Welcome to the Career Center!
The Career Center and the Career Center Specialist assist students with their college, career and employment searches. Students can find a wide variety of resources on colleges, careers, scholarships, financial aid, part-time and full-time employment opportunities, and SAT, ACT, and TOEFL registration. The goal of the Career Center is to help students make informed career decisions about their post-secondary plans, which may include four-year colleges, two-year colleges, technical schools, apprenticeships, military, full-time employment, or gap year opportunities.
Career Center News 4/26/2013
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION FOR SENIORS:
Scholarships are posted in Family Connection with full details. Below is a list of some of the scholarship opportunities that have posted recently:
Lao American Women Association of DC Metro Area of College Scholarship - April 25
Rotary Scholarships (3 for FHS Only) deadline April 26
Mount Vernon Lee Education Partnership Scholarship deadline April 26
Omicron Kappa Kappa Scholars Scholarship deadline April 26
OKK Omega Psi Phi Essay Scholarship deadline April 26
Phi Beta Kappa High School Awards - deadline April 29
Women in Technology deadline April 30
Ket Doan Scholarship deadline April 30
Northern Virginia Handcrafters 32nd Annual Craft-Art Scholarship deadline April 30
Virginia State University Alumni Association deadline April 30
Ashley R. Thompson Memorial Scholarship deadline April 30
Open Door Presbyterian Church- deadline April 30
Women In Technology (WIT) Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) deadline April 30
Washington Metropolitan Chapter Community Associations Institute (WMCCAI)-deadline April 30
The Providence Players of Fairfax and Arts Council of Fairfax County - deadline April 30
AH & LEF Incoming Freshman Scholarship May 1
American Business Womens Association deadline May 1
Army Emergency Relief MG James- deadline May 1
INOVA Fairfax Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship- deadline May 1
Swim with Mike Physically Challenged Scholarship- deadline May 1
Embassy of Azerbaijan Essay Contest- deadline May 1
National Capital Chapter Art Scholarship deadline May 1
Jewish Social Services Agency Undergraduate Scholarships- deadline May 3
Washington Korean Womens Society Scholarship- deadline May 3
Vulcan Materials Foundation deadline May 6
Paul J Brown Community Service Award May 6
Benjamin Sarley Memorial Scholarship deadline May 10
National Capitol Region Chapter of VA Tech Alumni Scholarship deadline May 13
Society of Women Engineers Scholarship-deadline May 15
Jack and Jill of America/Elizabeth Houston Scholarship Burke FFX deadline May 24
Virginia Tech Farmhouse Scholarship- deadline June 1
Team DC Student Athlete Scholarship -deadline June 1
Fair Lakes League Scholarship - deadline June 3
Abbott & Fenner Scholarship- deadline June 14
LeTendre Education Fund for Homeless Children deadline June 14
Alliant Credit Union Scholarship deadline June 15
St. Stephens United Methodist Church deadline June 15
Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged Essay contest deadline Sept. 17
GMU College Dream Tour
The GMU Department of Social Work is sponsoring its 5th Annual College Dream Tour. This is an event planned by students under faculty supervision to target youth at risk between ages 11-15. The goal is to support dropout prevention and to promote aspirations to attend college among this group. This event will be held May 4th, on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University, Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall (lower level). The event consists of a brief opening ceremony, tours in small groups with our students as tour guides and lunch in a campus dining room. The event lasts from 9:30-1pm and is free. We do have limited capacity so it is important to register early. Each year we have had to close registration.
The College Dream Tour project is designed to provide a fun, educational and inspirational event that exposes youth to college life. It is not a formal orientation but allows students to see where students go to class, exercise, study, live etc. Participants are also provided information for their parents on financial aid and they get to hear the stories of other first generational college students. See the attached flyer (available in English and Spanish) and registration form for more information.
