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Career Center News 6/6/2022

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

 

This is the last newsletter for this school year.  Have a great summer!

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-2297

@email

 

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

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

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

 

 

COLLEGE VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSIONS:

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

Monday, June 6 @ 7 pm EST

Tuesday, June 7 @ 8 pm EST

This is a joint travel partnership bringing together admissions representatives from Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, the University of California-Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University . We travel together because each of our institutions practices a holistic admissions process in a highly selective environment. This program will provide you with the opportunity to learn about each individual institution, and receive insight on navigating the selective admissions process. Meant as a brief introduction to the signature aspects of each institution, we'll spend the bulk of our time sharing application advice, financial aid insights, and answering questions submitted by students in advance.

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

 

Coalition for College’s Member-Hosted Virtual Summer Events:

Inside College Admissions: How Decisions Are Made

Jun 21, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Featuring: Olin College of Engineering, University of Chicago, University of Delaware, Wesleyan University, Vanderbilt University

 

College Essay Tips from Admissions Counselors

Jul 13, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

Featuring: Columbia University, Harvey Mudd College, Saint Mary’s College of California, Johns Hopkins University, St. Edward’s University

 

College Admissions 101: A Discussion with Admissions Counselors

Jul 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am

This classroom-style session for students provides a new opportunity to learn about college and college admissions in an interactive setting. Admissions counselors from Coalition schools will share information about applying to college and then hold a discussion with students in the room to address their questions. 

 

College Admissions 101: A Discussion with Admissions Counselors

Jul 28, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

This classroom-style session for students provides a new opportunity to learn about college and college admissions in an interactive setting. Admissions counselors from Coalition schools will share information about applying to college and then hold a discussion with students in the room to address their questions. 

To register for any of the above Coalition sessions, seehttps://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/events

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

The next SAT is on August 27.  The regular registration deadline is July 29.  To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The next ACT is on July 16.  The regular registration deadline is June 17.  To register, go to:  http://www.act.org/

Note: Students who are on free or reduced lunch should contact Ms. Kim at @email, or see her in the Career Center, for a fee waiver BEFORE JUNE 10.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: 

FlynnO’Hara Uniforms – 9650-19 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031

SALES ASSOCIATE –Seeking part-time help. Work will include friendly/outgoing customer service, stocking, cashiering, and general retail duties. Flexible working hours are available 3-5 days a week during business hours (Monday-Friday 9:30 am-8 pm, Saturday 9:30-6:00, Sun-closed). We would encourage students to apply as soon as possible positions will fill quickly.

We are having a job fair on Saturday June 11th 11:00-2:00 at our Fairfax location. (Please note:  All applications should be submitted by June 11)

All applicants must apply online. Use the following link: https://flynnohara.applicantpro.com/jobs/579004.html

or log on to flynnohara.com and click on the careers, choose Retail Sales Associates (Fairfax) and fill out your online application.

Applicants must be at least 15 years of age upon their start date and available mid-July through late August, at least 20 hours per week.

Both seasonal and year-round part-time work is available.

Our starting wage is $14.00 hour or higher depending on experience.

The store is located at: 9650-19 Main St, Fairfax, in the inner court of Fair City Mall, next to the Cinema Arts Theatre. Phone number: 703-503-5966

 

Mother’s Helper or Babysitter:

I’m looking for a Mother’s helper or a part time babysitter who can hang out with my almost three-year-old in the evenings (5:00 – 7:00 pm) when I’m solo-parenting. The schedule would be a bit ad hoc, but looking to be able to see availability with a week’s notice – roughly 2-3 days a week, 2 weeks a month. Looking for someone vaccinated and who doesn’t mind large, friendly dogs (they can stay out of the way). I live in the Fairchester Woods area of Fairfax City. Pay would be between $11-$15 an hour, depending on experience.

Please call or text (571) 393-1956 if interested.

Trish Bailey

 

Ready to Serve up some Costco Samples?

Join the team at CDS.  Now hiring age 17 or older for part-time product demonstrators.  Weekend work with flexible schedule, speedy paycheck, nights always free and no experience needed.  Text CDSJOBS17 to 33000

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact: Michelle Jones, District Manager, 412-607-8152, @email

 

Great American Restaurants (Artie’s, Best Buns, Carlyle, Coastal Flats, Good Eats, Jackson’s, Mike’s, Ozzie’s, Patsy’s, Randy’s, Silverado & Sweetwater Tavern) Student Employment

We’re Hiring!  Top Server’s can make $1000-$1500+/wk, Hosts start at $17/hour, Runners start at $16/hour.

If interested, visit:  http://greatamericanrestaurants.com/ or text: GARAPPLY to 85000

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

TechCircle School is seeking high school students to serve as Office Administrator/Assistants with our paid internship opportunity! This opportunity is available from June 20, 2022 to August 12, 2022. Initially for this term, we’re looking to onboard up to 4 interns, but we may also provide additional opportunities down the line. Interested students should review company at:  https://www.techcircleschool.com/

Student Eligibility/Qualifications:

Must be juniors or seniors

If below the age of 18, parent/guardian authorization will be required

Strong writing/organizational skills preferred but we are willing to accept students who are interested and willing to grow based on other attributes.

Requirements:

The internship will be in-person

Required to meet our 7 hours per week minimum

Cannot exceed the 35 hours per week maximum

MUST have your own form of transportation to the location in Chantilly

General Responsibilities:

Students are expected to do the following:

Attend each cohort info session

Assist TechCircle admin with logistics

Assist TechCircle admin with marketing

Hours: 7-35 Hours per week

Pay: $15 Hourly rate

Work Location: 14325 Willard Rd, Suite 102 Chantilly, VA 20151

How to Apply:

Students should submit a 1-2 paragraph essay highlighting their goals, defining their interest in this opportunity, and why they believe they’d be a good fit.

Additionally, students will have to complete a 30–40-minute interview (In person, or virtually via zoom) prior to selection

When looking to apply, please submit your entry to @email. Include “TechCircle School Internship Opportunity” in your subject line and provide your paragraph essay entry in the body of the email or attach it as a Word Document.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Shakfat Ali via email at @email or via phone at (703)-731-9625

 

High School Summer Research Support Intern (Unpaid) - REMOTE

A Washington, D.C. metro area university researcher is conducting a summer initiative. This internship provides an opportunity for students interested in preparing for careers in government, politics, international relations, political journalism, communications, or non-profit organizations. A high

schooler preparing for undergraduate study, will benefit from this internship. The program is seeking four interns interested in learning about governments, international relations, how journalists cover governments, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations and their influence of other groups in politics.

How to Participate as an Interns:

By taking part in regular Zoom meetings, conducting research using a computer, doing basic social media-related tasks, creating lists, and sorting information, will gain a deeper understanding of the role different stakeholders have in international relations and American government.

The position is effective May 2022, through mid-August 2022.

Work about 20-30 hours per week.

Who is Eligible:

Applicants must be currently enrolled as a rising junior, junior, or senior in a public or private high school at the time of application.

Applicants who are aged at least 16 years old by April 30, 2022, may apply.

Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Work Location:

Interns will work remotely. They will need to have access to a computer installed with at least Microsoft Office and stable internet (Wi-Fi). Working from a public library is allowable.

Qualifications:

Knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office Word, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Knowledge of Adobe preferred, but not a must.

Able to problem solve and willing to find solutions online are great attributes.

Benefits:

Interns can receive a letter of recommendation at the conclusion of the internship.

A high schooler will find that this is a great research environment in which to learn and prepare for community college or college.

To apply:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmBPn6DK9u5NMjo-uaVqpxyaZGTqMgKMex8xEH5YYYck-KrQ/viewform

 

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES:

Teen Police Academy (JULY 11 - 15, 2022)

Considering a career in law enforcement? The Teen Police Academy provides high school students with an opportunity to learn more about the Fairfax County Police Department, understand core police functions, explore careers in law enforcement, and participate in hands-on activities. The deadline to apply is June 24https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/servicesiz/teenpoliceacademy

 

Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement (AUGUST 1 - 5, 2022)

Haven't decided on a career path?  Come and explore careers in law enforcement for women.  Learn first-hand about core police functions such as patrol, K9, and crime scene investigation.  Meet today's women leaders in law enforcement in Fairfax County.  Explore what it takes to become a police officer and skills you will learn in the police academy.  Discover your potential to become a future woman leader in law enforcement. The deadline is June 24https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/servicesah/fwlle

 

Pathways to Quantum Summer Immersion Program for rising high school seniors

The George Mason University Quantum Science and Engineering Center and the Potomac Quantum Innovation Center are excited to invite rising high school seniors to participate in the Pathways to Quantum Summer Immersion Program. Join peers from around the Greater Washington region and participate in a week-long job shadowing opportunity. Learn about quantum and STEM-related careers with leading research universities and industry leading organizations. The summer program is free of charge and will provide interested and promising students the chance to experience career and educational opportunities in quantum. Students will learn about the fundamentals of quantum, receive two online credentials, and discover how this emerging technology is poised to change the world.  The deadline to apply is June 17:

https://www.pqic.org/pathways

 

Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism @ University of Maryland (July 11-15)

This is a week-long journalism summer camp that aims to provide learning tools and inspiration to high school students interested in sports media. Leading members of the Washington and Baltimore sports media community have made this camp possible, offering guidance and participation for the event, which will be held at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism July 11-15.  Cost = $125.  Registration deadline is June 27, or when program reaches capacity. For more information and to register, go to: https://app.certain.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x33027713f8c

 

GMU’s STEM Summer Saturday for 9-12 Graders

July 30, 9 am – 3 pm

George Mason University and the College of Engineering and Computing STEM Saturdays are student-centered activities for students from the DMV area.  This is a free program.  Experience activities in:

  • Team-building
  • Design
  • Physical and life-sciences
  • Math in STEM
  • Engineering and manufacturing
  • Computer science

To register, go to:  https://cec.gmu.edu/gmu-stem-summer-saturdays

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

AASuccess - 2022 Summer Mental Health Conference

July 10, 11 am – 3 pm

Hampton Inn & Suites

6430 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042

This conference aims to bring awareness to the topic of Mental Health in youth ages 12-18 in underserved communities. Today’s youth struggle with mental health because of pressures from school, family, and social media. The Summer Mental Health Conference strives to relieve those pressures while uplifting those who struggle with mental illness, allowing understanding to grow within all in the community, including students, parents, and educators.

Taking place on July 10th, 11 am to 3 pm, this event will feature High School Students talking about their experiences with mental health, a luncheon, a Q&A panel, and so much more. Admission is free of charge.

Register by July 3: https://forms.gle/5Tgt5LaaRSDxiRPo8

Website: https://aasuccess.org/2022-summer-mental-health-conference/

Contact @email for more information.

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

Prismatic’s IGNITE

This is a national leadership program designed to invest in young people ages 14-18 with a passion for social change.  In this 5-week free, virtual program, we get real about the issues that matter to you, help you clarify your mission and personal development goals, and introduce you to inspiring mentors in your chosen career fields. IGNITE is a different kind of career development program, focused on helping you design your future so you can make the impact you want to make in your community and beyond.  The deadline to apply is June 24: https://www.prismaticmovement.org/ignite

 

 

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 5/16/2022

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

 

This newsletter contains many summer jobs and programs, and some full-time jobs for graduating seniors.

 

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

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-2297

@email

 

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

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

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

 

FHS Events:

LAST NOVA Workshop for FHS Seniors!!

Wed, May 18 - Lion Time A & B

FHS Career Center

Monica Gomez, NOVA's High School and Recruitment Specialist assigned to Fairfax HS, will explain the next steps you need to take to be ready for NOVA in the Fall. If you are attending for the first time, please bring your laptop, Social Security Number, or green card number (if you have them) to the workshop.  Sign up on Naviance (https://www.fcps.edu/naviance)- College Visits, or see Ms. Kim in the Career Center, L106, for a LT pass. 

 

COLLEGE 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

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 6:30 check in, 7:00 pm

Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814 Each of these highly selective residential colleges has something distinctive to offer. As a group, we place great value on student-faculty interaction, small classes, and challenging curricula. 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.

To register, go to:  https://admission.grinnell.edu/register/?id=66157659-89c4-4771-ab59-37d462947b8e

Virtual Programs available:  May 17, May 18, May 22 and June 2.  For more information, see:  https://8ofthebestcolleges.org/student-programs/

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

The next SAT is on June 4.  The late registration deadline is May 25.  To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The next ACT is on June 11.  The late registration deadline is May 20.  To register, go to:  http://www.act.org/

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

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Hamkae CenterNew Leaders Collective Interns

Seeking 4 individuals aged 17-24 years old in Virginia to partake in grassroots activism and organizing, and support the ongoing campaigns and projects on education equity for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Through firsthand involvement in local organizing, outreach, and personal research projects, students will develop their organizing skills and a deeper understanding of the education equity movement nationally and in Virginia. Location: remote; Northern Virginia preferred Duration: 6/20-8/19 (must be available for all 9 weeks) Hours: 15 hrs/week Pay: $15/hr See responsibilities, qualifications, and how to apply: hamkaecenter.org/22nlc. Apply ASAP; priority deadline is 5/20!

 

Four-Week High School Student Internship: Bioinformatics Research and Big Data Analytics for Young Scholars

Location: Virtual and lab research on-site at George Mason University with limited 20 seats

Course Dates:  July 11th – August 6th  (Onsite Study July 25- July 29 )

Registration Fee: Please email @email for application and program fees. *Need-based scholarships are available.

This Young Scholars Research Program is designed for high school and biomed undergrad students, who are interested in doing biology, medicine, biostatistics/informatics, mathematical modeling and big-data analytics research with university faculties.  In particular, we aim to work collaboratively on the intersection of biomedicine and artificial intelligence (AI) to generate policy recommendations. We aim that some of these research projects will be supported by extramural research grants from top research funding agencies such as National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF), as well as other private and public sources including foundations, industry partners and other governmental agencies.

During this program, students will be participating in a research project applying some of the following methods, including but not limited to:

  • Biostatistics
  • System dynamics modeling
  • Network Analysis
  • Discrete event simulation
  • Markov modeling

For more information, go to:  https://schar.gmu.edu/programs/executive-education/four-week-high-school-student-internship-bioinformatics-research-and

 

CTE Summer WBL Internship Course

Beginning in Summer 2022, high school students may earn course credit for paid and unpaid summer internships. Students interested in earning 1-course credit for a summer internship are encouraged to enroll in the online campus offering of WBL Internship.

Requirements:

Students participating in internships should achieve a minimum of 280 hours of work experience and are guided by a formal, written training plan. Course credit for the internship depends upon the student’s completion of  the requirements for the internship course. Visit the www.bit.ly/internshiptoolkit for a full overview of internships and the course requirements.

Prerequisites:

1. Student completed one related CTE course during the 2021-2022 school year.

2. The internship experience must be paired with the related CTE course, and connected to the student’s specific postsecondary plans.

3. Student is responsible for securing an internship position with an employer before enrolling in the online internship course. Internships will not be provided by FCPS.

