College & Career Events Weekly Newsletter Issue 21- 3/19/21

Check it out - New CHS Scholarship Search Page

Start your scholarship search at the link below.

Need help applying or finding scholarships?

Contact Mr. Brown with questions mbrow@psd1.org

Career Guest Speaker:


Wednesday, March 24, 1-1:30pm

Esther Richmond

Senior VP/Seattle Market Community Relations Manager Bank of America

CHS students at Tri-Cities Connect STEM Competition

JAWA Lunch With Leaders brings together Washington state leaders and K-12 students in a no-cost, virtual format to inspire students and prepare them for a stronger tomorrow! Leaders share their stories and discuss the skills and qualities necessary to succeed in their field and give advice on how to plan for a rewarding future.


College Guest Speaker

Gather 4 Him Christian College

Photo from Tri-City Herald, James Ross Photography

March 24, 2021 - 10:00 am

A representative from Gather 4 Him Christian College will be zooming in with students to share admissions steps and program options.


The mission of Gather 4 Him is to motivate and equip college students for Christ-centered service in the church and community.

Gather 4 Him Christian College offers a two-year Associate of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies. The core degree courses consist of the same general academic requirements in the humanities and sciences found at other colleges, but from a Biblical Worldview perspective. Numerous electives are available in biblical studies as well as practicum opportunities for our students to earn credit while working in the community. Whether or not the student intends to go into ministry, G4HCC offers a solid academic background coupled with Biblical Worldview perspectives in each area of study.
Gather 4 Him campus located in Richland, WA


Meeting ID: 862 6747 7929

Passcode: 618215

Career Guest Speaker:


Kennewick Fire Department, Battalion Chief

March 24, 2021 - 3:00 PM

Come listen to Battalion Chief Kreutz share his career journey as a paramedic and fire fighter and how to get started in this industry.

Kennewick Fire Department Battalion Chief, Tod Kreutz, is the shift commander for A-Shift and reports directly to the Deputy Chief of Operations. Kreutz and his shift are responsible for department issued uniforms, stations and facilities as well as logistical supplies.

Kreutz began his firefighting career with the Kennewick Fire Department in 1992. Kreutz was a Paramedic for 14 years, served with Columbia Basin Dive Rescue and has served on many committees and groups in our region such as Technical Rescue Team Liaison, CAD Advisory group, Regional Communications group and a member of the Columbia Basin College Paramedic Advisory Committee.

Kreutz earned an Associate’s degree in Fire Science from Columbia Basin College. He has also held numerous positions in the Plans and Operations sections for Type 3 and Type 2 Incident Management Teams. Kreutz is also an instructor for the CBC Fire Science program, teaching Strategy and Tactics.


Meeting ID: 872 1499 2982

Passcode: 774486


Join our upcoming Virtual Information Session on Sunday, March 21, 2PM (MST)!

Join us on Sunday, March 21 at 2:00 PM MST for a virtual information session. Experience a live digital tour, an admission overview and a Q&A. Learn more about academic programs, student activities, and life at Carroll College! Join us on Zoom!

Join via Zoom at the link below:

Like all of our peers across the country, Carroll College is working hard to help students achieve their goals and keep our communities safe in light of COVID-19. Therefore, this event will be hosted virtually.


Game design and game programming are two of the most important facets of creating a finished, playable game. They’re also two things our faculty and students excel at here at DigiPen, and we’d like to share our expertise. If you have students who may be interested in designing or developing a game one day (or are curious about how professional games are made), DigiPen is offering free, one-day online workshops designed for high school sophomores to seniors that serve as perfect introductions to these two fields:

Samples of student work at DigiPen:

March Game Design Workshops

Saturday, March 20, 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. PDT

  • Bill Morrison, a 20-year veteran of the video game industry, will guide you through the fundamentals of game level design.

March Game Programming Workshop

Saturday, March 27, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. PDT

  • DigiPen faculty member Justin Chambers introduces the basics of programming as you start building your very own game at home.

Learn more about Digi Pen Programs in the video below:

DigiPen Institute of Technology is a world-renowned leader in education and research in computer interactive technologies.

As the first school in the world to offer a four-year degree in video game development, DigiPen Institute of Technology has advanced the game industry for more than two decades by helping students become world-class programmers, engineers, and digital artists.

DigiPen Institute of Technology offers degree programs in Video Game Programming, Game Design, Animation, Computer Science, Sound Design, and Computer Engineering. Graduate degree programs include a Master of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Fine Arts in Digital Arts.

Do you enjoy working with your hands or using high-tech industrial equipment?

Do you picture yourself as a builder or a problem solver?

