Career Center

WELCOME TO THE CAREER CENTER!

Here you will find important information about SAT and ACT test dates, Career Center events, scholarship opportunities and many other useful college and career tips and events.  Please be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to get all the latest info!

CAREER CENTER NEWS

SAT and ACT Fee Waivers have arrived for the 2019-2020 school year. Please see Ms. Hogge for a waiver application

27th ANNUAL EGUSD COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIR - The District will be hosting their annual College and Career Fair on October 16th, in the Multipurpose room at Florin High School from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This event provides all students and parents the opportunity to visit with college representatives and business owners as well as community organizers to explore college and career possibilities. Click here for more information.

Cosumnes River College Career Education Expo will be held on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm in room PE-116. Registration opens Sept. 1, 2019. You may register @ http://crc.losrios.edu/. See Ms. Hogge for more information.

Cosumnes River College Parent Information Night  will be held at Elk Grove High School on Tuesday, November 12th from 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. More detailed information to come.

CASH FOR COLLEGE

Starting October 1st, students and families can attend FREE Cash for College workshops across California for help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) or California Dream Act (CADAA) and Chafee Grant for Foster Youth applications. Elk Grove High School will be hosting our Cash for College event on Tuesday, October 29th from
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria. 
Click here to learn more.
Click here for Sacramento Cash for College Workshop flyer.


COLLEGE VISITS, WORKSHOPS, & PREVIEW DAYS

The following 2019-2020 college visits will be held in the Career Center unless noted. Please sign up for these workshops and presentations in the Career Center with Ms. Hogge.

Sept 9th - John Hopkins University (8th period 2:16-3:15)
Sept 13th - Grand Canyon University (7th period 1:07-2:06)
Sept 18th - Point Loma Nazarene University (2nd period 8:40-9:15)
Sept 18th - Hawaii Pacific University (8th period 11:55-12:30)
Sept 19th - Boise State (3rd period 10-10:30)
Sept 20th - Soka University (6th period 12:03)
Sept 20th - UC Santa Barbara (7th period 1:07- 2:06)
Sept 23rd - College of Idaho (2nd period 9:04-10:03)
Sept 23rd - UC Irvine (3rd period 10:13- 11:12)
Sept 25th - Pacific University Oregon (3rd period 10:36-11:29)
Sept 25th - Oregon State (7th period 1:22-2:15)
Sept 25th - University of Hawaii at Manoa (8th period 2:20-3:13)
Sept 26th - University of San Francisco (7th period 1:28- 2:20)
Sept 30th - Azusa Pacific (2nd period 9:04- 10:03)
Oct 2nd - UC San Diego (@ Lunch in the quad) 
Oct 4th - William Jessup (7th period 1:07-2:06) 
Oct 15th - Northwest Christian University (8th period 2:25-3:17)
Oct 17th - UC Santa Cruz (3rd period 9:59-10:51)
Oct 17th - ASVAB Workshop (6th period 12:30-1:20)
Oct 24th - University of the Pacific (3rd period 9:59-10:51)
Oct 24th - Claremont Mckenna College (6th period 12:31-1:23)
Oct 28th - Cosumnes River College (2nd period)
Oct 29th - Cosumnes River College (8th period)
Oct 29th - UC Davis (7th period 1:28-2:20)
Oct 30th - Cosumnes River College (7th period)
Nov 7th - University of Nevada, Reno (6th period 12:31-1:23)
Nov 18th - Cosumnes River College Application day (1st-7th periods)


IMPORTANT TEST DATES

ASVAB

2019-2020 ASVAB testing will be held in the Career Center at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 23rd and Wednesday, March 11th. Please sign up in the Career Center with Ms. Hogge

SAT® Test Dates 2019-2020

For more information on SAT registration, test date, and late registration dates visit https://sat.collegeboard.org/home?navid=gh-sat

Test Date Registration Deadline
08/24/2019 07/26/2019
10/05/2019 09/06/2019
11/02/2019 10/03/2019
12/07/2019 11/08/2019
03/14/2020 02/14/2020
05/02/2020 04/03/2020
06/06/2020 05/08/2020

*Fee waivers for the SAT are available in limited quantities beginning the first week of school in August.  Please see Ms. Hogge in the Career Center for an application.