Registration:

Interested students must register for the WBL internship course by no later than June 1, 2022. For more information on pricing and course registration, visit the course offering on the www.bit.ly/OCsummerinternships webpage and click CTE: Work-Based Learning Internship.

If you have any questions, email:  @email

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: 

Office Cleaning Wanted

City of Fairfax office is looking for a student to clean office every two weeks.  Pay is $50 per cleaning which is about 2-3 hours work.  You will be paid as a 1099, not an employee. Minimum age is 16.  You must be able to work independently and ideally come in after school to clean.

If interested, contact: Jennifer Watts, @email

4161 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030

(703) 223-7167 Direct Line

 

Torrid, a women’s specialty store specializing in sizes 10-30, is looking for sales associates to expand our sales team.   Responsibilities would include customer engagement, communication of promotions, sales, and company loyalty programs, outfitting customers and basic housekeeping duties.    Applicants must be at least 16 years old.   Candidates can apply directly to Torrid.com/careers and select the location they are interested in or e-mail @email, 626-893-0156. For a complete description and to apply, go to: http://app.jobvite.com/m?3rCMlmw1

 

Slice of Matchbox is hiring – 10408 Fairfax Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22031

Wanna make some dough?  We’re looking for great people who love food to join our family.  Apply today at:  https://www.matchboxrestaurants.com/

 

Startfield Hiring Summer Camp Instructors

This non-profit is looking to hire high school students 16 years or older as part-time instructors for their in-person summer camps. They are looking for dependable and tech-savvy individuals with basic knowledge of coding and/or engineering design process, experience teaching or facilitating activities for youth, and the ability to work in Reston, Centerville, or Lorton locations. Interested students should visit this link to apply: bit.ly/JoinStartfield

 

Document Scanner - Business Finance Group, 3930 Pender Drive, Suite 300, Fairfax, VA 22030

Fairfax based non-profit commercial lender with a large loan portfolio seeks a student to assist with document management.  The position involves scanning documents into our electronic document archive system.  In addition, position will be responsible for preparing and organizing some documents for offsite storage.

Requirements:

-              Ability to quickly learn proprietary, computer software.  Training will be provided.

-              Ability to handle large volumes of documents with attention to detail.

-              Though supervision will be provided, must be comfortable working independently.

-              Ability to work in a professional office environment.

-              Must be flexible to assist with other projects on an as needed basis.

-              Interest in business and finance preferred but is not a requirement.

-              Must follow all CDC/VA/Company COVID Protocols and be fully vaccinated

-              Must be at least 16 years of age

Work Schedule:

This is an on-site position; remote work is not available

Hours are flexible but must be consistent:  12-15 hours per week would be preferred but we can work with school hours.   Summer hours would also be available.

Pay will be $13/hour.

Interested Students can submit their resumes or letter of interest with any work experience to:  @email

 

Fairfax County Park Authority Summer Jobs: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/jobs-internships

 

Looking for a fun job with flexible hours, good pay, and free treats after every shift? 

Rita’s of Fairfax, located at 10726 Fairfax Blvd., near Panera & Party City, is hiring for the 2022 season. 

Applicants must be 16 years old, outgoing & friendly, able to work at least one afternoon/evening shift & one-weekend shift during the week, and have transportation. The job entails working with customers, cleaning, restocking, catering events, and out-of-store selling events. 

The minimum starting pay is $11/hour, with room to advance with experience and leadership roles.  Please submit an application via the “Join The Team” tab on our website, www.ritasoffairfax.com.  Please direct any questions to @email.

 

Horizon Day Camp—Metro DC, the area’s first day camp for kids battling cancer that is completely free of charge to the families, is hiring counselors and other summer staff positions:

Staff will help to create a fun, interactive, and engaged camp setting, all amid a safe, inclusive environment for children who otherwise may never get to attend camp. Daily activities include music, arts and crafts, sports, swimming, nature activities and more. Medical personnel are always available to provide expert care if needed. We are overseen by a medical director and have on-site registered nurses and a fully equipped Wellness Center.

Location:       Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA

Camp Dates: June 27-August 5, 2022. Prior to the start of camp, there will be a staff orientation and development training week.

Hours:            Camp runs 9:30am-3:45pm.Tentative work hours are 8:00am to as late as 5pm.

Questions?         Email @email.

Learn more about the camp: http://horizondaycamp.org/metrodc/

 

Residential Construction Summer Job Opportunities

WHO: Students from Fairfax County Public Schools GRADES 10-12 (must be 16 years of age)

WHAT: Work on a residential construction site, building a 5000 sq. ft. home in Springfield, Virginia. Learning safe and appropriate use of hand and power tools while practicing personal and job site safety.

WHEN: July 6 through July 29, 2022

WHERE: Spring Village Residential Construction Site, 6391 Spring Village Drive, Springfield, VA 22150

PAY: $15.00 per hour

IF INTERESTED, CONTACT: Ron Meinert, Fairfax County Public Schools, Residential Construction Site Teacher 703-451-3153 or @email

 

Camp Counselors Needed- Fairfax County Camp McLean

Location:  Kent Gardens Elementary School

June 13-July 29, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Pay: $18/hour

For more information or to apply, please contact:  Jennifer Blanco, (571)-440-1636, @email OR Melissa Bitzer, 571-831-1383, @email

 

TIC Summer Camp – Hiring rising high school seniors 17 or older

A VA area technology & sports day camp is seeking highly qualified students as staff for our 40th summer. We are looking for staff who have a genuine fondness for children, aptitude for teaching, and skill in their field. Our counselors enjoy creative independence, a stimulating atmosphere, and many opportunities for learning new skills, leadership development, and gaining experience in a professional yet fun workplace. Though many of our counselors are college students, we hire several talented rising high school seniors 17 years and older. Our Programming, Robotics, Minecraft Modding, and RC Car Engineering counselors need a strong background in programming and typically score well on the AP exam. We also seek students experienced in multimedia: Digital Photography, Filmmaking, and 2D/3D Animation. Complementing our technology offerings, we also have positions open in athletics — particularly for applicants with varsity experience, but also including Creative Arts and Drama. Our pay scale is highly competitive for camp counselors due to the high caliber of staff we seek. 

Students may go to our website for more information and apply online at www.ticcamp.com/applyjob. 

 

Fairfax Memorial Park Cemetery (9900 Braddock Rd, Fairfax VA) has summer opportunities for High School seniors who are at least the age of 17 If any of your students are looking for summer work and want to earn a few bucks working with a crew of talented guys at the cemetery, please have them get in touch with me directly.  My contact information is below. The job responsibilities include: cutting grass, weed whacking, setting up for funerals and removing equipment after the funerals are over. A great opportunity to make some money, being outdoors through the summer months. If you need any additional information, please don’t hesitate to email me at: @email Cathy Younkin Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, Funeral Director 703-425-9702

 

Panera gives students flexible and manageable schedules during the school year and gives them the benefit of having a job already in place every summer or winter break.  Apply at your closest store or:  https://careers.panerabread.com/global/en

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

The AVA (Asian Virginia Alliance) Scholars Program

This is a virtual summer program intended to provide an opportunity for students to learn and contemplate the Asian American identity, culture, and history in the United States. Activities will include discussions, reading from APIA scholars, and participant-led projects.  This summer program will include weekly virtual meetings from June to July, times being flexible for the participants of the program based on other summer activities and events. This program is completely free for all participants. This program is run by a William & Mary student, Diana Kim. If you have any questions, please feel free to email @email. You can learn more about AVA through this link: linktr.ee/asianvirginiaalliance 

Applications close on June 1:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzNSqn6csEWVuNMNvArCvvZyNH868Ov4-1FZfq8cJp9Gsq1A/viewform

 

Discover Swarthmore (Sept. 29-Oct. 1 or Oct. 27-29)

Discover Swarthmore is an all-expenses-paid visit to one of the best liberal arts and engineering colleges in the country.  Prospective students get a taste of the college experience by meeting current students and professors, eating in our dining hall, and spending a few nights in our residence halls with student hosts. They also gain valuable information about college admissions and financial aid from our staff of experts.

All current high school juniors (graduating in Spring/Summer 2023) are eligible for Discover Swarthmore. During our review, the selection committee prioritizes applications from students who are:

  • Underrepresented students (Black, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latinx, Middle Eastern and North African, Native Hawaiian, and Native and Indigenous American)
  • First generation in their family to attend college
  • Low-income students (Pell-eligible, free/reduced lunch, etc.), and students who might not otherwise be able to afford a trip to campus
  • Undocumented and DACA-eligible students

If you are interested in being nominated, please see or email Ms. Kim in the Career Center: @email no later than June 3.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES:

Girls Fire & Rescue Academy 2022 Summer Camp is Now Accepting Applicants!

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is excited to announce its Girls Fire and Rescue Academy summer camp, which will take place June 21 -24. The Academy is open to rising 7th through 12th grade female students for the upcoming 2022 - 2023 school year. The program is completely free of charge. Participants must be residents of Fairfax County. The Academy will be limited to 24 applicants, so apply today! To apply, please follow the instructions in the application packet:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fire-ems/sites/fire-ems/files/girls_academy_packet%20_2022.pdf

All applications must be received by close of business on Friday, May 20, 2022.

 

ACE Core Construction Skills Bootcamp Tuition Reduced!

June 21 - July 5, 2022, 8AM - 5PM

Edison High School 5801 Franconia Rd Alexandria, VA 22310

FCPS ACE can now offer the Core Construction Skills Bootcamp at a discounted tuition rate of only $260! This rigorous two-week introduction to construction skills covers topics such as Basic Safety, Hand and Power Tools, Construction Math, Communication Skills, Introduction to Construction Drawings, and Construction Careers. Interested students need to call ACE registration to receive the discounted rate: (703) 658-1201.

 

2022 JA Entrepreneurship Summit (July 25th - 29th)

The JA Entrepreneurship Summit is an intensive, five-day “startup boot camp” where high schoolers are challenged to design ready-to-launch, socially-conscious businesses, leveraging the support of a real-world company partner. The experience culminates in a pitch competition to a panel of esteemed business leaders. Registration is now open.  There are two options for participating in the Entrepreneurship Summit. The fully in-person option will take place at JA Finance Park in Prince George's County, Monday-Thursday. The hybrid option will take place virtually on the Microsoft Teams platform, Monday-Thursday. Both options will culminate with an in-person competition at the University of Maryland at College Park on Friday. For more information and to register, go to:  https://www.myja.org/entrepreneurship-summit

 

FBI Future Agents in Training

Future Agents in Training (FAIT) is a program hosted by the FBI Washington Field Office that invites high school students to receive state of the art criminal investigative training. This program works to educate and inform students about the mission of the FBI including criminal, cyber threats, terrorism, and administrative functions. Students learn from Special Agents, Intelligence Analysts, and a variety of Professional Staff about investigative tactics that include gathering evidence, interviewing the witnesses, and solving cases. This class will be held in Manassas, VA. For more information or questions, please reach out to Nicole Mines at @email.

Link to the application: https://bit.ly/35HsvhP

Please encourage students to apply asap and email Nicole Mines at @email once they submitted their application.

 

The George Washington University’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences Biomedical Laboratory Sciences Department 

6th Annual Laboratory Sciences Summer Immersion Program in 2022

This intensive program will be offered in two sessions: July 11 – 15, 2022 (virtual) or July 25 – 29, 2022 (in-person) from 9am to 3pm  

The deadline to apply is May 31: https://bls.smhs.gwu.edu/programs/summer-immersion-program

 

Teen Police Academy (JULY 11 - 15, 2022)

Considering a career in law enforcement? The Teen Police Academy provides high school students with an opportunity to learn more about the Fairfax County Police Department, understand core police functions, explore careers in law enforcement, and participate in hands-on activities. The deadline to apply is June 17https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/servicesiz/teenpoliceacademy

 

Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement (AUGUST 1 - 5, 2022)

Haven't decided on a career path?  Come and explore careers in law enforcement for women.  Learn first-hand about core police functions such as patrol, K9, and crime scene investigation.  Meet today's women leaders in law enforcement in Fairfax County.  Explore what it takes to become a police officer and skills you will learn in the police academy.  Discover your potential to become a future woman leader in law enforcement. The deadline is June 24https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/servicesah/fwlle

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

"Visualizing the Pipeline" STEM College & Career Fair

Sat, May 21, 2022, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT

NOVA-Manassas, Trailside Building, 10500 Battleview Parkway, Manassas, VA 20109

Discover how STEM Careers can lead to an entry level job earning $50,000 or more! Visit with college recruiters who will share information about STEM career opportunities. Uncover your roadmap to lucrative STEM-based careers. Learn about college scholarships and grants for STEM majors. A dynamic day packed with information, workshops, and hands-on exhibits for students and parents. Great Career Exploration Opportunities in STEM for Middle School and High School students!! For more information and to register, go to:  https://mailchi.mp/future-kings/visualizing-the-pipeline

 

Embolden Rising Leaders Fellowship

The Rising Leaders Fellowship is accepting applications from high school students interested in a 6-month virtual program designed to teach what it takes to build an effective network. The program connects students with professionals from their career fields of interest 3-5 hours per week. Opportunities will be provided to collaborate, craft LinkedIn profiles, build resumes, engage in "coffee chats", and start building professional learning networks. There is no charge to students who are accepted into this program.  The rolling deadline is May 31https://www.emboldenme.org/program

 

Future Doctors Program

A Harvard Student Agencies, 2-weekend program conducted over 9 days, that provides high school students (Grades 8–12) with the unique opportunity to delve into the pre-medical field.  The program seeks to provide a one-of-a-kind experience for students to be confident and knowledgeable about the path to medical school. No prior experience is required in order to participate in this program. The deadline to apply is May 25: https://learnwithleaders.com/futuredoctorsprogram-may

 

Future Lawyers Program

A Harvard Student Agencies program that introduces the field of law to high school students (Grades 8–12). A unique pre-professional program, spread over 2 weekends, where students learn how to read and build a case, how to write position papers, how to navigate the path to law school, and more. The deadline to apply is May 25: https://learnwithleaders.com/futurelawyersprogram-may

 

Prismatic’s IGNITE

This is a national leadership program designed to invest in young people ages 14-18 with a passion for social change.  In this 5-week free, virtual program, we get real about the issues that matter to you, help you clarify your mission and personal development goals, and introduce you to inspiring mentors in your chosen career fields. IGNITE is a different kind of career development program, focused on helping you design your future so you can make the impact you want to make in your community and beyond.  The deadline to apply is June 24: https://www.prismaticmovement.org/ignite

 

FOR GRADUATING SENIORS:

Kickstart your Healthcare Career @ INOVA

Tuesday, May 17, 4:30-7:30 pm

Falls Church Marriott Fairview Par, 3111 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042

Are you interested in a healthcare career?

