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April 2018 Students of the Month: Adriana Cisneros-Montano, Amanda Clausen, Edward Gemee, Matthew Harrison, Laura Lipponen, Samantha Magana

April 2018 Students of the Month: Adriana Cisneros-Montano, Amanda Clausen, Edward Gemee, Matthew Harrison, Laura Lipponen, Samantha Magana

College & Career Center

 

 Community Events

 

May 1st 10am-12pm and 6pm-8pm - WACAC College Fair @ West Valley College

Westmont Students can take bus to 10am session,

get permission form and sign up here

 

 

College and Career Center Upcoming Events:

all events are held in the Library @ study hall unless noted otherwise 

 

Wednesday, April 25th - Paul Mitchell School, San Jose

 

Thursday, April 26th - Art Institute of California

 

Friday, April 27th - Florida Polytechnic University 

 

Monday, April 30th - U.S. Marines Presentation 

 

 Monday, April 23rd - Wednesday April 25th - Scholarship Help after school in Library

 

 

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.

Some useful College and Career Planning links

Naviance

SAT - College Board

ACT

Planning/Research

 

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 & Career Center Student Ambassadors:

This year we are accepting applications from Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors 

to represent the College and Career Center (CCC) as Ambassadors. 

Applications are due March 29, 2018

If you are:

- interested in being a student liaison for the CCC

- savvy with social media, design, marketing

- like to learn about colleges and career opportunities

- have a few hours a month to help out next year

We would LOVE for you to fill out an application.  We will select 3 students from each grade level for next year's Student Ambassadors.  Download the application here and turn it in at the College and Career Center to Mrs. Klaus or email completed application to rklaus@cuhsd.org.  

 
 
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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