grade, and how many hours the student would like to volunteer. 

·      Include any specific time requests that you may have.  Feel free to ask any questions!

Location:

The First Baptist Church of Springfield, 7300 Gary Street, Springfield, VA 22150

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

On Sunday, February 17th 9am-2pm, GMU will host its third annual Engineering Youth Conference for middle and high school students, https://ist.gmu.edu/EngineeringConference/. Space is limited. See conference registration details below.

The conference will feature keynote speakers: Atif Qarni, Virginia Secretary of Education and Aisha Lawrey, Director of Engineering Education, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Conference workshop sessions include a wide range of engineering fields including: Bioengineering, Civil, Mechanical, Systems, as well as Cybersecurity and Computer Science/Technology.

Attendees will get insider tips on how to succeed with pursing an engineering degree and network with guest speakers and future engineers and IT professionals. Hands-on activities include opportunities to design and build structures, learn about smart home technologies, wearable technologies, explore nanotechnology to prosthetics, apply computer science to solve problems in medicine, develop cybersecurity strategies that keep devices safe, robots and drones demonstrations, and much more.

Register for this FREE event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/engineering-youth-conference-2019-tickets-55184254591  Parents, remember to register with your child as all minors have to be accompanied by their parent(s).

 

The Fairfax Bar Association presents…The Color of Justice

A two-part event that seeks to encourage diversity in the law while providing 7-12 grade students a glimpse into the American legal system

March 23 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Circuit Court of Fairfax County, 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030

To RSVP or to obtain additional information, please contact Mary C. Huff at: 703-279-7217 or mhuff@bklawva.com.

See flyer (attached to bottom of this email) for more information. 

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

Edu-Futuro Emerging Leaders Program

The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is broken up into two parts--ELP I and ELP II. ELP I is a 12-session workshop series focused on leadership development, college preparation, and community involvement for minority and immigrant youth in grades 9-12. The goal of our program is to encourage team building and promote self-confidence in youth as they prepare for their lives after high school. Students have the chance to win a $500 college scholarship and a speech competition. ELP I is offered year-round, with sessions in the Fall, Spring, and Summer at various locations throughout Fairfax and Arlington counties. Upon completion of one ELP I session, students can apply for our second program for high school seniors, Emerging Leaders Program II (ELP II) where they receive a one-on-one college mentor for their entire senior year.

ELP I Spring session is from February 23rd - April 6th. The Fairfax Site will be hosted at Robinson Secondary School on Tuesdays (6:30 - 9:00 pm) and Saturdays (9:30 am - 12:00 pm). We also offer ELP I in the Summer and Fall.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, Feb. 17. Students can apply here: http://tinyurl.com/LeaderSpring19

 

Free Trip to Delaware State University

Please mark your calendar for our upcoming DMV Hornet Day on February 15, 2019! Registration is NOW OPEN, so please encourage your students to RSVP ASAP because this event is first come first serve! Transportation will be provided from Washington Convention Center, 7th & L St, NW, Washington, DC.  Leaving for DSU:  6:00 am and Departure from DSU: 3:00 pm. During DSU Hornet Day high school seniors will have the opportunity to see what it is like to be a college student at DSU.  Students will have the opportunity to spend the day with DSU students, visit classes, tour the campus, meet faculty, have lunch in the Village Café, on-site admissions (must have transcript & test scores) and much more! It is definitely an amazing event that we encourage students to experience! Your students can register by going to http://www.desu.edu/event/hornet-days. The code to register is 6103.  Registration forms can be sent via email or faxed to 302-857-6352 ATTN: Sharnae Williams. 

 

Caminos al Futuro Pre-College Program (June 30-July 19)

@ George Washington University

During the 3-week intensive program, Caminos scholars examine the social, economic, and political transformations affecting the Hispanic/Latino community.  This is a FREE program for rising seniors.  The program incorporates the hands-on Changing the Narrative Writing Lab and College Prep Academy to prepare scholars for the college admissions process and to succeed while in college.  Typical candidates have a record of outstanding academic ability and a demonstrated commitment to service and leadership within the Hispanic/Latino community.  Priority is given to students with high financial need and who will be the first in their family to attend college.  Deadline is March 1:  https://summer.gwu.edu/caminos

 

UVA Society of Women Engineers High School Visitation Day

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to apply to our High School Visitation program on Saturday, March 30th, 2019. The program gives young women a comprehensive look at the different engineering fields and UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers, panels, lab tours, and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience, but we particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field and may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing a STEM career.

To apply, students should complete the HSV Spring 2019 Application which can be found on: https://www.virginiaswe.org/hsv. This spring session particularly targets high school seniors and juniors, but sophomores can also apply. Students who have previously applied to HSV, are in the targeted grade level, and demonstrate a strong interest in engineering through their essay will receive priority acceptance and priority consideration for an overnight stay at UVA hosted by a SWE member.  The application must be completed online by 11:59 pm on Monday, March 4th, 2019.

 

Fully Charged for College provides FREE computers for college students in need.  In order to be considered for a FREE computer, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Senior applying to a 4-year college
  • Receiving free or reduced school lunch
  • US Citizen or permanent resident of the US. 

To apply, complete the following application by March 1: http://www.fullychargedforcollege.org/

 

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:  (For more summer opportunities, see: Naviance Student, go to Colleges -> Research Colleges -> Enrichment Programs)

Science and Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP)

SEAP matches practicing DoD scientists with talented high school students creating a direct mentor-student relationship that provides students with training that is unparalleled at most high schools. SEAP participants receive first-hand research experience and exposure to Department of Defense laboratories. SEAP fosters desire in its participants to pursue further training and careers in STEM. Eligibility:  Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident.

Program details: Alexandria, VA U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center – Geospatial Research Laboratory Program Dates: June 17 – August 16, 2019 For students entering Grade 11 in the Fall – Graduating 12th Grade AND at least 16 years of age by start date Field of Research: Human Geography, Geospatial Intelligence, Geo-Enabled Computing Environments

Deadline is February 28.  To apply, go to:  https://www.usaeop.com/program/seap/

 

Black College Institute at Virginia Tech (For seniors:  June 16-21 or June 23-28, For juniors:  June 30-July 3)

Black College Institute is a summer, residential, academic leadership program at the Virginia Tech main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. The participants are talented, high-achieving and intellectually curious rising high school juniors and rising seniors. FREE program.  Application Opens February 1 and closes March 10: https://vt.edu/admissions/black-college-institute.html

 

United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar (June 1-6, June 8-13, or June 15-20)

For juniors interested in pursuing an appointment to the United States Naval Academy.  Tuition is $525.  Deadline is March 1https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/NASS.php#fndtn-panel1-Steps-For

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FHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, the Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career and special programs or events.  If you have any questions on the information, please see me in the Career Center, Room L-106, or email at:  MHKim@fcps.edu.  Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

2019 Gap Year Program Fair for Students and Parents

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

George C. Marshall HS

6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

 

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are co-hosting the annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at George C. Marshall High School from 6:00-8:30 p.m.  This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the growing array of gap year opportunities.  The evening will begin with a presentation in the auditorium from 6:00-6:45 p.m., by Holly Bull, President, Center for Interim Programs, followed by a program fair in the cafeteria from 6:45-8:30 p.m., with representatives from over 40 programs offering gap year opportunities.  Students and their parents are encouraged to meet the representatives and learn about the variety of experiences available.

 

Students are encouraged to pre-register for this event:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/33069

 

In the event of inclement weather, the snow date and location for the fair will be Friday, February 8, 2019, at McLean High School from 6:00-8:30 p.m.

 

For more information, visit: https://www.fcps.edu/node/33069 or contact Sabrina Boyd, college and career project liaison, at shboyd@fcps.edu or 571-423-4429.

 

Parents of Seniors - Complete the FAFSA Now!

Parents of high school seniors--did you know that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now open and most colleges require that the FAFSA be completed by March 1 to receive the maximum financial aid possible starting in fall of 2019? Some schools have even earlier priority deadlines, so always check the individual college’s financial aid office website for deadlines. Parents and students should start by creating an FSA ID: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid and then begin the FAFSA: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

 

Need help completing and submitting the FAFSA? There are a few FAFSA workshops remaining this school year. Register to attend the College Access Fairfax workshops on the College Access Fairfax website: https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/

  • February 2 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School
  • February 6 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Lee High School - SPANISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE
  • February 7 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Westfield High School - SPANISH AND KOREAN TRANSLATION AVAILABLE
  • February 27 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Annandale High School

 

NOVA Information Session @ FHS

Tuesday, Feb. 5

Lion Time: 9:45-10:39 am

Career Center

This session is targeted for seniors who are not in the Pathway program and are interested in attending NOVA. Our NOVA Outreach Coordinator, Selam Asihel, will be here to explain the process for registering for NOVA and answer questions.  Sign up on Naviance Student (formerly Family Connection), Colleges, Visits in order to get a  pass.

 

Mock SAT and Mock ACT at Fairfax High School

On Saturday, March 2nd at 9AM, the Fairfax High School Academic Boosters will again be partnering with Applerouth Tutoring to offer Mock SAT and ACT exams.

This is a perfect opportunity for students who haven’t started their testing to become familiar with the format in a stress-free environment.  We will also offer the Mock ACT for students who have already taken the SAT and wish to see if the ACT might be right for them.

Students are encouraged to take a practice test before attempting the actual exam.  They may select either the SAT or the ACT practice test. At the Score Giveback (March 12th @ 7pm), students will receive detailed score reports to help them determine which areas they need to study.  

 

To register, go to: www.applerouth.com/signup

SAT code: M329130       ACT code: M329129

The cost is $25.00

 

LOCAL EVENTS:

CTE Career Connections

Virginia Department of Labor and Industry Division of Registered Apprenticeships is hosting CTE Career Connections in partnership with the Career and Technical Education (CTE) staff at Prince William County Schools.  Over 100 hundred companies have been invited to attend to meet with Northern Virginia Career and Technical Education (CTE) students. These are companies that can employ students as both Youth Registered Apprentices as well as Registered Apprentices upon high school  graduation.

Snow date: January 24, 2019 from 6- 8 PM at Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Road, Manassas, VA.

The program for the evening includes:

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

A Welcome from our Host

A Description of YRA and RA for Students and Their families

A Keynote Speaker - David Kyle, Master HVAC Technician & Owner of Trademasters, Inc. - Lorton, VA

6:30 – 8 p.m.  -  An Opportunity for Students and Parents to Visit Employer Tables

For more information contact the organizer: Crystal Thrower, crystal.thrower@doli.virginia.gov or call 703-392-0900 Ext 102.

Note: To be eligible for the Youth Registered Apprenticeships part, students need to be in a Career and Technical Education class/program at their high school or FCPS academy which correlates to the employer’s apprenticeship program.

 

Healthcare College and Career Fair

Friday, January 25, 9 am – 12 pm

Falls Church High School Little Gym, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA

Are you interested in healthcare careers and not sure how to get there?  Representatives from medical college programs, healthcare industry and military representatives will be on hand to answer questions about healthcare career futures. Free admissions.  Open to all FCPS high school students.  Register to attend:  http://tinyurl.com/y8cpwx86

 

Scholarship 101

Sponsored by College Access Fairfax

Wednesday, January 30 @ 7:00-8:30 pm

Herndon High School

Scholarships 101 is an hour long overview of the scholarship application process.  Learn how to search, apply and find scholarships and tips for a successful scholarship application.

Register at:  https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/

 

Fairfax Academy for Communications & The Arts Open House

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6:30-8:00 pm

Fairfax High School

Meet our teachers, visit the classrooms, converse with students and learn more about our classes:  Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Dance, Musical Theatre, Fashion Careers, Professional Photography, Professional TV Production, Music & Computer Technology and Social Media Marketing.  New Courses for 2019-20:  Arabic 4 & AP Chinese. Snow Date:  Monday, February 11, 6:30-8:00 pm.

 

Edison’s 8th Annual HBCU Fair

Thursday, February 21, 2019

11:30 a.m. –  1:30 p.m.

Edison High School - Auxiliary Gym (Enter at Door 13)

11th and 12th graders

Juniors and Seniors are invited to meet with admissions representatives from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Some representatives will be providing: application fee waivers, scholarship awards, and on-site admissions opportunities. If you are interested in attending, you must complete a pre-excused absence form with your sub-school. 

 

Practical Nursing Falls Church Academy Open House

Thursday, February 21, 5:00-6:30 pm

Plum Center, 6815 Edsall Rd, Springfield, VA 22151

For Nursing Level 1 and 2 classes. 

 

17th Annual Alfred Street Baptist Church Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College Festival

Saturday, February 23, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC 20001

FREE event but everyone must register at:  http://www.alfredstreet.org/ministries/outreach-and-missions/hbcu-festival/

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Smithsonian Institution – National Museum of Natural History

Youth Engagement through Science (YES!) Internship

The YES! Program gives interns practical experience through a hands-on science internship with Smithsonian science staff.  What’s in it for you?

  • Research internships with a Smithsonian science mentor in various science disciplines across the museum
  • Training courses where you will learn how to effectively engage in the public and your peers in science topics
  • A chance to meet teens who share similar science interests
  • Field trips and behind-the-scenes tours
  • College preparation courses from YES! Alumni and a local college visit
  • A paid stipend of $250.

Applications due by January 31:  https://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/youth-programs/yes-science-internships

 

Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program @ George Mason University

Students work one-on-one with faculty researchers at George Mason University and collaborating institutions using state-of-the-art technology to solve hypothesis driven questions in Biochemistry, Biodefense, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Genomics, GeoInformation Science (GIS), Mathematical Modeling, Medicine, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Serious Game Design, Sports Medicine, Physics, and Proteomics.

As part of the 7-9 week full-time training, students:

  • 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 often pays off with participants' names published in scientific journals and their work presented at scientific conferences.

The 2019 Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program will begin on either Monday, June 3rd or Monday, June 17th, depending on student and mentor agreement,  and will conclude with a poster symposium on Friday, August 9th, 2019.

There is no fee for students to participate in the Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program. A small application fee will be required (which may be waived based on financial need).

Deadline is Feb. 15:  http://assip.cos.gmu.edu/

 

NIH-Summer Internship Program for Biomedical Research for High School Students

Eligibility: The 2019 High School Summer Internship Program is for students who

  • are seventeen (17) years of age or older by June 15, 2019,
  • 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, 2019, 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.)

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

 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES (For more job opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Jobs Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

 

Large Fairfax City family looking for a fun female high school student (18 years or older) for help in their home with household tasks (laundry, meal prep etc.) or babysitting - 8-10 hours/week.  Pay is $11-12/hour and hours are flexible.  Will pay for background check and any experience with children is a plus.  Go Rebels!  (Text at 571-243-2660)

 

Choolaah Indian BBQ, an up and coming restaurant is now hiring rock stars

Choolaah Mosaic District, 2911 District Ave, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22031

Flexible hours, weekly pay, no late hours.  Minimum age is 16.  Pay is $10/hr.

Apply today at:  joinchoolaah.com

 

The St. James is Now Hiring Water Park Attendants and Lifeguards

6805 Industrial Road, Springfield, VA 22151

Our Team teaches rescue readiness, ownership, and integrity while providing high level activities in our 50-meter Olympic sized swimming pool and 6,000 sq. ft. water park.  Not certified?  Lifeguard and CPR/AED/First Aid classes are forming for the Spring. 

If interested, contact:  Randy Cooper, Aquatics Operations Manager, randy.cooper@thestjames.co

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of March 1 , you must turn in your Transcript Request form (green sheet) to Mrs. Scibilia in Room L107 by Feb. 7 in order to avoid a late fee.    

 

University of Lynchburg is still accepting applications for fall 2019 as admissions is rolling. Students can apply using the Common App and there is no fee. We can accept unofficial test scores and unofficial transcripts for application review. Many merit scholarships are still available! 

Since our founding in 1903, University of Lynchburg has grown to become one of Virginia’s most comprehensive private universities with over 150 programs of study on the undergraduate and graduate levels. The University is proud to be one of Loren Pope’s 40 Colleges That Change Lives. Nationally recognized for student success, Lynchburg students enjoy a supportive learning environment and abundant student life on our beautiful, residential campus. Programs include the Westover Honors  College, Bonner Leader Program, study abroad, student research, and internships.  One hundred percent of Lynchburg students receive financial aid; housing is guaranteed all four years; Division III athletics offering 24 sports.     

 

SAT & ACT:

The regular registration deadline for the March 9 SAT is Feb. 8.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The registration deadline for the April 13 ACT is March 8.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

NOTE: Students on free or reduced lunch should see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a fee waiver and these tests will be free.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (For more volunteer opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Volunteer/Community Service Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

Teen Volunteer Orientation  - City of Fairfax Regional Library

All students who wish to volunteer at the City of Fairfax Regional Library this spring, must attend the training/orientation to be held on February 4th at 7:00 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library. Attendance will be limited to 20 volunteers.   Must be at least 12 years old and in middle school. Only volunteers who have had the training will be able to sign up for slots.

Agency/Organization Name:

City of Fairfax Regional Library

Location:

10360 North Street, Fairfax, VA 22030

To register for the Orientation session, go to:  https://volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov/recruiter/index.php?recruiterID=1380&class=OppDetails&oppGuid={646D4BB3-1300-4012-B4CE-DE1679D2F14F}&t=Teen-Volunteer-Orientation-City-of-Fairfax-Regional-Library

 

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

Leadership Conference for Latina Girls in Grades 6th-12th, Sponsored by Girls Scouts Nation’s Capital

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

James Lee Community Center, Falls Church, VA

Girls will: Learn to plan, track, and save money for college; Make new friends, meet incredible Latina leaders; Gain leadership skills, Learn budgeting, good financial habits, and how to establish good credit, Learn how to purchase your dream car and Have fun!

Register FREE by: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/gsconference

For questions, contact:  Evelyn Zavala, 703-372-4348, or ezavala@gscnc.org

 

Leadership Conference for Black & African American Girls

Saturday, February 9, 10 am – 2 pm

Manassas Park Community Center, 99  Adams Street, Manassas Park, VA 20111

This leadership program provides girls with smart financial decision making skills. They will explore creative ways to budget, save and spend money.  The girls will be empowered, motivated, and supported to achieve their dreams.  Throughout the conference they will have the opportunity to make new friends, gain leadership skills, learn how to plan and save money for college, and how to establish good credit.

