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    College & Career Center  (@awhscollegecareer) 
     
    Welcome and Overview
     
    In the College & Career Center, students can find current material on hundreds of colleges, gap year programs, and summer opportunities.  Additionally, students can access computers to search for information on careers, colleges, scholarships, as well as find community service and job opportunity postings. Please visit early and often!
     
    In the fall, the Center is a flurry of activity with close to 100 college admission representatives visiting our campus. Seniors are encouraged to attend college application workshops on campus (dates/times TBA) and research/apply for scholarships through Naviance.
     
    My hope is that students leave high school well-prepared and excited to embark on their next journey, no matter where they land. It is also my hope that students embrace the process with confidence and curiosity and enjoy this time rather than succumbing to the pressures that often goes with the college application process. There are thousands of colleges and universities out there, as well as career options and gap year programs to consider.  Keep in mind - what might be good for your best friend may not be what's best for you so keep your interests and wishes alive and strong!
     
    Trust your instincts and take the initiative to ask questions so that you can learn about all of your options. I look forward to hearing about your plans and helping in any way I can.
     
    I have a long history with our school, one that started years before I began working here. Feel free to learn more by reading my Bio.
     
    Lastly, please follow me on Instagram @awhscollegecareer
     
    Lisa Neumaier, College & Career Specialist
     
     

    Seniors

    • The CSU (Cal State Apply) application opened October 1 and can be submitted between October 1 and November 30
    • The Free Application Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the main financial aid application for college-bound students. It opened October 1 for the Class of 2022.
    • All senior students/senior families are encouraged to attend the Financial Aid Night on Thursday, October 14 at 5:30 pm. 
    • The purpose of this evening is to prepare college-bound seniors (going to a two-year or four-year university) and their parents for the financial aid application process.  The College & Career Specialist, in conjunction with a college financial aid officer, provides a comprehensive overview of financial aid, including the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), CSS Profile, Cal Grant, and scholarship opportunities.
    • Zoom meeting link:  https://tamdistrict-org.zoom.us/j/98760790566?pwd=angwZWEwNnJzNUJYalBaekQrSmxsQT09  Meeting ID: 987 6079 0566 Passcode: 698016
    • It is recommended that all senior famlies view this video as it has important financial aid and scholarship information: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHFbPKKlNNUk4MAWq2R0fVg
     

    Click Here for current College & Career Center Events 

    (updated daily) 

    College & Career Center:
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    Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm
    Phone: 415-458-3481
    Room: 211 (next door to Counseling)
     
    School Code for Testing (aka CEEB code): 052770
     
    For information regarding internships, please see Greg Davison.  He can be reached at gdavison@tamdistrict.org.
     
    More than 100 College Reps visit our campus each fall to talk to students about their schools, so please attend as many as you can. The information and advice reps provide is priceless!!
     
    Although most visits occur before school, during Tutorial or at lunch, we still want students to sign up on Naviance..
     
    Click here to log in to Naviance. Once logged in, click on the colleges tab then click on research colleges, then college visits.
     
    Students can use a single sign on feature to log on to Naviance using their Tam District username and password. 
     
     $$$ Scholarships$$$
     
    A list of active scholarships is  available on Naviance and updated regularly.  The majority of scholarships are for seniors and deadlines vary, but there are also some for younger students.
     
    To find the list, click on the colleges tab once you're logged in and pick Scholarships and Money. Then click Scholarship List on the next screen and then click the heading Local & Regional Scholarships. You can click the box with your grade level to see ones you may be eligible for or you can sort by category or just browse the entire list!
     
     
    Sophomores/Juniors
     
    Update from our School to Career Department: Internships are available but limited compared to normal and best for juniors and seniors.  There is an exciting Virtual Job Shadow Program starting October 4th through November 10th via Zoom. These sessions occur on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 pm. Deadline to apply is October 1, 2021. Click here for more information.
     
    Navigating College Admission Tests, Mon., Dec. 6, 6:00-7:00 pm - Please join other students and families for a timely, thoughtful, and pragmatic discussion about college admission testing. To join the live webinar, please register here and note that you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom: https://www.compassprep.com/schools/redwood-archie-williams/
     
    Juniors - use this College Application Guide as you get prepared for senior year.
     
     
     
    College Essay Writing Workshop Presentation Fall 2020