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College & Career Connections Newsletter [1.15.2021]

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College & Career Connections Newsletter [1.15.2021]

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News from the College & Career Center
Happy New Year! 
The CCC strives for continuity in providing relevant information and resources to our students and community.

 

Updates and Reminders:


Financial Aid for Class of 2021
While many families have already submitted financial aid forms via the FAFSA, CA Dream App, and CSS Profile, others still have not.

If you have any interest in receiving need-based aid of any kind, please file your financial aid documents. The California Student Aid Commission is offering several workshops for families.

Scholarships
Students can research available scholarships listed in Naviance. Please encourage your student to check their email for notifications from LAHS or colleges.

Please direct transcript requests to the LAHS registrar, Elena Baquero, via email: elena.baquero (at) MVLA.

Community College Visits

  • Representatives from De Anza College will visit LAHS on Tuesday, January 26 (C-Day) at Noon. Visit Link.
  • Representatives from Mission College will visit LAHS on Wednesday, February 24 (C-Day) at Noon. Visit Link.
Check out this fascinating website: Salary Surfer hosted by the California Community Colleges. Click to select a program of study to see videos, award type, and median annual salary.

Workshop Wednesdays (Noon-1 pm)

Last semester we offered 13 sessions and we look forward to another semester of informative offerings. 

February 3- Creativity, Business Trends, and Your Career

February 10- Resume & Informational Interviews with Nicole Frick.  Nicole is a Career Coach who helps talented people find work they are passionate about. You can find her on LinkedIn and her website, nicfrick.com. This workshop will cover:

  • The dos and don'ts of creating a resume from scratch
  • Understanding the informational interview as a tool
  • How to expand your network (and why it's important!)
  • Mindset tips in the job/internship search process

Class of 2022

If your student could not attend the mandatory Junior College Meeting offered on November 4 and November 18; the College & Career staff is offering two additional sessions for students to get timely and essential information, including:

  • An overview of the resources available 
  • College advising appointments 
  • College options
  • Actions to take now to prepare for what comes next
  • Live Q&A

Thursday, January 21 @ 6:00 pm or Saturday, January 23 @ 10:00 am

Link: https://mvla-net.zoom.us/j/99133319110?pwd=S0V3SFFwd2Vyb3RxZkhiNi80YmUrZz09

Meeting ID: 991 3331 9110
Password: 2022

Please speak with your student about their post-secondary plans. We will record one of these sessions and post it to YouTube. Here is a slide deck for parents to review.
 

Work, Volunteering, Internships, and Summer Programs

Please visit this updated page on the College and Career site for additional information:

  • Job opportunities
  • Volunteering options such as Letters Against Isolation
  • A sampling of summer programs listed at the bottom of the page. Please encourage your student to research options now to avoid missing a deadline.
College and Career Insights
 
Digical Education Podcast (Host: Erik Ellefsen, Guest: Rob Schwartz) Listen to this insightful and honest episode discussing college rankings, return on investment, and more (30 minutes).
 
Do you want to look up the financial health of a particular college or university? Here is a link to the Financial Fitness Tracker housed by The Hechinger Report: https://tuitiontracker.org/fitness/
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Ms. Laura Duran (she/her/hers)

College & Career Coordinator | Los Altos HS

Site: LAHS CCC

Email: laura.duran (at) MVLA

Phone: (650) 960-8811 ex.2128

CEEB: 051510

201 Almond Avenue | Los Altos, CA 94022

     


For a list of community resources and assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit: MVLA School Closure Resources


 
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