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Career Center News 9/28/2022

September 28, 2022

 

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Parents:  

 

The Career Center News is an electronic newsletter of all the information I receive in the Career Center.  Think of it as a list of OPPORTUNITIES…college visits to FHS, local college information sessions, college fairs, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, internships, career programs, and diverse events at various colleges. It is available on the Fairfax HS website as well: https://fairfaxhs.fcps.edu/student-services/college-and-career-center/career-center-news

 

As a reminder, Paying for College Night for Seniors and their Parents is coming up on Thursday, October 6 @ 7 pm in the FHS Auditorium. 

 

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

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center (Room L-106)

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

@email

 

Region 5: Fairfax, Chantilly, Westfield, and Woodson High Schools Present: 

PAYING FOR COLLEGE: The Financial Aid Process

For Class of 2023 Seniors sand Parents/Guardians

Thursday, October 6, 2022

7:00 p.m.

Fairfax High School Auditorium

3501 Lion Run, Fairfax, VA 22030

Presented by College Access Fairfax. College Access Fairfax is committed to helping FCPS students with the complex task of acquiring financial aid for post-secondary education. 

Presentation Topics:

  • Understanding financial aid
  • How the financial aid process works
  • Steps families need to take to secure financial aid

No pre-reservation is required. 

Spanish & Arabic Interpretation will be available.

For more information or questions, contact:  Maureen Kim - FHS College & Career Specialist, 703-219-2204, @email

 

FHS College Visits:

College Admissions Representatives from the following schools are visiting FHS soon:  

Wednesday, Sept. 28:  Penn State – 9:00 (1st Period), Richard Bland – 10:40 (3rd Period), Gettysburg – 1:30 (7th Period), University of Southern California – 2:15 (7th Period)

Thursday, Sept. 29:  West Virginia – 10:40 (LT B), Georgetown – 1:30 (8th Period), Mississippi State – 2:15 (8th Period)

Friday, Sept. 30: Marymount – 9:45 (3rd Period), High Point  - 1:30 (7th Period), Furman – 2:15 (7th Period)

Monday, Oct. 3: Muhlenberg College – 1:30 (8th Period), Randolph-Macon College – 2:15 (8th Period)

 

The complete visit list is available on Naviance.  To attend a visit, sign up on Naviance – College Visits (https://www.fcps.edu/naviance) and ask your teachers’ permission to be excused 24 hours before the visit.  

 

COLLEGE FAIRS:

2022 FCPS College Fair

Sunday, October 16, 2022 @ 4:00 - 7:00 pm

George Mason University’s Eagle Bank Arena  

Approximately 250 colleges and universities will be represented, including two- and four-year colleges and US Service Academies.

Following the fair, Virtual Postsecondary Week will be held on Monday, October 17 to Thursday, October 20, 2022, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.

Both events will help students be better prepared for the next chapter of their educational journey.

Register here:  https://www.fcps.edu/event/2022-fcps-college-fair

 

20th Annual HBCU Festival – New Hybrid Format

VIRTUAL – Friday. October 7th. 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON – Saturday, October 8th, 10:00 A.M. -2:00 P.M. @ University of the District of Columbia – Van Ness Campus – COVID PROTOCOLS WILL BE ENFORCED

Alfred Street Baptist Church presents its 20th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) Festival, a hybrid event being held October 7-8, 2022. The festival is dedicated to connecting high school students and their families to HBCUs, and scholarship opportunities. Approximately 70 colleges and universities will be represented during the two-day event. Many will provide onsite admission decisions, conduct music auditions, and waive application fees. Additionally, seminars and exhibitor presentations will be held to help students navigate the college application process, seek financial aid opportunities and acclimate them to campus life. For more information and to register, go to: https://www.alfredstreet.org/HBCU-fest/

 

LOCAL IN-PERSON COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

University of Chicago Information Session in Fairfax County

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

BASIS Independent McLean, 8000 Jones Branch Dr, Mclean, VA 22102 To register, go to:  https://prospects.uchicago.edu/register/?id=7d42bc4c-20e1-409d-8ac0-a5dd4b2255e2

 

University of Kentucky Preview: Ashburn, VA

Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM

Topgolf, 20356 Commonwealth Center Dr, Ashburn, VA 20147 ​​​​​​The University of Kentucky community welcomes dreamers, doers, and thinkers – students just like you. We are a university filled with momentum. A campus of people ready to support and challenge you to push yourself further. We know you are ready for this moment, for the opportunity to make your dreams a reality. We are, too. It’s why we’re here. We are here to ensure that you have a university experience that fulfills your wildest ambitions.

To register, go to:  https://apply.uky.edu/register/?id=6cab5dea-0f2f-4603-aa07-215166385d30

 

COLLEGE VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSIONS:

UVA Virtual Information Sessions

Throughout the fall, our admission deans and current students will provide insights about first-year and transfer admission, the financial aid process, the student experience, and the student resources available across the University:

Wednesday, September 28th (6-7PM): First-Year Admission Process

High school applicants, come learn about the admission process from admission deans. Submit your questions ahead of time on the registration form! 

Wednesday, September 28th (7-8PM): Transfer Admission Process

Transfer applicants, come learn about the admission process from admission dean. Submit your questions ahead of time on the registration form! 