Register FREE by Tuesday, January 29 at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/gsconference

For questions, contact:  Evelyn Zavala, 703-372-4348, or ezavala@gscnc.org

Bus Stops Available from: South Lakes High School, Centreville High School and Chantilly High School.

 

The Burke-Fairfax Chapter of Jack and Jill America, Inc. Presents:

Black History Forum Student Competition

Participants:  Justice High School and Fairfax High School, Reston Chapter of Jack and Jill

Featuring Guest Speaker:  Kwame Alexander - Author, Speaker, Educator

February 10, 3:00-5:00 pm

Flint Hill High School-Upper School Campus, 3320 Jermantown Road, Oakton, VA 22124

Free and open to the public.  For more information, contact:  Ushechi Isirimah, ushechi.jackandjill@gmail.com or see: http://www.jackandjillburkefairfax.org/

 

Tryka Film Coalition

Tryka is a student run filmmaking community consisting of high school filmmakers, actors, musicians, and artists in the DMV area.  We host monthly meetings featuring student script readings and guest speakers with experience in the film industry.  All are welcome, no membership fees.  Meetings: February 9, March 9, April 6, and May 4 at:  Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

For more information, see: https://www.trykafilm.com/

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:  (For more summer opportunities, see: Naviance Student, go to Colleges -> Research Colleges -> Enrichment Programs)

Pathways Flight Academies

The United States is facing a shortage of airline pilots and aviation workers.  In response, Virginia Space Grant Consortium, in partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Liberty University, Averett University, and the Virginia Department of Aviation, is providing high school students the opportunity to experience a free, two-week, intensive, residential flight academy.  Students will undertake ground and flight training that can culminate in their first solo flight.  Students will immerse themselves in the field of aviation and discover exciting career opportunities while learning to fly.  Eligibility:  Students must be U.S. citizens, Virginia residents and 16 years old by the start of the Academy.  They must also be able to pass an FAA flight physical exam.  Application closes January 25.  For more information and to apply, see:  http://vsgc.odu.edu/pathwaysflightacademies/

 

University of Notre Dame Leadership Seminars (July 13-July 24)

An all-expenses-paid program, Leadership Seminars is for advanced rising high school seniors who wish to hone their critical thinking and expressive skills.  Seminars include the ethics of science, political science and peace studies, and arts and culture.  Deadline is January 28https://precollege.nd.edu/leadership-seminars/

 

University of Southern California Bovard Scholars (July 14-August 3)

If you are a junior in high school, currently hold a 4.0 GPA or above, enrolled in Algebra II, Trigonometry or above, and demonstrate financial need, you can apply to this FREE summer program at USC’s campus.  USC will pay for transportation to and from campus.  If selected, a Bovard Scholar will have a full year of support through the admission cycle and spend three weeks on the USC campus where they will receive:  personalized career exploration, expert admission and financial aid support, comprehensive test preparation, and leadership development.  The deadline to apply is Feb. 15https://bovardscholars.usc.edu/

 

Science and Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP)

SEAP matches practicing DoD scientists with talented high school students creating a direct mentor-student relationship that provides students with training that is unparalleled at most high schools. SEAP participants receive first-hand research experience and exposure to Department of Defense laboratories. SEAP fosters desire in its participants to pursue further training and careers in STEM. Eligibility:  Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident.

Program details: Alexandria, VA U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center – Geospatial Research Laboratory Program Dates: June 17 – August 16, 2019 For students entering Grade 11 in the Fall – Graduating 12th Grade AND at least 16 years of age by start date Field of Research: Human Geography, Geospatial Intelligence, Geo-Enabled Computing Environments

Deadline is February 28.  To apply, go to:  https://www.usaeop.com/program/seap/

 

Black College Institute at Virginia Tech (For seniors:  June 16-21 or June 23-28, For juniors:  June 30-July 3)

Black College Institute is a summer, residential, academic leadership program at the Virginia Tech main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. The participants are talented, high-achieving and intellectually curious rising high school juniors and rising seniors. FREE program.  Application Opens February 1 and closes March 10: https://vt.edu/admissions/black-college-institute.html

12/21/2018

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, the Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career and special programs or events.  If you have any questions on the information, please see me in the Career Center, Room L-106, or email at:  MHKim@fcps.edu.  Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

Happy Holidays and enjoy Winter Break! 

 

Parents of Seniors - Complete the FAFSA Now!

Parents of high school seniors--did you know that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now open and most colleges require that the FAFSA be completed by March 1 to receive the maximum financial aid possible starting in fall of 2019? Some schools have even earlier priority deadlines, so always check the individual college’s financial aid office website for deadlines. Parents and students should start by creating an FSA ID: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid and then begin the FAFSA: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

 

Need help completing and submitting the FAFSA? There are a few FAFSA workshops remaining this school year. Register to attend the College Access Fairfax workshops on the College Access Fairfax website: https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/

  • January 9 from 5-8 p.m. at McLean High School
  • February 2 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School
  • February 6 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Lee High School - SPANISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE
  • February 7 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Westfield High School - SPANISH AND KOREAN TRANSLATION AVAILABLE
  • February 27 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Annandale High School

 

George Mason University FAFSA Priority Filing Deadline is January 15

New this year-Mason’s priority filing deadline for the FAFSA is now January 15th, which is earlier than in previous years. For priority consideration of limited State and Institutional grant funds, students must submit their FAFSA and all verification and other requested documents to Mason by January 15th each year. If students miss the priority FAFSA filing deadline, they should still be encouraged to submit their FAFSA!

For more information, contact Mason’s Office of Student Financial Aid.

 

FOR JUNIORS: 

Junior College Planning Night

for juniors and their parents/guardians

Wednesday, January 16 @ 7:00 pm

Fairfax High School – Auditorium

 

A panel of College Admissions Representatives will present valuable “College Admissions  101” information about the various aspects of the college admissions process, including tips on:

 

•             What should juniors be doing now?

•             What are the advantages of attending a community college?

•             How do colleges make decisions? What factors are most important?

•             How do you pay for college?

•             What do student-athletes need to know about NCAA Eligibility?

…and much more!

 

We’ll wrap up with Q&A time dedicated to answering all of your admission and application-related questions!

 

All students interested in attending a two- or four-year college or university are encouraged to attend!

 

For more information, contact: Ms. Maureen Kim, Career Center Specialist, Fairfax HS,

702-219-2204, MHKim@fcps.edu

 

LOCAL EVENTS:

Falls Church Academy Open House

January 10 @ 7:00 pm

Falls Church High School, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042

Please come visit as we open our doors to all that would like to see our facility and meet our professional instructors for the following Academy courses:  Biotechnology Foundations, Criminal Justice, Dental Careers, Emergency Medical Services, Exploring Health Science/Exploring the Language of Medicine, Health Informatics, Medical Assistant, Medical Billing/Coding, Pharmacy Technician, and Practical Nursing.

 

Chantilly Academy’s Open House

January 17

6:00-6:30: Classroom Showcase & 6:30-8:00:  Meet our instructors, visits our classrooms, tour the academy

Offers advanced Career & Technical Education for FCPS high school students.  Come learn more about our exciting programs:  Air Force JROTC, Auto Technology, Auto Collision, Carpentry, Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Cyber: Computer Systems Technology A+/Network Administration/Database Design & Mgmt.-Oracle/Routing & Switching-Cisco, Entrepreneurship, Firefighting, STEM Engineering, STEM Robotics, Teachers for Tomorrow, and Veterinary Science. 

 

CTE Career Connections

Virginia Department of Labor and Industry Division of Registered Apprenticeships is hosting CTE Career Connections in partnership with the Career and Technical Education (CTE) staff at Prince William County Schools.  Over 100 hundred companies have been invited to attend to meet with Northern Virginia Career and Technical Education (CTE) students. These are companies that can employ students as both Youth Registered Apprentices as well as Registered Apprentices upon high school  graduation.

This event, CTE Career Connections, will take place on January 17, 2019 (Snow date; January 24, 2019) from 6- 8 PM at Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Road, Manassas, VA.

The program for the evening includes:

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

A Welcome from our Host

A Description of YRA and RA for Students and Their families

A Keynote Speaker - David Kyle, Master HVAC Technician & Owner of Trademasters, Inc. - Lorton, VA

6:30 – 8 p.m.  -  An Opportunity for Students and Parents to Visit Employer Tables

For more information contact the organizer: Crystal Thrower, crystal.thrower@doli.virginia.gov or call 703-392-0900 Ext 102.

Note: To be eligible for the Youth Registered Apprenticeships part, students need to be in a Career and Technical Education class/program at their high school or FCPS academy which correlates to the employer’s apprenticeship program.

 

Healthcare College and Career Fair

Friday, January 25, 9 am – 12 pm

Falls Church High School Little Gym, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA

Are you interested in healthcare careers and not sure how to get there?  Representatives from medical college programs, healthcare industry and military representatives will be on hand to answer questions about healthcare career futures. Free admissions.  Open to all FCPS high school students.  Register to attend:  http://tinyurl.com/y8cpwx86

 

Scholarship 101

Sponsored by College Access Fairfax

Wednesday, January 30 @ 7:00-8:30 pm

Herndon High School

Scholarships 101 is an hour long overview of the scholarship application process.  Learn how to search, apply and find scholarships and tips for a successful scholarship application.

Register at:  https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Bank of America Student Leaders Program

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 2019
  • Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (Summer 2019 — July 8 - 13) (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

The deadline to apply is February 1, 2019.  For complete information, see: https://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/what-guides-us/student-leaders.html?cm_mmc=EBZ-EnterpriseBrand#fbid=meOqf42CwWR

 

Youth Engagement through Science (YES!) Internships (application due January 31) – Natural History Museum

The YES! internship is a paid career immersion and science communication summer program for youth who are currently enrolled in high school (grades 9-11) in the Washington, DC region. The YES! program is intended for students underrepresented in STEM and gives interns practical experience through a hands-on science internship with Smithsonian science staff. By participating in the program, teens will also have access to behind-the-scenes tours and field trips, creative studio workshops, college preparatory classes, and the opportunity to create their own science communication video. Applications are due January 31. Application materials and more information on the YES! Internship program can be found here:

https://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/youth-programs/yes-science-internships

 

APPRENTICESHIP ANNOUNCEMENT FOR GRADUATING SENIORS:

Steamfitters Local 602 JATC Apprenticeship

Interested in an exciting career in pipefitting, welding, heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (construction, service and maintenance)? Applications are being accepted at the UAM Steamfitters Local Union 602 Virginia location 7552 Accotink Park Road, Springfield, VA 22150 on: Monday, January 14, Wednesday, January 16, or Friday, January 18 form 8:00 am – 11:00 am.  Requirements:  Applicants must be 18  year old by August 15, 2019 and high school diploma earned by June 30, 2019.  For complete information, see:  http://www.steamfitters-602.org/training.aspx?zone=Training&pID=4424#p4424

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES (For more job opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Jobs Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

 

At Teriyaki Madness, we serve big bowls of freshly made goodness. We're looking for people-friendly candidates with a smile on their face to join our awesome team as a Front of House cashier. The experience you'll gain is serving guests, keeping the house in order, financial management and much more.

Our address is 10692 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Apply in person in store or by emailing tmad023@teriyakimadness.com for an application request.

We accept 16y/o+ and full training is provided.

 

Summer Job Fairs @ Wolf Trap Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA

*December 30, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. *January 5, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. *January 9, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Our Job Fairs will take place in the Musicians Lounge of the Filene Center's backstage area. There are specific paid and volunteer opportunities available for high school students. For more information, see: https://www.nps.gov/wotr/learn/management/jobfairs.htm

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of February 1, you must turn in your Transcript Request form (green sheet) to Mrs. Scibilia in Room L107 by Jan. 10 in order to avoid a late fee.    

 

SAT & ACT:

The regular registration deadline for the March 9 SAT is Feb. 8.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The registration deadline for the February 9 ACT is Jan. 11.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

NOTE: Students on free or reduced lunch should see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a fee waiver and these tests will be free.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (For more volunteer opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Volunteer/Community Service Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax

The Adapted Sports program offers a variety of sports and recreational activities to individuals ages 5-18 with special needs. Through weekly engagement in sports, players will gain confidence, social skills, gross motor skills, behavior skills, and the opportunity to be part of community-based settings. This winter we will be offering a 9 week session of Adapted Basketball. We are looking for volunteers to help support the athletes from week to week. The role of volunteer buddies is under the lead of the coach and assist participants with follow through of skills/activity, socialization, engagement, and ultimately making sure all are having fun! Consistency is key, so we ask that you be able to make the full season commitment. Indoor Adapted Basketball at The J, will meet on Saturdays from 3-3:45pm and 4-4:45pm, January 5-March 31 (no practice 1/19, 1/26, 2/16, 3/2).

If interested, contact:  Aryn Cahen, aryn.cahen@jccnv.org, 703-537-3032.

 

GIVE Youth Tutoring Program at Burke Centre Library

GIVE Youth is a nonprofit organization run by high school students that offers a free tutoring program for students K-6. We provide this tutoring program at twenty locations today at various libraries and community centers across the Northern Virginia region. We are extending the program to  Burke Centre Library, which will begin on January 12, 2019. I am reaching out to you because we are in need of dedicated students to volunteer as tutors at our new location and become engaged in an amazing opportunity to give back to the community. Could you please help us recruit more volunteers? Interested students can register or learn more about our organization on our website at giveyouth.org or they can email us at burke.centre@giveyouth.org.

 

Q?Crew Teen Volunteers (application due January 31) – Natural History Museum

Q?Crew teen volunteers encourage visitor exploration of natural history science and culture with fun, experimental and creative hands-on activities, and a museum collection of 6,000 objects. This summer program is a way for teens to obtain community service credit while connecting with peers who share similar interests. Starting in June, students 13 -19 years old commit to at least two volunteer shifts each month, and in exchange gain new science skills, meet new friends, get behind-the-scenes tours, and represent the museum to visitors from around the world. Applications are due January 31. Application materials and more information on the Q?Crew Teen Volunteer program can be found here:

https://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/youth-programs/qcrew-volunteers

 

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

FREE Natural History Investigations After School Programs (application due January 14)

  • Entomology: Exploring Insects – Thursdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31 (5:00-7:00pm)

Participants will meet and learn from museum scientists and educators, visit exclusive behind-the-scenes areas of the museum, and meet other local science-minded teens. Applications are due January 14th. Application materials and more information on the After School Programs can be found here:

https://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/youth-programs/after-school

 

Focusing on the Future – College of William & Mary (Feb. 2, 2019)

Focusing on the Future (FOF) exposes high-ability learners to career opportunities related to the arts, humanities, mathematics, and sciences. The program also informs parents of considerations and guidelines for effective career and academic planning. Students are exposed to (a) information about work habits and "habits of mind" (e.g., precision and objectivity in math, skepticism and curiosity in science) that lead to successful careers in various fields, (b) an interactive discussion about a variety of career opportunities in a particular field, and (c) steps to take to prepare for specific careers.  Cost is $85 per person.  Deadline to register is Jan. 11.  For more information, see: https://education.wm.edu/centers/cfge/precollegiate/future/index.php

 

Leadership Conference for Latina Girls in Grades 6th-12th, Sponsored by Girls Scouts Nation’s Capital

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

James Lee Community Center, Falls Church, VA

Girls will: Learn to plan, track, and save money for college; Make new friends, meet incredible Latina leaders; Gain leadership skills, Learn budgeting, good financial habits, and how to establish good credit, Learn how to purchase your dream car and Have fun!

Register FREE by January 1 at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/gsconference

For questions, contact:  Evelyn Zavala, 703-372-4348, or ezavala@gscnc.org

 

Leadership Conference for Black & African American Girls

Saturday, February 9, 10 am – 2 pm

Manassas Park Community Center, 99  Adams Street, Manassas Park, VA 20111

This leadership program provides girls with smart financial decision making skills. They will explore creative ways to budget, save and spend money.  The girls will be empowered, motivated, and supported to achieve their dreams.  Throughout the conference they will have the opportunity to make new friends, gain leadership skills, learn how to plan and save money for college, and how to establish good credit.

Register FREE by Tuesday, January 29 at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/gsconference

For questions, contact:  Evelyn Zavala, 703-372-4348, or ezavala@gscnc.org

Bus Stops Available from: South Lakes High School, Centreville High School and Chantilly High School.

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:  (For more summer opportunities, see: Naviance Student, go to Colleges -> Research Colleges -> Enrichment Programs)

 

US Air Force Academy Summer Seminar (June 10-14 & June 17-21)

Summer Seminar at the United States Air Force Academy offers a unique opportunity to get the Academy experience first-hand. Specially designed for high school juniors heading into their senior year, Summer Seminar is a recruiting program that allows participants to see themselves as a USAFA cadet. Cost = $300.  Deadline to apply is January 15: https://www.academyadmissions.com/admissions/outreach-programs/summer-seminar/

 

R2L Next Gen (July 23-28 or July 14-19)

Have you ever dreamed of visiting our nation’s capital and learning about how our government works? CHCI has an all-expense paid leadership experience designed just for Latino high school students. Spend a week exploring Washington, D.C., while creating lasting friendships and wonderful memories. Participate in R2L® NextGen and make this a summer to remember! Application deadline is January 15.  For more information, see: https://chci.org/programs/r2l-nextgen/

 

The National Symphony Orchestra National Trustees Summer Music Institute (July 1-29)

Every summer, approximately 60 students (ages 15-20) from all over the United States, as well as a number of other countries, meet in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center to attend the National Symphony Orchestra's Summer Music Institute (SMI). The program is designed to expose and prepare students for a 21st Century orchestral career. Deadline to apply is January 22http://education.kennedy-center.org/education/nsoed/smi/

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP FOR JUNIORS:

Coolidge Scholarship

A full-ride presidential scholarship to any accredited American University.  Covers tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study and leadership training.  Deadline January 23. For application and details, see: https://coolidgescholars.org/about/

12/5/2018

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, the Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career and special programs or events.  If you have any questions on the information, please see me in the Career Center, Room L-106, or email at:  MHKim@fcps.edu.  Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

SCHOLARSHIP FOR FAIRFAX HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

American Legion Oratorical Scholarship Program ($50-$18,000)

This is a speech contest on the Constitution of the United States and for the ultimate winners, there is a very generous scholarship. Students in 9th through 12th grades from Fairfax High School are invited to compete for these scholarships. The top three contestants in the national competition this year will win $18,000, $16,000, and $14,000 scholarships. The competition starts with contests at local American Legion posts and moves on to district, region, department (state), and finally the national competition. All participants must be registered with the Post by December 15, 2018. Register by sending the Student’s Name, High School Attending, High School Class (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior), Phone Number, and email address via email to Erica_herzog@yahoo.com. See letter on Naviance Student - Scholarship List, or the Career Center for more details.   See http://www.legion.org/oratorical for assigned topics.