Maryland Day- The future of Sports Media: Saturday, April 27th from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. This annual event on campus will feature a panel at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism in Knight Hall discussing the future of sports media with University of Maryland alums. Learn more here: http://povichcenter.org/category/events/coming_up/
Join Brown, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell and Rice for an information session for prospective students and their families on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Sessions include a brief overview of each institution, information on admissions and financial aid, and a chance to speak informally with admissions representatives. Register to attend at: http://www.exploringeducationalexcellence.org/Registration2s.php?id=349
University of North Carolina Greensboro- First Look is an exciting opportunity for prospective students and families. Register at: admissions.uncg.edu/firstlook or call (336)334-5243
Monday, May 20 Rockville, MD Hilton Washington, DC
Tuesday, May 21 Tysons Corner, VA- Tysons Corner Marriott
Colleges that Changes Lives (CTCL) invites students and parents as they share with you the latest research on specific campus characteristics and learning components that lead to the most successful college experience. CTCL will encourage you to make the college search process a well-informed journey that leads to the best possible outcome: finding the best college fit. Immediately after the panel presentation, a college fair begins and lasts for approximately 1.5 hours. Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 1pm in Marriot Bethesda North Hotel Conference Center. To learn more about participating colleges visit: http://ctcl.org/events/washington-dc13
College Information session for students and parents interested in Dartmouth, Northwestern, Princeton, University of California, Berkley, and Vanderbilt University. Thursday, May 23rd from 7-9pm. Washington Marriott 1221 22nd Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20037. Register at www.coasttocoasttour.org.
A Day in the Life of College Admissions at Virginia Tech: July 12 - 13, 2013, Learn about the college admissions process and application preparation at this event designed for 2014 and 2015 high school graduates and their parents! Families who are specifically interested in Virginia Tech are encouraged to come early and take advantage of a campus tour provided by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. www.alumni.vt.edu/drillfieldseries/2013/admissions.html
SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS:
CyberSecurity Summer Camp Chantilly Academy will host a CyberSecurity summer camp in partnership with Northrop Grumman Information Systems and the Air Force Associations CyberPatriot-National High School Cyber Defense Competition. Registration for the camp is now open. The 2013 CyberSecurity Camp will be held Monday, August 12, through Friday, August 16, at Chantilly Academy. Led by Chantilly Academy information technology faculty and cyber security experts from Northrop Grumman, this years camp will accommodate 80 students who will be in grades 9-12 in the 2013-14 school year in FCPS. Cost is $150 and includes lunch each day and a T-shirt. For more information about the camp, click here: http://www.fcps.edu/ChantillyAcademy/
Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Project (YADAPP) is having its 29th annual conference at Longwood University, July 1519, 2013. YADAPP is an annual summer leadership conference empowering teens to keep their schools and communities alcohol and drug free by taking positive peer leadership roles. YADAPP is youth-led. Students with common interests and ideals meet, connect and bond in a week full of fun activities, workshops and empowering speeches.
Workhouse Summer Camp, located in Lorton, VA, offers five unique summer opportunities for children ages 6-15, helping to enrich their lives through the world of art. Students will have the chance to work side-by-side with professional artists, performers and arts educators, learning skills in Visual and Performing Arts. With several scholarship opportunities available, they are proud to assist budding artists with an aim to learn, grow and participate! For more information go to: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/general-events/workhouse-summer-camp
Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety (YOVASO) is a statewide youth leadership program dedicated to saving the lives of teenage drivers. They are seeking several regional trainers for the 2012/2013 school year. Seniors who are attending a college in Virginia are eligible to apply. Students must be nominated by their club sponsor or SRO and send a resume and written statement about why they would like to be a YOVASO Regional Trainer. Nomination materials are due by Friday, April 26th. Trainers are responsible for teaching YOVASO 101 sessions, assisting with retreats, helping with campaign ideas, updating training materials and other roles as needed. To learn more go to: http://yovaso.net