Thursday, September 29th (6-7PM): Common App 101

Learn how to navigate the Common Application, including the UVA supplement. We will talk through frequently asked questions and offer tips and tricks for completing your application to UVA! 

Wednesday, October 5th (6-7PM): Financial Aid at UVA

Learn about the financial aid process, including different types of financial aid and how to apply, directly from the Office of Student Financial Services. 

Wednesday, October 19th (6-7PM): Hoos Talking - Diversity at UVA

This event will give you a chance to learn about the academic and cultural opportunities available at UVA from current diverse voices on Grounds. Learn about how student advocacy has shaped the University's community that we see today. 

To register for any of the above events, go to:   https://admission.virginia.edu/VES-Fall2022

 

Coast to Coast College Tour (Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, the University of California-Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University)

Wed, Sept. 28 @ 8 pm

Welcome to Coast to Coast, a joint travel partnership among Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of California-Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University. Because each of our institutions practices holistic admissions within a highly selective environment, we have partnered to offer insight into the seemingly complex admissions process. We hope you will join us for the program most convenient for you.  Please note, the Coast to Coast program is intended to be an introduction to each of our institutions and an opportunity to answer some of your questions. For more specific information about our institutions, please visit our websites or arrange a visit.

Register at:  https://www.coasttocoasttour.org/

 

Engaging Distinctive Universities

Join Emory University, Rice University, University of Michigan and University of Washington for a virtual information session for prospective students and their families on:

Wednesday, September 28 at 8 p.m. EDT

Register at:  https://riceadmission.rice.edu/portal/engagingdistinctiveuniversities

 

Exploring College OptionsDuke UniversityGeorgetown UniversityHarvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University.

Representatives from each university will present information about their institution, discuss the application process, and answer questions on how to put together a strong and reflective application. Each program will end with breakout sessions where representatives will answer questions about their specific school and the application process. This fall, we are offering both in-person and virtual programs, with each program featuring the same content.

Sunday, October 2, 6:00 PM EDTMonday, October 3, 7:00 PM EDT

To register, go to:  https://www.exploringcollegeoptions.org/

 

Discovering U:  Columbia University, the University of Chicago, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Michigan, and Yale University

The college admissions process is an opportunity to reflect on your many options for the future. Whether you imagine yourself studying in a city, a suburb, or in a rural area; at a large, public university or a smaller, private school; or cheering on your favorite team or sleeping in on game day, you can learn about the features that will make your future college home a perfect fit for you! Admissions counselors will discuss: Academics, Campus life, Financial aid, and the admissions process at a variety of top institutions.

Virtual Spanish Language Session – Oct. 6 @ 8 pm

Virtual Group Session – Oct. 13 @ 8 pm

Virtual Deans Panel – Oct. 20 @ 8 pm

To register for one of these events, go to:  https://discoveringu.org/

 

Real Talk: HBCU Edition

Real Talk events were created to provide Black students and their families with the tools they need to start planning for their future. This fall, we’ll connect attendees with Black college reps across the country, financial aid experts with insider tips on finding scholarships, college students who’ll give your students a realistic view of campus life, and Black professionals in tech, sports, and entertainment. We’re kicking off the season with Real Talk: HBCU Edition. During this two-night event, your students will have a chance to see the many options there are to choose from. There are more than 100 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), so we’ll help them compare and find the schools that deserve a spot on their college list. Night 1 on Wednesday, September 28, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, features: Claflin University, Dillard University, Howard University, Norfolk State University, Spelman College.

Night 2 on Thursday, September 29, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, features: Fayetteville State University, Hampton University, Morehouse College, Morgan State University, and Texas Southern University.

To register, go to:  https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/communities-events/real-talk?SFMC_cid=EM815284-&rid=405140577

 

CAMPUS EVENTS:

George Mason University Fall Open Houses

October 10 @ 10 am – 1 pm

October 16 @ 10 am – 2 pm

Mason Live! (virtual) October 24 @ 6-7 pm

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

 

Longwood Academic Immersion Days

Oct 3: Business and Economics

Oct 4: Nursing

Oct 10:  Communication Studies

Oct 12: Social Work

Oct 13:  Communication Sciences and Disorders

Oct 17:  English and Modern Languages

Oct 18:  Anthropology and Archeology

Oct 21:  History and Political Science

Oct 27:  Education and Teaching

Oct 28:  Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies

Nov 8: Nursing

Nov 10:  Art, Music and Theatre

Nov 16:  Health, Recreation and Kinesiology

Immersion days are the perfect way to get a true peek at life as a Longwood student! In addition to an information session and campus tour, each program will also include: Conversations with faculty members from the department, an in-depth tour of the department’s academic facilities, a chance to see a class in action, and time to chat with current students.