 

VMI INFORMATION SESSION:

Thursday, Dec. 20 @ 9:45 am (Lion Time)

FHS Career Center

James Mansfield, current Virginia Military Institute and FHS 2018 graduate, will be here to share information on VMI and his perspective as a student.  To sign up, go to Blackboard, Naviance Student.  Select:  Colleges, Colleges Home.  Scroll down to College Visits heading and click on “VMI Information Session.”  Click on “Register” and print the confirmation page to serve as your pass.  Ask your teacher to be excused 24 hours before the visit.

 

LOCAL EVENTS:

Oxbridge Academic Program Information Session

Saturday, December 8, 3:00-5:00 pm

The Westin Georgetown, 2350 M Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20037

Learn more about our academic Spring and Summer programs in Europe and the United States for students in grades 7-12.  Hosted by:  Richard Michaelis, Executive Director, Oxbridge Academic Programs.

For more info and to RSVP, visit:  https://www.oxbridgeprograms.com/ or contact:  212-932-3049, info@oxbridgeprograms.com

 

Making College Affordable, presented by Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC)

Wednesday, December 12, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

South County Government Center, 8350 Richmond Highway, Room 221 A/B, Alexandria, VA 22309

Understand the types of financial aid available and learn how to apply for financial aid.  The class is free.  To register, call: 703-704-6101, or email:  info@fecsoco.org

 

Do you need help filling out the FAFSA?:

Free FAFSA One-on-One Completion Clinics:

Thursday, Dec. 6, 6:00-8:00 pm, South County High School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton, VA 20179

Saturday, Dec. 8, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Annandale High School, 4700 Medford Drive, Annandale, VA 22003

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, McLean High School, 1633 Davidson Road, McLean, VA 22101

For seniors from any high school who plan to attend a 2 or 4-year college in the fall of 2019. 

Receive individual help filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online.

Must bring a parent and required documents in order to complete the FAFSA: https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/required-documents/

Register at:  https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/events/2018-10/

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

PAID ARCHITECTURAL INTERNSHIP

FORMDESIGN, a small architectural company, located .2 miles away from Fairfax High School at 9990 Fairfax Boulevard, is looking for reliable students who are interested in learning about architecture.  Interns will assist architects with design projects.

Interns should be:

  • Academically strong junior or senior, and
  • Able to work a minimum of 6 hours per week, after school.

If interested, send an email to Mr. Gary Frankel, Director of Architecture, at GFrankel@formdesign.net with the following information:

  • A short essay (1/2 page) explaining why you are interested in this internship and your goals after high school;
  • Cumulative GPA;
  • Activities you are involved in;
  • How many hours a week you can commit and what days and hours you are available;
  • If you have had exposure to AutoCAD, Sketch Up, or have any architectural drawings, please share.

This is a paid internship. 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES (For more job opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Jobs Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

Continental Pool is Hiring Pool Managers and Lifeguards for the Summer!

Must be at least 15 years old. Work full-time, part-time or sometime this summer.  Enjoy a flexible schedule.  No experience is necessary.  Sign up now since weekend training courses have started: https://www.continentalpools.com/

For questions, contact:  Reem Badwey at 703-321-7040.

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of January 15, you must turn in your Transcript Request form (green sheet) to Mrs. Scibilia in Room L107 by Dec. 11 in order to avoid a late fee.    

 

SAT & ACT:

The regular registration deadline for the March 9 SAT is Feb. 8.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The registration deadline for the February 9 ACT is Jan. 11.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

NOTE: Students on free or reduced lunch should see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a fee waiver and these tests will be free.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (For more volunteer opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Volunteer/Community Service Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

The City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department Needs Volunteers for the following event:

December 8  - Lunch with Santa

      1. Duties – Serving Lunch
      2. Time: 10:30 am-2:30 pm
      3. Location: Old Town Hall – 3999 University Drive

If interested in volunteering, please contact: Serrita Farnsworth at Serrita.Farnsworth@fairfaxva.gov, 703-385-1710.  Please put “volunteer” in the subject line. 

 

Burke Lake Park Winter Wonderland Holiday Event

December 8, 9:00 am – 4:15 pm, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm, or 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

December 9, 9:00 am – 4:15 pm, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Minimum age is 14.  Duties include craft making, hospitality, dress up in a holiday themed costumes, ticket taker, or assist with rides.  Dress for the weather and be prepared for outdoors.  Snacks and lunch will be provided for all day shift volunteers.  Must wear closed toe shoes.  To sign up, go to: https://volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov/recruiter/index.php?recruiterID=1380&class=OppDetails&oppGuid=%7bD01911F3-C059-4EBB-BBAF-8F01A7462AE5%7d&t=Burke-Lake-Winter-Wonderland-Holiday-Event

 

Teen Volunteer Orientation  - City of Fairfax Regional Library

All students who wish to volunteer at the City of Fairfax Regional Library this spring, must attend the training/orientation to be held on Monday, Dec. 10th, at 7:00 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library. Attendance will be limited to 20 volunteers.   Must be at least 12 years old and in middle school. Only volunteers who have had the training will be able to sign up for slots.

Agency/Organization Name:

City of Fairfax Regional Library

Location:

10360 North Street, Fairfax, VA 22030

To register for the Orientation session, go to:  https://volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov/recruiter/index.php?recruiterID=1380&class=OppDetails&oppGuid={646D4BB3-1300-4012-B4CE-DE1679D2F14F}&t=Teen-Volunteer-Orientation-City-of-Fairfax-Regional-Library

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

Leadership Conference for Latina Girls in Grades 6th-12th, Sponsored by Girls Scouts Nation’s Capital

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

James Lee Community Center, Falls Church, VA

Girls will: Learn to plan, track, and save money for college; Make new friends, meet incredible Latina leaders; Gain leadership skills, Learn budgeting, good financial habits, and how to establish good credit, Learn how to purchase your dream car and Have fun!

Register FREE by January 1 at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/gsconference

For questions, contact:  Evelyn Zavala, 703-372-4348, or ezavala@gscnc.org

 

Leadership Conference for Black & African American Girls

Saturday, February 9, 10 am – 2 pm

Manassas Park Community Center, 99  Adams Street, Manassas Park, VA 20111

This leadership program provides girls with smart financial decision making skills. They will explore creative ways to budget, save and spend money.  The girls will be empowered, motivated, and supported to achieve their dreams.  Throughout the conference they will have the opportunity to make new friends, gain leadership skills, learn how to plan and save money for college, and how to establish good credit.

Register FREE by Tuesday, January 29 at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/gsconference

For questions, contact:  Evelyn Zavala, 703-372-4348, or ezavala@gscnc.org

Bus Stops Available from: South Lakes High School, Centreville High School and Chantilly High School.

 

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program

This scholarship sends 250 American high school students to live and study in Germany for approximately 10.5 months, beginning in August 2019 and returning to the US in June 2020.  To be eligible, must be a US Citizen, GPA of 3.0 or higher, and between the ages of 15 and 18 and 6 months by August 1, 2019.  German language is not required.  Deadline to apply is December 11.  For more information and application, see:  http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org/app/

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:  (For more summer opportunities, see: Naviance Student, go to Colleges -> Research Colleges -> Enrichment Programs)

2019 High School Diplomats

Full Scholarship for Cultural Exchange Program at Princeton University (July 24-August 4, 2019)

This program is a 10-day cultural and educational exchange program with students from Japan.  The program offers a full scholarship to 40 American participants which includes room, meals, course work, activities and transportation from the Virginia area.  All current sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply. 

Japanese language familiarity/experience is not a pre-requisite.  Applications must be postmarked by January 8, 2019.  Application requires a teacher or Counselor letter of recommendation.  For more information and application, see: http://www.highschooldiplomats.com/america/

 

NIH High School Scientific Training and Enrichment Program (NIH-HiSTEP)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Intramural Training & Education and Office of Scientific Workforce Diversity are proud to host the High School Scientific Training and Enrichment Program (HiSTEP). The goal of HiSTEP is to expand the pipeline of students interested in biomedical and healthcare careers by providing opportunities for high school students from schools with a large population of financially-disadvantaged students. We encourage current high school juniors interested in STEM-M (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medically-related) fields to apply.  HiSTEP students will take part in a seven-week, full-time summer internship located on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD from June 25th to August 8th, 2019. HiSTEP students will explore the breadth of the scientific enterprise, the importance of biomedical research, and many STEM-M careers. They will participate in workshops, lectures, and hands-on activities. Students will receive benefits to cover the cost of public transportation and a stipend determined by their education level completed prior to starting at the NIH. The deadline to apply is January 25, 2019.  For more information and application, see: https://www.training.nih.gov/histep

 

Telluride Association Sophomore Summer Seminar

This summer, 56 intellectually curious high school sophomores (“rising juniors”) will participate in one of four challenging six-week college-level seminars on topics related to critical Black and ethnic studies. The seminars will be held at Cornell University and the University of Michigan.  The program is completely free. For more information and application, see: https://www.tellurideassociation.org/our-programs/high-school-students/sophomore-seminar-tass/  The deadline to apply is Jan. 8, 2019.

 

Telluride Association Summer Program (June 23-August 3, 2019 at Cornell University, University of Michigan or University of Maryland)

A Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) is a free six-week educational experience for high school juniors that offers challenges and rewards rarely encountered in secondary school or even college.  For more information and application, see: https://www.tellurideassociation.org/our-programs/high-school-students/summer-program-juniors-tasp/ The deadline to apply is Jan. 22, 2019.

 

CONTEST FOR GRADES 9-12:

4th Annual “Shark Tank” Assistive Technology Challenge

Students are challenged to develop an innovative device or app that will have a positive impact in the lives of older adults, adults with disabilities, or their caregivers.  This Challenge seeks innovators looking for opportunities to bring their ideas into the real world – students who would like to fine-tune marketing pitch skills, carry out a real business plan, as well as build college resume and possibly win a cash prize.  Individuals or teams can apply at: 

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/older-adults/fairfax-50-plus-tech-challenge  The deadline to apply is December 17. 

11/13/2018

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, the Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career and special programs or events.  If you have any questions on the information, please see me in the Career Center, Room L-106, or email at:  MHKim@fcps.edu.  Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

Seniors:  Please note that George Mason University has extended their early action and honors college application deadline to November 15! 

 

Apprenticeship & Skilled Workforce Career Fair

November 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Edison High School Auxiliary Gym, 5801 Franconia Road, Entrance #13, Alexandria, VA 22310

Students will have the opportunity to talk to employers and trade schools in order to get a head start on their career. The event is mainly focused on jobs that are attainable through industry certs, community college certificate and 1-2 year associate degree programs, on-the-job training, and apprenticeships. 

If you are interested in attending, you must do a pre-excused absence.  See your sub school for the pre-excused absence form. 

Individual students who plan to attend unchaperoned, or with a parent or guardian, MUST register at:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfV0daELR21lyjj3_9klwv6SE5xexcNUc0OsHMeuffAt09MyA/viewform to receive an entry pass. 

 

WEST POINT CADET INFORMATION SESSION:

Monday, Nov. 19 @ 9:45 am (Lion Time)

FHS Career Center

Christian Grey, current US Military Cadet and Flint Hill graduate, will be here to share information on the Academy and his perspective as a student.  To sign up, go to Blackboard, Naviance Student.  Select:  Colleges, Colleges Home.  Scroll down to College Visits heading and click on “West Point Cadet Information Session.”  Click on “Register” and print the confirmation page to serve as your pass.  Ask your teacher to be excused 24 hours before the visit.

 

LOCAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival College Fair - FREE

Saturday, November 17th from 10am-2pm

The Show Place Arena, Prince George’s Equestrian Center, Concourse Level, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave, Upper Marlboro, MD.

This is a meet and greet with schools nationwide that offer equestrian opportunities. Representatives will be there to discuss academics, scholarships, and financial aid. If you have questions, please contact theodhs@gmail.com or 434-242-8937.  For more information, see:  https://www.midatlanticeq.com/

 

FINANCIAL AID & FAFSA EVENTS:

Free FAFSA One-on-One Completion Clinics:

Saturday, Nov. 17, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Edison High School, 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310 SPANISH AND KOREAN TRANSLATION AVAILABLE

Thursday, Dec. 6, 6:00-8:00 pm, South County High School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton, VA 20179

Saturday, Dec. 8, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Annandale High School, 4700 Medford Drive, Annandale, VA 22003

For seniors from any high school who plan to attend a 2 or 4-year college in the fall of 2019. 

Receive individual help filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online.

Must bring a parent and required documents in order to complete the FAFSA: https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/required-documents/

Register at:  https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/events/2018-10/

 

College Access Fairfax in partnership with FCPS Invites you to: 

How to Fund Your Post-Secondary Education

Saturday, November 17 – Edison High School

9:00-10:30: FAFSA Line-by-Line Workshop

10:30-11:30:  CSS Profile Line-by-Line Workshop

1:00-2:00: Scholarship 101

10:00-2:00: FAFSA Completion

Spanish and Korean translation will be available.  For more information and to register, go to:  https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/

Registration is required for each event. 

 

CAMPUS EVENTS:

University of Virginia School of Architecture is hosting the following upcoming events on campus:

Information Session + Tour, Friday, Nov. 16:  https://www.arch.virginia.edu/events/ugrad-info-sessions-and-tours-fall-18

 

National Portfolio Day @ The Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at George Washington University

Saturday, November 17, 10 am – 2 pm

Corcoran Flagg Building, 500 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

Free and open to the public.  For more information, see:  https://corcoran.gwu.edu/national-portfolio-day

 

MICA Open House + Portfolio Day

Sunday, Nov. 18

Pre-register at:  https://www.mica.edu/visit-mica/undergraduate-visit/national-portfolio-days/national-portfolio-day-in-baltimore-hosted-by-mica/

 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES (For more job opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Jobs Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

TJ Maxx is Now Hiring:

Merchandise Associates – Responsible for assisting in the daily operations of the store.  Assigned to work in various areas of the store, including merchandise presentation, processing, markdowns, cashier, customer service, dressing room, and layaway.  Greets, interacts with and thanks customers on a regular basis.  Maintains housekeeping standards of area, including ongoing recovery.  Requirements include:

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends
  • Strong verbal skills
  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • Professional appearance
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Capacity for lifting up to 50 lb, reaching overhead, bending, twisting
  • Willingness to work as part of a team
  • Responsible, dependable, and honest

Visit store for application. 

 

Premier Aquatics is Now Hiring Lifeguards!

FREE American Red Cross Training, flexible hours, many locations, competitive pay.  Age: 15+.  Holidays Weekend Bonus:  Up to $150 and Referral Bonus: $75.  Apply at:  http://www.premieraquatics.com/ or call:  703-373-0350.

 

Sky Zone- 5325 Port Royal Road, Springfield VA 22151

Hiring Cashiers, Court Monitors, and Party Hosts for this wall-to-wall fun, family facility with trampolines, a warrior course, climbing areas and much more.  Ages 16+ and no prior experience needed.  SkyZone is projected to open in mid-December and are currently hosting interviews.  To apply, go to:  https://www.skyzone.com/springfield-va/careers.  For questions, contact:  Eva Talbert, 484-636-6142 or Eva@alljumping.com.

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of December 15, you must turn in your Transcript Request form (green sheet) to Mrs. Scibilia in Room L107 by Nov. 20 in order to avoid a late fee.    

 

SAT & ACT:

The late registration deadline for the December 1 SAT is Nov. 20.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The late registration deadline for the December 8 ACT is Nov. 19.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

NOTE: Students on free or reduced lunch should see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a fee waiver and these tests will be free.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (For more volunteer opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Volunteer/Community Service Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

 

TWO STUDENTS NEEDED TO HELP WITH CRAFT FAIR AT FHS:  The All Night Grad (ANG) Committee is having its first big fundraiser and we hope you can help us make it a success! We are responsible for running the busy concession stand during the Fairfax Holiday Craft Fair held at FHS the weekend of Nov 17-18.

Sign Up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ea9a62fa7f58-concession3

 

The City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department Needs Volunteers for the following events:

  1. November 17 – Holiday Craft Show
      1. Duties: IT Help
      2. Time: 7 am – 12 noon
      3. Location: Fairfax High School

 

  1. November 18 – Holiday Craft Show
      1. Duties: IT Help
      2. Time: 8:30 am – 12 noon
      3. Location: Fairfax High School

 

  1. December 8  - Lunch with Santa
      1. Duties – Serving Lunch
      2. Time: 10:30 am-2:30 pm
      3. Location: Old Town Hall – 3999 University Drive
      4.  

If interested in volunteering, please contact: Serrita Farnsworth at Serrita.Farnsworth@fairfaxva.gov, 703-385-1710.  Please put “volunteer” in the subject line. 

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

Primeros Pasos at VCU

Saturday, Nov. 17 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

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

Primeros Pasos is a one-day program designed to provide Latino high school students and their families with an overview of the college experience and opportunities in higher education. Virginia Commonwealth University students, parents, administrators, faculty and alumni will be available throughout the day to welcome students and share their personal experiences. The day will feature interactive sessions for both students and parents.

