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Students of the Month October 2019: Congratulations to the following students of the month for November. Christopher Carter, Reiko Scilingo, Alan Villanueva, Sebastian Gomez Valdez, Olivia Merrick, Alma Hernandez, Kendyl Brower, Laura Lipponen, Ron Belman, Kristie Herrera Garrido, Enya Walker, Jakob Silva, Ilda Livia Huoponen, Lindsay Harris, Lilou Gervais, Irvin Alvarado Martinez (not pictured), Peter Sanfilippo, Francisco Guardarrama. Great job everyone! (Miller)

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 Community Events

 

 

Junior Parent & Student Night

November 14th 6:30-7:30pm

Panel of College Admission Representatives

at Prospect High School PAC

 

Essay Writing Workshop

November 15th 4:30-6:00pm

Get help editing you college essays!

at Campbell Community Center

 

Why Consider Out-of-State College?

Come find out at the

Out of State College presentation and College Fair

December 6th 6:00-8:00pm

in Westmont Library

 

 

 

 

College and Career Center Upcoming Events:

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

11/13 UC Santa Cruz

11/15 San Jose State University

11/28 Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

11/30 Cogswell College

12/10 San Jose City College

1/24 Paul Mitchell The School, San Jose

 

Did you miss a College Visit you were interested in?

Listen to Podcasts from past College Visits at the 

CCC Student Ambassadors Website

 

 

Watch us on Social Media

 

Instagram &  Twitter - @westmontccc

  

Snapchat - @collegecareer18

 

Facebook - @WestmontCCC

 

Get Reminded

of our events and important things you should know....

join our REMIND groups

 

Text the appropriate string to the number 81010:

 

Grads 2019 - text @f46a8e7

Grads 2020 - text @9h88d8

Grads 2021 - text @hckak3

Grads 2022 - text @rklaus

 

 

 

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 for 2019-2020 school year will be available April 2019

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

 

 
 
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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