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 2018-2019 school year. Please see Ms. Conklin for a waiver application.

Cosumnes River College visits EGHS twice a month. Please see Ms. Conklin in Career Center to schedule an appointment for answers to your CRC questions.

COLLEGE VISITS, WORKSHOPS, & PREVIEW DAYS

The following 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. Conklin.

Sept 10th - Grand Canyon University (3rd Period 10:13-11:12)
Sept 10th - Northwest Christian University (Lunch 11:12-11:58)
Sept 13th - University of Southern California (Lunch 11:30-12:26)
Sept 14th - Sacramento State (2nd Period 9:04-10:03) 
Sept 17th - UC Santa Barbara (1st Period 8:00-8:59)
Sept 17th - Carroll College (Lunch 11:12-11:58) in the Quad
Sept 17th - Cal Lutheran (8th Period 2:20-3:15)
Sept 18th - Soka University (8th Period 2:25-3:17)
Sept 21st - University of Redlands (Lunch 11:12-11:58)
Sept 24th - Oregon State (Lunch 11:12-11:58)
Sept 24th - Arizona State University (8th Period 2:16-3:15)
Sept 25th - Whittier College (Lunch 11:36-12:26)
Sept 27th - University of Hawaii @ Manoa (3rd Period 9:59-10:51)

Oct 2nd - UC Santa Cruz (2nd Period 8:57-9:49)
Oct 2nd - Boise State University (3rd Period 9:59-10:51)
Oct 5th - UC San Diego (Lunch 11:12-11:58)
Oct 11th - Cosumnes River College Individual Meetings (2nd & 3rd Period 8:57-10:51)
Oct 11th - Washington State University (Lunch 11:36-12:26) in the Quad
Oct 15th - University of San Francisco (1st Period 8:00-8:59)
Oct 16th - St. John's University (8th Period 2:25-3:17)
Oct 17th - Willamette University (2nd Period 9:38-10:31)
Oct 17th - University of Utah (7th Period 1:22-2:15)
Oct 22nd - Simpson University (7th Period 1:07-2:06)
Oct 24th - FIDM (8th Period 2:20-3:13)
Oct 25th - Cosumnes River College Individual Meetings (2nd & 3rd Period 8:57-10:51)
Oct 25th - Navy Presentation - (Lunch 11:36-12:26)
Oct 25th - University of Northern British Columbia (7th Period 1:28-2:20)

Nov 1st - UC Davis (3rd Period 9:59-10:51)

Dec 13th - CRC Application Workshop (2nd & 3rd Period 8:57- 10:51)

Jan 31st - CRC Application Workshop (7th & 8th Period 1:28- 3:17)

Feb 14th - CRC Orientation Workshop (2nd & 3rd Period 8:57- 10:51)
Feb 28th - CRC Individual Meetings (2nd & 3rd Period 8:57- 10:51)

Mar 14th - CRC Group Counseling Session Workshop (7th & 8th Period 1:28- 3:17)
Mar 28th - CRC Individual Meetings (2nd & 3rd Period 8:57- 10:51)

May 9th - CRC Registration Workshop (7th & 8th Period 1:28- 3:17)

IMPORTANT TEST DATES

ASVAB
ASVAB testing will be held in the Career Center at 8:00 am on Wednesday, October 3rd and Wednesday, March 6th. Please sign up for these tests in the Career Center with Ms. Conklin.


SAT® Test Dates 2018-2019

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
10/6/2018 9/7/2018
11/3/2018 10/5/2018
12/1/2018 11/2/2018
3/9/2019 2/8/2019
5/4/2019 4/5/2019
6/1/2019 5/3/2019

 

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

 

ACT Test Dates 2018-2019

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

Test Date Registration Deadline
9/8/2018

8/10/2018

10/27/2018 9/28/2018
12/8/2018 11/2/2018
2/09/2019 1/11/2019
4/13/2019 3/8/2019
6/8/2019 5/3/2019
7/13/2019 6/14/2019

*Fee waivers for the ACT are available in limited quantities beginning the first week of school in August.  Please see Ms. Conklin 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

A list of some of the available local and national scholarships is 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

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

 
Conklin, Amanda
Career Center Tech

Emperador, Jason
Counselor (S-Z)
 
Knight, Darcy
Counselor (Mc-R)
 
Marchman, Rosie
Counseling Secretary
 
Sommers, Deanna
Counselor (Du-Hj) Head Counselor

Teresi, Kelly
Counselor (Du-Hj Freshman)

Wilson, Amanda 
Counselor (Ho-Ma)
 
Wolff, Karen
Counselor (A-Do)

STUDENT RESOURCES


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