Activities include:

  • Bilingual workshops for parents regarding Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Panel discussion with students from VCU’s Latino/a community
  • Conversations with representatives from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions
  • A student-led bilingual campus tour with lunch provided

Students who are interested in participating can RSVP by visiting the event page: http://www.ugrad.vcu.edu/primerospasos/

 

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is offering American high school students and recent graduates full scholarships to study for one academic year in countries with significant Muslim populations. For the 2018-2019 academic year, YES Abroad students live in the following countries:

Bosnia and Herzegovina | Bulgaria | Ghana | India | Indonesia | Jordan | Macedonia l Malaysia | Morocco | Philippines l Senegal | Thailand

Deadline to apply is December 4.  For more information and application, see:  http://www.yes-abroad.org/

 

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program

This scholarship sends 250 American high school students to live and study in Germany for approximately 10.5 months, beginning in August 2019 and returning to the US in June 2020.  To be eligible, must be a US Citizen, GPA of 3.0 or higher, and between the ages of 15 and 18 and 6 months by August 1, 2019.  German language is not required.  Deadline to apply is December 11.  For more information and application, see:  http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org/app/

 

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

Operation Understanding DC

For 11th grade students: Do you want to change the world and become an advocate for social justice?  Meet new friends from DC, Maryland, and Virginia?  Learn more about the rich histories of Blacks and Jews?  Travel to NYC and the Deep South?  Make your voice heard?  This is a free program.  Deadline to apply is November 17.  For more information and to apply, go to: http://oudc.org/apply/#

 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR JUNIORS & SENIORS:

Student Peace Awards for Fairfax County ($300 for student, plus $100 to be donated to nonprofit of student’s choice)

Eligibility: Student (or group of students) who has worked specifically for peace and conflict resolution, either locally or globally. The award consists of $300 for the student, plus $100 to be donated to a nonprofit of the student's choice whose principles are consistent with the goals of the Student Peace Awards. Students who would like to be considered for this award should email the following to Ms. Kim in the Career Center at MHKim@fcps.edu by Tuesday, Nov. 27: their name(s) and a brief description of the student's or students' peacemaking activities. Please be specific. See Ms. Kim in the Career Center for questions.

 

CONTEST FOR GRADES 9-12:

2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest ($200-$500)

Open to students in grades 9-12.  Must write an essay of no more than 1,000 words and deliver it in an 8-10 minute speech on the following topic:  Dr. King’s I Have A Dream speech, delivered in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on August 28, 1963 was selected by American Rhetoric as the best American political speech of the 20th Century (Lucas & Medhurst, 2008).  The speech was rich with both soaring metaphors and rich historical allusions. As he stood in the shadow of the sixteenth Presidents’ likeness, Dr. King paid homage to both the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address, but acknowledged that 100 years later, African Americans were still not free, finding themselves “in exile in (their) own land.”  See Ms. Kim in the Career Center for complete contest rules.  Deadline to apply is November 30

 

 

Maureen Kim

Career Center Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center (Room L-106)

3501 Rebel Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-4054

MHKim@fcps.edu

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or Fairfax High School.

10/25/2018

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, the Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career and special programs or events.  If you have any questions on the information, please see me in the Career Center, Room L-106, or email at:  MHKim@fcps.edu.  Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

SENIORS: This is a reminder that the Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program Applications are due to your Counselors NO LATER THAN November 9!!!  Pathways is a program that supports FHS students planning to go to NOVA and then transferring onto a 4-year college or university. 

 

Apprenticeship & Skilled Workforce Career Fair

November 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Edison High School Auxiliary Gym, 5801 Franconia Road, Entrance #13, Alexandria, VA 22310

Students will have the opportunity to talk to employers and trade schools in order to get a head start on their career. The event is mainly focused on jobs that are attainable through industry certs, community college certificate and 1-2 year associate degree programs, on-the-job training, and apprenticeships. 

If you are interested in attending, you must do a pre-excused absence.  See your sub school for the pre-excused absence form. 

Individual students who plan to attend unchaperoned, or with a parent or guardian, MUST register at:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfV0daELR21lyjj3_9klwv6SE5xexcNUc0OsHMeuffAt09MyA/viewform to receive an entry pass. 

 

COLLEGE VISITS to the FHS CAREER CENTER:

Each Fall over 80 college admission officers visit our Career Center to provide information that is not always available on their websites about campus life, strong programs/majors, scholarship opportunities and admission requirements for their institutions.  Visits are usually 30-40 minutes in length.

 

Sophomores, juniors and seniors can attend the visits if they sign up in their Naviance Student (formerly called Family Connection) account and ask their teachers’ permission to be excused from class.  Here is how you sign up:  Go to Blackboard, Naviance Student.  Select:  Colleges, Colleges Home.  Scroll down to College Visits heading and click on “Show more” for complete list of visits.  Find school name of visit you want to attend and select “View Details.”  Click on “Register” and print the confirmation page to serve as your pass.  Ask your teacher to be excused 24 hours before the visit.

 

Last visits!

Friday, Oct. 26:  Berklee College of Music (9:00), Virginia Tech (9:45), Louisiana State University (11:51) and University of Cincinnati (1:30).

Tuesday, Nov. 30:  Navy ROTC Scholarship – Marines Option Info Session (11:21)

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

LOCAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Radford University Reception for Prospective Students and Families

Sunday, Nov. 4, 6:00-8:00 pm

Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church

We’ll talk about our close campus community, more than 70 academic majors, and opportunities to get involved on campus, as well as how to apply for admission and financial aid.  Register at:  https://www.radford.edu/content/admissions/home/visit/fall-receptions.html

 

LOCAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) College Fair

Nov. 3 @ 2 pm – 5 pm

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

Register free at:  https://www.gotomyncf.com to receive fair details, see a list of participating colleges and share your contact information with your choice schools. 

 

NACAC Performing and Visual Arts College Fair

Nov. 4 @ 1 – 3:30 pm

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC Register free at:  https://www.gotomyncf.com to receive fair details, see a list of participating colleges and share your contact information with your choice schools. 

 

Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival College Fair - FREE

Saturday, November 17th from 10am-2pm

The Show Place Arena, Prince George’s Equestrian Center, Concourse Level, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave, Upper Marlboro, MD.

This is a meet and greet with schools nationwide that offer equestrian opportunities. Representatives will be there to discuss academics, scholarships, and financial aid. If you have questions, please contact theodhs@gmail.com or 434-242-8937.  For more information, see:  https://www.midatlanticeq.com/

 

FINANCIAL AID & FAFSA EVENTS:

Free FAFSA One-on-One Completion Clinics:

Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 am – 12:00 pm, Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria, VA 22309

Thursday, Nov. 8, 5-7:00 pm, Hayfield Secondary School, 7630 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA 22315

Saturday, Nov. 10, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Centreville High School, 6001 Union Mill Road, Clifton, VA 20124 SPANISH AND KOREAN TRANSLATION AVAILABLE

Saturday, Nov. 17, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Edison High School, 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310 SPANISH AND KOREAN TRANSLATION AVAILABLE

Receive individual help filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online.

For seniors from any high school who plan to attend a 2 or 4-year college in the fall of 2019. 

Must bring a parent and required documents in order to complete the FAFSA: https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/required-documents/

Register at:  https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/events/2018-10/

 

College Access Fairfax in partnership with FCPS invites you to:

FAFSA Line-by-Line Workshop

Wednesday, Nov. 7 @ 7:00-8:30

Woodson High School

An explanation of the information which is required to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  This is not individual help on the FAFSA.  For seniors and parents of seniors.

Register at:  https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/events/2018-10/

 

College Access Fairfax in partnership with FCPS Invites you to: 

How to Fund Your Post-Secondary Education

Saturday, November 17 – Edison High School

9:00-10:30: FAFSA Line-by-Line Workshop

10:30-11:30:  CSS Profile Line-by-Line Workshop

1:00-2:00: Scholarship 101

10:00-2:00: FAFSA Completion

Spanish and Korean translation will be available.  For more information and to register, go to:  https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/

Registration is required for each event. 

 

CAMPUS EVENTS:

VCU Open House

Saturday, October 27

Register at:  https://www.vcu.edu/admissions/visit-vcu/events/open-house/

 

VCU Arts Open House & National Portfolio Day

Saturday, Oct. 27

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond, VA, invites you to visit campus, tour facilities, have a portfolio review and meet students and faculty.  Audition Prep Workshops.  RSVP at:  https://arts.vcu.edu/admissions/visit-campus/

 

Mason’s Engineering Visit Days

These events are reserved for high school seniors:

November 5, 10 am – 3 pm.  Register at:  https://mason.secure.force.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a1J4100000CI6kNEAT

November 9,  10 am – 3 pm. Register at:  https://mason.secure.force.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a1J4100000CIJwtEAH

 

Virginia Tech’s “A Day in the Life of a Physics Major”

November 9, or November 12

You will attend an information session about the application process, sit in on a class with physics majors, meet with our department chair, have lunch with a group of physics majors, tour teaching and research labs and tour campus. Register at: http://www.phys.vt.edu/Undergraduate/ProspectiveUndergraduates/ADayInTheLifeOfAPhysicsMajor.html

 

University of Virginia School of Architecture is hosting the following upcoming events on campus:

Information Session + Tour, Friday, Nov. 16:  https://www.arch.virginia.edu/events/ugrad-info-sessions-and-tours-fall-18

 

National Portfolio Day @ The Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at George Washington University

Saturday, November 17, 10 am – 2 pm

Corcoran Flagg Building, 500 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

Free and open to the public.  For more information, see:  https://corcoran.gwu.edu/national-portfolio-day

 

UVA School of Nursing

Take a tour of the nursing school and learn more about admissions and financial aid:

Saturday, Nov. 17 @ 9 am – 1 pm

Mcleod Auditorium at UVA in Charlottesville

Please RSVP before November 1st by contacting Julie Hong (jjh3cc@virginia.edu) or Chloe Grinage (cmg6ut@virginia.edu)

 

MICA Open House + Portfolio Day

Sunday, Nov. 18

Pre-register at:  https://www.mica.edu/visit-mica/undergraduate-visit/national-portfolio-days/national-portfolio-day-in-baltimore-hosted-by-mica/

 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES (For more job opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Jobs Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

 

Pet Lover Help Wanted – Hiring for the Holidays!

Hunter Mill Animal Hospital is located in the heart of Oakton.  Positions available are part-time Ward Attendants during the week and am/pm shifts on weekends and holidays.  We are looking for self-starters with sincere interests in pet care and/or exploring it as a profession.  Must be 16 years of age or older.  This is a perfect part-time job during the school year and summers.  We blend our work schedules and your school and extracurricular activities.

Responsibilities:  Walking, feeding, cleaning and maintaining patients (dogs and cats) in our extended care facility.  This includes general facility maintenance, laundry and other pet care skills (i.e., bathing, nail trims, general restraint & oral medicating) upon completion of training.  Hourly pay starts at minimum wage and increases after training is complete.  Holidays are paid at time-and-a-half.  If you are interested and think you’ve got what it takes contact us: Hunter Mill Animal Hospital, 2935 Chain Bridge Road, Oakton, VA 22124, 703-281-1644 or email James G. O’Neil at hmahapps@gmail.com.

 

Autobell Car Wash is Hiring!

Team Members at Autobell Car Wash are responsible for ensuring an excellent customer experience by performing necessary job duties including, but not limited to, cleaning the interior and exterior of vehicles by following the Autobell procedure. Customers will always have a great experience and save time while getting an exceptionally clean car when they visit Autobell. That is why we are looking for bright, upbeat individuals for part-time positions.

Must be 16 years old with a work permit, must be able to have a valid Driver’s License, able to work with others, ability to pass drug screening and adhere to uniform policy.  Apply online at:  Autobell.com/jobs

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of December 1, you must turn in your Transcript Request form (green sheet) to Mrs. Scibilia in Room L107 by Nov. 6 in order to avoid a late fee.    

 

SAT & ACT:

The regular registration deadline for the December 1 SAT is Nov. 2.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The regular registration deadline for the December 8 ACT is Nov. 2.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

NOTE: Students on free or reduced lunch should see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a fee waiver and these tests will be free.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (For more volunteer opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Volunteer/Community Service Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

 

The City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department Needs Volunteers for the following events:

  1. November 17 – Holiday Craft Show
      1. Duties: IT Help
      2. Time: 7 am – 12 noon
      3. Location: Fairfax High School

 

  1. November 18 – Holiday Craft Show
      1. Duties: IT Help
      2. Time: 8:30 am – 12 noon
      3. Location: Fairfax High School

 

  1. December 8  - Lunch with Santa
      1. Duties – Serving Lunch
      2. Time: 10:30 am-2:30 pm
      3. Location: Old Town Hall – 3999 University Drive

If interested in volunteering, please contact: Serrita Farnsworth at Serrita.Farnsworth@fairfaxva.gov, 703-385-1710.  Please put “volunteer” in the subject line.  

 

 

Do you know a teen who needs service hours?  Willow Springs ES PTA is holding a Book Fair at Barnes and Noble Fairfax on Sunday, November 11 from 1-5pm. We are looking for middle and high school students to help with face painting and at a book mark making station. Please sign up on the attached Sign-Genius. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4aafa62ea13-willow

 

Community service event presented by The National Park Service and Randolph College

Join members of the Randolph College campus community, graduates and fellow high school students for a day of planting trees at Lady Bird Johnson Park, located on Columbia Island in the Potomac River. Enjoy a beautiful day, make plenty of new community-minded friends while making a difference.

We will meet at the Columbia Island Marina Parking lot on November 11 at 11:00am. We will be planting until 3:00pm so if you can’t make it by 11:00am, please don’t hesitate to join us a little later. From the parking lot we will take the short walk to the park and begin planting. The National Park Service will supply all the tools and equipment. To get to the park use the southbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, follow the sign to the Columbia Island Marina to turn right to enter the parking lot.

More information, including detailed directions can be found at the rsvp site listed below or by calling, email or texting Jim Duffy from the Randolph College Admissions office.

If you would like to join us, please follow the rsvp link below or let Jim know so we can be sure to have tools on hand for you.

RSVP site: http://wildcatplant.rsvpify.com

Jim Duffy

Email: jduffy@randolphcollege.edu

Cell: 434 485-2172

 

2019 Conservation Leadership Corps:

SCA’s DC Conservation Leadership Corps will have crews of high school members, aged 15-19, working in parks throughout the D.C. Metro Area. The crews will volunteer one weekend per month and participate once a month in an after-school curriculum meeting.  Receive 100 hours of community service.  Obtain valuable work skills and green job trainings.  Deadline is Nov. 16.  Apply at:  https://www.thesca.org/serve/program/washington-dc#clc

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé Program is accepting applications!

For:  VA Girls in Grades 9-12

What: Mentoring program that connects HS girls interested in STEM fields with professional women in STEM

Cost: Free

Registration required at: https://womenintechnology.wufoo.com/forms/zah2l7w1drlwbr/

Meets the fourth Tuesday of every month from November – March at Microsoft, 12012 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, VA 20190 from 6:00-8:30 pm. 

 

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department Explorer Post 1949 Program

This program is for youth between the ages of 14 and 20.  The post meets three times each month to conduct training in various aspects of the fire service.  For more information, see: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fire-ems/explorer-training

 

INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS:

Fairfax County Youth Leadership Program

This is a highly selective program with only one or two students from each County High School accepted into the program.  Must be a junior to be eligible to apply.  Preparing today’s high school students to become tomorrow’s community leaders:

  • $1,000 payment for a summer INTERNSHIP in a Fairfax County Government agency or office
  • Exciting opportunity to work with community leaders
  • Leadership training and recognition
  • Opportunity to work with student leaders from every Fairfax County High School

For more information, visit:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/budget/youth-leadership

Application due November 6.  Apply at:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcylp/

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

NASA Opportunities for students!

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides the following STEM opportunities. All of our programs are FREE to all Virginia students. Our Program Online Course applications are OPEN for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students to apply.

Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) – Program for 10th grade students with a 2.7 GPA or higher focusing on the missions flown or managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, with a Summer Academy program at NASA Wallops Flight Facility.  http://vscs.spacegrant.org/ Application Deadline is November 11.

Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) – Program for 11th or 12th grade students focusing on NASA’s human spaceflight missions and the Journey to Mars with an online course with a Summer Academy program at NASA Langley Research Center. Eligibility:  High school junior or senior, Virginia resident, US Citizen, minimum GPA of 2.7 and have access to the internet.  http://vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS/  Application Deadline is November 11.

Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) – Program for 11th or 12th grade students, VESSS is an interactive, on-line Earth System Science Course featuring NASA scientific research and data. Based on course performance, scholars may be selected to participate in an all-expense paid seven day residential Summer Academy at NASA Langley Research Center.  http://www.vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS  Application Deadline is November 11.

 

Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership High School Leaders Program

This is a two –week residential program that takes place at the University of Virginia.  Approximately 30 students are chosen each year.  Applicants must attend a public or private Virginia high school and must be at least 16 years old and have completed sophomore year.  Tuition is $2650.  For more information and to apply, go to:  https://sorenseninstitute.org/high-school-leaders-program Deadline is Nov. 13.

 

 

Maureen Kim

Career Center Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center (Room L-106)

3501 Rebel Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-4054

MHKim@fcps.edu

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or Fairfax High School.

10/12/2018

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, the Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career and special programs or events.  If you have any questions on the information, please see me in the Career Center, Room L-106, or email at:  MHKim@fcps.edu.  Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

Please plan to attend…THIS WEEKEND!

FCPS 2018 College Fair and College Night Programs

College Fair:  Sunday, October 14 at 7:30-9:30 pm, Fair Oaks Mall

College Night:  Monday, October 15 at 7-9 pm, Hayfield Secondary School

Both events provide opportunities for college-bound students and their families to gather information from a variety of schools. 

Approximately 400 colleges and universities are represented, including two- and four-year colleges and military academies. 

Students should register at:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/31960

 

COLLEGE VISITS to the FHS CAREER CENTER:

Each Fall over 80 college admission officers visit our Career Center to provide information that is not always available on their websites about campus life, strong programs/majors, scholarship opportunities and admission requirements for their institutions.  Visits are usually 30-40 minutes in length.

 

Sophomores, juniors and seniors can attend the visits if they sign up in their Naviance Student (formerly called Family Connection) account and ask their teachers’ permission to be excused from class.  Here is how you sign up:  Go to Blackboard, Naviance Student.  Select:  Colleges, Colleges Home.  Scroll down to College Visits heading and click on “Show more” for complete list of visits.  Find school name of visit you want to attend and select “View Details.”  Click on “Register” and print the confirmation page to serve as your pass.  Ask your teacher to be excused 24 hours before the visit.

 

Monday, Oct. 15: Randolph-Macon College (9:45), Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University (11:21), Christopher Newport University (12:51), University of Chicago (1:30) and Emory & Henry College (2:15).

Tuesday, Oct. 16: Rochester Institute of Technology (8:30), Stony Brook University (9:00), Longwood University (10:45), Bowling Green State University (11:21), James Madison University (1:30) & The University of Alabama (2:15).