If you have your high school diploma or GED, you could be eligible to immediately pursue one of many exciting entry-level roles at Inova – Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Featured jobs:  Blood donor specialist I, Certified nursing assistant, Clinical technician, Emergency medical technician, Licensed practical nurse, Medical assistant, Patient access associate I, Patient safety associate, Telesitter, Unit secretary. For questions, please contact:  @email

 

Police Leaders of Tomorrow (JUNE 13 - 17, 2022)

Police Leaders of Tomorrow was created in recognition of the need for diversity in policing. A police department that is as diverse as the community it serves will be more effective in providing services and fighting crime.  Police Leaders of Tomorrow is offered free of charge and is open to young adults with diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds between the ages of 18 and 24 in the Metro Washington Area.

Class size is limited to 15 students. Participants are expected to provide their own transportation and bring a bagged lunch.

The deadline to apply is May 27https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/servicesiz/plot

 

2022 DMV Trade Jobs Fair (virtual)

Saturday, June 4, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us to learn about trade union jobs where you can learn the job, while being paid for the job. No experience necessary, no degree required. Get skills, pay the bills. There will be break-out rooms based on the job type, feel free to join as many rooms as you want to during the event.  Representatives from the Baltimore-Metro DC Building Trades Council, Mid-Atlantic Pipe Trades Association, Carpenters Local 197, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers-Local Union 26, Steamfitters Local 602, and Plumbers & Gasfitters of Local 5 will be in attendance.

Register here:  https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sduGurzIuH9NoB8iUmbpbP_Mke0pwGooI

 

Launch to College Registration Still Open!

Are you unsure of your Fall 2022 plans? Do you want to go to college at some point but you're not sure where to start? Graduating from high school is an exciting milestone but this period can be confusing as you start making plans for your future. Launch to College can help! Launch to College is a FREE program that offers support with the transition from high school to college, including both synchronous and asynchronous presentations about various college-related topics, text message reminders about important deadlines and to-dos, drop-in office hours, and access to an interactive college resource guide.

Link to Sign Up: https://forms.gle/pKwsNbyztgRPiuGw8

Upon signing up, you will receive more information about the program at the email address provided. For questions, please email @email

 

Now Hiring Tech-Savvy Retail Merchandisers

Duties include:  Setting planograms, product placement, creating displays, placing marketing signage, building store relationships and building customer relationships.  We’re looking for Graduating Seniors to join our team!  Interested students over 18 years of age may apply at:  https://careers.amerch.com/, they should write high school recruitment in the “referred by” box. 

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PLUMBER?

The Washington, D.C. Joint Plumbing Apprenticeship Committee is dedicated to training apprentice plumbers and pipefitters, on behalf of the United Association of Plumbers Local 5 & Contractor Association.

The five-year program, provided to qualified applicants, combines intensive technical classroom instruction at the school’s state-of-the-art facility with on-the-job training.  For more information and to apply, see:  https://local5training.org/

 

Fairfax Memorial Park Cemetery (9900 Braddock Rd, Fairfax VA) has summer opportunities for High School seniors who are at least the age of 17. If any of your students are looking for summer work and want to earn a few bucks working with a crew of talented guys at the cemetery, please have them get in touch with me directly.  My contact information is below. The job responsibilities include: cutting grass, weed whacking, setting up for funerals and removing equipment after the funerals are over. A great opportunity to make some money, being outdoors through the summer months. If you need any additional information, please don’t hesitate to email me at: @email Cathy Younkin Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, Funeral Director 703-425-9702

 

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 4/18/2022

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

 

As a reminder, the county maintains a database of summer programs, internships and other opportunities for students in Naviance, called Enrichment Programs.  For the complete FCPS database of Enrichment Programs, go to Naviance, https://www.fcps.edu/Naviance: Colleges - Enrichment Programs.  Many summer programs from that database are highlighted below!

 

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

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-2297

@email

 

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

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

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

 

FCPS Events:

Flash Forward: Postsecondary Education and Employment Options for Students with IEPs and their parents

Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

W.T. Woodson HS

Register Online Now: https://bit.ly/3tqFfBv

This in-person seminar will provide students with IEP’s and their parents an introduction to options after high school. From 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., representatives from adult education, employment, and community programs will host information tables. Followed by two concurrent breakout sessions from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Concurrent breakout sessions are:

  1. College and Education Options: For students planning to continue their education at a 2- or 4- year college.
  2. Alternatives to College, after High School: For students interested in employment and workforce development – Highlights include military, apprenticeship, trade school, gap year, and employment

 

NOVA Events:

NOVA’s Medical Education Campus Open House & Health Expo

Saturday, April 23, 11 am – 2:00 pm

6699 Springfield Center Drive, Springfield, VA 22150

Visitors can take self-guided tours of the campus, and the program manager for each area will be available to discuss information about the programs.

For more information, contact Corrine House:  @email

 

Virtual NOVA Information Sessions

Learn about what Northern Virginia Community College has to offer. This session will showcase the diverse academic programs you can pursue at NOVA including the admissions process, the unique career and transfer opportunities available to students, and the numerous services and resources designed to get you connected to the NOVA Community.  Registration is required to obtain the meeting link.

April 20, 2022, 6:00pm, Register at: tinyurl.com/April-20

Open to all FCPS seniors and parents.  For questions, contact: @email

 

JumpStart2NOVA

Qualified seniors graduating this spring who are considering coming to Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) after high school may take one 3-credit course and NOVA’s 1-credit College Success Skills course, SDV 100, at no tuition, as part of the JumpStart2NOVA program. Since these classes are all online, students will need access to a computer and the Internet. The application will close at 5 p.m. on April 29. All students will be required to upload a high school transcript and any qualifying test scores if they do not have a 3.0 grade point average. Courses begin May 31 and end August 8. 

More information about JumpStart2NOVA, including course offerings, materials, and details on how to apply, is available here:  https://www.nvcc.edu/jumpstart/

 

ADVANCE Information Sessions for FCPS Students

ADVANCE is an exciting partnership between Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and George Mason University (Mason) that gives NOVA students targeted, personalized support to complete their bachelor's degrees in a timely manner and save money. For more information on ADVANCE, see: https://www.nvcc.edu/advance/ and plan to attend one of the virtual sessions below:

Tuesday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m.- “Advance” Program Information Session in English: Zoom link : https://gmu.zoom.us/j/96611391974#success

Thursday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m.- “Advance” Program Information Session in Spanish: Zoom link : https://gmu.zoom.us/j/98571518561#success

 

NOVA Workshops for FHS Seniors

Wed, May 4 - Lion Time A & B

Wed, May 18 - Lion Time A & B

FHS Career Center

Monica Gomez, NOVA's High School and  Recruitment Specialist assigned to Fairfax HS, will explain the next steps you need to take to be ready for NOVA in the Fall. If you are attending for the first time, please bring your laptop, Social Security Number, or green card number (if you have them) to the workshop.  Sign up on Naviance (https://www.fcps.edu/naviance)- College Visits, or see Ms. Kim in the Career Center, L106, for a LT pass. 

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE EVENTS :

Midwest College Showcase

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

The following colleges will be represented:

Albion College

DePauw University

Luther College

Allegheny College

Earlham College

Macalester College

Antioch College

Grinnell College

Monmouth College

Beloit College

Hope College

Oberlin College

Carleton College

Kalamazoo College

Ohio Wesleyan University 

Coe College

Kenyon College

Ripon College

Colorado College

Knox College

St. Olaf College

Cornell College

Lake Forest College

Wabash College

Denison University 

Lawrence University 

The College of Wooster

To register, go to:  https://midwestcollegeshowcase.org/upcoming-events/

 

2022 Virtual College Leadership Fair hosted by Florida International University ROTC

April 23 from 11am-4pm

A FREE EVENT FOR YOU!  Over 100 Universities for across the nation will be participating in this event with representation by Admissions, Veterans Affairs, Financial Aid, Army ROTC and more. You will have the ability to move around virtual tables to talk to the University advisors, and current students at the Universities to prepare for your future. We will have experts at virtual tables to answer all your questions, to include specialty experts. Learn what it takes to become a doctor, lawyer, vet, nurse, and much more by simply attending.

To register, go to:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-2022-virtual-college-leadership-fair-tickets-252023989537

 

Virginia Tech’s Animal & Poultry Sciences and Dairy Science 

Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 5:00 PM until 6:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Join the Departments of Dairy Science and Animal & Poultry Sciences at Virginia Tech for a virtual information session to learn about our Academics, Social Life, and Student Support. This session is for current high school students. Please use this form to register for the Virtual Information Session. Upon submission of this form, you will receive an email confirmation. On the day of the event, you will receive a link to access the session via email: https://admit.vt.edu/register/2022DASCAPSCOpenHouse

 

Coalition for College’s Ask Us Anything: College Admissions

Thursday, May 5, 2022

8:00 PM  9:00 PM

We’ve held a number of Ask Us Anything events on Instagram and are now bringing this popular format to a panel discussion. Come with any question you have about college or the college admissions process. Questions like:  Is college worth it? Will I have to go into enormous debt? What do admissions officers really look for? How do I apply for scholarships? How do I decide what schools to apply to?  Who can help me if I don’t have a college counselor? All questions are welcome!

Featuring: Boston University, Claremont McKenna College, Middlebury College, and University of Florida.

To register, go to:  https://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/event/ask-us-anything-may

 

COLLEGE EVENTS:

UVA Engineering Open House

April 23, 2022 from 9am to 2pm, Football game at 4pm

To register, go to:  https://engineering.virginia.edu/events/uva-engineering-open-house

 

Fairfax University of America Open House

Thursday, April 21, 6 – 8 pm

4401 Village Drive, Fairfax VA 22030

For more information and to register, go to:  https://www.fxua.edu/

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

The next SAT is on May 7.  The late registration deadline is April 26.  To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The next ACT is on June 11.  The regular registration deadline is May 6.  To register, go to:  http://www.act.org/

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

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

The FCPS IT Internship Program is NOW accepting applicants for the 2022-2023 school year!

Rising FCPS Juniors and Seniors and pending/recent FCPS graduates who plan to stay in the area are eligible for the FCPS IT work-based learning internship program. There are five different paid positions students can apply for and serve as official FCPS employees. Interested students should visit the FCPS IT Internship website: https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/fcpsitinternship/home?authuser=0

to learn more about these positions before applying. Resumes and cover letters must be submitted by the deadline on Monday, May 9, 2022

 

Paid Summer STEM Internships

Already a STEM master? Bring your skills back to the community as a NOVA SySTEMic Intern. NOVA is recruiting high school and college students interested in STEM education for paid summer STEM internships in support of our summer STEM camps. During these two-week programs, interns will support camp instruction, contribute to curriculum development, and learn to teach technical skills in a low stress, fun environment. For more details and to apply, go to intern.novastem.us/apply.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: 

Looking for a fun job with flexible hours, good pay, and free treats after every shift? 

Rita’s of Fairfax, located at 10726 Fairfax Blvd., near Panera & Party City, is hiring for the 2022 season. 

Applicants must be 16 years old, outgoing & friendly, able to work at least one afternoon/evening shift & one-weekend shift during the week, and have transportation. The job entails working with customers, cleaning, restocking, catering events, and out-of-store selling events. 

The minimum starting pay is $11/hour, with room to advance with experience and leadership roles.  Please submit an application via the “Join The Team” tab on our website, www.ritasoffairfax.com.  Please direct any questions to @email.

 

The ST James is Hiring for Summer Sports Camp Positions!

High School students interested in working this summer should check out: https://www.thestjames.com/careers to learn about the Summer Sports Camp Positions. This seasonal employment opportunity is for students who are 17 years or older and are interested in working with kids between the ages of 6-15. Interested applicants should have the ability to work Monday through Friday during daytime hours. Some of the benefits include nights and weekends off, competitive pay, and a TSJ membership while employed.

Questions about this employment opportunity should be directed to @email.

 

Sales Representative

Luv 2 Play Fairfax  · 11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA 22033

Part-time  · $11 - $15 / hour

Job Description

Luv 2 Play Indoor Playground – FAIRFAX, VA is NOW HIRING! We are now accepting applications for the following positions: management, cook, floor associate, kitchen associate, front area greeter, redemption and any responsible people who want to be a part of a fun and exciting team. We look forward to hearing from you, Thanks! COVID-19 considerations: To keep our staff safe from COVID-19 we provide plastic barriers for cashiers, hand sanitizers and face masks.  To apply, go to:  https://luv2play.com/fairfax-employment-application/

 

Torrid @ Fairfax Lakes is Hiring Sales Associates!

For a complete description and to apply, go to: http://app.jobvite.com/m?3rCMlmw1

 

Horizon Day Camp—Metro DC, the area’s first day camp for kids battling cancer that is completely free of charge to the families, is hiring counselors and other summer staff positions:

Staff will help to create a fun, interactive, and engaged camp setting, all amid a safe, inclusive environment for children who otherwise may never get to attend camp. Daily activities include music, arts and crafts, sports, swimming, nature activities and more. Medical personnel are always available to provide expert care if needed. We are overseen by a medical director and have on-site registered nurses and a fully equipped Wellness Center.

Location:       Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA

Camp Dates: June 27-August 5, 2022. Prior to the start of camp, there will be a staff orientation and development training week.

Hours:            Camp runs 9:30am-3:45pm.Tentative work hours are 8:00am to as late as 5pm.

Questions?         Email @email.

Learn more about the camp: http://horizondaycamp.org/metrodc/

 

Fairfax County Park Authority – NOW HIRING!

Get Paid to Play with a Job at the Fairfax County Park Authority!

Do you want to get paid to work on your tan, make friends, and have fun all summer? We may have the perfect job for you! We are actively hiring to fill over 600 summer positions including: Lifeguards, Park Attendants, Camp Counselors, Golf Staff, Lakefront Attendants, Farm staff, and more. Details: www.bit.ly/joinfcpa

Make a Splash and Some Cash with a Summer Job at the Water Mine!

The Water Mine is hiring Lifeguards, Park Attendants, Cashiers, Security, Leadership staff, and more. Applicants must be 15 years old or older. Training and uniforms are provided FREE of charge. Pay is competitive; Lifeguards start at $12 per hour, Cashiers and Park Attendants at $11 per hour.

The Water Mine is hosting a series of open hires where job seekers have the opportunity to apply, interview, and potentially be offered a position on-the-spot:

Saturday, April 23, 11 am – 2 pm

Saturday, May 7, 11 am – 2 pm

Saturday, May 15, 11 am – 2 pm

Details: www.bit.ly/3p0U2BH

Come Make a Difference! Rec-Pac is hiring Camp Counselors and Camp Directors.

This opportunity is for students and staff 18 years old or older. Pay is competitive ranging from $12 - $21 per hour. Details: www.bit.ly/3KACXXW

 

Camp Achva

This is the premier Jewish Day Camp in Northern Virginia.  Many staff positions available.  For more information and to apply, go to: https://www.thej.org/camps/camp-achva/

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Earth Day - Climate Change and the Chesapeake Bay

April 22, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Hosted by WUSA Channel 9's Kaitlyn McGrath. Kaitlyn will kick off the program with a backstage tour of her workplace at WUSA Channel 9. She will share her STEM career path and the effect that climate change has had on her job as a meteorologist. Kaitlyn will then welcome Hilary Falk (Chesapeake Bay Foundation ) and Ilissa Ocko (Environmental Defense Fund) to discuss how climate change has impacted our local area.