The two-year Welding program at Columbia Basin College covers both theoretical and practical training in basic and advanced welding techniques, giving you all the skills you need to graduate and put your skills and passions to work in an in-demand career in today’s construction trades and fabrication shops.

Welding is a very sophisticated and technical science that requires mental application as well as hands-on abilities.

Your time is split between classroom learning (math, English and communications skills) and time in the shop practicing shield metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, pipe welding and fabrication.

Check out this awesome video on the CBC Welding Program:

Learn more at www.columbiabasin.edu/welding.



The purpose is to prepare candidates for responsible professional law enforcement careers with special attention given to expertise in mental health, substance abuse and Spanish language communication.

English Flyer
Spanish Flyer
Located in Tacoma, WA
Next priority deadline for seniors to apply (our application is always free!) is April 1st.

Upcoming Events:

  • Political Science Virtual Academic Information Session (March 18, 3:00pm PDT)
  • English Virtual Academic Information Session (March 25, 3:00pm PDT)
  • NACAC Virtual National College Fair (Sunday, March 21, 10:00am-4:00pm PDT)

New Campus Tour Opportunities

As we slowly reopen and the weather becomes nicer (and a bit more predictable), we are planning for additional opportunities for your students to come visit campus. Tours and in-person visits are still limited to 1 student and up to 3 guests from the same household and require an RSVP at least 2 days in advance, but we now have more availability to accommodate busy schedules and students traveling to the area to see campus.

Admitted Student Tour Days - March 22, 26 & April 5, 9, 16

We will be set up outside and our campus tours will leave throughout the day. This visit will include a campus tour by a current student, the ability to ask quick questions of an Admission Counselor, and a goodie bag to take home!

Saturday Campus Tours (every Saturday March 20th - April 24th)

  • This visit will include a campus tour by a current student and a goodie bag to take home!

Weekday Visits (Monday-Friday, except holidays)

  • This visit will include a campus tour by a current student, a 20 minute meeting with an Admission Counselor to talk about applying, financial aid or more depending on where they are at in the process, and a goodie bag to take home!

Are you a high school student interested in learning about the stock market and personal stock investing?

Junior Achievement -Take Stock In Your Future Virtual Spring Break Camp

April 6-7, 2021

We’re inviting you to take part in this no-cost, 2-day series of virtual workshops where you will learn about the stock market and trading from finance industry professionals, and gain access to a multi-week app simulation where you can apply you knowledge to the actual stock market — top performers of the simulation will receive prizes! Camp time commitment: 2-4pm both days

The workshop programming is based off of 3 sessions from the JA Take Stock In Your Future program with several additional self-guided resources for deeper learning.

After the workshops, students will get access to a brand new, game-based app providing users with a similar experience to real-world stock trading apps. Starting with $25,000 in virtual funds, students can compete with their classmates to build the largest portfolio. A leaderboard built into the app helps fuel this friendly competition! You will also have the option to meet with investment industry mentor groups for 4 weeks to analyze, strategize, and process how your simulation portfolio is performing to build long-term knowledge and habits around effectively researching market trends and engaging with the stock market.

Firefighting Resident Intern Program

For Seniors- Must be 18

Umatilla County Fire District 1 (Hermiston) and Umatilla Rural Fire Protection District (Umatilla) are both accepting applications to their resident intern programs.

The programs are almost identical in that they provide housing and tuition reimbursement for students who enroll in a fire science, emt, or nursing program. The Resident Intern program provides the student with valuable training and benefits, but more importantly, the experience that cannot be attained in a classroom - working shoulder to shoulder with our professionals personnel at emergency scenes. I have attached a flyer to this email to assist you with advertising. Interested candidates should apply to both programs to increase their chances of being selected. The applications can be found on-line at http://www.ucfd1.com/ or at https://umatillafire.org/ . The deadline to apply is May 14 with interviews taking place May 18th and 19th.


Pick a day. Choose colleges. Go to sessions. Hundreds of colleges will offer Zoom sessions on each fair date. Just drop in!

Click the fair links below to see what colleges will be attending each fair:

College Fair, March 21, 1:00 pm (EDT)

Please be aware the time listed is Eastern Time, which is 3 hours AHEAD of Pacific Standard Time.

605 colleges attending
Western US College Fair, April 10th, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT (Pacific Time)
154 colleges attending


ZOOM with Air Force Recruiter:


TSgt, USAF Recruiter, B-Flight, 361st Recruiting Squadron

March 31, 2021 at 10: 00 am

Learn about the service and career opportunities in the Air Force!

Air Force: Full-time service and 332,282 active-duty members

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


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