Thursday, Oct. 18: Albright College (9:45), Drexel University (11:21), Dartmouth College (12:51), Tufts University (1:30), and Case Western Reserve University (2:15).

Friday, Oct. 19: Davis & Elkins College (9:00), College of William & Mary (9:45), Baylor University (11:21), Indiana University of Pennsylvania (12:51), Marymount University (1:30), and Hollins University (2:15).

Monday, Oct. 22: Johns Hopkins University (9:45), Virginia State University (1:30) & Shenandoah University (2:15). 

 

Full Sail University Mobile Experience

Full Sail University will bring a truck to the front of the school on Oct. 17th and 18th from 8:30-2:30 pm to provide students with a hands-on, interactive experience.  Areas of study for Full Sail University include Art & Design, Business, Film & Television, Games, Media & Communications, Music & Recording, Sports and Web & Technology.

FHS students can visit Oct. 17th during  3rd period from 10:00-10:30 am or 10:30-11 am; 7th period from 2:00-2:30 pm and Oct. 18th during 2nd period from 9:00-9:30 am; and 8th period from 2:00-2:30 pm.  If interested in attending, FHS Students need to sign up on Naviance Student - under College Visits to get a pass and ask their teacher’s permission to be excused 24 hours in advance of the visit. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

LOCAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Belmont University - DC On The Road

Monday, October 15

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Hilton Garden Inn, 3950 Fair Ridge Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033

Meet your DC admissions representative, as well as other interested students from your area. During the information session, you will receive an overview of the university and its many offerings, instructions for the application process, as well as information about financial aid and scholarships. Please register at: 

https://admissions.ec.belmont.edu/Admissions/pages/EventDetails.aspx?id=8dcf5a01-4bbb-e811-81d5-127e19ab5480

 

Virginia Tech’s My Coalition Tour

This is for students and families who would like an introduction to the Coalition platform, Virginia Tech’s new undergraduate admission application.  The interactive sessions will also include:

  • Guidance on completing the FAFSA
  • An introduction to the RaiseMe micro-scholarship that allows student to earn college dollars during high school
  • BONUS:  Admission representatives from Virginia Tech, the College of William & Mary, James Madison University, and the University of Virginia

Tour Dates include:

Oct. 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Park View High School, 400 W. Laurel Avenue, Sterling, VA 20164

and

Oct. 15 @ 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, VA 22204

For more information and to register, go to:  https://vt.edu/admissions/mycoalition-tour.html

 

Colleges That Change Lives Panel

Tuesday, October 16 @ 7:00-8:30 pm

McLean High School

Most of us know twenty or thirty "Big Name" colleges, but did you know that there are over 4,000 four-year institutions in the United States? One of these other colleges might be the perfect fit for you/your child! On Tuesday, October 16, from 7 - 8:30 PM, McLean Student Services will host admissions representatives from six Colleges That Change Lives in McLean High School’s auditorium. This organization supports the goal of each student finding a college that develops a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college. They will provide a panel discussion on how to find the right college for your child within a vast array of schools.

 

Southern Methodist University Information Session

Tuesday, Oct. 16 @ 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Georgetown Prep School, 10900 Rockville Pike, N. Bethesda, MD 20852

Learn more about SMU, located near Dallas, TX.  You will hear from admissions counselors about the admissions process, financial aid, and meet other prospective students.  Register at:  https://admission.smu.edu/register/?id=da55c6f5-62ff-4efc-8a95-5933c8841a4b

 

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Day

Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 12:00-3:00 pm

District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC

This is an ideal event for students who are interested in attending SAIC and would like to meet SAIC faculty and admissions counselors.  Students are encouraged to bring their portfolios, artwork, sketchbooks, zines, or digital media for an extended discussion with admission counselors and SAIC faculty about preparing their portfolios for admission and merit scholarship consideration.  Registration is required:  http://www.saic.edu/admissions/ug/events/admissionsevents/

 

Radford University Reception for Prospective Students and Families

Sunday, Nov. 4, 6:00-8:00 pm

Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church

We’ll talk about our close campus community, more than 70 academic majors, and opportunities to get involved on campus, as well as how to apply for admission and financial aid.  Register at:  https://www.radford.edu/content/admissions/home/visit/fall-receptions.html

 

LOCAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

Pearl and Ivy Educational Foundation and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Xi Omega Chapter’s Sixth Annual College Fair

Saturday, Oct. 13, 11:00 – 4:00 pm

Paul Public Charter School, 5800 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011

Free event and advanced registration is requested: https://xo2018collegefair.eventbrite.com

 

FINANCIAL AID & FAFSA EVENTS:

Free FAFSA One-on-One Completion Clinic

Saturday, October 13, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Justice High School, 3301 Peace Valley Lane, Falls Church, VA 22044

Receive individual help filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online.

For seniors from any high school who plan to attend a 2 or 4-year college in the fall of 2019. 

Must bring a parent and required documents in order to complete the FAFSA: https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/required-documents/

Register at:  https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/events/2018-10/

 

College Access Fairfax in partnership with FCPS Invites you to: 

How to Fund Your Post-Secondary Education

Saturday, October 20 @ South Lakes High School, 11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston, VA 20191

9:00-10:30: FAFSA Line-by-Line Workshop

10:30-11:30:  CSS Profile Line-by-Line Workshop

1:00-2:00: Scholarship 101

10:00-2:00: FAFSA Completion

Spanish and Korean translation will be available.  For more information and to register, go to:  https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/

Registration is required for each event. 

 

CAMPUS EVENTS:

George Mason University School of Art Open House (Drawing, Graphic Design, New Media Art, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture)

Saturday, October 13, 10 am – 1 pm

Parents and 9-12 grade students are welcome.  Current Student Panel Discussion: 10 -11 am, Portfolio Reviews 11 am – 1 pm (for those who want to participate) and Student Run Tour of the Art and Design Building 10 am – 1 pm.

Interested students can register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gmu-school-of-art-fall-open-house-event-tickets-50243288027?aff=ebdssbeac  For questions, contact 703-993-8898, or avt@gmu.edu.

 

Virginia Tech’s “A Day in the Life of a Physics Major”

October 15, November 9, or November 12

You will attend an information session about the application process, sit in on a class with physics majors, meet with our department chair, have lunch with a group of physics majors, tour teaching and research labs and tour campus. Register at: http://www.phys.vt.edu/Undergraduate/ProspectiveUndergraduates/ADayInTheLifeOfAPhysicsMajor.html

 

Richard Bland College of William & Mary Fall Open House

Saturday, Oct. 20, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Learn about the more than 40 guaranteed transfer pathways to selective four-year colleges, tour campus and residence halls, meet with faculty/students, and learn about financial aid. Please register at: http://richardblandcollege.formstack.com/forms/open_house_registration

 

VCU Arts Open House & National Portfolio Day

Saturday, Oct. 27

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond, VA, invites you to visit campus, tour facilities, have a portfolio review and meet students and faculty.  Audition Prep Workshops.  RSVP at:  https://arts.vcu.edu/admissions/visit-campus/

 

University of Virginia School of Architecture is hosting the following upcoming events on campus:

Information Sessions + Tours, Friday, Oct. 19 & Friday, Nov. 16:  https://www.arch.virginia.edu/events/ugrad-info-sessions-and-tours-fall-18

 

National Portfolio Day @ The Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at George Washington University

Saturday, November 17, 10 am – 2 pm

Corcoran Flagg Building, 500 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

Free and open to the public.  For more information, see:  https://corcoran.gwu.edu/national-portfolio-day

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES (For more job opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Jobs Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

Community Pools is recruiting students for Lifeguard Positions in the Summer!

Minimum qualifications:  Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating freestyle and breaststroke; Retrieve a 10 pound brick from an 8 foot wall and swim back with it on your chest; Tread water without hands for 2 minutes and be at least 15 years old.  To schedule an interview, call 1-800-966-2500 or go online to:  https://communitypools.com/

 

Target Fair Lakes Seasonal Hiring Event

October 12-14, 10 am – 6 pm

Learn more about the positons available at: www.targetseasonaljobs.com

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of November 15, you must turn in your Transcript Request form (green sheet) to Mrs. Scibilia in Room L107 by Oct. 25 in order to avoid a late fee.    

 

SAT & ACT:

The late registration deadline for the November 3 SAT is Oct. 24.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The late registration deadline for the October 27 ACT is Oct. 14.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

NOTE: Students on free or reduced lunch should see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a fee waiver and these tests will be free.

 

ASVAB (Career Exploration Program) Test Offered at Fairfax HS:

Not sure what to do after high school?  Then take the ASVAB test!  The ASVAB Test can give anyone career information to match your interests, skills and abilities.  Any 10th, 11th, or 12th grader can take the ASVAB on Friday, October 19 at 8:00 am in the Multipurpose Room.  You must sign up at:  https://goo.gl/forms/Uhi7LjoRGExMaTgn2. To learn more about the ASVAB, see: https://www.asvabprogram.com/

Contact Mr. Phillips, School Counselor, for questions: slphillips1@fcps.edu

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (For more volunteer opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Volunteer/Community Service Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

Merritt Academy Fall Festival

October 12, 3:30-6:30 pm

Volunteers needed to help man tables.  If interested, contact:  Erica Blubaugh at ericab@merrittacademy.org

 

WHAT: Fairfax Lions Club food sales fundraiser at the Fairfax Fall Festival 

WHERE: downtown Fairfax City 

WHEN: Saturday, October 13th 

The event will consist of a food booth (tent and tables) selling all-beef hot dogs, pork bratwurst, chips, sodas, and water. Students would assist in food preparation ('bun stuffing,' but no cooking) and/or food/soda/water sales (students would be handling money). 

Students can work: all day 9:00am-5:00pm (8 hours) OR 1st shift 9:00am-1:15pm (4+ hours) OR 2nd shift 12:45-5:00pm (4+ hours) 

If you'd like to participate, please reply to Cory Green, Fairfax Lions Club, fhlc.fall.fest@live.com, cell/text 703-740-7778 with: Name, E-mail, Cell/text so that we can send advance and last-minute info (maps, exact location, weather, etc.). 

Students/parents/faculty PLEASE NOTE: 

1. PORK. We will be handling/selling bratwurst sausages that contain pork. At the very least, volunteers would need to be willing to pass to customers buns/bratwurst already wrapped in tin foil, and be willing to participate in an event at which pork is being sold. 

2. ALCOHOL. Fairfax Lions Club will also be selling beer from a separate, but nearby, tent/table. Students would NOT be involved in any way with the beer sales, which, again, will be at a separate, but nearby, tent/table. 

3. NO RAIN DATE. Just Saturday, October 13th. 

Funds raised will go to support charitable activities of Fairfax Lions Club and Lions Club International. 

Food and soda/water from our booth will be free to student/other volunteers. 

 

Teen Volunteer Information Nights

Do you need to fulfill community service hours for school?  Attend one of these nights to find out how you can volunteer!

Monday, Oct. 15 @ 7-8 pm, Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church

Register in advance at:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/events

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

Fairfax County Public Safety Career Fair

To learn more about career opportunities in Fire and Rescue, Police, Sheriff, and 9-1-1 Communications within Fairfax County, please attend:

October 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035

 

United States Park Police Explorer Post 1791 Open House

Thursday, Oct. 25 @ 7:00-9:00 pm

United States Park Police Anacostia Operations Facility, 1901 Anacostia Dr., SE, Washington, DC 20020

For more information on the program, see: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/uspp/explorers.htm

 

INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS:

Virginia Tire & Auto’s six week paid internship program is centered on learning about the entire auto repair business, from inspecting and repairing vehicles, to customer relationships, ordering parts and managing workflow. You will have a chance to hone your automotive skills, as well as gain new ones, while working on a wide range of vehicles with our experienced general service staff. You will also spend time in our service department and on our sales counter gaining valuable expe­rience working directly with customers. Our hope is that upon completion of the internship program, you will have a complete understanding of how the auto repair industry works and the different career opportunities it has to offer.

We are honored to be an educational partner with our local schools and are excited to be launching our sixth paid internship session in October 2018. If you are interested in applying to the Virginia Tire & Auto Internship Program, please be aware of the following:

  • Interns will work 5-15 hours per week
  • Inclusion in the program is contingent on passing a drug test
  • It is strongly encouraged that the intern has a valid driver’s license (required for full/part time Virginia Tire & Auto employment)
  • Interns are not permitted to drive customer’s vehicles
  • All interns must wear proper safety equipment: black slip resistant shoes and the provided safety glasses
  • This is a paid internship and many of our interns are offered and go on to accept regular part time positions after successfully completing the internship program.

Deadline to apply is October 19. Apply at:  https://recruiting.ultipro.com/MSS1000/JobBoard/35aa80dc-fc8f-7d72-3c70-f696e78d1360/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=3dec1b70-9e89-40dd-a80b-d3c2fd01dc2d

For questions, contactChristian Ianni, cianni@vatire.com or cell: 703-999-1429 or work: 571-282-2923.

 

Fairfax County Youth Leadership Program

This is a highly selective program with only one or two students from each County High School accepted into the program.  Must be a junior to be eligible to apply.  Preparing today’s high school students to become tomorrow’s community leaders:

  • $1,000 payment for a summer INTERNSHIP in a Fairfax County Government agency or office
  • Exciting opportunity to work with community leaders
  • Leadership training and recognition
  • Opportunity to work with student leaders from every Fairfax County High School

For more information, visit:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/budget/youth-leadership

Application due November 6.  Apply at:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcylp/

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 

Moving On To Life in the Community

A Resource Fair for Students with Disabilities ~ All Ages Welcome!

Don’t miss this FREE Resource Fair for students with disabilities and their parents! Learn about vocational, residential, leisure, recreational, independent living and advocacy options. This Resource Fair is for all individuals requiring ongoing employment and community support services after graduation.

 

Lake Braddock Secondary School

9200 Burke Lake Road - Entrance 14 or 15 Burke, Virginia 22015

Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 6:30 – 8:45 p.m.

6:30pm - 6:45pm - Registration (participants and vendors)

6:45pm - 7:15pm - Overview Presentation (Little Theater)

7:15pm - 8:45pm - Adult Service Provider Fair/Exhibits (Cafeteria)

To register, go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSccCrLzbxf2W8G4uYeF7iVTV8GB1X-dvwFyYeWExEmBWKEHXw/viewform?utm_name

Register by phone: Parent Resource Center (703) 204-3941

 

UVA Society of Women Engineers High School Visitation Program (November 17)

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to apply to our High School Visitation program on Saturday, November 17th, 2018. The program gives young women a comprehensive look at the different engineering fields and UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers, panels, lab tours, and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience, but we particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field and may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing a STEM career.

To apply, students should complete the HSV Fall 2018 Application which can be found on the UVA SWE Website (https://www.virginiaswe.org/hsv). This fall session particularly targets high school seniors, but sophomores and juniors can also apply. Students who have previously applied to HSV, are in the targeted grade level, and demonstrate a strong interest in engineering through their essay will receive priority acceptance and priority consideration for an overnight stay at UVA hosted by a SWE member.

The application must be completed online by 11:59 pm on Saturday, October 22nd, 2018.

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

Want to Volunteer in Ecuador Summer 2019?!

Students will venture into the heart of Ecuador’s lush Amazonian rainforest on a 9-day teacher-led FCPS trip! They will be immersed in culture and put their hands to work: building and restoring local schools and promoting social justice! Be a part of building lasting solutions that help elevate and empower a local community in need, while earning 15 FCPS approved service hours! For more information and to register for the trip visit: eftours.com/2134080AX 

Join us for a Student and Parent meeting: Justice High School, Thursday, October 18th 6:00 pm in Room E96

 

National Security Language Initiative for Youth to Study Language Abroad (NSLI-Y)

NSLI-Y is a Department of State program that provides merit scholarships to high school students to learn less commonly taught languages (Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Russian and Turkish) in summer immersion programs.  The deadline to apply is October 30.  For complete details, see: http://www.nsliforyouth.org/

 

National Security Agency (NSA) Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

For high school seniors, particularly minorities, who are interested in pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering.  Must be a US Citizen, Minimum 1200 SAT or 25 ACT, preferred GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated leadership abilities.  Deadline is Oct. 31.  For complete details, see:  https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/icstudents.html

 

 

Maureen Kim

Career Center Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center (Room L-106)

3501 Rebel Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-4054

MHKim@fcps.edu

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or Fairfax High School.

10/2/2018

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, the Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career and special programs or events.  If you have any questions on the information, please see me in the Career Center, Room L-106, or email at:  MHKim@fcps.edu.  Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

Please plan to attend…

FCPS 2018 College Fair and College Night Programs

College Fair:  Sunday, October 14 at 7:30-9:30 pm, Fair Oaks Mall

College Night:  Monday, October 15 at 7-9 pm, Hayfield Secondary School

Both events provide opportunities for college-bound students and their families to gather information from a variety of schools. 

Approximately 400 colleges and universities are represented, including two- and four-year colleges and military academies. 

Students should register at:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/31960

 

COLLEGE VISITS to the FHS CAREER CENTER:

Each Fall over 80 college admission officers visit our Career Center to provide information that is not always available on their websites about campus life, strong programs/majors, scholarship opportunities and admission requirements for their institutions.  Visits are usually 30-40 minutes in length.

 

Sophomores, juniors and seniors can attend the visits if they sign up in their Naviance Student (formerly called Family Connection) account and ask their teachers’ permission to be excused from class.  Here is how you sign up:  Go to Blackboard, Naviance Student.  Select:  Colleges, Colleges Home.  Scroll down to College Visits heading and click on “Show more” for complete list of visits.  Find school name of visit you want to attend and select “View Details.”  Click on “Register” and print the confirmation page to serve as your pass.  Ask your teacher to be excused 24 hours before the visit.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 2:  Shepherd University (1:30) & University of Mary Washington (2:15)

Wednesday, Oct. 3: Radford University (8:30), University of Louisville(9:00), Kent State University (1:30) & Marymount Manhattan College (2:15)

Thursday, Oct. 4:  University of Missouri (10:30)

Friday, Oct. 5: University of Delaware (11:21)

Tuesday, Oct. 9:  UVA at Wise (8:30), Randolph College (9:00), University of South Carolina (9:45), Vanderbilt University (1:30) & Colorado State University (2:15)

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

LOCAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

University of Chicago Information Session

Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 6:30 PM

West Potomac High School – Auditorium, 6500 Quander Rd, Alexandria, VA 22307

Learn about the college admissions process, essay writing, recommendations, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs, extracurricular activities, and campus life.