For more information and to register, go to:  https://www.longwood.edu/admissions/visit/immersion-days/

 

Longwood Fall Open Houses

Saturday, October 15

Saturday, November 19

To register, go to:  http://www.longwood.edu/admissions/visit/

 

University of Mary Washington Fall 2022 Open Houses

Saturday, October 29

Saturday, November 12 (diversity focus)

Register at: https://www.umw.edu/admissions/visit/open-houses/

 

VCU Fall Open Houses (in person)

Oct. 8 and Oct. 29

Register here:  https://admissions.vcu.edu/connect/visit/

 

Discover WVU Open Houses

October 22 and November 5

Register at: https://www.wvu.edu/events/discover

 

REMINDER FOR SENIORS:  If you have a November 1 college deadline, your Transcript Request Form is due to Mrs. Scibilia, Transcript Assistant: @email, or @email by October 11.  The Transcript Request Form can be found here: https://fairfaxhs.fcps.edu/student-services/transcript-and-records-requests

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

The next SAT is on November 5.  The regular registration deadline is Oct. 7.  To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The next ACT is on October 22.  The late registration deadline is Sept. 30.  To register, go to:  http://www.act.org/

Note: Students who are on free or reduced lunch should contact Ms. Kim at @email, or see her in the Career Center, Room L106, for a fee waiver. 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: 

Wanted: Babysitter

Seeking a kind and enthusiastic child care provider for my 7-year old.  Experience is preferred.  Pay is negotiable.  Location is in the Waples Mill ES boundary.  Email Lauren for more information:  @email

 

Hunter Mill Animal Hospital

Located in Oakton, we have positions available as Part-Time Ward Attendants.  Hours include:  weekday shifts (after school), weekend shifts (AM & PM) and Holidays.  We are looking for self-starters with sincere interests in pet care and/or exploring it as a profession.  Applicants must be 16 years or older!

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 depends on experience with Holiday shifts paid at Time-and-a-Half.

Contact:  James O’Neil at @email or 703-281-1644.

 

Autobell Car Wash:  45655 Shepard Dr., Sterling, VA, 20164

Autobell is an excellent job choice for students because we offer:  flexible scheduling, scholarship opportunities, no late work,  above average earnings (hourly pay plus tips), and customer service training to really polish those soft skills.  Must be 16 years of age or older.  Apply at: autobell.com/jobs 

 

Meadowlarks Winter Walk of Lights (McLean, VA)

Winter Walk of Lights runs Nov. 11-Jan. 8, 2023.  Now Hiring.  $12/hour, flexible schedules, after school shifts, holiday pay, and fun positions inside and outside.  Apply at: https://www.novaparks.com/winter-walk-of-lights-jobs

Email @email for questions. 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

MyPy Coding

Recruiting tutors to do free, one-on-one python coding lessons to kids grade 2-8. Tutors only need to know basic Python. They teach virtually and receive service hours (a minimum of 30 min/week). To apply, complete this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfh0YugbvGBXmCoeSLqe2m-G3oqsjfzySiRPXTK7ZyUykCyLg/viewform 

For more information email @email or visit mypycoding.org

 

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Rhizome Organizing Fellowship

The 2022-2023 Organizing Fellowship equips high school students with the tools to become insightful, joyful, and purposeful lifelong leaders. Organizing Fellows meet virtually in citywide chapters each Thursday to learn the first principles of community organizing and take action to empower their communities.  The Fellowship is completely free, 1-3 hours per week, and runs until April 2023. The priority deadline to apply is September 30, with rolling applications through October 30. After completing the interest form, Rhizome Organizers will be in contact with you for casual interviews to determine if joining is a good fit. These interviews are not designed to gauge your resume or GPA, but are open conversations to gauge whether you can meet community expectations around attendance, communication, and action. Fellows are accepted on a rolling basis, so complete the interest form and we'll be in touch soon:  https://formfacade.com/public/102058681947190036327/all/form/1FAIpQLSd46CzrvfYaSVatDDoVmyql82ne4Dloz4xfghrxR3DR9f2i_Q

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)

SEAP places high school students in Department of Navy (DoN) laboratories where they take part in real Naval research for eight weeks during the summer. SEAP gives academically talented sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in STEM the opportunity to learn about Naval research and technology while receiving first-class mentoring by top scientists and engineers. SEAP is a competitive program with around 300 placements in more than 30 laboratories around the country in which many participants go on to careers within the DoN. Interns are selected based upon academic achievement, personal statements, recommendations, and career and research interests. The deadline to apply is November 1:  https://navalsteminterns.us/seap/

 

Physical Therapy Internships at Rehab 2 Perform, 1945 Old Gallows Road, Suite 100, Vienna, VA 22182

Rehab 2 Perform is a fitness focused physical therapy and sports rehab company that is raising the standards in healthcare.  In doing so, they have created a robust Internship and shadowing program that allows students to learn more about the profession and experience what it is like to be a Physical Therapist. Great for those interested in any line of healthcare, fitness, Athletic Training or other Sports Med fields. Learn more about their services and unique brand of PT at http://Rehab2Perform.com and visit http://Rehab2Perform.com/internships

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

Alcanza 2022 Field Trip

If you are an 11th or 12th Grade Latinx student interested in going to a field trip to a college fair at George Mason University on October 19 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, completed forms are due to Student Services by Thursday, October 6 at 8:10 am.  Field trip packets are available in Career Center, or from Ms. Perepiczka, School Counselor, or Ms. Bauserman, Parent Liaison. 

 

University of Mary Washington NOVA On-site Admission Event

Nov. 15 @ 6:30 pm

Frying Pan Farm Park, 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA 20171

Apply for admission by November 11 and then attend reception on Nov. 15 for on-site consideration/decision. 