For more information and to register, go to: https://sfh-earth-day-2022.funraise.org/

 

Financial Literacy Workshop

April 23 @ 11:00-1:00

The Financial Literacy Workshop, hosted by Virginia Williams High School Career Association, Inc., is an opportunity for high school students to learn or expand on their knowledge of finance. Topics covered will be: Budgeting, Savings, Student Loans, Investments, Credit, Taxes and Cryptocurrency. This event will be virtual.  The deadline to register is April 21:  https://www.vwhsca.org/programs

 

College Orientation Workshop (June 26-July 23 @ VMI)

COW is a 4-week challenging summer educational enrichment program at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), which prepares male minority high school rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors to achieve success during the remainder of their high school careers and beyond. It is free. The deadline to apply is April 30.  For more information, see:  http://cow4life.org/application/

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Be a volunteer at the Asian Festival on Main (Old Town Fairfax)

Sunday, May 15, Event: 12 noon-6 pm, Volunteers needed:  10 am – 8 pm

Must be 13 years of age or older. 

For more information and the link for the volunteer sign up, go to: https://asianfestivalonmain.com/%20get%20involved/#volunteers

 

TOPSoccer- Spring 2022 Sundays, April 10-May 22 (5 weeks; no practice April 17, May 8), 4pm-5pm Ages: 5-18 Location: Sprague Center, 4414 Holborn Ave, Annandale, VA TOPSoccer is developed through US Youth Soccer for young athletes with intellectual, development, or physical disabilities, allowing the opportunity to learn and play soccer in a safe, nurturing, and self-empowering environment. The program’s goal is to enable young athletes to grow and develop physically, socially, and emotionally as members of US Youth Soccer with the assistance of volunteer coaches and youth mentoring buddies. This program is in partnership with the Annandale Boys & Girls Club. All participants must be fully vaccinated and must show proof of vaccine.

We are looking for volunteers to help support the athletes from week to week. The buddies will be guided by the head coach with responsibilities of assisting participants with follow through of skills/activity, socializing, engaging, and ultimately ensuring all participants are having fun! Consistency is key, so we ask that you be able to make the full season commitment.

**The Pozez JCC requires all volunteers be vaccinated.  In addition, everyone in the building must wear a mask at all times.** Please contact @email if you have questions or are interested in being a buddy.

 

INOVA Fairfax Hospital Teen Volunteer Opportunities (June 13-July 17)

Lottery Registration:  Opens Tuesday, April 26 @ 10 am and closes on Thursday, April 28 @ 11:45 pm

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

 

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety Summer Leadership Retreat

July 14-17 @ James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA

Goals for the Summer Leadership Retreat:

• Educate young drivers and passengers about their risk factors in a motor vehicle and how to reduce those risks through a variety of interactive training sessions, motivational speakers, and educational programs.

• Prepare students and their adult advisors to lead peer-to-peer safe driving and traffic safety programs in their schools and communities.

• Help build positive relationships between law enforcement and youth while working together to prevent young driver-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities.

For more information and to register, go to:  https://www.yovaso.org/summer-retreat/

 

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES:

FBI Future Agents in Training

Future Agents in Training (FAIT) is a program hosted by the FBI Washington Field Office that invites high school students to receive state of the art criminal investigative training. This program works to educate and inform students about the mission of the FBI including criminal, cyber threats, terrorism, and administrative functions. Students learn from Special Agents, Intelligence Analysts, and a variety of Professional Staff about investigative tactics that include gathering evidence, interviewing the witnesses, and solving cases. This class will be held in Manassas, VA. For more information or questions please reach out to Nicole Mines at @email.

Link to the application: https://bit.ly/35HsvhP

Please encourage students to apply asap and email Nicole Mines at @email once they submitted their application.

 

Fairfax County’s Youth Conservation Camp - High School Environmental Opportunities @ Virginia Tech

This year the 2022 Youth Conservation Camp will be back to being held in person. This one-week program will focus on forestry, soil, aquatics, and wildlife to teach 9th-12th graders more about the natural world. Youth Conservation Camp will be held Sunday, July 10th through Saturday, July 16th. Eligible students must be enrolled in grades 9-12 and a Virginia resident. Each year, the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District receives applications, makes selections and offers a partial scholarship to students who will attend Youth Conservation Camp. The total cost of camp is $550 which includes: meals, lodging, activities, and transportation during camp. Students are responsible for obtaining their own means of transportation to and from Virginia Tech from their homes. The deadline to apply is April 29: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/soil-water-conservation/youth-conservation-camp

 

James Madison University’s Summer Honors Institute (July 10-16)

The JMU Summer Honors Institute is a unique week-long program where talented rising high school juniors and seniors get a first-hand look at life in a dynamic university and its Honors College.  The deadline to apply is May 15: https://www.jmu.edu/pce/programs/all/honorscamp/index.shtml

 

The George Washington University’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences Biomedical Laboratory Sciences Department 

6th Annual Laboratory Sciences Summer Immersion Program in 2022

This intensive program will be offered in two sessions: July 11 – 15, 2022 (virtual) or July 25 – 29, 2022 (in-person) from 9am to 3pm  

The deadline to apply is May 31: https://bls.smhs.gwu.edu/programs/summer-immersion-program

 

Biomechanics Summer Program 2022

We are inviting 12 local high school students (in two cohorts) into the Leftwich Lab at the George Washington University (https://leftwichlab.seas.gwu.edu/) to complete independent, mentored research projects inspired by the animals at the Smithsonian National Zoo (SNZ). The students will visit the SNZ at the beginning of the project to meet with curators and keepers and determine a research question based on this visit. At the end of the session, each student or team will produce an infographic that will be displayed at the SNZ for the general public based on their project. Questions: See FAQ (https://leftwichlab.seas.gwu.edu/stem-experience-with-the-snz/) or email Elizabeth Gregorio at @email To apply you must be a current junior in a DMV (DC-MD-Va) area high school, and be at least 16 years old by the time the program starts. The deadline to apply is April 22ndhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd8saXTUeSxOeoGgzG6wU_HFW_4GI8B_mI5UuRMWQ_IfUw9IA/viewform

 

A.I. Scholars Live Online

AI Scholars Live Online is a 10 session (25-hour) program that exposes high school students to fundamental AI concepts and guides them to build a socially impactful project. Taught by our team of graduate students from Stanford, MIT, and more, students receive a personalized learning experience in small groups with a student-teacher ratio of 5:1. The deadline to apply is April 30https://www.inspiritai.com/liveonline

 

Society of American Military Engineers Smart Community STEM Camp

28-30 JUNE 2022 @ U.S. Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia

The cost is $360 but scholarships are available.  The deadline to apply is April 30: https://www.same.org/nova

 

NOVA STEM Camps

We are excited to bring back in-person camps this year alongside a limited selection of virtual camp options. Camps are focused on hands-on, project-based learning that provides students with excellent opportunities to begin exploring STEM fields and to chart a course for future STEM education and workforce opportunities. Camps will run June through August. For more information, see:  https://www.nvcc.edu/systemic/camps.html

 

StellarXplorers Camp Overview (August 1st–12th)

Basic Research Innovation Collaboration Center, 4100 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203

Are you interested in being one of the next generation space professionals who will travel to Mars and beyond? Or maybe you would like to be one of the engineers who designs the missions? Then this camp is for you! During the StellarXplorers Camp, you will work in teams with other like-minded students to explore the exciting world of space. You will use the Systems Toolkit (STK), a space systems simulation software used by real space professionals, to learn how to analyze and select satellite orbits along with deciding what components to place on the satellite. Brag to your classmates that you are now a rocket scientist!  This camp is free.  Must be US Citizen and 14+. Register here:  https://briccdc.com/stellarxplorers

 

Student Conservation Association’s National Crews (July 5-Aug.12)

SCA’s National Crews offer you a chance to visit places you’ve never seen before, camping with your crew members in the field to enjoy nature at its best. You’ll be building trails, conserving vital habitats, and protecting natural resources for future generations.  For more information and to apply, see:

https://www.thesca.org/serve/national-crews

 

Conflict Resolution Youth Summit @ GMU

July 18-21, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Conflict Resolution Youth Summit explores some of today's toughest problems through the lens of peace and conflict resolution. It spans four evenings on the George Mason University Campus. Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students are invited to connect with other students from varied backgrounds with common interests and goals.

Program Cost: $325* Need-based scholarships are available! Applications for scholarships will be available after you've been accepted to the program. 

For more information, see: https://carterschool.gmu.edu/prospective-students/conflict-resolution-youth-summit

 

VCU Summer Pre-College (July 11-29)

A three week in-person day program that offers high school students (graduating classes 2023 & 2024) the opportunity to explore interests in the fine arts, design or performing arts.  Students take classes with VCU arts faculty while developing their portfolios or preparing for auditions.  Cost is $2100.  For more information and to register, go to:  https://arts.vcu.edu/academics/pre-college-prep/pre-college-summer-program/

 

Fairfax Public Access TV & Radio Production Camps

Cost: $350-500.  10% early registration discount for those who enroll before May 31.

For more information, see:  https://www.fcac.org/summer-camp-registration-forms

 

Lynchburg Health Sciences Summer Scholars is a college prep program for rising 9th-12th grade students interested in healthcare fields. This weeklong camp will give students a chance to explore different health-related majors and fields, like being a PA, working in public health, becoming an athletic trainer, a nurse, a physical therapist, and more. Participants will also get to experience what it’s like to be a college student by taking part in campus life and student activities. Cost is $850 - we're offering a 10% discount to those who register before May.  For more information, see: https://www.lynchburg.edu/about/summer-camps/

 

Summer Science Camps at Virginia Tech

Explore Physical Science (July 21-23)

Explore Life Science (July 24-26)

For rising 11th and 12th graders.  For more information and to register, see: https://www.science.vt.edu/get-involved/camps.html

 

Fairfax County Public Schools – Career and Technical Education (CTE) Summer Academy (July 11-15, July 18-22, or July 25-29)

Current students in grades 7-11 will choose 4 classes each week and dive deeper into CTE program areas, develop skills, and explore careers.  Cost = $275, Location:  Lake Braddock Secondary School.  Transportation from select FCPS schools is provided.  For more information and to register, see: 

https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-CTE-summer-academy

 

FCPS - Institute for the Arts (IFTA)

IFTA is a two or four-week summer enrichment program for students in middle school and high school. Students select from nearly 90 classes in:

  • Art
  • Dance
  • Health and PE 9 *
  • Music
  • Self-Directed Economics and Personal Finance*
  • Theatre

*High school students can select Health and PE 9 or Self-Directed Economics and Personal Finance. They must register for both sessions.

Location:  Lake Braddock Secondary School

For more information, see:  https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-institute-arts-ifta

 

MILITARY INFORMATION:

Senator Mark Warner’s Academy Day

Senator Mark Warner invites high school and middle school students, their parents or guardians, and school counselors to Academy Day 2022. Attendees will have the opportunity to join breakout sessions with representatives from the United States service academies for presentations and an interactive question and answer period.

In the opening session, attendees will hear from representatives from the Virginia congressional delegation about the application procedures for congressional nominations to the academies as well as speakers from the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board, the University of Virginia ROTC programs, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, the Virginia Military Institute, and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin University. There will also be time to speak in more detail with many of these representatives at their virtual resource tables.

 Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual on Accelevents

To register, go to:  https://www.warner.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/academynominations

Questions: Email @email

 

CAREER PROGRAM:

FAA Aviation Safety (AVS) STEM Career Symposium (virtual)

April 28, 10 am – 4 pm

Designed to educate students about STEM/aviation-related career opportunities and encourage them to enter into these type of fields when considering their own career in the future. The AVS STEM Career Symposium will include multiple guest speakers, interactive visual presentations, STEM engagement activities and opportunities for students to talk with aviation professionals. Participating students will learn about exciting careers such as aviation safety inspectors, aerospace engineers, medical officers, pilots, air traffic controllers, and mathematicians.

To register, go to:  https://avsstemcareersymposium.vfairs.com/en/#welcome

 

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

Saturday, May 14, 2022

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join experts including:

•             DR. JOHN GRIFFIOEN, ASSOCIATE VETERINARIAN, FORT WORTH ZOO

•             NANCY NELSON, CVT, NICU MANAGER, ST. HUBERT'S ANIMAL WELFARE CENTER

•             KENNEDY RESENDIZ, STUDENT, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

as they share their own 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. Questions will be answered, possibly even what is hemolymph analysis in Japanese spider crabs?

Register at 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

 

Embolden Rising Leaders Fellowship

The Rising Leaders Fellowship is accepting applications from high school students interested in a 6-month virtual program designed to teach what it takes to build an effective network. The program connects students with professionals from their career fields of interest 3-5 hours per week. Opportunities will be provided to collaborate, craft LinkedIn profiles, build resumes, engage in "coffee chats", and start building professional learning networks. There is no charge to students who are accepted into this program.  The priority application deadline is March 31 and the rolling deadline is May 31https://www.emboldenme.org/program

 

FOR GRADUATING SENIORS:

The Young Ambassadors Program (YAP)

YAP is a nationally recognized program for graduating high school seniors that fosters the next generation of community-conscious Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities via the Smithsonian Institution and its resources.  YAP students experience a once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and participate in workshops with preeminent Latino scholars and leaders. After a week in Washington, the fellows conduct internships at one of 17 partner cultural or science museums across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Students also participate in community outreach events with local libraries to promote early childhood literacy.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 22, 2022

Before applying, please read the YAP program materials, including the applicant guide, which includes a step-by-step process of how to fill out the application: https://latino.si.edu/yap

 

Fairfax County Police Cadet

For high school graduates. Applications are currently being accepted for this program: https://www.joinfcpd.org/pages/cadet

 

Steve & Kate’s Camp in McLean

Looking for people with experience working with children ages 5-13 years old who might be looking for a seasonal summer position. It is a fun-filled summer spent gaining valuable experience in student engagement, teamwork and behavioral management. Counselors will have the opportunity to interact with campers throughout the day leading various activities from sewing and baking, to coding and stop-motion animation. We will also have fun outdoor activities and weekly specials, such as Kona Ice, various shows, and inflatables. 

Position Details:

Camp Dates: June 13-August 5

Starting Pay: $14.00/hourly (seasonal, temp. position)

Application link: https://brighthorizons.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External-NorthAmerica/job/McLean-VA-22102/Camp-Counselor_JR-050481

 

Want to be a future auto damage estimator or shop manager?

Pope’s Auto Body & Paint Shop, 3163 Draper Dr, Fairfax, VA is Hiring! Qualifications: English and Spanish fluency, computer literate, and willingness to learn.  Send resume to:  @email, call: 703-273-3976

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center (Room L-106)

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-2297

@email

 

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

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

  

 

 

 

Career Center News 3/3/2022

March 3, 2022

 

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

 

Some of you may have received a letter recently from a private company offering PAID college and financial aid services to students and their families. These companies often invite you to attend a "free" workshop, and, at the meeting, they will want you to register for their paid services. They may also say something about how important this meeting is to determine your eligibility for financial aid and admissions, and may promise that their clients always receive financial aid.   Please be an informed consumer- check into these companies’ ratings from the Better Business Bureau and online, and don't sign up for anything without doing your research first. Information on scholarships, financial aid and college can always be found for FREE- you do not need to pay for it.

