College & Career Events Weekly Newsletter Issue 30- 5/21/21


Interior designers make indoor spaces functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting essential and decorative items, such as colors, lighting, and materials. They must be able to draw, read, and edit blueprints. They also must be aware of building codes, inspection regulations, and other considerations, such as accessibility standards.


  • Search for and bid on new projects
  • Determine the client’s goals and requirements for the project
  • Consider how the space will be used and how people will move through the space
  • Sketch preliminary design plans, including electrical and partition layouts
  • Specify materials and furnishings, such as lighting, furniture, wall finishes, flooring, and plumbing fixtures
  • Create a timeline for the interior design project and estimate project costs
  • Place orders for materials and oversee the installation of the design elements
  • Oversee construction and coordinate with general building contractors to implement the plans and specifications for the project
  • Visit the site after the project is complete, to ensure that the client is satisfied
Interior designers work closely with architects, civil engineers, mechanical engineers, and construction laborers and helpers to determine how interior spaces will function, look, and be furnished. Interior designers read blueprints and must be aware of building codes and inspection regulations.

Although some sketches may be freehand, most interior designers use computer-aided design (CAD) software for most of their drawings. Throughout the design process, interior designers often use building information modeling (BIM) software to create three-dimensional visualizations that include construction elements such as walls or roofs.

Many designers specialize in particular types of buildings, such as homes, hospitals, or hotels; specific rooms, such as bathrooms or kitchens; or a specific style. Some designers work for home-furnishings stores, providing design services to help customers choose materials and furnishings.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects demand for interior designers to keep pace with average growth rates across the job market between 2018 and 2028. The BLS also identifies a particular trend that could impact the profession in the coming years: an expected move toward environmentally friendly and sustainable design solutions. The median pay for Interior Designers is $57,060 per year or $27.43 per hour.
Did you know you can sign up for Interior Design classes at Chiawana? Check out the flyers below for Interior Design 1 & 2:

Career Interview with Professional Interior Designer, Sarah Sakalaukus

Check out this CHS Career Interview with Sarah Sakalaukus of Sakalaukus Interior Designs (Tri-Cities, WA). Sarah shares her journey on becoming an Interior Designer, and gives advice for students who are interested in pursuing this career path.

Visit Sakalaukus Interior Designs at https://www.sakalaukus.design/


FREE Professional Headshot Day @ CHS

When: May 25-27th during first or second lunch in Room B1081

Today, more than ever, a professional head shot is crucial (and expected) in the business world. It is your first impression that can help land a job or internship.
Professional headshots help build your online presence and can be used for business cards, resumes, email signatures and professional social media platforms.

Bring your smile and dress professionally May 25- 27th!

Have you heard of LinkedIn?





LinkedIn is an amazing tool that has revolutionized networking for modern professionals. You can make an impression on thousands of connections just by posting your profile on the site, and choosing a great photo of yourself is the first and biggest step in making sure that it's a good impression.


Join Chiawana HS Professionals- Alumni & Mentoring Group on LinkedIn

A brand new LinkedIn group for CHS graduating seniors, alumni and staff to professionally network for career growth.

Check out tips from LinkedIn on developing your professional profile below:

Inspiring discovery. Inspiring greatness. Inspiring, naturally.

Launch a rocket. Monitor muskoxen. Study in Spain. It's your life. Make it off the charts or off the grid.

There are places in this world where you are destined to discover who you truly are. Here at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, as wisdom passes from one generation to the next, revolutionary ideas are thriving and a new academic culture is taking shape. Smarter questions. Better answers.

UAF Student Socials

With undergraduates making up 89 percent of the total student body, UAF is a hotbed of diversity and fresh thinking. Whether you're returning to school to start a new phase of your life or coming in as a recent high school graduate, you'll quickly make new friends with a similar drive to achieve. And, because our backyard is the vast environmental laboratory of Alaska, UAF attracts exceptional individuals — academic superstars and adventure-seekers alike.

Festival of Native Arts

With seven campuses across the state, we are home to more than 8,500 students from all over the world — each in pursuit of something extraordinary. Whether you're looking for a greater sense of purpose or a true sense of belonging, the UAF community lives authentically, believing that life is what you make of it, that knowledge is indeed power, and that a natural curiosity about the world around you will always be your best GPS.

Winter Carnival

Welcome to the University of Alaska Fairbanks — it may feel like you've journeyed far, but in fact, this is where it all begins.

UA Museum Director scrubs the cranium of a whale at the UA Museum for skeleton reconstruction.

Whether Alaska is home or a new beginning, a UAF degree offers the ultimate opportunity: a chance to make a living doing what you love. So choose the path that intrigues you -- you never know where it might lead.

ARE YOU A GAMER? Check out the new Alaska ESPORTS Center! Watch video below.

Take a Virtual Tour of University of Alaska, Fairbanks

EWU Prevention Internship for Summer 2021

The Prevention Internship application is open now and will close at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2021.

The Eastern Washington Area Health Education Center (EWAHEC) is offering an internship in Prevention during the summer of 2021 in partnership with the Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative! This program is sponsored by a grant from the Washington State Department of Health.

In order to be eligible for this Prevention internship, interns:

  • Must be 16 or older at the time of their internship
  • Must live near their CPWI internship site OR have reliable internet access and phone to work remotely
  • Must intern 15 hours per week for 4 weeks (60 total hours)
  • Preference is given to black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) or students from low-income families (200% of FPL or less)
  • Must attend the online Prevention Internship orientation
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Social Security Number by the time of the internship (Washington State purchasing rule)
  • Must provide an IRS form W-9 to the EWAHEC
  • Must pass a background check

Internship is 15 hours per week for 4 weeks (60 total hours).

Interns will receive a $1200 stipend for completing, uniform polo shirts, and mileage or transportation costs to their internship site. Most work will be done remotely from the interns home. COVIS restrictions will be observed and PPE will be provided.

Interns will be working on projects that are ongoing or new at the CPWI site in which they are placed. Some examples include:

  • Focused on Prevention and Wellness
  • Social media campaigns
  • Trainings
  • Office shadowing

Take a walkthrough of Eastern Washington University here:


Connect with a representative of Columbia Basin College to ask questions and learn about programs offered.

ZOOM DATE: Wednesday, May 26th

Meeting ID: 87129023409
Passcode: 416682


Team Battelle Math Tutoring

Saturday, May 22, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Battelle scientists and engineers hosts free math tutoring for students.

Zoom Information:

Meeting ID: 160 806 7476

Passcode: 894263

Career Guest Speaker:


Wednesday, May 26th

Cynethia Sims

Bechtel Controller Manager Hanford Vitrification Plant

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.


Don't forget to fill out your High School & Beyond Plan, Senior Exit Survey!

It is a high school graduation requirement.


Check out this YouTube Playlist of 103 jobs in the NAVY

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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