Register here:  https://www.umw.edu/admissions/visit/receptions/

For questions, call: 540-654-2000

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

The Virginia Williams High School Career Association, Inc.(VWHSCA, Inc.) (formerly the Fort Hunt High School- Black Cultural Alliance Alumni High School Career Forum) Hosts:

7th Annual High School Career Forum (HSCF)

Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 @ 11 am – 1pm

Gum Springs Community Center, 8100 Fordson Rd.  Alexandria, VA 22306

For all high school students, grades 9-12.  This will be a hybrid event. A moderated panel will share detailed information (education and/or training) about different career options after high school graduation.  Confirmed panelists for this year's HSCF:  Nurse Educator, Current College Student,  STEM, Trade School, U.S. Navy, FC Firefighter, Audio/Visual, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Entrepreneur  and  Office of Talent, Acquisition and Management for Fairfax County Public Schools. We ask that high school students please register at our website, www.vwhsca.org, by Fri. Oct 14, 2022.   Registration is free. For more information, please email us at  @email

 

Veterinary Medicine Careers Exploration: A Virtual Workshop Created Especially for High School Students

Saturday, October 15, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time

Join experts including: 

Dr. Aja Harvey, Veterinarian, B.W. Furlong & Associates, Clifton, NJ

Dr. Gregory Costanzo, Pet Health Veterinarian, PET SMART, Phoenix, AZ

as they share their educational journeys, career paths, and work experiences. This is a chance for students, in grades 9-12, to hear first-hand accounts about how practitioners prepared for vet school, mastered vet school, and chose their post-graduation careers. 

For more information and to register, go to:  https://www.humanerescuealliance.org/virtual-student-programs

The cost for the workshop is $25. However, no student will be denied access to participate because of the inability to pay.

For information on financial assistance, please contact @email

 

Girls In Technology (GIT) Program – Protégé Application 2022-2023

Girls in Technology (GIT) is led by a committee of women volunteers who are dedicated to initiating programs to excite, inspire and create awareness for girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The Mentor Protégé (MP) Program connects girls with professional women mentors and like-minded girls for the purpose of identifying pathways to careers in STEM.  The program is for girls in grades 9 through 12 and includes five 90-minute sessions.  Our sessions offer networking and mentoring opportunities while featuring guest speakers / panelists who share their experiences on topics such as STEM careers.  Sessions are to be held virtually over Zoom with the possibility of a final session being held in person to celebrate GIT graduating seniors.

GIT has traditionally offered STEM Experience scholarships for girls in grades 6 through 11, and Higher Education scholarships for girls in the 12th grade.  Scholarships are competitively awarded based on application submissions and GIT program  engagement.  Financial awards are for the pursuit of STEM experiences or to further STEM educational opportunities.  Historically, GIT has invited two scholarship winners to attend and/or be recognized at the annual WIT Leadership Awards ceremony.  Additionally, we provide exciting swag, and 18 year-old seniors will be eligible to receive a one-year membership to WIT! Apply here:  https://witgitprotege.secure-platform.com/a

MILITARY INFORMATION:

West Point Outreach Event

October 1, 2022 @ 8:00 - 10:30 AM

Specker Field House; 1182 12th Street; Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 (Inclement Weather: Graves Fitness Center Area)

There will be an expanded CFA event for the Fort Belvoir October Fest on October 1, 2022 from 8:00 - 10:30 AM. This is designed for students and parents and counselors who might be interested in exploring applying to West Point, the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. There will be senior leadership, Fort Belvoir personnel, including soldiers, West Point Parents, West Point Old Grads, and West Point Field Force to address any questions the visitors might have. Additionally, visitors will be able to watch current candidates practice for (or take for record) the Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA) Test for Service Academies and or the Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) Test for ROTC College Scholarships. Light refreshments will be provided.

Register & Additional Information URL: https://forms.gle/rfaitmCStuswzYab6

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) program - Free Online STEM Program for High School Sophomores with 2.7 GPA or Higher

This program is for high school sophomores interested in science, engineering, and technology related to current NASA missions by NASA Wallops Flight Facility. The program is an (STEM) on-line learning experience featuring five modules. Upon completion of the on-line program, a competitive selection process will identify top performing scholars who will be invited to attend a seven-day residential summer academy at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore. Virginia students must be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident to attend the Summer Academy. During the week-long FREE summer academy, scholars will learn firsthand from NASA professionals and their partners about the latest, cutting-edge technologies and missions. Virginia Space Coast Scholars is a partnership between the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and NASA Wallops Facility with funding support from the Commonwealth of Virginia. The deadline to apply is October 16: vscs.spacegrant.org

 

Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS)

VASTS is a free competitive program that allows high school juniors and seniors to take an online NASA-developed course. Students learn about a broad range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills. 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. Eligibility:  • High School junior or senior • Virginia resident • U.S. citizen • Minimum GPA of 2.7 • Have access to the internet.  The deadline to apply is October 24https://vsgc.odu.edu/vasts/

 

Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS)

The VESSS program challenges the next generation of scientists and engineers to become part of the solution to one of the most significant issues faced by society - climate change and its global impacts. While working with some of the world’s leading authorities on climate change issues, the course develops skills across a range of science, technology, and mathematics (STEM) careers. During the summer academy, at NASA Langley Research Center, facility tours, such as the Hangar, meeting accomplished guest speakers, such as Dr. Darden, NASA’s Hidden Figure, and direct mentoring by NASA scientists and engineers ensure an unforgettable week while designing a satellite mission to study climate change. The program is free of charge to selected students.  The deadline to apply is October 24: https://vsgc.odu.edu/vesss/