 

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

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-2297

@email

 

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

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

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

 

FHS Events:

10th Grade Students and Parents

Please plan to attend the 14th Annual INPERSON…

Sophomore Parent/Student Preparing for College Night

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

6:30 pm

FHS Auditorium

Presenter: Ms. Erin Slater, Director of Admissions, Randolph-Macon College

This is an informative and fun program specifically designed to help 10th graders and parents plan for college. You will learn about what colleges are looking for, how to choose a school, and the college admissions process. The presentation includes a mock admission 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, FHS College & Career Center Specialist, at 703-219-2204, or @email.

This event is sponsored by FHS PTSA and the Student Services Department

 

West Point Cadet Visit

Monday, March 7, 2022 @ 10:15 AM

Career Center, Room L-106

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

 

NOVA Application Workshop

March 17– Lion Time A & B

FHS Career Center

Monica Gomez, NOVA's High School and  Recruitment Specialist assigned to Fairfax HS, will explain the next steps you need to take to be ready for NOVA in the Fall. Please bring your laptop, Social Security Number, or green card number (if you have them) to the workshop.  Sign up on Naviance (https://www.fcps.edu/naviance)- College Visits, or see Ms. Kim in the Career Center, L106, for a LT pass. 

 

College Partnership Program (CPP) is now accepting applications!

The College Partnership Program (CPP) is an enrichment program that supports students as they explore, apply to and enroll in college. Students attend monthly school-based meetings focused on academic advising, college visits, parent engagement and preparation beyond high school. Students have the opportunity to visit colleges, explore careers, attend SAT prep courses, and attend a three-day summer college experience. CPP is designed to systematically mitigate the impact of barriers to access, opportunity, and attainment and support students who are from populations that are historically underrepresented on college campuses including: • Students who are the first in family to attend college in the U.S • Black or African American students • Hispanic students, of one or more race • Students with disabilities • English Learners • Economically disadvantaged students

The deadline to apply is March 11: http://tinyurl.com/CPPAPP2022. Students will need to log in to their G Suite account to complete the online application.

For questions, contact:  Mrs. Adu-Gyamfi, School Counselor: @email, or Mr. Luke Donald, School Counselor: @email

 

FCPS Events:

2022 Fairfax County Teen Job Fairs – INPERSON

March 12, 1-3 pm at West Springfield HS

March 19, 11 am – 1 pm at Chantilly HS

For more information, see:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/springfield/teenjobfairs

Hosted by Supervisor Pat Herrity, Connection Newspapers, and Fairfax County Public Schools

 

Virtual NOVA Information Sessions

Learn about what Northern Virginia Community College has to offer. This session will showcase the diverse academic programs you can pursue at NOVA including the admissions process, the unique career and transfer opportunities available to students, and the numerous services and resources designed to get you connected to the NOVA Community.  Registration is required to obtain the meeting link. The remaining Virtual Information Sessions will be held on the following dates/times:

March 16, 2022, 4:30pm, Register at: tinyurl.com/March-16

March 24, 2022, 6:00pm, Register at: tinyurl.com/Mar-24

April 20, 2022, 6:00pm, Register at: tinyurl.com/April-20

Open to all FCPS seniors and parents.  For questions, contact: @email

 

VIRTUAL FAIRS:

College Board’s Real Talk: HBCU Edition

Thursday, March 3rd at 7pm ET/4pm PT 

Join us for a night of real talk with the best HBCU’s across the nation. Don’t miss your chance to get the information you need about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, academic programs, student organizations, Greek life, student housing and more, directly from the source. Each night will feature a different group of HBCU’s, so make sure you tune in on both evenings.

Night 2:  Bethune-Cookman, Dillard, Hampton, Morehouse, Morgan State, North Carolina A&T, and Texas Southern.

Register here: 

https://globalmeet.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1523152&tp_key=34b6cc8ac2&SFMC_cid=EM685080-&rid=47038021

 

Coalition for College’s Majors to Careers: Business

Thursday, March 10, 2022

7:00 PM  9:15 PM

Exploring majors? Considering studying business? Join us to hear different viewpoints about studying and working in business – featuring current college students, career counselors and alumni in the field, as well as admissions professionals from Coalition schools. Come with your questions to this interactive panel discussion, and stay for a college fair to explore opportunities at a variety of Coalition schools.

Panel Discussion (7 to 7:45 p.m. ET): Featuring admissions officers from Indiana University Bloomington, University of Michigan, and University of Notre Dame, along with student, alumni and career counselor perspectives.

College Fair (7:50 to 9 15 p.m. ET)

For more information and to register, go to:  https://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/event/majors-careers-business

 

COLLEGE EVENTS:

University of Mary Washington College of Education Open House

Sat, March 12, 9 am – 12 pm

This will be the first time that the doors of our newly renovated building dedicated to educating future teachers will be open to prospective students!  We’d love to show it to your students and their families.  This is a great opportunity to meet Education faculty.  Current Education students will be providing tours of classrooms, our makerspace, our curriculum lab, and other unique spaces in the building.  We will host a College of Education information session covering our programs in Elementary, Secondary, PreK-12, and Special Education.  There will also be a session specifically for Teachers for Tomorrow students.  Admissions will be hosting an information session and campus tour for anyone who has not yet participated in one.  Pre-registration is required:  https://admissions.umw.edu/register/COEOpenHouse

 

University of Virginia’s School of Architecture

On-site Undergraduate Information Sessions: March 18 & April 29, 11:30-1 pm.  Meet our Undergraduate Program Directors and tour the School of Architecture with an undergraduate Student Ambassador. 

Virtual Sessions:  March 16 & April 27, 6-7 pm. Join our Director of Admission to learn more about the School of Architecture and our Student Ambassadors to learn about the student experience. 

Most Mondays and Fridays during the semester:  Learn more about the School of Architecture through a guided tour of Campbell Hall, led by current students, tours start at 12:00 pm and last approx. 45 minutes.

Register here:  https://www.arch.virginia.edu/events/ugrad-info-sessions-and-tours-spring-2022

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

The next SAT is on May 7.  The regular registration deadline is April 8.  To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The next ACT is on April 2.  The late registration deadline is March 11.  To register, go to:  http://www.act.org/

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

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

NASA Internships

For US Citizens with minimum 3.0 GPA.  For more information, see:  https://intern.nasa.gov/#info-intern-0

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: 

Looking for a fun job with flexible hours, good pay, and free treats after every shift? 

Rita’s of Fairfax, located at 10726 Fairfax Blvd., near Panera & Party City, is reopening soon and is hiring for the upcoming 2022 season. 

Applicants must be 16 years old, outgoing & friendly, able to work at least one afternoon/evening shift & one-weekend shift during the week, and have transportation. The job entails working with customers, cleaning, restocking, catering events, and out-of-store selling events. 

The minimum starting pay is $11/hour, with room to advance with experience and leadership roles.  Please submit an application via the “Join The Team” tab on our website, www.ritasoffairfax.com.  Please direct any questions to @email.

 

i9 Sports

Looking for Juniors and Seniors to work as Spring League Instructors, Officials & Summer Camp Counselors.  Looking for applicants with strong knowledge of at least one of the following:  football, soccer, baseball, basketball or volleyball.  Starting pay is $15-18/hr.  Apply by sending an email about yourself and any sports and work experience to:  @email. For more information, see:  https://www.i9sports.com/

 

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts Summer Opportunities

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis and interviews will begin on March 15. Applications will not be considered after April 1.

For complete list and to apply, go to:  https://www.wolftrap.org/about/employment_opportunities.aspx

 

Reston Association is Hiring for Summer!

Reston Aquatics – Hiring Lifeguards.  Work 160 hours for Reston Aquatics and receive free American Red Cross training.  Scholarships available for those who qualify.  Pay Rate: $13.50 per hour. 

Reston Camps Jobs – Summer Day Camps run June 13-August 19.  Available Postings:  Directors, Assistant Directors, Specialists, Lead Counselors, Counselors & Drivers (ages 16+). 

Apply at:  https://www.vscyberhosting.com/reston/

 

Atlantic Pool Service – Lifeguards Wanted for Summer Employment

Looking for Lifeguards to work this summer in Northern Virginia area.  We are one of the highest paying pool companies in the region.  For applications and information regarding discounted certification, please call: 703-941-1000, or email at:  @email. Lifeguard certifications are not required at time of hire. 

 

Sierra Fairfax (new store in Fair City Mall) Hiring Event for Sales Floor Associates (part-time)

March 14-March 27

9600 B Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031

Apply now at: https://jobs.tjx.com/

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Society of Women Engineers at UVA High School Visitation Program - April 9, 2022

The program gives young women (cis and trans) and non-binary high school students a comprehensive look at engineering fields and at UVA’s engineering curriculum through speakers, lab tours, and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience. We particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field but may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing an engineering career. The application deadline is March 11 . The application and selection criteria can be found on the UVA Society of Women Engineers’ website: https://www.virginiaswe.org/hsv

 

Pathways to Science @ Randolph-Macon College (July 10-15)

Our program lasts 5 nights and 6 days, and is based at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va. The entire program is FREE to girls who are selected to attend. Participants will experience college life in a safe, supervised environment, living in one of our dormitories with other participants and eating in our dining hall. Dedicated Resident Assistants will make sure they are happy, safe, and acclimatized to our campus. Our participants will learn about STEM careers through hands-on activities, trips to local STEM-focused companies, and field trips to places like the Science Museum of Virginia, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, and the Baltimore Aquarium. The deadline is March 16https://pathwaystoscience.com/

REE program is designed for Latinas who are rising high school sophomores, although all high-school aged Latinas can apply.

Juntos Podemos (Virtual program) Hosted by The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at UVA

This year, Juntos Podemos will be on Saturday, April 16th. Students will have the opportunity to get a virtual student-led tour of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and engage with multiple students and professors on grounds. We will also be delivering a panel on how to navigate the financial aid and college application system, hosting a candid student panel, and enjoying several student organization performances. Overall, our goal as a chapter is to provide students with an immersive college experience and show them the various ways there are to pursue a higher education along with the opportunities that come with it.  Juntos Podemos welcomes ALL students. Women, minorities, LBGTQ, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. You do not have to be Hispanic to apply.  The application closes March 19th:  https://forms.gle/NMTc65G9QWPn57zu5

 

Questbridge’s College Prep Scholars Program

For high school juniors from low-income backgrounds. Awards may include:  Full scholarships to summer programs at Yale, UChicago, Notre Dame and more, personalized college essay feedback, and expert guidance on applying for full four-year scholarships to 48 top colleges throughout the national College Match.  The deadline to apply is March 24.  Find out if you’re eligible and apply for free at:  https://www.questbridge.org/

 

Hispanic College Institute @ Virginia Tech (July 21-24)

The Hispanic College Institute provides clear and practical college application and financial aid information and offers students the opportunity to engage with successful Latinx leaders and role models who will help inform them about career and educational opportunities.  There is NO cost to the student.  Participants are provided free transportation and lodging.  Requirements: GPA 2.5 or above, Junior or Senior, enrolled full-time in a Virginia high school.  Application closes on April 1https://www.valhen.org/programs

 

Black College Institute @ Virginia Tech

Session 1 for rising juniors: June 12-15 (virtual)

Session 2 for rising seniors: June 19-23 (in-person)

Session 3 for rising seniors: June 26-30 (in-person)

The Black College Institute is an academic summer enrichment program by Virginia Tech. It hosts talented, high-achieving and academically curious rising high school juniors and seniors. For 2022, the in-person program will be held over a 5-day period and the virtual program (juniors) will be held over 4 days. While this program is designed to attract underrepresented and/or first-generation students, we welcome the participation of any student who has a potential interest in Virginia Tech. Our program activities are planned using a multicultural perspective though we place special emphasis on the African-American identity. The deadline to apply is April 1: https://vt.edu/admissions/black-college-institute.html

 

2022 Girls Who Code Summer Programs Application

Girls Who Code offers two FREE programs in the summer: the Summer Immersion Program and the Self-Paced Program. Applicants can apply for BOTH programs, if eligible, using this application. However, students can only participate in one Summer Program. The Summer Immersion Program (SIP) is a live, virtual, 2-week introductory computer science course for current eligible 9th, 10th, and 11th grade US students and international students ages 14-18. SIP participants learn web development with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript while getting an inside look into the tech industry through incredible company partners. In addition to a completely free program, we offer grants up to $500 and tech support for qualifying students. The Self-Paced Program is a 6-week flexible computer science course for current eligible 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade US students (including SIP alumni and graduating seniors) and international students ages 14-18 who prefer not to adhere to a set schedule. Self-Paced Program participants can choose to earn beginner-level badges in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for web development or an intermediate-level badge in Python for cybersecurity. Students will also have the opportunity to build community through weekly live advisory sessions and Girls Who Code activities.

For more information and to register, go to: 

https://girlswhocodesm.smapply.io/?utm_source=Website&utm_medium=Website&utm_campaign=Domestic+GWC+SP+Website+2022

 

George Washington University’s Health Career Opportunity Program

HCOP (Health Careers Opportunity Program) is a federally funded grant program from HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) that aims to develop and guide individuals with disadvantaged backgrounds through the educational pipeline of a health profession. In this effort, HRSA has chosen George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) to be one of their National HCOP Academies. The GW Health Careers Opportunity Program gives students the chance to be a part of a National HCOP Ambassador Program while pursuing their health career goals. The HCOP Ambassador Program supports students’ success through:

  • Academics, networking, and career counseling
  • Enrichment programs that enhance and develop learning and academic skills
  • Experiential clinical immersions and community services
  • Financial literacy and planning
  • Clinical and public health experiences, research, and team building activities

HCOP is a program that has a research component. The research from HCOP is used to study how effective the program is in preparing students for a career in the health profession. HCOP  Ambassadors will be asked to participate in these studies and while we encourage participation, it is voluntary and participants can withdraw at any time.  GW Health Sciences accepts approximately 25 eligible HCOP applicants each year, who will be GW’s HCOP ambassadors. There is no cost to apply but applicants must meet eligibility criteria to be accepted and receive financial assistance. Through the HRSA grant, GW provides scholarships that help cover tuition, fees, and other eligible educational expenses. Additionally, GW offers stipends.