ACT Test Dates 2019-2020

For more information on ACT registration,  test fees, and late registration dates visit www.actstudent.org

Test Date Registration Deadline
09/14/2019 08/16/2019
10/26/2019 09/27/2019
12/14/2019 11/08/2019
02/08/2020 01/10/2020
04/04/2020 02/29/2020
06/13/2020 05/08/2020
07/18/2020 06/19/2020

*Fee waivers for the ACT are available in limited quantities beginning the first week of school in August.  Please see Ms. Hogge in the Career Center for an application.

SAT/ACT TEST PREP

Gojimo is a new, free test-prep app for Apple and Android devices.  Students can work through thousands of test problems for SAT, ACT, and AP exams.  What’s nice is there is a detailed explanation given with each wrong answer. 

http://www.gojimo.com/

SCHOLARSHIPS

The College Board partners with scholarship providers connected to the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT10. Through these partners, students can access over $300 million in scholarship awards. Learn more ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS.

A list of some of the available local and national scholarships can be viewed here.

Elk Grove Unified School District Financial Resources website: http://www.egusd.net/academics/college-and-career/

In addition, you may wish to use these websites to create an account and search for scholarships:

Fastweb 

College Board

Niche

Scholarships.com

MoolahSPOT

Scholarship Monkey

Cappex

Chegg

Unigo

Peterson's

Career One Stop

SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH TIPS

1. Check Your Prospective Schools
Go to their website or call the financial aid office. If you meet the qualifications, find out how to apply. Don't assume that by applying for admission, you're applying for scholarships. It's often a separate process. Be aware that scholarship deadlines can be different from those set for the college admission application. Raising your GPA and test scores in high school will help increase your chances of earning merit aid.

2. Dig into Your Network
Do you belong to a church group or a local chapter of some national club? Are either of your parents a member of a union or civic groups? Does either of them work for a large corporation? Many of these types of organizations offer scholarships to members and their children. Check out the PTSO, Kiwanis Club, Chamber of Commerce, churches, foundations and others in your town, which often offer scholarships based on a variety of factors. There’s often less competition for these, since they have to be awarded locally.

3. Try Online
When searching online, it is recommend that you be as specific as possible. Simply typing in "scholarships" will yield thousands upon thousands of results. Use qualifiers such as the names of schools and programs of study to help narrow the field.
A word of caution: You should never pay money to investigate scholarships. Scholarship providers don't offer their awards to students who pay to find them; they offer them to all students.

4. Be Aware of Scholarship Deadlines
Deadlines vary by scholarship. Some are the summer before your senior year, others in the fall or as late as spring. To stay organized and keep track of due dates, we recommend keeping a calendar, and making your earliest deadline the deadline for all of your applications. Finally (and this cannot be stressed enough), do not miss deadlines. You'll have no recourse if your application arrives late, and you will have zero chance of receiving that award.

A final word on scholarships
You may review a hundred scholarships before you find one that applies to you. Be patient and continue your search. Eventually you'll uncover a good match!

MILITARY

Members of our U.S. Armed Forces visit Elk Grove High School a regular basis. Come to the Career Center for information or find recruiters in the quad during lunch. Please see below for the day of the week that recruiters are usually on campus.

Mondays - California National Guard
Wednesdays - Marines
Thursdays - Navy

FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION (FAFSA)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is the first step in the financial aid process. Use it to apply for federal student financial aid, such as the Pell Grant, student loans, and college work-study. In addition, most states and schools use FAFSA information to award their financial aid.  Get started on your application today at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/index.htm 

CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT (CADAA)

The California Dream Act Application, or CADAA, allows undocumented and documented students, who meet certain criteria, interested in attending eligible California Colleges, Universities and Career Education Programs to apply for state financial aid. Get started here: https://www.csac.ca.gov/california-dream-act

QUICK LINKS

Click on the links below for quick and easy access to college and career websites.

SAT

ACT

University of California 

California State University

Los Rios Community College District

California Community Colleges

California Private Universities

Common App

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) 

National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

Elk Grove Unified School District College and Career Website

California Career Center

College Navigator 

California CareerZone

 
Hogge, Melissa
Career Center Tech

Emperador, Jason
Counselor (Sc-Z)
 
Knight, Darcy
Counselor (Mo-Sa)
 
Marchman, Rosie
Counseling Secretary
 
Sommers, Deanna
Counselor (Dh-He) Head Counselor

Teresi, Kelly
Counselor (A-De)

Wilson, Amanda 
Counselor (Hi-Mi)
 

STUDENT RESOURCES


Western Undergraduate Exchange 

Work Permit Application

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