Students interested in Television and/or Radio production: Fairfax Public Access is offering an outlet to learn, experience, and create. During the summer period we offer 1 week Radio and 2 week Television Summer Camps for Teens (ages 12-18) which certifies participants in our facility equipment and as TV or Radio Producers. In addition to the summer camps throughout the year FPA also offers a wide range of production courses for students ages 15 and up. Great for students who want to go into communication, journalism or Film/TV media. This facility is a great place to start learning, experiencing and volunteering to reach such goals. Register at: http://www.fcac.org/summer-camp-registration-forms
Summer Conference: On July 24th, 2013, Virginia's Commonwealth Public Health Training Center is inviting rising high school juniors and seniors from across the state to challenge their conceptions of public health through participation in Lets Talk Public Health at Virginia Tech. Over the course of three days, fifty students will have the opportunity to learn from public health professionals from a wide array of disciplines and backgrounds while working to answer the questions What is public health? What do careers in public health look like? and How can I become involved? Learn more about the conference by visiting the website: http://www.vayouth.mph.vetmed.vt.edu/?page_id=307
Rising Seniors: The WAMU 88.5 Summer of Service volunteer program will give rising high school seniors the unique opportunity to spend the summer working behind the scenes with the staff of WAMU in the fast-paced and exciting world of public radio. Program participants will obtain job skills, increase their knowledge of public broadcasting, and have a fun and memorable summer of service experience. The close interaction with the staff of WAMU will give all program participants the chance to gain invaluable experience. Program participants will commit to four days of service per week, serving a total of 20 hours of service per week. The WAMU 88.5 Summer of Service program will take place from June 24th Aug. 7. The application deadline is April 26. Applicants can apply by visiting our Shiftboard application page. https://www.shiftboard.com/wamu/registration_form_3.html
Global Affairs Summer Study at GMU: Get 3 college credits in 5 weeks studying the global economy, environmental issues, international law, globalization, the movement of people, and more - all in one course. (Credit cannot be transferred back to FCPS) Full course description: http://summer.gmu.edu/mason-fcps-global-affairs-summer-study/. Exclusively for Fairfax County students - rising juniors, rising seniors, and graduating seniors. July 1st August 2nd Summer Session meets Monday Thursday on the GMU campus from 9:30 a.m. 11:45 p.m. Students must have a 3.0 GPA, a Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or counselor, and official transcript. Five Full Tuition Scholarships are available through George Mason (total tuition for this 3 credit course is $1,177.50). Application Deadline is June 18th, 2013. Questions? Contact Craig Perrier, HS Social Studies Specialist - firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-423-4792
Explore Global Issues and gain leadership skills in Global Scholars intensive global leadership program for high school students. July 14th-28th at American University in Washington, DC. Learn more at Globalscholar.org
Art Students: Summer of Art 2013 -Otis College of Art and Design. This intensive, four-week, pre-college program is for individuals 15 and older who wish to study at one of the top art and design colleges in the country. Serious young artists seeking to strengthen and enhance their art and design skills, as well as students with limited art training, are invited to participate. Summer of Art 2013: July 1 - July 26 Scholarship deadline April 22nd*
Girls in Technology Sharing our Success (SOS): Sharing Our Success is designed for girls in grades 6 through 12 to meet and network with professional women who have combined their education and work experiences in STEM, along with diverse interests, to pursue a wide variety of careers. The event will be held on April 25, 2013, 5pm – 7:30pm at Lockheed Martin’s Global Vision Center in Arlington, VA. The program includes networking games, hands-on STEM related demonstrations, refreshments, door prizes and dynamic women speakers who will engage the girls during presentations about their experiences in education, career and family life. While this event is free registration is required. Registration will be open soon online at www.womenintechnology.org/GIT
Community Pool Service is now hiring for the 2013 summer season. As a lifeguard students will learn how to be responsible, safety conscious, organized, as well as gaining customer service skills and being part of a team. Go to www.communitypools.com or call 1-800-966-2500 for more information.
Law Firm seeks Part-time Legal Secretary for its Fairfax office. Hours and days are flexible. Submit your resume to Sean Ackerman at email@example.com or call 410-752-7474 for more information. Looking for someone who can type and eager to learn on the job.
Port City Remodeling, Inc., based in Fairfax City, Va. is hiring for two positions: Inside sales, and Canvassing (offering homeowners free estimates on residential home improvements).Weekly pay, every Friday. Both positions are hourly wage plus bonus. No experience necessary, training provided daily. Contact Eric Aponte, Hiring Manager at 703-691-4200 or 571-471-9664.
Calling all Fashionistas: Arden B in Tysons Corner is now hiring sales associates. Must be at least 18 years old. Apply in store and ask for Melanie Brooks, store manager. Call (703)356-6820 for more information.