 

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

For the complete FCPS database of Scholarships, go to Naviance, https://www.fcps.edu/Naviance: Colleges – Scholarship Search

 

 

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

 

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

Career Center News 9/9/2022

September 9, 2022

 

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

 

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

 

Please come to the FHS College Visits!  We have over 70 college visits scheduled between now and the end of October.  Sophomores, juniors and seniors can attend these visits during the school day.  Students should sign up on Naviance https://www.fcps.edu/naviance – Colleges – College Visits and ask their teacher’s permission to be excused at least 24 hours before the visit.

 

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

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center (Room L-106)

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

@email

 

FHS College Visits:

College Admissions Representatives from the following schools are visiting FHS next week:

  • On Tuesday, Sept. 13: Roanoke College (5th Period) and University of Maryland (7th Period)
  • On Wednesday, Sept. 14: UVA (8th Period)
  • On Thursday, Sept. 15:  University of Arizona ( 3rd Period) and University of Richmond (7th Period)
  • On Friday, Sept. 16: University of South Carolina (2nd Period), University of Delaware (LTB)  and VCU (8th Period). 

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

 

COLLEGE FAIRS:

20th Annual HBCU Festival – New Hybrid Format

VIRTUAL – Friday. October 7th. 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON – Saturday, October 8th, 10:00 A.M. -2:00 P.M. @ University of the District of Columbia – Van Ness Campus – COVID PROTOCOLS WILL BE ENFORCED

Alfred Street Baptist Church presents its 20th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) Festival, a hybrid event being held October 7-8, 2022. The festival is dedicated to connecting high school students and their families to HBCUs, and scholarship opportunities. Approximately 70 colleges and universities will be represented during the two-day event. Many will provide onsite admission decisions, conduct music auditions, and waive application fees. Additionally, seminars and exhibitor presentations will be held to help students navigate the college application process, seek financial aid opportunities and acclimate them to campus life. For more information and to register, go to: https://www.alfredstreet.org/HBCU-fest/

 

LOCAL IN-PERSON COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Washington & Lee Regional Programs

Saturday, September 10, 2022 @ 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EDT Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Richmond Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

Sunday, September 11, 2022 @ 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. EDT Westfields Marriot Washington Dulles, 14750 Conference Center Dr., Chantilly, VA 20151

To register, go to:  https://www.wlu.edu/admissions/programs/

 

Pirates in Your Town – Get to Know East Carolina University (ECU)

Monday, Sept. 12 @ 6:00-8:00 pm

Maggiano’s Little Italy, 2001 International Drive, McLean, VA

An evening of information about academics, the Honors College, and life at ECU for prospective students and parents. 

To register, go to:  https://eastcarolina.secure.force.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a124z000005JAvHAAW

 

Utah State University Open House

Sept. 20 @ 5-8 pm

Courtyard Dunn Loring Fairfax, 2722 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA 22180

To register, go to:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-house-2022-washington-dc-registration-383690738327

 

University of Kentucky Preview: Ashburn, VA

Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM

Topgolf, 20356 Commonwealth Center Dr, Ashburn, VA 20147 ​​​​​​The University of Kentucky community welcomes dreamers, doers, and thinkers – students just like you. We are a university filled with momentum. A campus of people ready to support and challenge you to push yourself further. We know you are ready for this moment, for the opportunity to make your dreams a reality. We are, too. It’s why we’re here. We are here to ensure that you have a university experience that fulfills your wildest ambitions.

To register, go to:  https://apply.uky.edu/register/?id=6cab5dea-0f2f-4603-aa07-215166385d30

 

University of Chicago Information Session in Fairfax County

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

BASIS Independent McLean, 8000 Jones Branch Dr, Mclean, VA 22102 To register, go to:  https://prospects.uchicago.edu/register/?id=7d42bc4c-20e1-409d-8ac0-a5dd4b2255e2

 

 

COLLEGE VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSIONS:

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

Virtual Program:  Sunday, September 11 @ 8:00-9:30 pm ET

Each fall and spring, our deans and directors of admission present group programs for prospective students and their parents around the country. The programs include presentations on each of the colleges, as well as general information on the selective college admissions process and financial aid. There is also an opportunity to meet the representatives and ask questions about each college individually.

Register here:  https://8ofthebestcolleges.org/student-programs/

 

Engaging Distinctive Universities

Join Emory University, Rice University, University of Michigan and University of Washington for a virtual information session for prospective students and their families on:

Tuesday, September 13 at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, September 28 at 8 p.m. EDT

Register at:  https://riceadmission.rice.edu/portal/engagingdistinctiveuniversities

 

Exploring College OptionsDuke UniversityGeorgetown UniversityHarvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University.

Representatives from each university will present information about their institution, discuss the application process, and answer questions on how to put together a strong and reflective application. Each program will end with breakout sessions where representatives will answer questions about their specific school and the application process. This fall, we are offering both in-person and virtual programs, with each program featuring the same content.

