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Students of the Month (October): Julian Benesch, Daniel Blake, Allison Boles, Emmitt Breithaupt, Jeffrey Carlisle, Aida Medina Barragan, Joseph Mercado, Andrew Ngo, and Varun Saran.

College & Career Center

College & Career Specialist Mrs. Rene Klaus: rklaus@cuhsd.org 

 The Westmont College and Career Center is open daily in the library!

Have questions about applying to college or how to research careers?

Students may come in at any time for individualized help regarding college searches, scholarship opportunities, and the college application process.  Get help learning about potential careers and what training is needed. 

Our College and Career Specialist, Rene Klaus, collaborates with Westmont's guidance counselors and administrators to provide career and college support for all of our students.

We will help to answer your many college questions, as well as give you tips on how to best support your student going through the college process. We will discuss how to choose colleges, how to engage your student in the process, how to find a best fit college, tips to reduce stress and to empower your students.

Click here to visit the Westmont College and Career Center Facebook page

For more information or if you'd like to volunteer please email: rklaus@cuhsd.org



College and Career Center Upcoming Events:

(during study hall in Library unless otherwise stated)


11/1- California College of the Arts                                            

11/6 - University of New England                                                

11/7 - UC Application Workshop (get help on UC application)

11/7 6:30pm  - Junior Parent & Student College Night             

at Prospect High School Performing Arts Center

(see flyer for details)

11/8 - University of San Francisco                                             

11/9 - Talk Show Host - It All Starts with a Dream                    

(find out how to be on TV and make your dream

career become a reality)            

11/14 - University of California, Santa Cruz                              

11/17 - California Aeronautical University                                


11/30 6:30-8:30pm - District Wide Out of State College Fair 

Sponsored by CUHSD Educational Foundation

in Westmont Cafeteria, Bring the Family!

Buy dinner from Food and Drink Trucks








College & Career Center Student Ambassadors:

Juniors (Class of 2018) you may apply to be a Student Ambassador in Spring! You may apply through Naviance. 

Come to the College & Career Center to find out more info.

The Westmont College and Career Center (CCC) connects students to resources for planning a "best fit" career and college path. This is a volunteer-supported forum for exchange of ideas, news, events and resources.
The Westmont CCC is led by our College and Career Specialist and comprised of committed parent volunteers, collaborating with Westmont’s Counselors and Administrators to provide career and college support for our students.

Westmont CCC Mission:
Westmont CCC connects students to resources for planning a "best fit" college and career path

CCC objectives are:
1. Career planning and exploration
. promote self assessment tool on Naviance
. assist students, as needed at studyhall/lunch hour
. liaison to SVCTE; promote opportunities for students
. arrange and host career speakers from a variety of occupation

2. College planning
. assist students, as needed at study hall, lunch hour and after school
. provide referral support for test prep, essays, online tools, summer programs
. refer students to resources for exploring "good fit" colleges and schools
. help students and parents explore affordable college programs such as WUE
. provide requirement deadlines for UC and Cal State college applications

3. Financial aid planning
. assist students, as needed at study hall, lunch hour and after school on Naviance, to explore financial aid resources and scholarships
. provide referral support for FASFA, FastWeb, etc.
. host FAFSA workshop with onsite help for filing application

4. Work and internship referrals
. promote Community Service opportunities for students
. liaison to businesses and non-profits for shadowing opportunities and Senior Service learning partnerships
. host job postings on WHS CCC Facebook page

5. College and Vocational School visits on WHS campus
. outreach to colleges to schedule visits
. manage college visits calendar
. promote college visit on Bulletin, SchoolLoop, The Shield, Facebook
. manage visit on day of event

6. WHS CCC Resource Management
. supervise room during studyhall/lunch hour
. encourage computer usage for Naviance, career search, etc.
. promote resources of the CCC, via Bulletin, SchoolLoop, The Shield, Facebook
. manage volunteers to staff the room
Are you the first in your family to attend college?  if so there is a scholarship opportunity for you.
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