Little River Veterinary Clinic is seeking a Veterinary Assistant
Animal restraint, walking and feeding pets in boarding ;taking care of all aspects of boarding facility; stocking inventory, and daily interaction with pet owners. You must be able to handle and appropriately restrain large dogs and cats in a safe manner. You must be a team player; self-starter and be able to complete checklists and tasks with minimal supervision. Clinic hours are Monday-Friday 7:30-7pm Saturday 8-4PM and Sundays 9-12pm. Weekend kennel shifts are typically on Saturday and Sunday evenings from 6-8pm.
Ability to be confident around pets (dogs and cats) This position requires special hours including working weekends and evening kennel shifts The noise level in the work environment is moderately high during heavy holiday boarding Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds.
Applicants must have a valid Virginia Drivers License and their own transportation.
Water Mine is now hiring and training for the 2013 season. Applications can be submitted online or in person at a Fairfax County Park Authority RECenter. Training is made available to you after an offer of employment. Pay range for lifeguarding starts at $9.49/hour. Water Mine lifeguards are also eligible to work at a Fairfax County Park Authority RECenter. 4631 Stonecroft Blvd Chantilly, VA 20151
Chiropractic and Wellness Center seeks a part-time receptionist to assist Dr. Seleme in answering phone calls, greeting and scheduling. Tuesdays and Thursdays- 4 to 5 hours a day. $10 hourly rate. Contact Edie Griffith at (703) 273-0573. Learn more about the center at: http://drseleme.com/
Kid Junction (Address: 4090 Lafayette Center Dr. Chantilly VA 20151): Kid Junction offers childrens indoor recreational entertainment, customized childrens parties, and general admission open play for children from 1 to 9 years of age. Facilities are designed for children to learn, develop skills, and play with safety and cleanliness as priority. Access entering and exiting the facility is carefully controlled and monitored. Kid Junction will offer a fully-enclosed toddler play area, parent seating, a childrens arcade including coin-operated ride-ons, interactive play areas. Kid Junction plans to open its new location in Chantilly and is seeking applications for the following positions: Manager, Counter Associate, Food Service, Floor Floater, and Party Host. Please specify in the subject of the email the title of the position you are applying for. Send your resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about kid Junction at www.kidjunction.com
Sassy Princess (Location varies): Party Hostess opportunities. Parties are hosted at the customers houses for girls ages 3-13. The Party Hostess will assist with the assembly of supplies in the customers home, paint nails and toes, assist with craft activity, and assist with clean up after party. $40 flat fee plus tips for 3 hours of time. Parties are planned at least 2 weeks in advance. To apply, email your resume to: email@example.com
Air Wisconsin (Dulles Airport): For Graduating Seniors, positions available for part-time or full-time Passenger Service Agents (PSAs). PSAs perform RAMP operations, which include: Loading/unloading baggage, Cleaning inside of aircraft, Directing aircraft movement, Working outside in all types of weather conditions. Initial wage is $9.75 per hour annual increases according to union contract. Requirements: Valid and unrestricted drivers license; High School Diploma or Equivalent; Minimum of 18 years of age; Must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.; Ability to lift up to 50 pounds without assistance and up to 100 pounds with assistance, bend, kneel and squat repeatedly; Must be able to fluently speak, read, write and understand English; Basic math skills; Availability to attend 3 full-time paid weeks of training (even for part-time positions). Ability to work days, nights, weekends, holidays and varied schedules. Air Wisconsin Airlines is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Great benefits, including free parking, paid training, vacation, 401K and worldwide travel privileges! Apply online at www.airwis.com.
SERVICE LEARNING/COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES:
Merritt Academy is a private school seeking volunteers for their annual Spring Fling (carnival event) on May 17.th Volunteers would help set up decorations and prize stations, monitor a station during the event, and clean up. Students interested should contact Alina Seminaro at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-919-7940.