Sunday, September 18, 6:00 PM EDTMonday, September 19, 7:00 PM EDTSunday, October 2, 6:00 PM EDTMonday, October 3, 7:00 PM EDT

To register, go to:  https://www.exploringcollegeoptions.org/

 

Discovering U:  Columbia University, the University of Chicago, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Michigan, and Yale University

The college admissions process is an opportunity to reflect on your many options for the future. Whether you imagine yourself studying in a city, a suburb, or in a rural area; at a large, public university or a smaller, private school; or cheering on your favorite team or sleeping in on game day, you can learn about the features that will make your future college home a perfect fit for you! Admissions counselors will discuss: Academics, Campus life, Financial aid, and the admissions process at a variety of top institutions.

Virtual Group Session – Sept. 22 @ 8 pm

Virtual Spanish Language Session – Oct. 6 @ 8 pm

Virtual Group Session – Oct. 13 @ 8 pm

Virtual Deans Panel – Oct. 20 @ 8 pm

To register for one of these events, go to:  https://discoveringu.org/

 

Coast to Coast College Tour (Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, the University of California-Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University)

Wed, Sept. 28 @ 8 pm

Welcome to Coast to Coast, a joint travel partnership among Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of California-Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University. Because each of our institutions practices holistic admissions within a highly selective environment, we have partnered to offer insight into the seemingly complex admissions process. We hope you will join us for the program most convenient for you.  Please note, the Coast to Coast program is intended to be an introduction to each of our institutions and an opportunity to answer some of your questions. For more specific information about our institutions, please visit our websites or arrange a visit.

Register at:  https://www.coasttocoasttour.org/

 

CAMPUS EVENTS:

Longwood Academic Immersion Days

Sept 26: Psychology

Oct 3: Business and Economics

Oct 4: Nursing

Oct 10:  Communication Studies

Oct 12: Social Work

Oct 13:  Communication Sciences and Disorders

Oct 17:  English and Modern Languages

Oct 18:  Anthropology and Archeology

Oct 21:  History and Political Science

Oct 27:  Education and Teaching

Oct 28:  Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies

Nov 8: Nursing

Nov 10:  Art, Music and Theatre

Nov 16:  Health, Recreation and Kinesiology

Immersion days are the perfect way to get a true peek at life as a Longwood student! In addition to an information session and campus tour, each program will also include: Conversations with faculty members from the department, an in-depth tour of the department’s academic facilities, a chance to see a class in action, and time to chat with current students.

For more information and to register, go to:  https://www.longwood.edu/admissions/visit/immersion-days/

 

Longwood Fall Open Houses

Saturday, October 15

Saturday, November 19

To register, go to:  http://www.longwood.edu/admissions/visit/

 

University of Mary Washington Fall 2022 Open Houses

Saturday, September 24

Saturday, October 29

Saturday, November 12 (diversity focus)

Register at: https://www.umw.edu/admissions/visit/open-houses/

 

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

The next SAT is on October 1.  The late registration deadline is Sept. 20.  To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The next ACT is on October 22.  The regular registration deadline is Sept. 16.  To register, go to:  http://www.act.org/

Note: Students who are on free or reduced lunch should contact Ms. Kim at @email, or see her in the Career Center, Room L106, for a fee waiver. 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: 

Reef eScape: 11141 Lee Highway (Around back), Fairfax VA 22030

We are an aquarium design, installation, maintenance and retail company, in the city of FFX for over 10 years.  We are looking for PT employees that have an interest in marine biology, water chemistry, animal care and basic job skills (retail sales, customer service, cleaning) and handy-man type work (plumbing, electrical, etc.)  No specific experience or education required.... but an interest in fish tanks , particularly salt water / live coral, is a plus. 

 

If interested, email Phil Wind at @email and state why you are interested in the position and when you are available to work/type of schedule you are looking for. Please include a resume (if you have one).

For questions, contact Phil at Store: (703)261-6996 or Cell: (703)943-6631. 

 

NOVA Parks

NOVA Parks is always seeking to hire great talent to fill our open vacancies for all 32 Parks and at our Headquarters, based in Fairfax Station, VA.

For more information, see:  https://www.novaparks.com/ and https://www.novaparks.com/employment

 

Lil’Kickers DMV is Hiring!

Lil' Kickers DMV is a child development program that uses soccer as a tool to teach children between the ages of 18 months and 9 years the skills they'll need to succeed both on and off the soccer field. This is an excellent resume-building opportunity for students, as our coaches have the opportunity to build many skills of their own - including communication, organization, and collaborative teamwork. Our program runs year-round, and classes are held on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Interested students can submit an application on our website at https://www.lilkickersdmv.com/. For questions, contact:  Hannah Dubman, Lil' Kickers DMV Director, c. (301) 254-4246, o. (703) 405-4526, @email

 

Cox Farms is Hiring!

Fall Festival (ages 14+) and Fields of Fear (16+)

The season runs from September 17-November 8th. We provide paid training. Variety of scheduling options. Work a minimum of 10 hours per week.  

Base wages are $11/hr for 14-15 year olds, $13/hr for 16-17 year olds , $15/hr for 18 year olds+.