Early Deadline is February 22, Regular Decision Deadline is March 22. For more information and application, see:  https://gwhcop.smhs.gwu.edu/program-information

 

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

C-Tech² offers an opportunity to learn about college life--from residence halls to classrooms and everything in-between. It provides access to information and technology necessary to best prepare you for your future. The C-Tech² program targets rising junior and senior high school girls.  The deadline to apply is March 14https://eng.vt.edu/ceed/ceed-pre-college-programs/c-tech2.html

 

Carnegie Mellon’s Summer Academy for Math and Science (six weeks in Summer 2022)

Free program.  Students selected for the SAMS program have the following qualities: Have an experience that demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion in education, extra-curricular activities, and/or community engagement, and Demonstrate a strong interest in STEM disciplines. All eligible students are welcome, and we strongly encourage students from the following backgrounds to apply: Underrepresented in science and engineering, defined as being African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American, Low socioeconomic status, which may be indicated by eligibility for public assistance programs or free/reduced lunch, Raised in a home where English was a second language, First-generation college students (parent(s) did not complete a bachelor’s degree), or Currently attending a high school with historically low rates of admittance to top-tier institutions. The deadline to apply is March 16https://www.cmu.edu/pre-college/academic-programs/sams.html

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Smithsonian Youth Teaching Assistant

Be a role model, earn community service credits.  Weekly opportunities - June 21-August 19, Mon-Fridays, 8:30-5:00 pm, camp is held on the National Mall.  Must be 15-18 years old to apply.  Deadline to apply is March 7:  https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/adventures/yta/

 

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Student Representative to Fairfax County School Board

Each year, in accordance with FCPS Policy 1802, FCPS students have the opportunity to apply for the position of the student representative to the School Board.  The student representative is not a member of the School Board but serves in a nonvoting, advisory capacity, representing the interests of the students of Fairfax County Public Schools.  Students who are currently in grades 9, 10, and 11 are eligible to apply, and they do not need to be current members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SAC).  Applications are due March 23, 2022:

https://www.fcps.edu/blog/application-2022-student-representative-school-board

 

FEMA Seeks Teen Leaders for National Youth Preparedness Council

The diverse and distinguished council was created in 2012 to bring together youth leaders interested in supporting disaster preparedness and making a difference in their communities. During their one-year term on the virtual council, members meet peers from across the country, build leadership skills and serve their schools and communities. Members also have the unique opportunity to participate in an annual summit, and share their perspectives, feedback and opinions directly with FEMA leaders and staff. This opportunity is open for students in grades 8 through 11. Members are chosen based on their passion for preparedness and helping others, their involvement in their community and their ability to work in a team and as a leader. All applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. PT on March 6. To apply, go to: 

https://www.fema.gov/emergency-managers/individuals-communities/youth-preparedness-council

 

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES:

Emory & Henry Healthcare Careers Camps (June 13-17 – Special Topic: Nursing & June 20-24)

Students who are interested in exploring healthcare careers such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, nursing, athletic training, pharmacy, optometry, dentistry, chiropractic, medicine, or veterinary medicine are encouraged to attend the camp. 

Students choose to attend a number of ways either virtually or with in-person observations as a commuter or with on-campus housing.  Several health professions will be featured each day.  Tuition: Residential students: $400/week, Commuter (in person & online): $100/week, Online only: $40

For more information, see:  https://www.ehc.edu/summer-programs-camps/healthcare-careers-camps/

 

RISE (Recruiting Initiative for Student Engineers) at Virginia Tech

High school students who are interested in engineering are invited to join us in Blacksburg, Virginia where you will meet students, alumni, staff, and faculty who want to introduce you to Virginia Tech and what we have to offer.  The RISE program consists of a series of events, one per semester, starting with the spring of a student’s sophomore year. Students may apply to the program as sophomores or juniors. The deadline to apply is March 7.  For complete details, see: https://eng.vt.edu/ceed/ceed-pre-college-programs/rise.html

 

Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship (BFTF) - June 25-July 23, 2022 on the campus of Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

10 U.S. Fellows (aged 16 to 18) will join 45 international Fellows from Europe to take classes in International Diplomacy, Media and Journalism, Global Problems, Democracy, and Civic Education. Over the course of the institute, fellows will meet with US politicians, scholars, and journalists. Fellows will participate in debates, practical workshops, and seminars. They will also learn how to organize and participate in community service activities.

The Institute cultural program includes trips to Indianapolis, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington. All expenses are paid.  US Citizens, age 16-18 years old are eligible.  The deadline to apply is March 14https://www.education.purdue.edu/ben-franklin-institute/fellows/

 

Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps (YCC)

A three-week program that provides young people the opportunity to work in state parks on field-based projects. YCC crewmembers are why the program exists. The program’s goal is to create environmental stewards and future leaders through community engagement, physical labor and teamwork. The YCC experience is unique and impossible to forget. Crewmembers are expected to work in hot, sometimes harsh conditions. Upon successful completion of the program, crewmembers will receive a $500 stipend. The deadline to apply is March 14https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/ycc-crewmember

 

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) – STEM Engineering & Construction Camps

US Air Force Academy Camp – June 23 – 29, 2022- https://www.same.org/stemcamps

US Air Force Camp – July 24 – 30, 2022 - https://www.same.org/stemcamps

US Army Camp – June 12 – 18, 2022 - https://www.same.org/stemcamps

US Marine Corps Camp - June 19 – 25, 2022 - https://www.same.org/stemcamps

US Navy Camp – June 19 -25, 2022 -https://www.same.org/stemcamps

The deadline to apply for all camps is March 15https://www.same.org/stemcamps

 

Sorensen Institute's High School Leaders Program (HSLP) @ University of Virginia (July 9-23)

HSLP offers concentrated study in Virginia politics and government for high school students from across the state. The HSLP is based on a firm belief that young people not only can make a positive difference in their communities, they should be strongly encouraged to do so. Our High School Leaders Program gives students the practical skills and political knowledge to become effective advocates in their communities and schools. Participants engage in substantive debate about the public policy challenges facing the Commonwealth and interact with Virginia's political and business leaders. The two-week HSLP is held each summer on grounds at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Students who successfully complete the program receive three hours of college credit from the University of Virginia. The cost is $3200 for a shared room, or $3600 for an individual room.  The deadline to apply is March 22 and requires a letter of recommendation.  For details, see:  https://sorenseninstitute.org/hslp

 

Physics of Atomic Nuclei (PAN) @ Michigan State Experience

PAN is a free week-long program for current high school students who are US citizens (or DACA eligible).

  • Learn about research in one of the top rare-isotope laboratories in the world.
  • Get introduced to the fascinating fields of astrophysics, cosmology, and nuclear science.
  • Perform your own nuclear physics experiments.
  • Meet researchers from many institutions nationwide.
  • Discover the surprising array of career opportunities in science.
  • Experience the atmosphere of college life
  • The 2022 program is planned to be in-person (subject to change) - participants get free room and board on campus (if required)!

The deadline is March 28https://www.jinaweb.org/educational-outreach/physics-atomic-nuclei-pan/

 

2022 National Youth Science Camp

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

 

AgDiscovery Program

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

 

Summer Science Camps at Virginia Tech

Explore Data Science (July 17-19)

Explore Physical Science (July 21-23)

Explore Life Science (July 24-26)

For more information and to register, see: https://www.science.vt.edu/get-involved/camps.html

 

Fairfax County Public Schools – Career and Technical Education (CTE) Summer Academy (July 11-15, July 18-22, or July 25-29)

Current students in grades 7-11 will choose 4 classes each week and dive deeper into CTE program areas, develop skills, and explore careers.  Cost = $275, Location:  Lake Braddock Secondary School.  Transportation from select FCPS schools is provided.  For more information and to register, see: 

https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-CTE-summer-academy

 

Lebanon Valley College’s (PA) - Health & Biomedical Sciences Camp (July 25-27)

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 medical sciences. Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health and 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, genetic counseling, and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer 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 $175.

For more information and to register, go to: https://www.lvc.edu/life-at-lvc/summer-community-programming/health-biomedical-sciences-camp/

 

Gettysburg College’s Camp Psych Virtual Camp (Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15, 2022)

Camp Psych provides rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors a window into how psychological science works. Campers will get hands-on experience that introduces them to research in psychology in a fun, challenging, and engaging environment. Campers will not simply learn about cutting edge issues and research in psychology this camp gives students an insider view of the field as well as preparation for college studies.

Where: Gettysburg College campus

Cost: $350 for lectures and activities online

Who: Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors

To register, go to:  https://www.gettysburg.edu/offices/conference-event-services/summer-programs#camp-psych

 

NC State’s High School Day Camp for College of Design

Rising 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Grade

AUGUST 8 – 12, 2022

A week-long program that introduces participants to the design process through brief projects covering the range of studio disciplines offered at the College of Design: architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, art + design, and graphic design. In addition to completing projects in 5 studio rotations throughout the week, campers will participate in Design Studies critical thinking exercises and activities outside of the studio, as well as view presentations to help inform students on their path to college-level study in design.

Ideal for: This camp is perfect for high school students interested in exploring all of the disciplines offered at the College of Design. Cost: $825 (includes meals, instruction, supplies, activities, and insurance)

For more information, see:  https://design.ncsu.edu/designcamp

 

NC State’s VETCAMP (Week 1 June 27 – July 1, Week 2 July 11 – July 15, or Week 3 July 18 – July 22)

VetCAMP is designed to allow pre-veterinary high school students to delve into the immense field of veterinary medicine. Students will hear from veterinarians in many different fields and take a behind the scenes tour of the NC State University Vet School. Lessons will be given on veterinary clinic basics, surgery, dissections and anatomy. The cost is $600.  The deadline to register is April 8. For more information, see: https://cals.ncsu.edu/vetpac/vetcamp/

 

MILITARY INFORMATION:

United States Military Academy, West Point, Summer Leadership Experience (SLE) 2022 provides juniors with a week-long immersion into the academic, military, and social life of a cadet. Our country’s best asset is our people and West Point is trusted to educate, train, and inspire its undergraduate students to become leaders of character who will make an impact on the world stage. At SLE, you will explore West Point from all angles, including our high-tech educational facilities, team building athletic activities, and realistic military training. You will get a taste of Cadet Life through the entire program, which is led by current West Point cadets. You will experience the thrill of victory when you overcome the challenges of our summer program and you will form life-long connections and friendships with your future classmates.  The Summer Leadership Experience 2022 application window is open and will close on March 15th, 2022.

SLE Sessions:

Session 1: May 28 - June 3, 2022

Session 2: June 4 - June 10, 2022

The cost of attendance is $625 and generous need-based scholarships are available. There is no application fee. Standardized test scores are not required but the ideal applicant has a strong academic background and participates in team sports and other extracurricular activities.

 

The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar 2022 is the first step in navigating your future to becoming one of our nation's next generation of leaders.  If you are currently in your junior year of high school and considering the Naval Academy as your college of choice, we strongly recommend you consider applying to Summer Seminar. Summer Seminar will introduce you to life at the Academy, where you will experience first-class academic, athletic, and professional training at the #1 public college in the Country (released 2021 U.S. News & World Report College Ranking Report). Your Summer Seminar application will also serve as a preliminary application to the Academy that you will complete before or during your senior year. The Summer Seminar 2022 application window is open and will close on March 31st, 2022.

SS Sessions:

Session 1: June 4 - June 9, 2022

Session 2:  June 11 - June 16, 2022

Session 3: June 18 - June 23, 2022

The Naval Academy Summer Seminar's program fee is $650.00. This will include room and board plus meals and all clothing to be worn. Campers should plan to bring additional funds for snacks and souvenirs.

 

CAREER PROGRAM:

Embolden Rising Leaders Fellowship

The Rising Leaders Fellowship is accepting applications from high school students interested in a 6-month virtual program designed to teach what it takes to build an effective network. The program connects students with professionals from their career fields of interest 3-5 hours per week. Opportunities will be provided to collaborate, craft LinkedIn profiles, build resumes, engage in "coffee chats", and start building professional learning networks. There is no charge to students who are accepted into this program.  The priority application deadline is March 31 and the rolling deadline is May 31:  https://www.emboldenme.org/program

 

Fairfax University of America – Art of Coding class

March 7-18, 6:00-8:00 pm

Participants will be exposed to the theory and practice of computer programming and learn how to apply algorithms to develop apps and games.  Price is $195 (Free to first 20 students registered).  For questions, contact:  Dr. Mayyada Al Hammoshi: @email

 

APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR GRADUATING SENIORS:

Norfolk Naval Shipyard Apprentice Program

Norfolk Naval Shipyard's (NNSY) Apprentice Program, in partnership with TCC, is designed to attract talented individuals who want a rewarding career with the federal government. The next Apprenticeship Announcement Period is opening February 01, 2022 and closing March 15, 2022. Students participate in a rigorous training program, which combines TCC's academic classes with NNSY’s trade theory training and on-the-job learning experience. All academics will be given during working hours within the first year of the program. Participants will take courses taught by TCC faculty members, normally at the Portsmouth Campus.  Compressed sessions will consist of 2 nine-week sessions, leading to a Certificate of Completion. Apprentices are employed with a salary range of $14.37 to $15.83 per hour and receive promotions upon successful completion of program requirements. In the last three years of the program, students will be given on-the-job learning and trade theory courses. Upon graduation, apprentices are eligible to be converted to the journeyman level of their trade. For additional information, visit:  https://help.tcc.edu/s/article/Norfolk-Naval-Shipyard-Apprentice-Program

 

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 2/7/2022

February 7, 2022

 

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

 

There are a lot of summer opportunities included in this newsletter.

 

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

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-2297

@email

 

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

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

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

 

FHS Events:

Please note: This event is at WOODSON High School….

9-11th Grade Parents & Students

Join Fairfax, Madison, Oakton, Marshall and W.T. Woodson High Schools for this informative evening…

U.S. Service Academy/ROTC Night

Tuesday, February 15 @ 7:00 pm

@ W.T. Woodson HS – Auditorium, Address: 9525 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031

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. 

For more information, contact:  Maureen Kim, Fairfax High School College & Career Specialist: @email

 

Fairfax Academy Open House

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

Meet our staff!  Learn about our classes:  American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Dance, Fashion Careers, Music & Computer Technology, Musical Theatre, Pro Photo Studio, Social Media Marketing, TV & Media Production. New Next Year:  Game Design & Development. 

For more information, see:  https://fairfaxacademy.fcps.edu/

 

NOVA Application Workshop

Wednesday, Feb. 9 – Lion Time A & B

FHS Career Center

Selam Asihel, NOVA's High School and  Recruitment Specialist, assigned to Fairfax HS, will explain the next steps you need to take to be ready for NOVA in the Fall.  Please bring your laptop, Social Security Number, or green card number (if you have them) to the workshop.  Sign up on Naviance (https://www.fcps.edu/naviance)- College Visits, or see Ms. Kim in the Career Center, L106, for a LT pass. 

 

Future IT and Trades Workers: Join us for Virtual Back2Fairfax 2022

Tuesday, February 22, 5-8:00 pm

Register by Feb. 21: https://bit.ly/3u0PkH2

This event will give current high school juniors, seniors, and former FCPS Trades for Tomorrow students and graduates an opportunity to meet and network with operational staff (Trades, IT, HR and FCPS partners) in Fairfax County Public Schools. Participants will have an opportunity to attend an Industry Panel and attend breakout sessions that will cover a variety of topics including computer hardware repairs, apprenticeship 101, trade careers, networking and engineering services, interview and resume essentials and more!

