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Career Center

HILLSDALE HIGH SCHOOL CAREER CENTER

Laura Burtness, COLLEGE, CAREER, AND FINANCIAL AID ADVISOR
Tel. 650-558-2613  •  Lburtness@smuhsd.org

Kathleen Odell, COLLEGE, CAREER, AND FINANCIAL AID ADVISOR

KOdell@smuhsd.org
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The Career Center provides information for students and families about careers, colleges and universities and other training. Ms. Burtness and the counselors assist students and their families with information about college placement testing, higher education and careers.  Ms. Burtness also assists families with all types of financial aid, including scholarships.

We look forward to working with students and families to plan for life after Hillsdale. Whether a student will attend college or a university, join the armed forces or other service organization, or begin immediately to move up a career ladder, we have helpful information. Make an appointment to meet with us if we can help you in any way.

The counselors and Career Center are located in the administration building next to the Del Monte Street parking lot.  Come down the stairs and turn left.  The Career Center is through the first doors on your left; the counselors are through the second set of doors.

Click on the appropriate category to find the information you need:

 

CAREER CENTER NEWS 2015-2016 AND GRADUATE INFORMATION

Alternatives to Traditional College Programs 
Financial Aid Opportunities 
College Planning 
Community College Information 
Summer School Programs 
Job and Volunteer Opportunities 
Planning for Future Careers
PSAT, SAT, ACT Testing Information 2015-2016

For-profit testing centers/tutors/finding free tests on the web 
Community College Information 

 

SCHOLARSHIP HANDBOOK 2015-2016 
Table of Contents
Introduction
Scholarships


SCHOLARSHIPS

For all grades as of 5/20/16

(Note:  12th graders have a tab at the bottom of the Excel sheet.  9-11 graders have a different tab. Pick the tab that fits your grade-level.)


 

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Remind is a powerful text or email based tool that allows students or parents to receive texts or emails directly from the Career Center. See Ms. Burtness in the Career Center for more info, or click the appropriate link, below.

 

Class of 2016

Class of 2017

Class of 2018

 

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Best Summer Ever, 2016! Summer classes, enrichment camps, volunteer opportunities and internships.

This site is constantly updated, so check back frequently.

 

 

RESOURCES FOR FINDING YOUR COLLEGE MATCH!

                BigFutures

This site is supported by College Board and has a nice college component. You can filter schools based on size of school, 2/4 year, setting of school, etc.  This is a comprehensive site that also includes information on financial aid, careers, tips on admission and visiting colleges.

 

                Colleges That Change Lives

This site focuses on 40 4-year colleges that champion the benefits of a liberal arts education, academic rigor, service, and meeting students where they are academically. This site has narrative descriptions of the schools, providing insights into student life, financial aid, campus life, etc.

 

                CaliforniaColleges.edu

Click on College Planning, then on Matching Assistant on the right-hand side. Despite its name, this site can match you with schools around the United States. The matching is quick and the information provided is a nice 'at a glance.'

 

                I'm First

I'm First was started in 2013 by the Center for Student Opportunity (CSO), which "is a national nonprofit based in Bethesda, Md. that works to empower first-generation college students on the path to and through college." According to the website, "I'm First! is an online community for first-generation college students—and their supporters. Hear inspiring stories and share your own, discover colleges that care about first-gen students, find answers to your questions about college, and receive guidance on the road to and through college."  There is a college match feature; several of the filters assist with searching for colleges that emphasize first-generation college bound students and allow students to search by retention rate.

 

POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS

Senior Parent/Student Information Session, September 15, 2015

Presentation of UC Personal Statement Essay 2015  

UC Application Power Point Presentation 2015

Private College Essay Presentation 2015
Financial Aid Presentation to Seniors 2015

 

HANDOUTS

2015-2016 UC/CSU Approved Course List
UC Application Tip Sheet

 

SENIOR EMAILS FROM MRS. MERPORT and Ms. Burtness/Ms. Odell
August 28, 2015
September 4
September 11
September 18

September 25
October 2
October 9
October 16
October 23
October 30
November 13

November 20
January 11
January 15

January 22

January 29

February 12

February 19

February 26

March 4

March 11

March 18

March 25

April 8

April 15

April 22

April 29

May 6

May 15

May 20

 

SENIOR MONTHLY BULLETINS
August/September 2015
October 2015
November 2015

January 2016

February 2016

 

JUNIOR EMAILS

February 19

March 4

March 25

April 22

May 20

 

JUNIOR MONTHLY BULLETINS
January 2016

February 2016
 
District Career Center and School to Career Web Site