Apply at:  workingatcoxfarms.com

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

National Day of Service and Remembrance

This Sunday, September 11, 2022 is the National Day of Service and Remembrance. Congress designated September 11 of each year as Patriot Day to commemorate those who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and onboard United Flight 93. Each year on this date, we remember the bravery shown, how we came together as a nation, and vow to never forget what happened on September 11, 2001, or those who lost their lives.

There are many ways to honor 9/11 around your community and across the nation, including volunteer projects, moments of silence and memorial runs.

Volunteer Fairfax will be kicking off VolunteerFest 2022 on September 11, Patriot Day. VolunteerFest 2022 is a great way for students and families to engage in service:  https://www.volunteerfairfax.org/events/volunteerfest-2022/?utm_campaign+=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Additional information can be found at 911Day.org and 9/11 Memorial & Museum

 

Teen Advocates Program Application

The Fairfax County Teen Advocates Program is for youth ages 12-19 who want to be community leaders against dating violence. Teen Advocates participate in campaigns to raise awareness about dating violence, sexual violence, and other issues that impact youth. Teen Advocates work with their peers and Fairfax agencies to design fun events, such as the annual Art Contest and Talent Showcase, that engage community members in conversations about tough topics like abuse. After submitting an application and a follow-up conversation, teens chosen as Teen Advocates commit to this program for one year and meet regularly with their regional team and the entire teen program. The program is a collaboration between Fairfax County Domestic and Sexual Violence Services (DSVS) and Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS). Applications are due Friday, September 9https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=y1Zhom9dckGdfZNOsKeydSJutNtTbEBAmYj1uxn9IABUODVBT1hDRlRCN0o5SkdNUzRBWFY0MlZTRi4u Questions? Email Debra Miller (Youth Education & Outreach Specialist with Fairfax County Domestic & Sexual Violence Services) at @email

 

Volunteer Opportunities at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (Fall Session 2: October 31 – December 31, 2022)

Lottery Registration: Opens Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 10 a.m. and closes Thursday, September 22 at 11:45 p.m.

Lottery Selection (new volunteers only): Friday, September 23

Notification will be made via email prior to 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 23.

Mandatory Information Meeting: Wednesday, September 28, 7 to 8 p.m. Attendance is required, and the student must be accompanied by a parent.

Mandatory Orientation Session (Choose One) Attendance is required at only one session.

Monday, October 31, 9 - 10 a.m.

Monday, October 31, 2 - 3 p.m.

Mandatory Session Dates: Monday, October 31 – Saturday, December 31, 2022

For more information, see:  https://www.inova.org/volunteer-opportunities/inova-fairfax-medical-campus/high-school

 

GIVE Youth is a non-profit organization that strives to provide free tutoring services and enrichment opportunities to empower young students. Our organization includes more than 6,000 students, grades K-7, and tutors ever since 2010. We offer tutoring in many subjects, including math, reading, and writing. Sessions are usually held once a week on weekends for around 2 hours, located at 21 different centers.   GIVE offers students grades 8-12 the opportunity to give back to their community by tutoring the younger students, thus gaining service hours for their time and building one’s resume. 

More detailed information can be found at: giveyouth.org

 

Fairfax City Parks Needs Volunteers

Why volunteer: Great way to help improve the community parks and environment, meet others in the community- make some new friends, get outdoors, have fun! Types of volunteer work currently needed: Removal of invasive plants, Weeding flower beds, Planting perennials that attract pollenators,  Painting rain gardens to place parks with no water access, Stream clean-ups-trash removal, and Mulching flower beds

Interested students should call, text or email: Connie Weyant, @email, Cell- 571-585-0539

 

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Rhizome Organizing Fellowship

The 2022-2023 Organizing Fellowship equips high school students with the tools to become insightful, joyful, and purposeful lifelong leaders. Organizing Fellows meet virtually in citywide chapters each Thursday to learn the first principles of community organizing and take action to empower their communities.  The Fellowship is completely free, 1-3 hours per week, and runs until April 2023. The priority deadline to apply is September 30, with rolling applications through October 30. After completing the interest form, Rhizome Organizers will be in contact with you for casual interviews to determine if joining is a good fit. These interviews are not designed to gauge your resume or GPA, but are open conversations to gauge whether you can meet community expectations around attendance, communication, and action. Fellows are accepted on a rolling basis, so complete the interest form and we'll be in touch soon:  https://formfacade.com/public/102058681947190036327/all/form/1FAIpQLSd46CzrvfYaSVatDDoVmyql82ne4Dloz4xfghrxR3DR9f2i_Q

 

Fairfax County Department of Family Services Seeking Student Representative for Commission for Women

The Fairfax County Commission for Women (CFW) is seeking a college or high school student who wants to serve on the Commission for one or two school terms starting in the 2022-2023 academic year. The student will be a voting member and help the Commission become more aware of issues facing young women and girls. The student will also inform students and school organizations about the work of the Commission. The student representative must be able to attend meetings the 2nd Monday of each month from 7:15-9:30 p.m., and also give a summary of the rep’s accomplishments at the end of the year. To apply, send your resume to @email .  Put “CFW Student Rep” in the subject line. The deadline to apply is September 9, 2022

Details about the Commission are at:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/boards-authorities-commissions/commission-for-women

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

The Law Offices of Andrew S. Kasmer is currently seeking a bi-lingual, senior student for a paid internship.  The applicant must be bi-lingual (Spanish/English), available to work part-time during the 2022-2023 school year, 3- 5 days a week, be responsible, and be able to provide their own transportation.  The job duties will include, but not be limited to, organizing and archiving paperwork, making copies of documents, distributing paperwork, and handling front desk/receptionist duties. The office is conveniently located near Fairfax High School, at 10400 Eaton Place, Suite 520, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Please reply to Jennifer Kasmer at @email.

