CONGRATULATIONS 2021 GRADUATES!!
We are so proud of you, and will miss you in the halls of Chiawana! Time to spread your Riverhawk wings and start soaring toward your career.
Join the Chiawana High School Professionals Alumni & Mentoring Group on LinkedIn!
Create a free LinkedIn profile and join Chiawana High School Professionals to network with other CHS alumni and staff who can help connect you to jobs and professional development resources.
5 TIPS TO ACE YOUR VIRTUAL JOB INTERVIEW
Not only are jobs increasingly remote, but hiring is as well. Interviews set up by chatbots more than tripled in 2020, and 2.7 million people used text messaging to apply to a job, according to iCIMS, a talent acquisition software company. “It’s the new norm to be interviewed virtually,” said Amanda Nachman, author of ”#Qualified: You Are More Impressive Than You Realize.” Check out these 5 tips to acing your next virtual interview:
1. Test out your technology before your interview.
Test out your Wifi and video conferencing platform a few hours before the interview. Headphones are a good touch to provide better sound quality than the internal speakers in your laptop. It is also a good idea to get your interviewer's phone number ahead of time, just incase you completely lose your connection so you can let the interviewer know what happened.
2. Ask family or roommates to not use Wifi during your interview.
When using video, you are using more bandwidth which can slow your internet speed and cause a poor connection. The more people using the Wifi, the more chance you have to possibly cause a poor connection losing audio and video quality. Give your family or roomates a heads up ahead of time, asking them to stay Wifi free for a certain amount of time.
3. Pay attention to lighting, and check your background.
Be sure to have a very clean background that isn't cluttered with too many things. There are many options to use virtual backgrounds in your video platform settings. If possible, have all lighting sources in front of you, to light your face so you can be seen clearly. If the light source is behind you, it can leave a shadow on your face. Don't be afraid to move furniture around to find the ideal setting for your interview.
4. Dress professionally and avoid bright colors and patterns.
Dress for a virtual interview just as you would for an in-person interview. Solid muted colors tend to help you be the main focus and not seem too distracting on the screen. Sometimes patterns and overly bright colors can cause distortion for screen pixilation, which can be bothersome to the interviewer. Minimal jewelry is best due to possible light reflection.
5. Practice your answers and be sure to look at the camera when talking.
Practice speaking your answers ahead of time, directly into your camera and record if possible. View the recording to see how you look. Check to make sure you aren't looking down at your answer sheet too much. Be sure to smile and give warm facial expressions just as if you are talking to a live person. Give a little buffer space after you answer each question so it is clear you are done answering the question.
North West Job Corps
WITH MORE THAN 82 CAREER OPTIONS, JOB CORPS WILL HELP YOUFIND THE CAREER THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU
Job Corps is the largest nationwide residential career training program in the country and has been operating for more than 50 years. The program helps eligible young people ages 16 through 24 complete their high school education, trains them for meaningful careers, and assists them with obtaining employment. Job Corps has trained and educated over two million individuals since 1964.
At Job Corps, students have access to room and board while they learn skills in specific training areas for up to three years. In addition to helping students complete their education, obtain career technical skills and gain employment, Job Corps also provides transitional support services, such as help finding employment, housing, child care, and transportation. Job Corps graduates either enter the workforce or an apprenticeship, go on to higher education, or join the military.
WASHINGTON BUSINESS WEEK SUMMER CAMPS
Washington Business Week places students in a dynamic simulation where they role-play as industry professionals, launch a company, sharpen their communication skills, and solve real-world challenges.
Students take the lead as their team races against the clock to develop a world-changing idea and pitch it to potential investors at the end-of-week competition. Guided by a mentor from a local business, students learn to work as a team, explore careers, build a network with professionals and future leaders.
Each day students and their companies dive into a real-world business simulation in the career pathway they’ve chosen. Students make “real-life” decisions as a team and participate in interactive projects with other teen companies. Business leaders from around the state share their experiences and challenges and provide valuable insight and direction as they mentor the teams.
