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College & Career Events Weekly Newsletter Issue 8- 11/13/20

Honoring Veteran's Day, November 11, 2020

Which path is right for you?

College, Career, or Military?

Check out this great online resource to explore your options: WWW.MYFUTURE.COM

Career: Research and compare hundreds of jobs and get tips for applying.

College: Search for schools by location, major, degree and more. Explore the planning timeline for your grade, and get tips on everything from financial aid to the campus visit.

Military: Search military careers by industry, salary and skills. Learn more about the various service branches and military benefits, including paying for college.

"Go to High School, Go to College" Virtual College Fair

Saturday, November 14th, 2020 10am - 1:00pm

The fair will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on a virtual platform that you will receive login instructions prior to the event. FREE admission. Registration required to attend.

Open to the public. A variety of over 100 colleges and universities are anticipated to participate. Colleges including private, public, faith based, men only, women only, military academies and historically black colleges and universities have confirmed their participation. Some of the colleges that have attended our Annual College Fair in the past are as follows: Duke University, Harvard University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, Jackson State University, University of Chicago, Southern University, and many more...

Check out last year's college fair:

Video Direct link: https://youtu.be/vQeBaZS9Sm8

DID YOU LIKE VIDEO GAMES?

Check out degree options at

DIGI PEN, INSTITUTE of TECHNOLOGY

Video game designers create storylines, puzzles, challenges, and level divisions in video games. They collaborate with artists, programmers, and technical staff to develop new games and improve older video games for re-release. They are responsible for determining the balance of gameplay to create a successful product, and often provide feedback to designers, programmers and artists as the product is developed. Additionally, they may present new game concepts to management and other key personnel in the video game development chain. Excellent knowledge of computer science, with a focus in computer graphics, is required for this profession. In many cases, a four year degree or several years of experience working in similar industries may also be required. Individuals in this industry earn $70,000-$90,000 annually. Source: Recruiter.com

Learn about Game Design Programs at Digi Pen in the video below:

What else does Digi Pen offer? Check this video out below to learn about the 11 degree programs and 2 graduate degree programs:

About Digi Pen:

An educational pioneer, we were the first college in the world to offer a bachelor’s degree in video game technology and development. Today, we offer a wide range of technology-focused programs, all with an eye toward the career opportunities of tomorrow. Through a combination of academic rigor and interdisciplinary team-based projects, our educational model empowers students to be active learners, bold problem-solvers, and creators.

Our programs are intentionally designed to reflect the standards and practices of the professional industries: Small teams with different backgrounds and skills collaborate to apply their knowledge, overcome challenges, and build amazing things together. These teams form the core of our tight-knit student and alumni community.

Click the video below to take a campus tour of Digi Pen:

Direct video link https://youtu.be/fY5abEGeyJ4

STATEWIDE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP - Résumé and Cover Letter sponsored by WorkSource

Monday, November 16, 2020, 1 – 4pm

Successful job seekers take the time to learn what employers want. Learn how two of the four primary pieces of job-search-related communication convey to a prospective employer who you are, what you know and what you have to offer. Learn which résumé and cover letter formats best display your skills, knowledge and abilities in order to attract employers and lead to more interviews!

Please go to WorkSourceWA.com and create your account prior to attending this workshop.

3D PRINTING IS CHANGING THE WORLD...

3D Printing is a process for making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many successive thin layers of a material. It brings a digital object (its CAD representation) into its physical form by adding layer by layer of materials.

The Wohler's Report forecasts revenue for the 3D printing industry (also known as additive manufacturing, AM). The revenue forecast for 2020 is $15.8 billion for all products and services worldwide. The company expects that revenue forecast to climb to $23.9 billion in 2022, and $35.6 billion in 2024.

Learn about how 3D printing is changing the world in the video below:

Did you know Chiawana High School has multiple 3D printers used in classes and student clubs (FFA, CADD, STEM, TECH CLUB, BUS 180)?

You can take a 3D ANIMATION & DESIGN (BUS 180) class at CHS and learn 3D printing basics and much more! Who knows about 3D printing at CHS? Contact teachers Renee Johnson, Kentin Alford to Jeff Albertson to learn how students can use 3D printers at CHS.

ATTN: 10th & 11th GRADERS

Have you checked your school email for an email regarding the PSAT? Emails were sent out November 5th.

The Path to Success Starts with Practice! Reach your SAT® exam goals through PSAT/NMSQT® practice

Whether you are aiming for a National Merit Scholarship® or starting your SAT exam preparation early, we can help...free of charge.

Millions of students trust us to prepare them for the most important tests they will ever take. We’re excited to bring that experience and expertise to students preparing for the PSAT exam. This practice test is easily accessed from any device—anytime, anywhere, making prep easier and more effective than ever. ​

Check your email for PSAT Opt In forms.

HAVE A COLLEGE OR CAREER RELATED QUESTION?

We can help!

Stop by "My Future" Wednesdays to hear college & career guest speakers or ask a question from CHS support staff:

College Guidance Specialist: Mike Brown mbrown@psd1.edu

Career & Technical Specialist: Ana Tuiaea-Ruud aruud@psd1.org

Can't make it on Wednesdays? No problem! Book a Zoom appointment with Ana or Mike around your schedule. Just email us!

You've been invited to join Carroll College on ZeeMee's platform! We want you to become part of our Carroll community, and meet other like minded people going to our school.

ZeeMee is the social community for students to connect around their college of interest. You can meet other students considering Carroll, ask counselors and current students any questions, and get the latest videos of life on campus from current students. See what other students like you are saying about Carroll College and find out if we are the right school for you! Join our community today!

iDub Coalition Workshop

Friday, November 13 – 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

iDUB Application Workshop is for underrepresented minority high school seniors (Class of 2021) in Washington who are interested in attending the University of Washington in Seattle for the 2021 Autumn Quarter. The program focuses its resources on serving the following underrepresented minority groups: African American/Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Southeast Asian.

Participants will receive support with filling out the Coalition Application – the UW application platform. This workshop is designed for you to stop in during the workshop times to receive the support you need. You may stay the entire time working on your application or you can come as long as you need the help to fill out your application.

Note: Participation is open to all students regardless of race/ethnic background.

SENIORS: APPLY NOW FOR FINANCIAL AID!

The sooner you apply, the more $$ you may be eligible for at a college or technical school.

In Washington, there are two different applications for financial aid, but you only need to file one:

File the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) if you are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. Click Here

File the WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) if you are not eligible to complete the FAFSA due to immigration status. Click Here

You do not need to know whether or where you plan to go to school or what programs you might be interested in to file for financial aid.

Need help or have questions about completing your FAFSA or WAFSA? Contact Guidance Specialist, Mr. Brown, via email mbrown@psd1.org

Have a college or career related event to share with students? Email a CHS Student Services Specialist below to be featured in the next newsletter:

Mike Brown, College & Career Guidance Specialist, mbrown@psd1.org

Ana Tuiaea-Ruud, Career & Technical Education (CTE) Community Engagement Manager, aruud@psd1.org