 

Discover Villanova

Thursday, October 11 @ 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Georgetown Preparatory School, Hanley Multipurpose Room, Hanley Center, 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Spend an evening learning about Villanova, an Augustinian Catholic University, in suburban Philadelphia. 

To register:  https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/admission/visit/discovervillanova.html

 

Engage with Emory University

Thursday, October 11, 7pm-8:15pm

McLean High School Auditorium, 1633 Davidson Rd, McLean, VA 22101

You will meet an admissions representative and learn more about the academic programs, student life, admission, and financial aid. You’ll have a chance to ask specific questions about Emory University and Oxford College, as well as about their application process. You must register for the event: https://admission.emory.edu/portal/ewemidatlantic?id=8f6858d5-5bce-489e-85b5-3d3f40096a37

 

Virginia Tech’s My Coalition Tour

This is for students and families who would like an introduction to the Coalition platform, Virginia Tech’s new undergraduate admission application.  The interactive sessions will also include:

  • Guidance on completing the FAFSA
  • An introduction to the RaiseMe micro-scholarship that allows student to earn college dollars during high school
  • BONUS:  Admission representatives from Virginia Tech, the College of William & Mary, James Madison University, and the University of Virginia

Tour Dates include:

Oct. 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Park View High School, 400 W. Laurel Avenue, Sterling, VA 20164

and

Oct. 15 @ 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, VA 22204

For more information and to register, go to:  https://vt.edu/admissions/mycoalition-tour.html

 

Who Gets In and Why

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2:00-4:00 pm

Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th Street, NW, Washington, DC 2005

Please join Karen Richardson, Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management, Sayaka Smith, Assistant Director of Admissions, and  Virginia Hart, Admissions Counselor from Tufts University for a look inside a selective college admission process.  Insight into how and why admission decisions are made will be revealed during this interactive workshop.  The event is free and open to students and parents. Sign up here:  https://ugrad.admissions.tufts.edu/portal/in_your_area?id=24860bb7-f9c5-42eb-99dd-bb884f8f75d1

 

Colleges That Change Lives Panel

Tuesday, October 16 @ 7:00-8:30 pm

McLean High School

Most of us know twenty or thirty "Big Name" colleges, but did you know that there are over 4,000 four-year institutions in the United States? One of these other colleges might be the perfect fit for your child! On Tuesday, October 16, from 7 - 8:30 PM, McLean Student Services will host admissions representatives from six Colleges That Change Lives in McLean High School’s auditorium. This organization supports the goal of each student finding a college that develops a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college. They will provide a panel discussion on how to find the right college for your child within a vast array of schools.

 

LOCAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

Catholic College Fair

Wednesday, Oct. 3 @ 7:00 pm

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 8800 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA

Catholic colleges and universities from around the country will have representatives there to provide information about their schools.  For more information, contact:  Barry Dysart, Catholic College Fair Coordinator, at bdysart@cox.net, 703-850-0390. 

 

FINANCIAL AID & FAFSA EVENTS:

Free FAFSA One-on-One Completion Clinic

Saturday, October 13, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Justice High School, 3301 Peace Valley Lane, Falls Church, VA 22044

Receive individual help filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online.

For seniors from any high school who plan to attend a 2 or 4-year college in the fall of 2019. 

Must bring a parent and required documents in order to complete the FAFSA: https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/required-documents/

Register at:  https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/events/2018-10/

 

College Access Fairfax in partnership with FCPS Invites you to: 

How to Fund Your Post-Secondary Education

Saturday, October 20 @ South Lakes High School, 11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston, VA 20191

9:00-10:30: FAFSA Line-by-Line Workshop

10:30-11:30:  CSS Profile Line-by-Line Workshop

1:00-2:00: Scholarship 101

10:00-2:00: FAFSA Completion

Spanish and Korean translation will be available.  For more information and to register, go to:  https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/

Registration is required for each event. 

 

CAMPUS EVENTS:

VCU Arts Open Houses

Saturday, Oct. 6 & Saturday, Oct. 27 (also a National Portfolio Day)

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond, VA, invites you to visit campus, tour facilities, have a portfolio review and meet students and faculty.  Audition Prep Workshops.  RSVP at:  https://arts.vcu.edu/admissions/visit-campus/

 

George Mason University Computer Game Design Open House

October 6 @ 10 am – 12 pm

Art & Design Building, Room 1018

Please contact Mary Bean (mbean3@gmu.edu or 703-993-5734 to reserve your space.  Space may be limited due to high demand.  For more information, see:  https://game.gmu.edu/

 

University of Virginia School of Architecture is hosting the following upcoming events on campus:

Design + Make: The Art of Spoon, Monday, Oct. 8: https://www.arch.virginia.edu/events/design-and-make-the-art-of-the-spoon-october-8

Information Sessions + Tours, Friday, Oct. 19 & Friday, Nov. 16:  https://www.arch.virginia.edu/events/ugrad-info-sessions-and-tours-fall-18

 

National Portfolio Day @ The Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at George Washington University

Saturday, November 17, 10 am – 2 pm

Corcoran Flagg Building, 500 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

Free and open to the public.  For more information, see:  https://corcoran.gwu.edu/national-portfolio-day

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES (For more job opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Jobs Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

AutoBell Car Wash is Hiring – 45655 Shepard Drive, Sterling, VA

Team Members are responsible for ensuring excellent customer experience by performing necessary job duties, including but not limited to: cleaning the interior and exterior of vehicles by following the Auto bell procedure.  Must be 16 years old, must have a valid driver’s license, able to work with others, ability to pass a drug screening, and adhere to uniform policy.  Benefits:  Flexible hours, daily cash tips, no night work, free car washes, training, and scholarships.  Apply online at:  autobell.com/shineteam

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of November 1, you must turn in your Transcript Request form (green sheet) to Mrs. Scibilia in Room L107 by Oct. 11 in order to avoid a late fee.    

 

SAT & ACT:

The regular registration deadline for the November 3 SAT is Oct. 5.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The late registration deadline for the October 27 ACT is Oct. 14.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

NOTE: Students on free or reduced lunch should see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a fee waiver and these tests will be free.

 

ASVAB (Career Exploration Program) Test Offered at Fairfax HS:

Not sure what to do after high school?  Then take the ASVAB test!  The ASVAB Test can give anyone career information to match your interests, skills and abilities.  Any 10th, 11th, or 12th grader can take the ASVAB on Friday, October 19 at 8:00 am in the Multipurpose Room.  You must sign up at:  https://goo.gl/forms/Uhi7LjoRGExMaTgn2. To learn more about the ASVAB, see: https://www.asvabprogram.com/

Contact Mr. Phillips, School Counselor, for questions: slphillips1@fcps.edu

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (For more volunteer opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Volunteer/Community Service Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

WHAT: Fairfax Lions Club food sales fundraiser at the Fairfax Fall Festival 

WHERE: downtown Fairfax City 

WHEN: Saturday, October 13th 

The event will consist of a food booth (tent and tables) selling all-beef hot dogs, pork bratwurst, chips, sodas, and water. Students would assist in food preparation ('bun stuffing,' but no cooking) and/or food/soda/water sales (students would be handling money). 

Students can work: all day 9:00am-5:00pm (8 hours) OR 1st shift 9:00am-1:15pm (4+ hours) OR 2nd shift 12:45-5:00pm (4+ hours) 

If you'd like to participate, please reply to Cory Green, Fairfax Lions Club, fhlc.fall.fest@live.com, cell/text 703-740-7778 with: Name, E-mail, Cell/text so that we can send advance and last-minute info (maps, exact location, weather, etc.). 

Students/parents/faculty PLEASE NOTE: 

1. PORK. We will be handling/selling bratwurst sausages that contain pork. At the very least, volunteers would need to be willing to pass to customers buns/bratwurst already wrapped in tin foil, and be willing to participate in an event at which pork is being sold. 

2. ALCOHOL. Fairfax Lions Club will also be selling beer from a separate, but nearby, tent/table. Students would NOT be involved in any way with the beer sales, which, again, will be at a separate, but nearby, tent/table. 

3. NO RAIN DATE. Just Saturday, October 13th. 

Funds raised will go to support charitable activities of Fairfax Lions Club and Lions Club International. 

Food and soda/water from our booth will be free to student/other volunteers. 

 

Teen Volunteer Information Nights

Do you need to fulfill community service hours for school?  Attend one of these nights to find out how you can volunteer!

Tuesday, Oct. 2 @ 7-8 pm, Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Rd, Chantilly

Monday, Oct. 15 @ 7-8 pm, Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church

Register in advance at:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/events

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

So you want to be an architect?

University of Virginia School of Architecture is hosting an event in Washington DC:

Saturday, Oct. 13 @ 10 am -12 pm

Studio 27 Architecture, 1600 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

For high school sophomores and juniors curious about the field of architecture and design.  For more information and to register, see: https://www.arch.virginia.edu/events/so-you-want-to-be-an-architect-dc

 

Fairfax County Public Safety Career Fair

To learn more about career opportunities in Fire and Rescue, Police, Sheriff, and 9-1-1 Communications within Fairfax County, please attend:

October 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035

 

United States Park Police Explorer Post 1791 Open House

Thursday, Oct. 25 @ 7:00-9:00 pm

United States Park Police Anacostia Operations Facility, 1901 Anacostia Dr., SE, Washington, DC 20020

For more information on the program, see: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/uspp/explorers.htm

 

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 

Moving On To Life in the Community

A Resource Fair for Students with Disabilities ~ All Ages Welcome!

Don’t miss this FREE Resource Fair for students with disabilities and their parents! Learn about vocational, residential, leisure, recreational, independent living and advocacy options. This Resource Fair is for all individuals requiring ongoing employment and community support services after graduation.

 

Lake Braddock Secondary School

9200 Burke Lake Road - Entrance 14 or 15 Burke, Virginia 22015

Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 6:30 – 8:45 p.m.

6:30pm - 6:45pm - Registration (participants and vendors)

6:45pm - 7:15pm - Overview Presentation (Little Theater)

7:15pm - 8:45pm - Adult Service Provider Fair/Exhibits (Cafeteria)

To register, go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSccCrLzbxf2W8G4uYeF7iVTV8GB1X-dvwFyYeWExEmBWKEHXw/viewform?utm_name

Register by phone: Parent Resource Center (703) 204-3941

 

 

UVA Society of Women Engineers High School Visitation Program (November 17)

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to apply to our High School Visitation program on Saturday, November 17th, 2018. The program gives young women a comprehensive look at the different engineering fields and UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers, panels, lab tours, and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience, but we particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field and may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing a STEM career.

To apply, students should complete the HSV Fall 2018 Application which can be found on the UVA SWE Website (https://www.virginiaswe.org/hsv). This fall session particularly targets high school seniors, but sophomores and juniors can also apply. Students who have previously applied to HSV, are in the targeted grade level, and demonstrate a strong interest in engineering through their essay will receive priority acceptance and priority consideration for an overnight stay at UVA hosted by a SWE member.

The application must be completed online by 11:59 pm on Saturday, October 22nd, 2018.

 

Voices of Tufts Diversity Experiences are overnight visit programs for prospective applicants to discover Tufts by interacting with current students, staff, and faculty. While Voices has traditionally attracted participants from varied backgrounds – including students of color, first generation college-bound students, LGBT students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students from rural communities – any high school senior interested in learning more about diversity at Tufts is welcome to apply. The Voices Engineering Experience will take place October 18-19, 2018 with an application deadline of 5:00 PM EST on October 2, and the Voices Arts & Sciences Experience will take place October 25-26, 2018 with an application deadline of October 9 at 5:00 PM EST. The priority deadline for prospective Arts & Sciences students seeking travel assistance funding is October 4. The invited students will be housed with a current undergraduate on campus and all meals will be provided. Travel assistance is available for those students for whom the trip to campus would be a financial hardship. For more information about Voices and the application process, please view our website at http://admissions.tufts.edu/voices/

 

Beta Nu Boule Young Scholars Program

The Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Beta Nu Boule of Northern Virginia has an educational program directed to African-American male high school juniors that are contemplating attending college.  The minimum GPA to be considered is 3.0.  The program meets every second Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm, Nov. 2018 - May 2019 in Alexandria, VA.  The program provides SAT/ACT preparation, seminars on applying to colleges and universities, and exposure to different professional careers.  Students who successfully complete both the junior and senior years of the Program will be eligible to apply for a college scholarship.  Applications are available in the Career Center, or ask Ms. Kim to forward you the application: MHKim@fcps.edu.  The application deadline is October 5.  

 

University of Richmond MOVE Multi-cultural Overnight Visit Experience (Nov. 11-12)

MOVE is an overnight program for underrepresented and underserved students in their senior year in high school.  MOVE is designed to introduce you and your family to Richmond through a variety of perspectives on student life.  Faculty, staff, and student panelists, along with multicultural affairs professionals and Richmond alumni, will share their experiences.  The Self-Nomination Form is available here: https://connect.richmond.edu/register/MOVE2018InterestForm

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

National Security Language Initiative for Youth to Study Language Abroad (NSLI-Y)

NSLI-Y is a Department of State program that provides merit scholarships to high school students to learn less commonly taught languages (Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Russian and Turkish) in summer immersion programs.  The deadline to apply is October 30.  For complete details, see: http://www.nsliforyouth.org/

 

National Security Agency (NSA) Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

For high school seniors, particularly minorities, who are interested in pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering.  Must be a US Citizen, Minimum 1200 SAT or 25 ACT, preferred GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated leadership abilities.  Deadline is Oct. 31.  For complete details, see:  https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/icstudents.html

 

 

Maureen Kim

Career Center Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center (Room L-106)

3501 Rebel Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-4054

MHKim@fcps.edu

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or Fairfax High School.

9/21/2018

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, the Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career and special programs or events.  If you have any questions on the information, please see me in the Career Center, Room L-106, or email at:  MHKim@fcps.edu.  Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

Chantilly and Fairfax High School Present:

Financial Aid Night

Thursday, September 27 @ 7:00 pm

NOTE LOCATION:  Chantilly High School Auditorium, 4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA 20151

Guest Speaker:  Chad Spencer, Senior Associate Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Davidson College

Please join us for this great opportunity to learn firsthand about what you need to know about paying for college!

Presentation Topics:

  • Applying for Aid
  • Cost of Education
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • CSS Profile (College Board’s College Scholarship Service)
  • Need-based & Merit-based Aids
  • Scholarships & Grants
  • Packaging/Awarding

Korean & Spanish Interpretation will be available.  For more information, contact:  Maureen Kim, FHS Career Center Specialist, at 703-219-2204 or MHKim@fcps.edu.

 

COLLEGE VISITS to the FHS CAREER CENTER:

Each Fall over 80 college admission officers visit our Career Center to provide information that is not always available on their websites about campus life, strong programs/majors, scholarship opportunities and admission requirements for their institutions.  Visits are usually 30-40 minutes in length.

 

Sophomores, juniors and seniors can attend the visits if they sign up in their Naviance Student (formerly called Family Connection) account and ask their teachers’ permission to be excused from class.  Here is how you sign up:  Go to Blackboard, Naviance Student.  Select:  Colleges, Colleges Home.  Scroll down to College Visits heading and click on “Show more” for complete list of visits.  Find school name of visit you want to attend and select “View Details.”  Click on “Register” and print the confirmation page to serve as your pass.  Ask your teacher to be excused 24 hours before the visit.

 

Monday, Sept. 24:  Mount St. Mary’s University (1:30) & Old Dominion University (2:15)

Tuesday, Sept. 25 :  University of Tennessee (9:00), Rider University (9:45), University of Dallas (1:30), & St. Bonaventure University (2:15)

Wednesday, Sept. 26 : Eckerd College (9:00), Binghamton University (9:45) & University of Pittsburgh (2:15)

Thursday, Sept. 27:  Brown University (11:00), Georgia Tech (11:45), New York University (12:51) & Butler University (1:30) & Shenandoah University (2:15)

Friday, Sept. 28:  University of Lynchburg (9:00), Colgate University (9:45), Washington College (1:30) & Northwestern University (2:15)

Monday, Oct. 1:  Penn State (9:00), Winthrop University (9:45) & Georgetown University (1:30)

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

LOCAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Carnegie Mellon University

Sunday, September 23 @ 2:00 pm

Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD  20814

or

Tuesday, September 25 @ 7:30 pm

Westin Crystal City, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA  22201

Registration is required at: 

https://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/information-sessions-in-a-city-near-you

 

Harvard, Princeton, UVA, Wellesley, and Yale Information Session in Washington, DC

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Anne DeLuca, Associate Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid Recruitment at Harvard; Alex Bustin, Associate Dean of Admissions at Princeton; Gregory Roberts, Dean of Admissions at UVA; Joy St. John, Dean of Admissions at Wellesley; and Jeremiah Quinlan, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Yale discuss academic programs, campus life, selective college admissions, and financial aid.  Please bring friends and family.  To register:  http://www.hpuwy.com/

 

Discover Villanova

Thursday, October 11 @ 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Georgetown Preparatory School, Hanley Multipurpose Room, Hanley Center, 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Spend an evening learning about Villanova, an Augustinian Catholic University, in suburban Philadelphia. 

To register:  https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/admission/visit/discovervillanova.html

 

Engage with Emory University

Thursday, October 11, 7pm-8:15pm

McLean High School Auditorium, 1633 Davidson Rd, McLean, VA 22101

You will meet an admissions representative and learn more about the academic programs, student life, admission, and financial aid. You’ll have a chance to ask specific questions about Emory University and Oxford College, as well as about their application process. You must register for the event: https://admission.emory.edu/portal/ewemidatlantic?id=8f6858d5-5bce-489e-85b5-3d3f40096a37

 

Who Gets In and Why

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2:00-4:00 pm

Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th Street, NW, Washington, Dc 2005

Please join Karen Richardson, Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management, Sayaka Smith, Assistant Director of Admissions, and  Virginia Hart, Admissions Counselor from Tufts University for a look inside a selective college admission process.  Insight into how and why admission decisions are made will be revealed during this interactive workshop.  The event is free and open to students and parents. Sign up here:  https://ugrad.admissions.tufts.edu/portal/in_your_area?id=24860bb7-f9c5-42eb-99dd-bb884f8f75d1

 

Colleges That Change Lives Panel

Tuesday, October 16 @ 7:00-8:30 pm

McLean High School

Most of us know twenty or thirty "Big Name" colleges, but did you know that there are over 4,000 four-year institutions in the United States? One of these other colleges might be the perfect fit for your child! On Tuesday, October 16, from 7 - 8:30 PM, McLean Student Services will host admissions representatives from six Colleges That Change Lives in McLean High School’s auditorium. This organization supports the goal of each student finding a college that develops a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college. They will provide a panel discussion on how to find the right college for your child within a vast array of schools.