Business Week Summer Camp Dates:
- June 21st – June 25th – Business & Telehealth/Healthcare
- June 28th – July 2nd – Business, Advanced Business, & Clean Energy Week
- July 12th – July 16th – Business & Clean Energy Week
- July 26th – July 30th – Business, Advanced Business, & Telehealth/Healthcare
- August 9th – August 13th – Business, Advanced Business, Telehealth/Healthcare & Clean Energy Week
Campers will be notified by July 15 of any changes in our schedule for the August camp dates.
Students are “at camp” virtually on our platform from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students should expect to spend an additional 2-3 hours working outside of camp with their team to complete their projects Monday-Thursday of camp.
Registration for programs will close 2 weeks prior to the camp start date.
Class of 2022
In partnership with Communities in Schools and the Red Cross
Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. It is essential for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. Whether a patient receives whole blood, red cells, platelets or plasma, this lifesaving care starts with one person making a generous donation.
When : June 15, 2021 from 12:00-5:00 pm
Where: Church of the Nazarene, 7305 W. Court St., Pasco, WA 99301
Students- Build Your Resume with the Red Cross
When you volunteer, your participation can improve your ability to be hired or promoted, especially if you are just starting your career or transitioning to a new field. Volunteering with the American Red Cross demonstrates your ability to work with others, as well as your commitment to a greater cause.
Click the button below to find out how to build your resume with the Red Cross as a volunteer:
University of Idaho
June 24 & 25th, 2021
Registration for our Virtual Summer Design Days closes June 1.
A workshop to remember — full of hands-on design opportunities with fellow high school students from around the country!
The University of Idaho’s Virtual Summer Design Days camp offers exploration of the following disciplines:
- Art + Design
- Interior Architecture and Design
- Landscape Architecture
- Virtual Technology and Design
- Apparel, Textiles and Design*
Students will immerse themselves in a virtual university environment while completing hands-on projects over the course of dynamic workshops taking place June 24 & 25. They’ll learn about design, meet our amazing design faculty and explore majors in the topics that interest them.
APPLY TO HIT THE ROAD
Explore paths in public service—on the trip of a lifetime
This fall, we’re sending three young adults out on a road trip to explore career paths in public service—for free! You’ll get to travel the country and sit down with activists, community organizers, politicians, and more to find how you can help build a better world. Applications are due on Sunday, June 13, 2021—so if you want to explore careers that can change the world, apply ASAP!
Hi! We’re Roadtrip Nation, and for 20 years, we’ve been sending people on road trips in our green RV to expand their ideas of what their careers—and lives—could look like. We want to help people find pathways to fulfilling work, and we’ve created a public television show, written bestselling books, and developed classroom curricula to show it’s possible.
This fall, fueled by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Strada Education Network, we’re sending three people across the country in our green RV for three to four weeks...for free! If you’re hoping to explore careers that can change the world—from helping live better lives through the government and nonprofit sectors work to creating solutions to social problems as an entrepreneur or educator—we’re looking for you! We want to give you a hands-on experience of how people across the nation are using their voices, talents, and skill sets to shape a better future for all of us. You’ll get to travel the country and sit down with activists, community organizers, politicians, and more to find how you can best help to build a better world.
The Marine Corps plays a major role as the first force on the ground in most conflicts. Today, Marines are stationed around the world at all times, ready to deploy quickly whenever and wherever needed. Total service commitment ranges from four to six years.
Marines live by a set of enduring core values that form the bedrock of our character. These values guide our actions and bolster our resolve. Honor, courage and commitment lead us to victory over the physical, mental and moral battles faced during combat, or while serving in our communities on behalf of our Nation. These are the values that ensure every fight in current and future battles supports our common moral cause.
Before Serving in the Marine Corps
To become a Marine, an individual must be between 18 and 29 years old (17 with parental consent) and have a high school diploma. A small percentage of GED holders may be allowed to join each year, provided they score well on the ASVAB test. College students wishing to train for Marine Corps officer positions may enroll in their school's Navy ROTC program as a Marine-option midshipman or should visit their local Officer Selection Officer (OSO) for information.
All Marine Corps recruits undergo 12 weeks of Recruit Training at Parris Island, South Carolina, or San Diego, California. This training is an intense mental and physical process that shapes recruits against the core Marine Corps values of honor, courage and commitment.