Smithsonian Natural History Teen Volunteer Opportunities http://www.mnh.si.edu/education/volunteering/volopps.html#
2nd Annual Healthy Strides Community 10K, 5K and Fun Run Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Burke Lake Park: We are looking for individuals 16 years of age and older to help with water stops, race set-up, breakdown, trash pick-up, and other duties as assigned by the Volunteer Coordinator. Interested? Contact: Lindsay Curry 703-698-1351 ext. 203 or email@example.com
Northern VA Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition: The annual 5K/1 Mile Run/Walk event to raise funds and awareness for ovarian cancer is Saturday, May 18 at Fairfax Corner in Fairfax, VA. Student volunteers are needed for water stations, food distribution, TEAL Zone (a family friendly area of activities) and registration. To register, visit: www.nocc.kintera.org/northernva and click volunteer registration along the left sidebar.
The Comstock for Delegate campaign is currently searching for middle school, high school and college students who are eager to learn about grassroots campaigning and public service. Student interns will gain knowledge about the political process and learn to become adept communicators through hands-on experience with Delegate Barbara Comstock and her constituents in the 34th District of Virginia. These internship opportunities for Spring or Summer 2013 are open to any qualifying student and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Previous campaign experience is helpful, but not required. Responsibilities and assignments will be age appropriate. Hours are flexible, but students must be able to commit to at least 10 hours per week. This internship will take place at Delegate Comstock's Campaign Headquarters located in McLean, Virginia and the surrounding district. The 34th District is comprised of communities in both Fairfax and Loudoun County, including McLean, Vienna, Great Falls, Potomac Falls, and Sterling. Click here to complete the Spring or Summer 2013 Internship Application. For more information on Delegate Comstock, please visit her website at www.comstockfordelegate.com.
Rec-PAC Counselor-in-Training Opportunities: Must be at least 14 years old. Summer job opportunity with hours from 8:15-3:45 or 11:00-6:00 depending on job location. Teens gain valuable work experience, learn leadership skills and may earn government service hours. Many CIT’s become paid staff when they turn 18. Contact: To speak to a staff person 8:00AM – 4:30 PM Monday – Friday Starting in MAY: (703) 324-5514 Email: RecPac@fairfaxcounty.gov Web: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/RecPAC/recpacforms.htm (for information and downloadable forms)
Embassy of Azerbaijan- Essay Competition. 10 best entries will win one week trip to Azerbaijan consisting of cultural exchange, volunteer activities, visiting historical monuments and instructive presentation. Visit the Career Center to apply and learn more about the opportunity.
ESSAY CONTEST OPEN TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
The St. Charles Borromeo Philippine Medical Mission in Arlington, Virginia is announcing its 2013 student essay contest.
The contest is open to all U.S. based high school students, including home schooled students. The theme is We are one human family and loving our neighbor has global implications. The contest encourages students to reflect on the value of caring for the poor in faith and charity. Essays must be 300 to 400 words, in English, typewritten and double spaced. Students must register with their name, email address, grade level, school name, city, state and teacher/advisor name at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 17, 2013 . Students can send their essay as an attachment on email. Essays will be judged on embodiment of the theme, comprehension, organization, creativity and writing skills (grammar/punctuation/spelling).
The first prize winner will receive $200, the second prize winner $100 and the third prize winner $50. Limit one entry per student. Previous winners are not eligible to participate. The winner will be announced on SCBPMMs facebook page and website on June 15, 2013.
Given permission, we may also post winning entries on the website. Please support www.philippinemedicalmission.com
Leadership opportunity for students interested in joining a youth-led, youth-run non-profit organization called GIVE. The organization works to offer youth opportunities to excel in education and leadership. Students will have the unique opportunity to work closely with our student Board of Directors to develop their leadership skills while serving others (similar to an internship). This team also serves as the group from which we later select leaders of the organization.
Students interested should apply here: http://tinyurl.com/GIVECoreTeamApp
Students can also find out more about the organization by visiting the website: www.giveyouth.org or by calling one of my supervisors, Abrar Omeish: 703-587-7104. Application deadline is May 1, 2013.
For a complete list of scholarships available, see Family Connection, colleges tab, scholarship list.
If you have any questions on the above information, please contact:
Career Center Specialist
Fairfax High School
3501 Rebel Run
Fairfax, VA 22030
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