 

LOCAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

Catholic College Fair

Wednesday, Oct. 3 @ 7:00 pm

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 8800 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA

Catholic colleges and universities from around the country will have representatives there to provide information about their schools.  For more information, contact:  Barry Dysart, Catholic College Fair Coordinator, at bdysart@cox.net, 703-850-0390. 

 

FCPS 2018 College Fair and College Night Programs

College Fair:  Sunday, October 14 at 7:30-9:30 pm, Fair Oaks Mall

College Night:  Monday, October 15 at 7-9 pm, Hayfield Secondary School

Both events provide opportunities for college-bound students and their families to gather information from a variety of schools.  Approximately 300 colleges and universities are represented, including two- and four-year colleges and military academies.  Students should register at:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/31960

 

CAMPUS EVENTS:

VCU Arts Open Houses

Saturday, Oct. 6 & Saturday, Oct. 27 (also a National Portfolio Day)

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond, VA, invites you to visit campus, tour facilities, have a portfolio review and meet students and faculty.  Audition Prep Workshops.  RSVP at:  https://arts.vcu.edu/admissions/visit-campus/

 

William & Mary’s Autumn Blast

Saturday, Oct. 27, 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

A day long program to get an inside look into the admission process and experience our dynamic and diverse community.  For community-engaged and academically driven juniors and seniors from diverse backgrounds.  To register, go to:  https://www.wm.edu/admission/undergraduateadmission/how-to-apply/freshmanapplicants/multiculturalstudents/admissionprograms/autumnblast/

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Oriental Sports Academy (www.osamartialartsfederation.com) is looking for responsible, caring individuals with good character for OSA’s Before and After School programs. Non certified teachers or assistants are welcome to apply.

When:  Monday-Friday

Time:  Morning Shift – 6:00-9:00 am, Afternoon Shift – 3:00-7:00 pm

Base Salary: $10/hour

If you are a certified tutor, we will allow you the opportunity to make additional income by tutoring existing program students.

Further commission-based opportunities will be given on bringing in more business.  Potential is up to $20/hour.

Three locations available:  Burke, Fairfax City, and Manassas

Email resume to:  inquiry.osafederation@gmail.com

 

Dryclean 175 at 11226 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

We are looking for part time cashiers (CSR, Customer Service Representative) to work 2 or 3 evenings a week from 4 -4:30 to 8pm. This should leave them sufficient time for homework and study. The minimum age is 16 years old.  If interested, contact Anna at 703-899-8402 or come to apply in person.

 

Party City #107 (10700 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030)  is Hiring

Looking for part-time employees to work evenings and weekends.  If interested, applications are available in the Jobs Book in the Career Center (under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board) and can be dropped off at the store.  Minimum age is 16. 

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of October 15, you must turn in your Transcript Request form (green sheet) to Mrs. Scibilia in Room L107 by Sept. 24 in order to avoid a late fee.    

 

SAT & ACT:

The late registration deadline for the October 6 SAT is Sept. 26.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The regular registration deadline for the October 27 ACT is Sept. 28.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

NOTE: Students on free or reduced lunch should see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a fee waiver and these tests will be free.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

WHAT: Fairfax Lions Club food sales fundraiser at the Fairfax Fall Festival 

WHERE: downtown Fairfax City 

WHEN: Saturday, October 13th 

The event will consist of a food booth (tent and tables) selling all-beef hot dogs, pork bratwurst, chips, sodas, and water. Students would assist in food preparation ('bun stuffing,' but no cooking) and/or food/soda/water sales (students would be handling money). 

Students can work: all day 9:00am-5:00pm (8 hours) OR 1st shift 9:00am-1:15pm (4+ hours) OR 2nd shift 12:45-5:00pm (4+ hours) 

If you'd like to participate, please reply to Cory Green, Fairfax Lions Club, fhlc.fall.fest@live.com, cell/text 703-740-7778 with: Name, E-mail, Cell/text so that we can send advance and last-minute info (maps, exact location, weather, etc.). 

Students/parents/faculty PLEASE NOTE: 

1. PORK. We will be handling/selling bratwurst sausages that contain pork. At the very least, volunteers would need to be willing to pass to customers buns/bratwurst already wrapped in tin foil, and be willing to participate in an event at which pork is being sold. 

2. ALCOHOL. Fairfax Lions Club will also be selling beer from a separate, but nearby, tent/table. Students would NOT be involved in any way with the beer sales, which, again, will be at a separate, but nearby, tent/table. 

3. NO RAIN DATE. Just Saturday, October 13th. 

Funds raised will go to support charitable activities of Fairfax Lions Club and Lions Club International. 

Food and soda/water from our booth will be free to student/other volunteers. 

 

Teen Volunteer Information Nights

Do you need to fulfill community service hours for school?  Attend one of three nights to find out how you can volunteer!

Tuesday, Oct. 2 @ 7-8 pm, Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Rd, Chantilly

Monday, Oct. 15 @ 7-8 pm, Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church

Register in advance at:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/events

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

Interested in Joining the Fairfax County Police Department’s Explorers Program?  The Fairfax County Police Department Explorer Post 1742 is a youth run program open to young people ages 14 to 20 with an interest in learning more about careers in law enforcement.  The next opportunity to join will be on Monday September 24, 2018 at Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy - 14601 Lee Road, Chantilly. Optional Informal Meet and Greet beginning at 6:30 PM. Formal Presentation begins at 7 PM. No Need to RSVP.   No paperwork needed to attend. For more information on the program, see:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/getinvolved/explorers

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 

UVA Society of Women Engineers High School Visitation Program (November 17)

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to apply to our High School Visitation program on Saturday, November 17th, 2018. The program gives young women a comprehensive look at the different engineering fields and UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers, panels, lab tours, and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience, but we particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field and may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing a STEM career.

To apply, students should complete the HSV Fall 2018 Application which can be found on the UVA SWE Website (https://www.virginiaswe.org/hsv). This fall session particularly targets high school seniors, but sophomores and juniors can also apply. Students who have previously applied to HSV, are in the targeted grade level, and demonstrate a strong interest in engineering through their essay will receive priority acceptance and priority consideration for an overnight stay at UVA hosted by a SWE member.

The application must be completed online by 11:59 pm on Saturday, October 22nd, 2018.

 

Case Western Reserve University Diversity Overnight (Nov. 11-12, 2018)

Meet our students and faculty. Attend classes. Explore campus and Cleveland.  Get to know Case Western Reserve University.  Diversity Overnight is designed for smart and curious high school seniors from diverse backgrounds.  CWRU will cover the transportation costs of participants. Deadline to apply is October 1.  For more information and to apply, go to:  https://case.edu/admission/diversity-overnight

 

Voices of Tufts Diversity Experiences are overnight visit programs for prospective applicants to discover Tufts by interacting with current students, staff, and faculty. While Voices has traditionally attracted participants from varied backgrounds – including students of color, first generation college-bound students, LGBT students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students from rural communities – any high school senior interested in learning more about diversity at Tufts is welcome to apply. The Voices Engineering Experience will take place October 18-19, 2018 with an application deadline of 5:00 PM EST on October 2, and the Voices Arts & Sciences Experience will take place October 25-26, 2018 with an application deadline of October 9 at 5:00 PM EST. The priority deadline for prospective Arts & Sciences students seeking travel assistance funding is October 4. The invited students will be housed with a current undergraduate on campus and all meals will be provided. Travel assistance is available for those students for whom the trip to campus would be a financial hardship. For more information about Voices and the application process, please view our website at http://admissions.tufts.edu/voices/

 

Beta Nu Boule Young Scholars Program

The Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Beta Nu Boule of Northern Virginia has an educational program directed to African-American male high school juniors that are contemplating attending college.  The minimum GPA to be considered is 3.0.  The program meets every second Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm, Nov. 2018- May 2019 in Alexandria, VA.  The program provides SAT/ACT preparation, seminars on applying to colleges and universities, and exposure to different professional careers.  Students who successfully complete both the junior and senior years of the Program will be eligible to apply for a college scholarship.  Applications are available in the Career Center, or ask Ms. Kim to forward you the application: MHKim@fcps.edu.  The application deadline is October 5.  

 

Maureen Kim

Career Center Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center (Room L-106)

3501 Rebel Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-4054

MHKim@fcps.edu

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or Fairfax High School.

9/14/2018

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, I hope your school year is off to a great start!  The Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career and special programs or events.  If you have any questions on the information, please see me in the Career Center, Room L-106, or email at:  MHKim@fcps.edu.  Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

Chantilly and Fairfax High School Present:

Financial Aid Night

Thursday, September 27 @ 7:00 pm

NOTE LOCATION:  Chantilly High School Auditorium, 4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA 20151

Guest Speaker:  Chad Spencer, Senior Associate Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Davidson College

Please join us for this great opportunity to learn firsthand about what you need to know about paying for college!

Presentation Topics:

  • Applying for Aid
  • Cost of Education
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • CSS Profile (College Board’s College Scholarship Service)
  • Need-based & Merit-based Aids
  • Scholarships & Grants
  • Packaging/Awarding

Korean & Spanish Interpretation will be available.  For more information, contact:  Maureen Kim, FHS Career Center Specialist, at 703-219-2204 or MHKim@fcps.edu.

 

COLLEGE VISITS to the FHS CAREER CENTER:

Each Fall over 80 college admission officers visit our Career Center to provide information that is not always available on their websites about campus life, strong programs/majors, scholarship opportunities and admission requirements for their institutions.  Visits are usually 30-40 minutes in length.

 

Sophomores, juniors and seniors can attend the visits if they sign up in their Naviance Student (formerly called Family Connection) account and ask their teachers’ permission to be excused from class.  Here is how you sign up:  Go to Blackboard, Naviance Student.  Select:  Colleges, Colleges Home.  Scroll down to College Visits heading and click on “Show more” for complete list of visits.  Find school name of visit you want to attend and select “View Details.”  Click on “Register” and print the confirmation page to serve as your pass.  Ask your teacher to be excused 24 hours before the visit.

 

Monday, Sept. 17:  Richard Bland College (9:00 am), University of Maryland (1:30), & University of Virginia (2:15)

Thursday, Sept. 20:  Hofstra University (9:45), St. Mary’s College of Maryland (11:21), Baldwin Wallace University (1:30), & Winthrop University (2:15)

Friday, Sept. 21: Bucknell University (9:00) & Ferrum College (2:15)

Monday, Sept. 24:  Mount St. Mary’s University (1:30) & Old Dominion University (2:15)

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

“Ask Stanford Students Anything: Getting Into Highly Competitive Colleges” Information Session:

Monday, September 17 @ 10:15-11:15 (Lion Time)

Talk to Alex, Sushil, and Pranav, a couple of current students at Stanford University. They’ve gotten into schools like Stanford, MIT, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton (Dual Programs M&T and LSM Vagelos), Columbia, CalTech, Duke+ together. They’ll be breaking down common misconceptions surrounding the college admissions process and what they think is essential to standing out. You’ll be able to ask them any questions or concerns that you might have about high school, college admissions, or college life in general!

Sign up on Naviance Student, college visits to get a pass.

 

LOCAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Boston University Reception for HS Juniors and Seniors

Sunday, Sept. 16 @ 1:00 pm

Tysons Corner Marriott, 8028 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA 22182

Families should arrive approx. 30 minutes prior to the event to allow time to Check-In. Students must register here:  https://bostonu.secure.force.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a1M46000001Fc4ZEAS

 

Discover Duke University

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 6 pm-8 pm

West Potomac HS - Springbank Auditorium, 6500 Quander Rd, Alexandria, VA 22307

Students and parents are invited to “Discover Duke University” event hosted at West Potomac High School.  Duke University admissions officers and alumni will present information and answer questions about the university, the admissions process, financial aid, academic programs and much more. You must register for the event: https://admiss.ugrad.duke.edu/portal/discover-duke?id=d24d9159-a200-4304-b844-57c018a74174

 

Carnegie Mellon University

Sunday, September 23 @ 2:00 pm

Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD  20814

or

Tuesday, September 25 @ 7:30 pm

Westin Crystal City, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA  22201

Registration is required at: 

https://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/information-sessions-in-a-city-near-you

 

Harvard, Princeton, UVA, Wellesley, and Yale Information Session in Washington, DC

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Anne DeLuca, Associate Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid Recruitment at Harvard; Alex Bustin, Associate Dean of Admissions at Princeton; Gregory Roberts, Dean of Admissions at UVA; Joy St. John, Dean of Admissions at Wellesley; and Jeremiah Quinlan, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Yale discuss academic programs, campus life, selective college admissions, and financial aid.  Please bring friends and family.  To register:  http://www.hpuwy.com/

 

Discover Villanova

Thursday, October 11 @ 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Georgetown Preparatory School, Hanley Multipurpose Room, Hanley Center, 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Spend an evening learning about Villanova, an Augustinian Catholic University, in suburban Philadelphia. 

To register:  https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/admission/visit/discovervillanova.html

 

Engage with Emory University

Thursday, October 11, 7pm-8:15pm

McLean High School Auditorium, 1633 Davidson Rd, McLean, VA 22101

You will meet an admissions representative and learn more about the academic programs, student life, admission, and financial aid. You’ll have a chance to ask specific questions about Emory University and Oxford College, as well as about their application process. You must register for the event: https://admission.emory.edu/portal/ewemidatlantic?id=8f6858d5-5bce-489e-85b5-3d3f40096a37

 

Who Gets In and Why

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2:00-4:00 pm

Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th Street, NW, Washington, Dc 2005

Please join Karen Richardson, Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management, Sayaka Smith, Assistant Director of Admissions, and  Virginia Hart, Admissions Counselor from Tufts University for a look inside a selective college admission process.  Insight into how and why admission decisions are made will be revealed during this interactive workshop.  The event is free and open to students and parents. Sign up here:  https://ugrad.admissions.tufts.edu/portal/in_your_area?id=24860bb7-f9c5-42eb-99dd-bb884f8f75d1

 

Colleges That Change Lives Panel

Tuesday, October 16 @ 7:00-8:30 pm

McLean High School

Most of us know twenty or thirty "Big Name" colleges, but did you know that there are over 4,000 four-year institutions in the United States? One of these other colleges might be the perfect fit for your child! On Tuesday, October 16, from 7 - 8:30 PM, McLean Student Services will host admissions representatives from six Colleges That Change Lives in McLean High School’s auditorium. This organization supports the goal of each student finding a college that develops a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college. They will provide a panel discussion on how to find the right college for your child within a vast array of schools.

 

LOCAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

Catholic College Fair

Wednesday, Oct. 3 @ 7:00 pm

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 8800 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA

Catholic colleges and universities from around the country will have representatives there to provide information about their schools.  For more information, contact:  Barry Dysart, Catholic College Fair Coordinator, at bdysart@cox.net, 703-850-0390. 

 

FCPS 2018 College Fair and College Night Programs

College Fair:  Sunday, October 14 at 7:30-9:30 pm, Fair Oaks Mall

College Night:  Monday, October 15 at 7-9 pm, Hayfield Secondary School

Both events provide opportunities for college-bound students and their families to gather information from a variety of schools.  Approximately 300 colleges and universities are represented, including two- and four-year colleges and military academies.  Students should register at:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/31960

 

CAMPUS EVENTS:

University of Virginia’s Fall Blast Open House for Hispanic and Latinx Students and Families

Friday, September 28 @ 8 am

To register, go to:  https://apply.undergradadmission.virginia.edu/register/fallblast18.  Registration closes Friday, Sept. 21.

 

University of Virginia’s Fall Fling Open House for African-American Students and Families

Saturday, September 29 @ 8 am

To register, go to:  https://apply.undergradadmission.virginia.edu/register/fallfling18.  Registration closes Saturday, Sept. 22.

 

VCU Arts Open Houses

Saturday, Oct. 6 & Saturday, Oct. 27 (also a National Portfolio Day)

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond, VA, invites you to visit campus, tour facilities, have a portfolio review and meet students and faculty.  Audition Prep Workshops.  RSVP at:  https://arts.vcu.edu/admissions/visit-campus/

 

William & Mary’s Autumn Blast

Saturday, Oct. 27, 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

A day long program to get an inside look into the admission process and experience our dynamic and diverse community.  For community-engaged and academically driven juniors and seniors from diverse backgrounds.  To register, go to:  https://www.wm.edu/admission/undergraduateadmission/how-to-apply/freshmanapplicants/multiculturalstudents/admissionprograms/autumnblast/

 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Dryclean 175 at 11226 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

We are looking for part time cashiers (CSR, Customer Service Representative) to work 2 or 3 evenings a week from 4 -4:30 to 8pm. This should leave them sufficient time for homework and study. The minimum age is 16 years old.  If interested, contact Anna at 703-899-8402 or come to apply in person.

 

Party City #107 (10700 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030)  is Hiring

Looking for part-time employees to work evenings and weekends.  If interested, applications are available in the Jobs Book in the Career Center (under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board) and can be dropped off at the store.  Minimum age is 16. 

 

Hiring Student Music Instructors:  We are looking to hire musicians to teach our elementary aged clients. We currently have a huge need for instructors in Fairfax. Below are more details:

  1. Pay of $25 - $30 an hour
  2. All lesson take place in our clients homes. Instructors are built routes between 5 – 10 miles from their home.
  3. Part time positions available with flexible scheduling options.
  4. Easy to schedule around school, sports and other scheduling needs.
  5. Current openings in: Fairfax

It really is an awesome position! Please have an interested applicant fill out the short application at: https://kwala.typeform.com/to/aIKfPu or email us at office@kwalamusic.net

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of October 15, you must turn in your Transcript Request form (green sheet) to Mrs. Scibilia in Room L107 by Sept. 24 in order to avoid a late fee.    