 

FCPS Events:

FREE Virtual Instruction 2 Industry Career Expo event scheduled for after school on:

Monday, February 14, through Thursday, February 17, 4-8 pm

For more information and to REGISTER, go to:   https://www.fcps.edu/event/instruction-2-industry-career-expo-event-high-school-students

 

Virtual Gap Year Fair

When: February 17, 2022 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Where: Virtual

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-usa-gap-year-fair-2022-feb-17-registration-211523661967?aff=GYFeventscta

FCPS is co-hosting a Virtual Gap Year Fair with Go Overseas, whose mission is to empower human connection through perspective-changing travel. At the Virtual Gap Year Fair, students and their families can connect with gap year program providers, counselors, alumni, and college admissions representatives to learn everything needed about taking a gap year.

 

Virtual NOVA Information Sessions

Learn about what Northern Virginia Community College has to offer. This session will showcase the diverse academic programs you can pursue at NOVA including the admissions process, the unique career and transfer opportunities available to students, and the numerous services and resources designed to get you connected to the NOVA Community.  Registration is required to obtain the meeting link. The remaining Virtual Information Sessions will be held on the following dates/times:

February 10, 2022, 4:30pm, Register at: tinyurl.com/February-10

February 24, 2022, 6:00pm, Register at: tinyurl.com/February-24

March 16, 2022, 4:30pm, Register at: tinyurl.com/March-16

March 24, 2022, 6:00pm, Register at: tinyurl.com/Mar-24

April 20, 2022, 6:00pm, Register at: tinyurl.com/April-20

Open to all FCPS seniors and parents.  For questions, contact: @email

 

College Access Fairfax’s Paying for College Virtual Workshops (for 9-11th grade parents)

Topics to be covered include:

  • Understanding Cost of Attendance
  • What is Financial Aid
  • How/when do you apply for Financial Aid
  • What is considered in determining Financial Need
  • Where can you go for help

Workshops will be held on:

Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 10:00 AM: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/98233722661

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 7:00 PM: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/99211434624

Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 7:00 PM: https://myfcpsk12zoom.us/j/91429331868

To access these workshops, simply click on the link above for your selected date. The power point presentation for this workshop (as well as more information) may be found on our website: https://www.collegeaccessfairfax.org

 

VIRTUAL FAIRS:

HBCU Virtual Tour Series

In celebration of Black History Month, ECMC The College Place is hosting an HBCU Virtual College Tour Series every Tuesday at 6:00 pm during the month of February:

Feb. 8 @ 6 pm:  Bethune-Cookman University, Clark Atlanta University, Howard, and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluffs. Register here:  tinyurl.com/Feb8HBCUSeries

Feb. 15 @ 6 pm:  Florida A&M University, Grambling State University, Virginia State University. Register here:  tinyurl.com/Feb15HBCUSeries

Feb. 22 @ 6 pm:  Bennett College, Morehouse College, Spelman College. Register here: tinyurl.com/Feb22HBCUSeries

For more info, contact: Tomika Brown, @email or Chevy Lowe, @email

 

National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) Virtual College Fairs

Connect with hundreds of colleges and universities in one place:

Feb. 8, 4-8 pm: Performing & Visual Arts

Feb. 15, 6-8 pm: Multi-Session Virtual College Far

Feb. 24, 4-8 pm: STEM Virtual College Fair

For more information and to register, see:  https://www.nacacattend.org/fairs

 

COLLEGE EVENTS:

Pirates in Your Town-Northern Virginia

Date: February 9, 2022 Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm Location: Maggiano's Little Italy, 2001 International Drive, McLean, VA 22102

Pirates in Your Town (PIYT) is a signature program hosted by East Carolina University. It is designed for prospective students who want to learn more about the university. During PIYT, you will learn about the ECU admissions process and detailed information about our individual degree programs from our award-winning faculty and staff. You will learn about our academic support services and how they help our students succeed and financial aid opportunities. You may even have the chance to take home ECU swag! Register here:  https://eastcarolina.secure.force.com/events/#/list

 

Davidson Admission Intensive

Join the Davidson admission team for a workshop series designed to aid high school juniors with their college search and application process. 

February 12:

1:00-1:45:  Essay Writing Workshop

2:30-3:15:  Student Experience Panel Discussion

Register here:  https://www.davidson.edu/admission-and-financial-aid/admission-intensive

 

Coalition for College’s Ask Us Anything: College Admissions

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

8:00 PM-9:00 PM

We’ve held a number of Ask Us Anything events on Instagram and are now bringing this popular format to a panel discussion. Come with any question you have about college or the college admissions process. Questions like:  Is college worth it? Will I have to go into enormous debt? What do admissions officers really look for? How do I apply for scholarships? How do I decide what schools to apply to?  Who can help me if I don’t have a college counselor? Can I still apply for fall 2022? All questions are welcome!

Featuring: North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Penn State University, Stanford University, and Syracuse University.

Register here:  https://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/event/ask-us-anything

 

Longwood University’s Education and Teaching Immersion Day (on campus)

Thursday, Feb. 17, 10 am – 2 pm

If you are ready to take a closer look at Longwood’s education and teaching majors, sign up at: go.longwood.edu/teacherday

 

Frostburg State University Campus Visit Day

February 19, 10 am – 2 pm

Register here:  https://frostburgstate.secure.force.com/events#/list

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

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

The next ACT is on April 2.  The regular registration deadline is Feb. 25.  To register, go to:  http://www.act.org/

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

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

The National Institute of Standards and Technology Virtual Summer High School Intern Program

NIST offers unique research experiences that can set you apart from your college-bound peers. Students work with staff in physics, chemistry, biochemistry, materials science, engineering, mathematics, statistics, information technology, and computer science. Science at NIST focuses on measurement and advanced technology. Some past participants have been included as authors on scientific papers. SHIP takes place over eight weeks, 40 hours per week, during the summer months. It’s an unpaid volunteer program for students who are high school juniors and seniors at the time of application. To apply, visit https://www.nist.gov/iaao/summer-high-school-intern-program

Application deadline is February 14, 11:59:59  PM EST. For more information, write to @email (NIST Gaithersburg)

 

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab STEM – ASPIRE Program

The ASPIRE program at APL is a unique opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to experience and explore STEM careers before committing to an area of study in college. During the intensive summer session and the longer academic-year session, ASPIRE interns are paired with APL staff mentors to complete projects, solve problems, and learn and apply crucial technical and interpersonal skills in a hands-on, professional environment. During their internship, students also have access to many of APL’s considerable technical and professional resources. The ASPIRE program is an unpaid learning experience and is not a job. In person, hybrid, and virtual internships are available. The deadline to apply is February 16. For details and application, see: https://secwww.jhuapl.edu/stem/aspire/

 

Smithsonian Office of Internships: Deadlines varyhttps://internships.si.edu/opportunities

 

Army Educational Outreach Program High School Apprenticeship Program

The AEOP High School Apprenticeship program places talented high school students in STEM research apprenticeships at U.S. Army Research Laboratories and Centers and universities.  Apprentices perform hands-on research under the direct supervision of a professional scientist or engineer.  Apprentices are exposed to the real world of research, receive valuable mentorship, and learn about education and career opportunities in STEM.  AEOP High School Apprenticeships are 5-8 weeks in length (minimum of 200 hours). They take place in the summer and are non-residential (participants must provide their own transportation, housing, and meals). Apprentices receive an educational stipend in support of the experience. The deadline to apply is February 28https://www.usaeop.com/program/high-school-apprenticeships/

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: 

Looking for a fun job with flexible hours, good pay, and free treats after every shift? 

Rita’s of Fairfax, located at 10726 Fairfax Blvd., near Panera & Party City, is reopening soon and is hiring for the upcoming 2022 season. 

Applicants must be 16 years old, outgoing & friendly, able to work at least one afternoon/evening shift & one-weekend shift during the week, and have transportation. The job entails working with customers, cleaning, restocking, catering events, and out-of-store selling events. 

The minimum starting pay is $11/hour, with room to advance with experience and leadership roles.  Please submit an application via the “Join The Team” tab on our website, www.ritasoffairfax.com.  Please direct any questions to @email.

 

Looking for after school help:  Need a student to help with light administrative, office duties.   The hourly wage is $18.00 per hour.

If interested, contact: Kimberly Lawler, Kimberly’s Corporate Catering, 8455 Unit 0 Tyco Road , Vienna, Va. 22182

www.kimberlyscorporatecatering.com

email: @email

703-448-7298, Text: 703-999-2620

 

Kumon Math and Reading of Fairfax-East Teaching Assistant Positions

9916A Main St., Fairfax, VA 22031, 571-422-2986

@email

Kumon is the world's largest after-school enrichment program. We help students pre-K through 12th grade develop critical, self-learning skills in Math and Reading. Our Fairfax-East location is currently hiring local college students or high school Juniors and Seniors for teaching assistant positions.

Tuesday 3:30-7:45PM, Thursday 3:30-7PM, Saturday 8:50-11AM

Contact us if you are able to work at least two days out of the week.

 

Autobell Car Wash

Looking to hire high school students for part-time positions. 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), customer service training to really polish those soft skills.  Apply online today at:  autobell.com/jobs

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Society of Women Engineers at UVA High School Visitation Program - April 9, 2022

The program gives young women (cis and trans) and non-binary high school students a comprehensive look at engineering fields and at UVA’s engineering curriculum through speakers, lab tours, and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience. We particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field but may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing an engineering career. The application deadline is March 11 . The application and selection criteria can be found on the UVA Society of Women Engineers’ website: https://www.virginiaswe.org/hsv

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Smithsonian Youth Teaching Assistant

Be a role model, earn community service credits.  Weekly opportunities - June 21-August 19, Mon-Fridays, 8:30-5:00 pm, camp is held on the National Mall.  Must be 15-18 years old to apply.  Deadline to apply is March 7:  https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/adventures/yta/

 

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES:

Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) Northern Virginia Internship Program

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

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

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

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

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

 

George Washington University’s Health Career Opportunity Program

HCOP (Health Careers Opportunity Program) is a federally funded grant program from HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) that aims to develop and guide individuals with disadvantaged backgrounds through the educational pipeline of a health profession. In this effort, HRSA has chosen George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) to be one of their National HCOP Academies. The GW Health Careers Opportunity Program gives students the chance to be a part of a National HCOP Ambassador Program while pursuing their health career goals. The HCOP Ambassador Program supports students’ success through:

  • Academics, networking, and career counseling
  • Enrichment programs that enhance and develop learning and academic skills
  • Experiential clinical immersions and community services
  • Financial literacy and planning
  • Clinical and public health experiences, research, and team building activities

HCOP is a program that has a research component. The research from HCOP is used to study how effective the program is in preparing students for a career in the health profession. HCOP  Ambassadors will be asked to participate in these studies and while we encourage participation, it is voluntary and participants can withdraw at any time.  GW Health Sciences accepts approximately 25 eligible HCOP applicants each year, who will be GW’s HCOP ambassadors. There is no cost to apply but applicants must meet eligibility criteria to be accepted and receive financial assistance. Through the HRSA grant, GW provides scholarships that help cover tuition, fees, and other eligible educational expenses. Additionally, GW offers stipends.

Early Deadline is February 22, Regular Decision Deadline is March 22. For more information and application, see:  https://gwhcop.smhs.gwu.edu/program-information

 

The Summer Science Program (SSP) is one of the longest-running residential, research based programs for high school students talented in STEM. It accelerates the social and intellectual development of these teenagers, and raises their aspirations, at a key inflection point in their lives: a few months before they apply to college. Each program includes twelve research teams of three participants each, led by seven faculty, conducting a carefully planned, hands-on research project. Each team is assigned a target to study, collects original data, draws conclusions, and writes a final report. Living and working together continuously for 39 days, they become a supportive community. Participants choose research in Astrophysics or Biochemistry. The deadline to apply is February 25https://summerscience.org/the-ssp-experience/what-is-ssp/

 

Pathways for Future Engineers @ Virginia Tech (July 17-30)

This is a multi-year program designed to support first generation students and their families on the pathway from high school to an engineering degree. The program includes pre-college activities  (while students are still in high school) as well as additional support as students pursue their undergraduate degree.  Eligibility: Only students living in the State of Virginia who had neither parent graduate from a four-year college are eligible to apply to the Pathways Program. The deadline is March 1https://eng.vt.edu/ceed/ceed-pre-college-programs/Pathways.html

 

RISE (Recruiting Initiative for Student Engineers) at Virginia Tech

High school students who are interested in engineering are invited to join us in Blacksburg, Virginia where you will meet students, alumni, staff, and faculty who want to introduce you to Virginia Tech and what we have to offer.  The RISE program consists of a series of events, one per semester, starting with the spring of a student’s sophomore year. Students may apply to the program as sophomores or juniors. The deadline to apply is March 7.  For complete details, see: https://eng.vt.edu/ceed/ceed-pre-college-programs/rise.html

 

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

C-Tech² offers an opportunity to learn about college life--from residence halls to classrooms and everything in-between. It provides access to information and technology necessary to best prepare you for your future. The C-Tech² program targets rising junior and senior high school girls.  The deadline to apply is March 14https://eng.vt.edu/ceed/ceed-pre-college-programs/c-tech2.html

 

Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship (BFTF) - June 25-July 23, 2022 on the campus of Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

10 U.S. Fellows (aged 16 to 18) will join 45 international Fellows from Europe to take classes in International Diplomacy, Media and Journalism, Global Problems, Democracy, and Civic Education. Over the course of the institute, fellows will meet with US politicians, scholars, and journalists. Fellows will participate in debates, practical workshops, and seminars. They will also learn how to organize and participate in community service activities.

The Institute cultural program includes trips to Indianapolis, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington. All expenses are paid.  US Citizens, age 16-18 years old are eligible.  The deadline to apply is March 14https://www.education.purdue.edu/ben-franklin-institute/fellows/

 

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) – STEM Engineering & Construction Camps

US Air Force Academy Camp – June 23 – 29, 2022- https://www.same.org/stemcamps

US Air Force Camp – July 24 – 30, 2022 - https://www.same.org/stemcamps

US Army Camp – June 12 – 18, 2022 - https://www.same.org/stemcamps

US Marine Corps Camp - June 19 – 25, 2022 - https://www.same.org/stemcamps

US Navy Camp – June 19 -25, 2022 -https://www.same.org/stemcamps

The deadline to apply for all camps is March 15https://www.same.org/stemcamps

 

Carnegie Mellon’s Summer Academy for Math and Science (six weeks in Summer 2022)

Free program.  Students selected for the SAMS program have the following qualities: Have an experience that demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion in education, extra-curricular activities, and/or community engagement, and Demonstrate a strong interest in STEM disciplines. All eligible students are welcome, and we strongly encourage students from the following backgrounds to apply: Underrepresented in science and engineering, defined as being African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American, Low socioeconomic status, which may be indicated by eligibility for public assistance programs or free/reduced lunch, Raised in a home where English was a second language, First-generation college students (parent(s) did not complete a bachelor’s degree), or Currently attending a high school with historically low rates of admittance to top-tier institutions. The deadline to apply is March 16https://www.cmu.edu/pre-college/academic-programs/sams.html

 

2022 National Youth Science Camp

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

 

AgDiscovery Program

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

 

Summer Science Camps at Virginia Tech

Explore Data Science (July 17-19)

Explore Physical Science (July 21-23)

Explore Life Science (July 24-26)

For more information and to register, see: https://www.science.vt.edu/get-involved/camps.html

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITY:

Fairfax County Public Safety Career Fair

Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 11am – 3pm (Alternate weather date: March 5)

St Bernadette Catholic Church, 7600 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield

Calling all young adults!  Join the Police and Faith Community of West Springfield for the Fairfax County Public Safety Career Fair.  Meet Police Officers, Deputy Sheriffs, Animal Protection Officers,  Firefighters, and 911 Dispatchers to learn about the amazing opportunities that a career in public safety offers.  Enjoy lunch, live demonstrations, and the chance to talk with recruiters! 

