Hot off the press from the College & Career Center (sent 2/14/20)
Dear Students & Parents,
As you know, I send weekly emails highlighting college-related events that happen on our campus or throughout the Bay Area. To give you advanced notice of upcoming events and to encourage participation, I often send the same items week after week. In order to change things up, when you see "New!" below, this designates the first time that particular announcement or information is being posted. In the following weeks, the information may continue to be shared, but will no longer be a "new" update.
Sat., Feb. 15
Deadline for juniors to apply for the 10,000 Degrees Institute - Juniors with financial need are eligible to apply to be part of the 10,000 Degrees program and their Summer Institute. 10,000 Degrees helps students with the college application process, financial aid counseling and provides scholarships support. Click here to apply: https://www.10000degrees.org/students/institute/
Tues., Feb. 18
7:00-8:30 pm - Navigating Admissions in STEM Programs (Carondelet High School’s STEM Innovation Center, 1133 Winton Dr., Concord, CA 94518) - Georgia Tech, Lehigh University, Purdue University, and the University of Chicago would like to invite you to learn more about their distinct schools and admission processes. The program will include presentations by all four universities followed by a college fair. RSVP here.
Wed., Feb. 19
6:30-7:30 pm - College Chat Series: Standardized Testing - What you need to know about standardized testing to set yourself up for success (The College Planning Center, 125 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera) - The College Planning Center offers free college-related workshops for students and parents. Space is limited so please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed., Feb. 26
2:15-3:35 pm - College of Marin Application Session for Seniors - seniors planning to attend COM in the fall who have not yet completed their online application can do so during this session. Or if you have a MyCOM portal you can update it to reflect that you’ll attend next fall as an incoming freshman.
6:00-8:30 pm - Gap Year Fair (Little Theater & Student Center) - The evening will start with a guest speaker in the Little Theater at 6:00 pm. The speaker will address the benefits of taking gap time to embrace opportunities for experiential learning before college or joining the workforce. The speaker will also provide a general overview of gap year options, highlight benefits and outcomes, and share advice for gap year planning. The fair itself begins at 6:45 pm in the Student Center where there will be over 45 exhibitors in attendance. Students/parents can get a broad exposure to gap year programs and have face-to-face conversations with the people who work in this field. All Marin County high school families are invited, so pre-registration is highly encouraged.
Sat., Feb. 29 & Sun., March 1
Superposition IV, the largest all-female hackathon in the Bay Area (Uber HQ, San Francisco) - As attendees, students will not only have the opportunity to further get exposed to technology through hands-on and collaborative experience, but they will also develop key connections for their future academic pursuits in this demanding field. The cost is free and covers swag, prizes, overnight stay, and food. Above all, Superposition IV prioritizes attendee experience by providing attendees with a welcoming network of support onsite from their peers, organizing team, volunteers, and mentors. Click here to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGKC4WVqsea26JrM9DdQ3x7izYnof_HRRE4QopxzsDeaTGPw/viewform
New! Wed., March 4
2:15 pm - Junior Workshop: Looking Ahead: My College Criteria - Juniors, start your college search process by learning how to narrow your criteria as you begin to create your college list. Sign-up on Naviance under college visits. This workshop will be repeated during Tutorial 2.
2:55 pm - Junior Workshop: Looking Ahead: My College Criteria - Juniors, start your college search process by learning how to narrow your criteria as you begin to create your college list. Sign-up on Naviance under college visits. This workshop is a repeat of the presentation offered during Tutorial 1.
7:00-8:30 pm - The Path to Playing College Sports: An evening for student athletes and their families (Grand Hyatt at SFO, 55 South McDonnell Road, SF, CA 94128) - If you want to play a sport while you earn a top notch college degree, this event is for you. Join an enlightening discussion that examines every aspect of the process that leads to playing a sport at an academically competitive college or university. There is no fee but space is limited and an RSVP is required: https://www.compassprep.com/events/student-athletes/
New! Thurs., March 5
7:00-8:30 pm - The Path to Playing College Sports: An evening for student athletes and their families (Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704) - If you want to play a sport while you earn a top notch college degree, this event is for you. Join an enlightening discussion that examines every aspect of the process that leads to playing a sport at an academically competitive college or university. There is no fee but space is limited and an RSVP is required: https://www.compassprep.com/events/student-athletes/
New! Wed., March 11
2:15 pm - Junior Workshop: College Search Assistance - Juniors can learn how to search for potential colleges. Sign-up on Naviance under college visits.
New! Thurs., March 12
11:40 am - U.S. Navy Recruiter (Table by senior tree)
2:05 pm - Junior Workshop: College Search Assistance - Juniors with a free 7th period can learn how to search for potential colleges. Sign-up on Naviance under college visits.
New! Sat., March 14
9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Pathways to Law Conference (UC Hastings College of the Law Alumni Reception Center, 200 McAllister Street, SF, CA) - UC Hastings Vietnamese American Law Society will be hosting their 11th annual pre-law diversity conference, "Pathways to Law", to encourage students to pursue a law degree. Our conference will expose high school students, college students, and recent young graduates, to law school and the legal profession. We will discuss career options available with a law degree from the perspective of persons from Asian and Pacific Islander backgrounds. The conference features distinguished panelists who have used their law degrees in a variety of ways. Panelists will discuss their legal careers in the public and private sectors – including firm attorneys, public interest attorneys, government attorneys, judges, and in-house counsel – as well as career paths outside the “traditional” practice of law. Also, a panel of Bay Area law students will share their experiences from admission through graduation, and attendees will get a taste of law school through an interactive mock class. To learn more about or register for this event, please visit: https://www.aaba-bay.com/pathways.
Have a wonderful break!
College & Career Specialist
Sir Francis Drake High School
(415) 458-3481 - direct line