 

SAT & ACT:

The late registration deadline for the October 6 SAT is Sept. 26.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The regular registration deadline for the October 27 ACT is Sept. 28.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

NOTE: Students on free or reduced lunch should see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a fee waiver and these tests will be free.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

WHAT: Fairfax Lions Club food sales fundraiser at the Fairfax Fall Festival 

WHERE: downtown Fairfax City 

WHEN: Saturday, October 13th 

The event will consist of a food booth (tent and tables) selling all-beef hot dogs, pork bratwurst, chips, sodas, and water. Students would assist in food preparation ('bun stuffing,' but no cooking) and/or food/soda/water sales (students would be handling money). 

Students can work: all day 9:00am-5:00pm (8 hours) OR 1st shift 9:00am-1:15pm (4+ hours) OR 2nd shift 12:45-5:00pm (4+ hours) 

If you'd like to participate, please reply to Cory Green, Fairfax Lions Club, fhlc.fall.fest@live.com, cell/text 703-740-7778 with: Name, E-mail, Cell/text so that we can send advance and last-minute info (maps, exact location, weather, etc.). 

Students/parents/faculty PLEASE NOTE: 

1. PORK. We will be handling/selling bratwurst sausages that contain pork. At the very least, volunteers would need to be willing to pass to customers buns/bratwurst already wrapped in tin foil, and be willing to participate in an event at which pork is being sold. 

2. ALCOHOL. Fairfax Lions Club will also be selling beer from a separate, but nearby, tent/table. Students would NOT be involved in any way with the beer sales, which, again, will be at a separate, but nearby, tent/table. 

3. NO RAIN DATE. Just Saturday, October 13th. 

Funds raised will go to support charitable activities of Fairfax Lions Club and Lions Club International. 

Food and soda/water from our booth will be free to student/other volunteers. 

 

Teen Volunteer Information Nights

Do you need to fulfill community service hours for school?  Attend one of three nights to find out how you can volunteer!

Thursday, Sept. 20 @ 7-8 pm, Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton

Tuesday, Oct. 2 @ 7-8 pm, Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Rd, Chantilly

Monday, Oct. 15 @ 7-8 pm, Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church

Register in advance at:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/events

 

Do you want to make a difference in your community?  Do you enjoy working with children?  Are you at least 15 years old?  KEEN Greater DC is a volunteer-led organization with a mission to empower youth with disabilities by providing free, non-competitive one-on-one programs of exercise, fitness and fun, led by volunteer coaches.  KEEN Volunteers are needed at Kilmer Center School on the First and Third Sunday of the month.  Zumba Time: 2:00-3:00 pm, Sports Time: 2:45-4:30 pm.  If interested, please email Sophia at keengrdc.sophia@gmail.com. For more info, visit: http://www.keengreaterdc.org/

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR JUNIORS AND SENIORS:

Bridging the Dream Scholarship ($25,000)

Are you a junior or senior that:

  • Works hard and inspires others?
  • Has an interesting story to tell;
  • Is gifted or skilled in some way; and
  • May come up financially short of fulfilling your dreams?

If this sounds like you and you would like to be nominated for this scholarship, please submit the FHS Self-Nomination form (attached or found on Naviance Student, Scholarship List) AND a one-page essay on “your story” to Ms. Kim in the Career Center by Thursday, September 20. For more information on this scholarship, see:

https://www.salliemae.com/landing/bridging-the-dream/

 

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

Interested in Joining the Fairfax County Police Department’s Explorers Program?  The Fairfax County Police Department Explorer Post 1742 is a youth run program open to young people ages 14 to 20 with an interest in learning more about careers in law enforcement.  The next opportunity to join will be on Monday September 24, 2018 at Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy - 14601 Lee Road, Chantilly. Optional Informal Meet and Greet beginning at 6:30 PM. Formal Presentation begins at 7 PM. No Need to RSVP.   No paperwork needed to attend. For more information on the program, see:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/getinvolved/explorers

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 

Lehigh University/Diversity Achievers Program (DAP) - Sunday, October 21 – Monday, October 22

DAP is designed for students who believe a culturally-based program is the ideal way to learn at Lehigh. Travel, housing, and meals are all provided for the selected participants. The students will be immersed in the life at Lehigh, learn about support services, enjoy dinner and a fun event at a local attraction, and stay with a current Lehigh student in a residence hall. Application (DAP application, transcript, SAT/ACT results, short essay) is due by Monday, September 17. For more information and the application, see:  https://www1.lehigh.edu/admissions/undergrad/visit/dap

 

Case Western Reserve University Diversity Overnight (Nov. 11-12, 2018)

Meet our students and faculty. Attend classes. Explore campus and Cleveland.  Get to know Case Western Reserve University.  Diversity Overnight is designed for smart and curious high school seniors from diverse backgrounds.  CWRU will cover the transportation costs of participants. Deadline to apply is October 1.  For more information and to apply, go to:  https://case.edu/admission/diversity-overnight

 

Voices of Tufts Diversity Experiences are overnight visit programs for prospective applicants to discover Tufts by interacting with current students, staff, and faculty. While Voices has traditionally attracted participants from varied backgrounds – including students of color, first generation college-bound students, LGBT students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students from rural communities – any high school senior interested in learning more about diversity at Tufts is welcome to apply. The Voices Engineering Experience will take place October 18-19, 2018 with an application deadline of 5:00 PM EST on October 2, and the Voices Arts & Sciences Experience will take place October 25-26, 2018 with an application deadline of October 9 at 5:00 PM EST. The priority deadline for prospective Arts & Sciences students seeking travel assistance funding is October 4. The invited students will be housed with a current undergraduate on campus and all meals will be provided. Travel assistance is available for those students for whom the trip to campus would be a financial hardship. For more information about Voices and the application process, please view our website at http://admissions.tufts.edu/voices/

 

Beta Nu Boule Young Scholars Program

The Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Beta Nu Boule of Northern Virginia has an educational program directed to African-American male high school juniors that are contemplating attending college.  The minimum GPA to be considered is 3.0.  The program meets every second Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm, Nov. 2018- May 2019 in Alexandria, VA.  The program provides SAT/ACT preparation, seminars on applying to colleges and universities, and exposure to different professional careers.  Students who successfully complete both the junior and senior years of the Program will be eligible to apply for a college scholarship.  Applications are available in the Career Center, or ask Ms. Kim to forward you the application: MHKim@fcps.edu.  The application deadline is October 5.   

 

Maureen Kim

Career Center Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center (Room L-106)

3501 Rebel Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-4054

MHKim@fcps.edu

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or Fairfax High School.

9/5/2018

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, I hope your school year is off to a great start!  The Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career and special programs or events.  If you have any questions on the information, please see me in the Career Center, Room L-106, or email at:  MHKim@fcps.edu.  Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

REMINDER:  Back to School Night is this Thursday, September 6.  Senior Parent Night starts at 5:15 pm and Back to School Night starts at 6:30 pm.    

 

COLLEGE VISITS to the FHS CAREER CENTER:

Each Fall over 80 college admission officers visit our Career Center to provide information that is not always available on their websites about campus life, strong programs/majors, scholarship opportunities and admission requirements for their institutions.  Visits are usually 30-40 minutes in length.

 

Sophomores, juniors and seniors can attend the visits if they sign up in their Naviance Student (formerly called Family Connection) account and ask their teachers’ permission to be excused from class.  Here is how you sign up:  Go to Blackboard, Naviance Student.  Select:  Colleges, Colleges Home.  Scroll down to College Visits heading and click on “Show more” for complete list of visits.  Find school name of visit you want to attend and select “View Details.”  Click on “Register” and print the confirmation page to serve as your pass.  Ask your teacher to be excused 24 hours before the visit.

 

The College Visits start on next week! 

Tuesday, Sept. 11:  Saint Leo University (8:30 am)

Wednesday, Sept. 12: McDaniel College (9:00 am) & Providence College (9:45)

Thursday, Sept. 13:  University of Connecticut (12:51 pm)

Friday, Sept. 14:  The George Washington University (9:45 am) & Mary Baldwin University (2:15 pm)

Monday, Sept. 17:  Richard Bland College (9:00 am), University of Maryland (1:30), & University of Virginia (2:15)

 

“Ask Stanford Students Anything: Getting Into Highly Competitive Colleges” Information Session:

Monday, September 17 @ 10:15-11:15 (Lion Time)

Talk to Alex, Sushil, and Pranav, a couple current students at Stanford University. They’ve gotten into schools like Stanford, MIT, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton (Dual Programs M&T and LSM Vagelos), Columbia, CalTech, Duke+ together. They’ll be breaking down common misconceptions surrounding the college admissions process and what they think is essential to standing out. You’ll be able to ask them any questions or concerns that you might have about high school, college admissions, or college life in general!

Sign up on Naviance Student, college visits to get a pass.

 

LOCAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Discover MIT

September 6 @ 7:00 pm

Woodrow Wilson High School Auditorium, 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

OR

September 8 @2:00 pm

Forest Park High School Auditorium, 15721 Forest Park Dr, Woodbridge, VA 22193

The event will last approximately 90 minutes, including both the information session and the question/answer session that follows. No RSVP required.  To see a list of all MIT events, visit:  http://mitadmissions.org/visit/travel#VA

 

Washington and Lee University

Saturday, Sept. 8 @ 3:00 pm

Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, 13869 Park Center Rd, Herndon, VA 20171

No RSVP required. 

 

Boston University Reception for HS Juniors and Seniors

Sunday, Sept. 16 @ 1:00 pm

Tysons Corner Marriott, 8028 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA 22182

Families should arrive approx. 30 minutes prior to the event to allow time to Check-In. Students must register here:  https://bostonu.secure.force.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a1M46000001Fc4ZEAS

 

Discover Duke University

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 6 pm-8 pm

West Potomac HS - Springbank Auditorium, 6500 Quander Rd, Alexandria, VA 22307

Students and parents are invited to “Discover Duke University” event hosted at West Potomac High School.  Duke University admissions officers and alumni will present information and answer questions about the university, the admissions process, financial aid, academic programs and much more. You must register for the event: https://admiss.ugrad.duke.edu/portal/discover-duke?id=d24d9159-a200-4304-b844-57c018a74174

 

Carnegie Mellon University

Sunday, September 23 @ 2:00 pm

Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD  20814

or

Tuesday, September 25 @ 7:30 pm

Westin Crystal City, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA  22201

Registration is required at: 

https://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/information-sessions-in-a-city-near-you

 

Engage with Emory University

Thursday, October 11, 7pm-8:15pm

 McLean High School Auditorium, 1633 Davidson Rd, McLean, VA 22101

You will meet an admissions representative and learn more about the academic programs, student life, admission, and financial aid. You’ll have a chance to ask specific questions about Emory University and Oxford College, as well as about their application process. You must register for the event: https://admission.emory.edu/portal/ewemidatlantic?id=8f6858d5-5bce-489e-85b5-3d3f40096a37

 

Mark your calendar for:

Chantilly and Fairfax High Schools’

Financial Aid Night

Thursday, September 27 @ 7:00 pm

Chantilly High School Auditorium, 4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA 20151

 

FCPS 2018 College Fair and College Night Programs

College Fair:  Sunday, October 14 at 7:30-9:30 pm, Fair Oaks Mall

College Night:  Monday, October 15 at 7-9 pm, Hayfield Secondary School

Both events provide opportunities for college-bound students and their families to gather information from a variety of schools.  Approximately 300 colleges and universities are represented, including two- and four-year colleges and military academies.  Students should register at:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/31960

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Pet Lover Help Wanted

Hunter Mill Animal Hospital is located in the heart of Oakton.  Positions available are part-time Ward Attendants during the week and am/pm shifts on weekends and holidays.  We are looking for self-starters with sincere interests in pet care and/or exploring it as a profession.  Must be 16 years of age or older.  This is a perfect part-time job during the school year and summers.  We blend our work schedules and your school and extracurricular activities.

 

Responsibilities:  Walking, feeding, cleaning and maintaining patients (dogs and cats) in our extended care facility.  This includes general facility maintenance, laundry and other pet car skills (i.e., bathing, nail trims, general restraint & oral medicating) upon completion of training.  Hourly pay starts at minimum wage and increases after training is complete.  Holidays are paid at time-and-a-half.  If you are interested and think you’ve got what it takes contact us: Hunter Mill Animal Hospital, 2935 Chain Bridge Road, Oakton, VA 22124, 703-281-1644 or email James G. O’Neil at hmahapps@gmail.com.

 

Are you looking for a job that is fun and fulfilling?

Do you love kids? Do you like to make an impact?

The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax)’s Before and After School Enrichment (BASE) Program is looking for great staff to join our team! The following shifts are available for the 2018-2019 school year:

Before School (7:30-9:00AM) Monday-Friday

After School (3:30PM-6:00PM) Monday-Friday

We’re looking for energetic, creative, and caring staff (ages 16 and older) to work with school age children in grades K-6.  Days and hours are flexible!

For an application or more information, please contact : Tim Fuir at Tim.Fuir@jccnv.org (703) 537-3041.

 

Part Time Support Staff for Special Needs Programs

(After school, Wednesday evenings, or Sunday afternoons)

The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV), 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax is looking for Support Staff  (16 years of age and older) to work in our social skills classes for children with High Functioning Autism, ADHD, and related disorders, our Cooking Classes for teens and young adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and in our inclusive Before and After School Enrichment Program (BASE- ages k-6th grade). Being a support staff includes helping the instructor with teaching appropriate social skills or cooking skills, as well as helping participants stay on task, behavior modification, redirecting when needed and helping the participants to have a positive experience as they interact with peers and engage in all activities.  If interested, please contact Arlene.Lechner@jccnv.org

 

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Early Childhood Learning Center

Looking for Substitute Teachers to work after school.  Must be at least 16 years old; must be able to pass a background check; must have previous experience working with children.  We accept applicants of all religions – you do not need to be Jewish to apply.  Substitute teachers are paid $8 an hour or more (based on education and experience) and may be asked to work in advance or the same day.  To apply, email your resume and availability to:  Ashely Hoy at Ashley.Hoy@JCCNV.org.

 

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of October 15, you must turn in your Transcript Request form (green sheet) to Mrs. Scibilia in Room L107 by Sept. 24 in order to avoid a late fee.    

 

SAT & ACT:

The regular registration deadline for the October 6 SAT is Sept. 7.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The regular registration deadline for the October 27 ACT is Sept. 28.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

NOTE: Students on free or reduced lunch should see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a fee waiver and these tests will be free.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia – 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax

We are in need of VOLUNTEER BUDDIES for our Adapted Sports this year. We will be offering TOPSoccer and Basketball this fall!

TOPSoccer- Sundays, September 16-October 28 (6 weeks), no practice 10/7, 4:00-5:00pm

Adapted Basketball- Saturdays, October 13-December 8 (8 weeks), no practice 11/24, 3:00-3:45pm and 4:00-4:45pm

Please contact Aryn.Cahen@jccnv.org or (703)537-3032.

 

The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton Virginia is looking for eager, excited and dedicated high school students to volunteer for our annual Madhaunter’s Madhouse haunted maze of terror on select nights in October! 

Volunteer information: 

We ask that the volunteers are 15 years or older. 

Each volunteer is expected to stay entire shift (some nights that may be as late as 12/12:30am)

Snacks and drinks are provided. 

Volunteers can bring their own costume only if you get prior approval.

Typically, makeup and costumes are provided.

Group casting is also available for high school departments. Provide 10 actors per night, (all 11 nights) and the school or department receives a check. For more information on this, please contact Jeff Keiling at jeff@madhaunter.com.  There will be 2 actor orientation/casting calls in September and at least one is mandatory, however you can come to as many as you’d like. 

Learn more about the haunt at Madhaunter.com, then sign up to volunteer at http://www.madhaunter.com/?page_id=11

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR JUNIORS AND SENIORS:

2019 United States Senate Youth Program

FHS can submit up to THREE applications for students to serve as one of two student delegates to represent Virginia in the United States Senate Youth Program.  Each delegate will receive a $10,000 scholarship and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC for the week of March 2-9, 2019.  To be eligible, student delegates must hold a leadership position in any one of the following student government, civic, or educational organizations during the entire 2018-19 academic year:

  • Student Body president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer
  • Class president, vice president, secretary or treasurer
  • Student Council representative
  • A National Honor Society Officer (including discipline-based Honor Societies such as the National English and Social Studies Honor Societies that include service components)
  • Student representative elected or appointed (appointed by a panel, commission, or board) to local, district, regional, or state-level civic service and/or educational organization approved by the state selection administrator

Participation or holding an officer position in academic clubs and/or educational competition programs/conferences do not qualify a student for USSYP. 

 

Applications will be reviewed and accepted applicants will take the Public Affairs examination.  The exam is designed to test knowledge of the United States government, the United Stated Constitution, American History, and knowledge of public affairs and current events.  Final selection by the Virginia Department  of Education will be based on examination results, outstanding academic ability, and demonstrated qualities of leadership and community service. 

 

If interested in applying, you must submit a COMPLETED application to Ms. Kim in the Career Center by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018.  The application is attached to this email and is also available on Naviance Student, Colleges, Scholarship List.  For more information about the United States Senate Youth Program, see: https://ussenateyouth.org/

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 

SAT & ACT Practice Tests

 

On Saturday, September 22, the Fairfax High School Academic Boosters will again be partnering with Applerouth Tutoring to offer Mock SAT and ACT exams.

 

This is a perfect opportunity for students who haven’t started their testing to become familiar with the format in a stress-free environment.  We will also offer the Mock ACT for students who have already taken the SAT and wish to see if the ACT might be right for them.

 

Students are encouraged to take a practice test before attempting the actual exam.  They may select either the SAT or the ACT practice test.  At the Score Giveback, students will receive detailed score reports to help them determine which areas they need to study. 

 

 

Test Date:              Saturday

                                September 22nd

 

Score Giveback:       Tuesday,

                                    October 2nd

Time:                      8:00 a.m.

 

Time:                         7:00-8:00 p.m.

 

Location:              Fairfax High School

Location:                  Fairfax High School

Price:                     $25

 

 

 

To register, go to:

www.applerouth.com/signup

SAT code: M314901        ACT code:M314899

(pre-registration by September 19th is required)

 

 

 

Questions:  Academicboosters@fairfaxptsa.org

 

 

 

Maureen Kim

Career Center Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center (Room L-106)

3501 Rebel Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-4054

MHKim@fcps.edu

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