 

MILITARY INFORMATION:

United States Military Academy, West Point, Summer Leadership Experience (SLE) 2022 provides juniors with a week-long immersion into the academic, military, and social life of a cadet. Our country’s best asset is our people and West Point is trusted to educate, train, and inspire its undergraduate students to become leaders of character who will make an impact on the world stage. At SLE, you will explore West Point from all angles, including our high-tech educational facilities, team building athletic activities, and realistic military training. You will get a taste of Cadet Life through the entire program, which is led by current West Point cadets. You will experience the thrill of victory when you overcome the challenges of our summer program and you will form life-long connections and friendships with your future classmates.  The Summer Leadership Experience 2022 application window is open and will close on March 15th, 2022.

SLE Sessions:

Session 1: May 28 - June 3, 2022

Session 2: June 4 - June 10, 2022

The cost of attendance is $625 and generous need-based scholarships are available. There is no application fee. Standardized test scores are not required but the ideal applicant has a strong academic background and participates in team sports and other extracurricular activities.

 

The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar 2022 is the first step in navigating your future to becoming one of our nation's next generation of leaders.  If you are currently in your junior year of high school and considering the Naval Academy as your college of choice, we strongly recommend you consider applying to Summer Seminar. Summer Seminar will introduce you to life at the Academy, where you will experience first-class academic, athletic, and professional training at the #1 public college in the Country (released 2021 U.S. News & World Report College Ranking Report). Your Summer Seminar application will also serve as a preliminary application to the Academy that you will complete before or during your senior year. The Summer Seminar 2022 application window is open and will close on March 31st, 2022.

SS Sessions:

Session 1: June 4 - June 9, 2022

Session 2:  June 11 - June 16, 2022

Session 3: June 18 - June 23, 2022

The Naval Academy Summer Seminar's program fee is $650.00. This will include room and board plus meals and all clothing to be worn. Campers should plan to bring additional funds for snacks and souvenirs.

 

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 1/10/2022

January 10, 2022

 

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

 

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

 

Happy New Year!

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-2297

@email

 

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

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

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

 

FHS Events:

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

Virtual Junior College Planning Night

for juniors and their parents/guardians

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

 

You must register in advance for this webinar:

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

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

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

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

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

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

8:10-8:30:  Question & Answer

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

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

 

VIRTUAL GAP YEAR FAIRS:

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

January 18, 6:00-8:30 pm

February 2, 6:00-8:30 pm

February 6, 2:00-4:30 pm

February 17, 6:30-9:00 pm

March 2, 7:00-9:30 pm

March 13, 12:30-3:30 pm

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

 

FOR SENIORS:

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

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

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

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

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

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

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

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

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

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

STEM Youth Development Internship

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

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

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

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

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

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: 

Dominos is now hiring!

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

 

Paradise Pool Service is Hiring

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

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Latinas Leading Tomorrow - Elite Leadership Academy

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

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

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

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

1-2pm for 9-18 year olds

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

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

 

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES:

Bank of America Student Leaders Program

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

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

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

 

Architect of the Capitol, Washington DC Summer Internships

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

National Eye Institute’s DIVRO Summer Internship Program

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

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

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

Who should apply?

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

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

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

To apply High school students:

 

National Eye Institute’s Summer Intern Program

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

About summer internships at NEI

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

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

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

To apply High school students

 

George Mason University’s Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program

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

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

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

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

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

 

Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) Northern Virginia Internship Program

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

2022 National Youth Science Camp

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

 

AgDiscovery Program

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

 

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

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

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

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

CAREER OPPORTUNITY:

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

Saturday, January 29, 2022

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

Career Center News 11/17/2021

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

 

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

 

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

 

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families!

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-2297

@email

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

FHS Events:

ASVAB Test @ FHS

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

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

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

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

 

West Point Cadet Information Session

Tuesday, Nov. 23 @ LT A

Career Center

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

 

FCPS Events:

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

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

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

Scholarship 101:

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

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

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

 

Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Disabilities Parent Workshop

December 9, 2021

Virtual: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

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

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

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

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

7th Annual HBCU Showcase (VIRTUAL) 

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

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

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

 

FOR SENIORS:

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

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

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

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

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

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

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

Architectural Internship Available

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

Please call or text Gina at 703-565-7527

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: 

Chuck E. Cheese – 9404 Main Street, Fairfax.

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

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

 

Rosenthal Automotive is Hiring!

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

45425 Holiday Drive, Sterling, VA 20166

 

Premier Aquatics Hiring Lifeguards for Summer - Zoom Hiring Event

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

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

See attached flyer for Zoom info. 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Primeros Pasos @ VCU

November 20

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

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

 

Fairfax Area Student “Shark Tank” Technology Challenge

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

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

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

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

Requirements to Become a Volunteer:

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

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

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

The deadline to register is Sunday, November 21. 

 

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

Holiday Craft Show:

November 20 & November 21

Location: Fairfax High School (3501 Lion Run)

Shifts:

Saturday: 5:30am-9:30am; 9:30am – 4pm

Sunday: 7:30am – 10am; 9:30am – 3pm

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

 

Festival of Lights: 

December 4

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

Shifts: 

11am-3pm

2pm – 6pm

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

 

Lunch with Santa: 

December 11

Location: Old Town Hall (3999 University Dr.)

Shifts:

10am – 2pm

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

 

Holiday Market:

Shifts: 

Sunday, December 5 from 1pm – 3pm

Sunday, December 12 from 3pm – 5pm

Location: Old Town Square (3999 University Dr.)

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

 

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

 

Side Out Ambassador Program

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

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

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

 

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES:

Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA)

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

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

Empowering Future Tech Careers at Marymount University

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

 

4th Annual Back2Fairfax Teacher Seminar

Tue, December 14, 2021

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

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

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

 

AWS Girls’ Tech Day

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

AWS Girls’ Tech Day 2021 includes:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

Career Center News 10/29/2021

October 29, 2021

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-2297

@email

 

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

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

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

 

FCPS Events:

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

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

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

FAFSA Line-by-Line: 

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

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

Scholarship 101:

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

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

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

 

FCPS Virtual College Week Recordings

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

Paying for College

Dual Enrollment

Standardized Testing in the College Process

Study in Spain

What 9th Grade Students Need to Know About College

Considerations for Students with Disabilities in the College Search & Beyond

Are You Common App Ready?

Exploring Naviance

Applying to a Military Academy

AP/IB in FCPS

Scholarship 101

Write Your Truth: A Guide to College Essays

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

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

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

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

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

 

COLLEGE VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSIONS:

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

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

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

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

Please direct any questions to Tiffanie Rosier at @email.  

 

Explore Design Futures – UVA’s School of Architecture

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

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

 

FOR SENIORS:

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

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

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

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

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

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

PHYSICAL THERAPY MENTOR/INTERNSHIP

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

 

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

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

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: 

Rosenthal Automotive is Hiring!

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

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

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

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

 

Continental Pools Now Hiring Lifeguards

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

 

Premier Aquatics Now Hiring Lifeguards

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

 

Kids First Swim Schools – Springfield

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

 

COLLEGE CAMPUS EVENTS:

Virginia Tech Open Houses:

Saturday, Nov. 6 & Sunday, Nov. 7

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

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

 

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

October 30 (virtual)

November 6 (on-campus)

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

 

James Madison University On-Campus Academic Open House

November 13

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

 

Radford Fall Open House

November 13 @ 10 am

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

 

UVA School of Architecture Tours

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

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

 

West Virginia University:

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

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

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

UVA’s Hoos First Open House

Saturday, November 6, 2021

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s College 101 Series

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

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

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

 

Primeros Pasos @ VCU

November 13

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

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

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Willow Springs Elementary Bingo Night

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

Date: 11/12/2021 (Fri.), 5:00-9:00 pm

Location: Cafeteria

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

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

 

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

Holiday Craft Show:

November 20 & November 21

Location: Fairfax High School (3501 Lion Run)

Shifts:

Saturday: 5:30am-9:30am; 9:30am – 4pm

Sunday: 7:30am – 10am; 9:30am – 3pm

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

 

Festival of Lights: 

December 4

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

Shifts: 

11am-3pm

2pm – 6pm

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

 

Lunch with Santa: 

December 11

Location: Old Town Hall (3999 University Dr.)

Shifts:

10am – 2pm

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

Holiday Market:

Shifts: 

Sunday, December 5 from 1pm – 3pm

Sunday, December 12 from 3pm – 5pm

Location: Old Town Square (3999 University Dr.)

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

 

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

 

 

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES:

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

MILITARY INFORMATION:

Fort Bragg’s Annual Military Academies Fair (VIRTUAL)

When:  Monday, November 8, 2021

Time:  5PM-7:45PM EST

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

There will be representatives from the 5 US Service Academies:

US Military Academy (West Point)

US Air Force Academy

US Naval Academy

US Coast Guard Academy

US Merchant Marine Academy

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

Career Center News 10/5/2021

October 5, 2021

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-2297

@email

 

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

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

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

Please note my first quarter appointments are reserved for seniors. 

 

 

FHS College Visits:

The following College Admissions Officers are visiting FHS soon….

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

Note: The following college has recently scheduled a visit:

  • Emerson College – Oct. 19 @ 11:30

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

 

FCPS EVENTS:

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

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

Monday, October 18:

5:00 pm: Paying for College

6:00 pm: Dual Enrollment

7:00 pm: Standardized Testing in the College Process

 

Tuesday, October 19:

5:00 pm: Study in Spain

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

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

 

Wednesday, October 20:

5:00 pm:  Are you Common App ready?

6:00 pm: Exploring Naviance

7:00 pm: Applying to a Military Academy

 

Thursday, October 21:

5:00 pm: AP/IB in FCPS

6:00 pm: Scholarship 101

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Moving onto Life in the Community Virtual Resource Fair

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

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

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

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

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

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

 

European Universities Consortium’s Study In Europe

October 6, 5-8 PM PST

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

INPERSON COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Discover USC - University of Southern California

Monday, October 11, 7-9:00 pm

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

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

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

 

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

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

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

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

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Compensation: $500 honorarium

To Apply:  Two ways to apply:

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

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

Applications due by October 8th.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: 

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

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

 

Flint School – Now Hiring AfterCare Counselors

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

Sample of Responsibilities & Duties

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

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

● Assisting students with homework

● Interact positively with parents and faculty

Benefits of this Position

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

● Competitive Pay & Referral Bonuses

○ $15 - $20/hour w/ HS Diploma

○ $12/hour - Current High Schoolers

● Experience working with students JK - 8th Grade

● Valuable connections with Faculty & Administration

● Free membership to Fairfax County Rec Centers

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

 

COLLEGE CAMPUS EVENTS:

George Mason University - Mason Fall Premiere

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

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

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

 

Virginia Tech Open Houses:

Saturday, Nov. 6 & Sunday, Nov. 7

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

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

 

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

October 16 (on-campus)

October 30 (virtual)

November 6 (on-campus)

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

 

UVA School of Architecture Tours

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

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

 

Christopher Newport Open House

Oct. 23, 8:30 am – 1 pm

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

West Virginia University:

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

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

 

Sweet Briar College Fall Open Houses:

October 23 & November 6

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

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

NOVA Information Sessions Dedicated to the Latinx/Hispanic Communities

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

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

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

Passcode:   351181 

 

Journey to Bucknell (virtual Nov. 7–10)

To be eligible, you must:

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

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

 

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

Oct. 11

Essay Writing 201: Brainstorming

 

Oct. 18

Leveraging Your Activities List and Supplemental Materials

 

Oct. 25

What Do You Do After You Hit Submit?

 

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

 

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

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

Oct. 13: Admissions & the Arts

Oct. 21: Finding a Fit at Large Public Schools

Oct. 27: Completing the FAFSA | Completando la FAFSA

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Primeros Pasos @ VCU

November 13

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

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

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Willow Springs Glow Party – October 22

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

 

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES:

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)

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

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

 

Scripps Howard Emerging Journalists Program at Elon University 

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

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

Women + Technology: Virtual Bot-a-Thon Challenge

Oct. 11, 2021 from 3pm to 7pm

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

 

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

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

FCPS Contact: Matt Bechtel, @email

 

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

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

 

Virginia Williams High School Career Forum

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

Career Center News 9/20/2021

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-2297

@email

 

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

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

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

Please note my first quarter appointments are reserved for seniors. 

 

 

FHS College Visits:

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

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

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

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

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

September 20 @ 5:00-7:45 pm

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

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

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

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

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

 

Greater Atlanta-area Colleges Spotlight

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

Wednesday, Sept. 29 - Thursday, Sept. 30

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

 

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

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

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

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

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Compensation: $500 honorarium

To Apply:  Two ways to apply:

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

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

Applications due by October 8th.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: 

Rita’s Italian Ice – Fairfax:

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

 

Help Wanted: The UPS Store

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

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

 

Senberry Acai Bowls – Old Town Fairfax

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

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

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

Job Type: Part-time

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

 

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

Server/Hostess, PT, $13 per hour

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

 

Needed:  Female tutor for 10 year old girl 

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

Job details: 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Autobell Car Wash is Hiring High School Students!

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

 

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

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

 

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

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

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

 

COLLEGE CAMPUS EVENTS:

Christopher Newport Open Houses:

Sept. 25 & Oct. 23, 8:30 am – 1 pm

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

West Virginia University:

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

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

 

Sweet Briar College Fall Open Houses:

October 23 & November 6

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

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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

Sept. 20

Essay Writing 201: Brainstorming

 

Sept. 27

College Application & Financial Aid Basics

 

Oct. 4

Essay Writing 101: Myth busting

 

Oct. 11

Essay Writing 201: Brainstorming

 

Oct. 18

Leveraging Your Activities List and Supplemental Materials

 

Oct. 25

What Do You Do After You Hit Submit?

 

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

 

Access Davidson: October 24-25, 2021

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

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

 

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

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

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

Oct. 13: Admissions & the Arts

Oct. 21: Finding a Fit at Large Public Schools

Oct. 27: Completing the FAFSA | Completando la FAFSA

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

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

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

 

Girls in Technology (GIT) Programs

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

GIVE Tutoring

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

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

https://www.giveyouth.org/ 

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

 

Willow Springs Glow Party – October 22

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

 

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

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES:

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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