 

The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)

SEAP places high school students in Department of Navy (DoN) laboratories where they take part in real Naval research for eight weeks during the summer. SEAP gives academically talented sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in STEM the opportunity to learn about Naval research and technology while receiving first-class mentoring by top scientists and engineers. SEAP is a competitive program with around 300 placements in more than 30 laboratories around the country in which many participants go on to careers within the DoN. Interns are selected based upon academic achievement, personal statements, recommendations, and career and research interests. The deadline to apply is November 1:  https://navalsteminterns.us/seap/

 

Physical Therapy Internships at Rehab 2 Perform, 1945 Old Gallows Road, Suite 100, Vienna, VA 22182

Rehab 2 Perform is a fitness focused physical therapy and sports rehab company that is raising the standards in healthcare.  In doing so, they have created a robust Internship and Shadowing program that allows students to learn more about the profession and experience what it is like to be a Physical Therapist. Great for those interested in any line of healthcare, fitness, Athletic Training or other Sports Med fields. Learn more about their services and unique brand of PT at http://Rehab2Perform.com and visit http://Rehab2Perform.com/internships

 

Hunter Mill Animal Hospital

Located in Oakton, we have positions available as Part-Time Ward Attendants.  Hours include:  weekday shifts (after school), weekend shifts (AM & PM) and Holidays.  We are looking for self-starters with sincere interests in pet care and/or exploring it as a profession.  Applicants must be 16 years or older!

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 depends on experience with Holiday shifts paid at Time-and-a-Half.

Contact:  James O’Neil at @email or 703-281-1644.

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

Beta Nu Boulé Young Scholars Program (YSP)

For African American male students entering their junior year of high school (2022-2023) and living in Arlington or Fairfax Counties or Alexandria City.  The Program is dedicated to mentoring and preparing young African American males for college. It is designed to help them prepare for professional opportunities after high school. Following are a few particulars about the Program:

  • The minimum GPA to be considered for acceptance is 3.00.
  • Seminar session are held each second Saturday, 9a.m.-12p.m., currently via Zoom, November 2022-May 2023.
  • An SAT/ACT pre-test session is offered by the program along with techniques on applying to colleges and universities. It exposes them to broad array of different professional careers through seminars conducted by law school adjunct professors, physicians, dentists, retired senior military officers, business executives, attorneys, judges, and senior federal government managers.
  • Students who successfully complete both the junior and senior years of the Program will be eligible to apply for a college scholarship.

The application is available on Schoology – Class of 2024 Student Services Group or in the Career Center.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either Program Co-chair: Lawrence Clark at  @email (703.232.5509) or Mark Evans at @email (703.963.3577).

 

Guided Pathway Support Program (GPS)

This is a FREE program designed to help college-bound African American high school juniors and seniors navigate the admissions process by directing them to the most comprehensive and reliable resources available, including –

  • Access to GPS College Advisors
  • Weekly college and scholarship advising webinars
  • College scholarship, essay and supplement reviews
  • Scholarship application assistance
  • Access to SAT fee waiver
  • FAFSA and CSS profile application assistance
  • Test prep tools
  • College interview prep 

To apply, go to:  https://rbsgps.com/

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

Fairfax County Public Safety Cadet Program

Sept 12 @ 7 pm - Annandale HS: Unit 505, Mid County, www.unit505.org

Public Safety Cadets is a new, national organization that partners with law enforcement agencies to provide leadership, ethics, and career preparation training to young women and men 14-21 years old with an interest in a career in law enforcement.  Fairfax County will operate three units of Public Safety Cadets in different locations throughout the County with police officers serving as mentors.  Public Safety Cadets will allow the FCPD to conduct important youth outreach and recruitment of local young adults to one day fill our ranks. Process closes Sept. 23. 

For more information, see: https://www.unit505.org/  and https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/getinvolved/publicsafetycadets#:~:text=Public%20Safety%20Cadets%20is%20a,a%20career%20in%20law%20enforcement.

For questions, email:  @email

 

Focusing on the Future – Saturday, September 24, 2022 @ College of William & Mary

Focusing on the Future (FOF) allows high-ability learners to explore career opportunities related to the arts, humanities, mathematics, and sciences. The program also informs parents and school counselors of considerations and guidelines for effective career and academic planning. The experience includes both large and small group sessions specifically designed for middle school students, high school students, and parents/guardians and school counselors. Registration cost is $95.00 per person.   All students must be accompanied by a registered parent/guardian or school counselor.  All attendees (students, parents/guardians, school counselors) must be paid registrants to attend.  The deadline to register is Sept. 15.  For more information, go to:  https://education.wm.edu/centers/cfge/precollegiate/future/index.php

 

 

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

For the complete FCPS database of Scholarships, go to Naviance, https://www.fcps.edu/Naviance: Colleges – Scholarship Search

 

 

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

 

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