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Career Center

HILLSDALE HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

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


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The College & 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 College & Career Center are located in the administration building next to the Del Monte Street parking lot.  Come down the stairs and turn left.  The College & 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.

 

 

COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER NEWS 2017-18 AND GRADUATE INFORMATION
 

POST-HHS RESOURCES

2 Year College Research: Start here!

4 Year College Research:  Start here!

                              Need a bullet-point, step by step handout on college search? Start here.

Alternatives to Traditional College Programs (Gap year, AmeriCorps, PeaceCorps, etc.)

College Fit & Planning: How to Find Your Fit!

College Visits & Workshops:  Which College is Visiting and When? What Workshops are Offered?

          Questions to ask college reps

List of colleges all over the country, by region. If you are going on a roadtrip, take this along!

Resources for Planning for a Career

 

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Concurrent Enrollment Information (taking a class at a community college & at Hillsdale)

Programs for Students (Enriching your life via volunteering & taking classes)

PSAT, SAT & ACT testing information 

 

Employers: Have a job, internship or volunteer opportunity for a student?--a page for non-profits and for-profits that want to list opportunities with Hillsdale High School

 

FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES

Financial Aid Information (FAFSA, DREAM Act, Scholarships)

 

Financial Aid Night at Hillsdale: Wed, Oct 25 6pm-7:30 Hillsdale High School Library Spanish and Mandarin translations provided.

FAFSA and DREAM Act

45 min. presentation on financial aid for college, then time to fill out the FAFSA or DREAM Act applications online.  Professional financial aid assistance will be available. Bring your 2016 taxes.  For senior families only.  Parents and students welcome.

 

SCHOLARSHIP HANDBOOK 2016-17 
This is a list of scholarships that Hillsdale has contact with throughout the year. Feel free to search based on grade, ethnicity, interests, etc. The handbook will be updated in August, 2017, although most scholarships and dates remain similar.


SCHOLARSHIPS

Check out the most recent scholarships & due dates. For all classes!
 

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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 College & Career Center for more info, or click the appropriate link, below.

 

Class of 2018

Class of 2019

 

 

POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS & HANDOUTS

Common Application Workshop 9/20/17 PPT and handout

                    *Information about how to fill out the application itself and write compelling responses to the Activities section

 

Fund Your Future--brochure from the California Student Aid Commission

Fund your Future (Spanish) from the California Student Aid Commission

 

Summer Workshops 

Right after school in June, Ms. Burtness held essay-writing workshops for students who will be applying to UCs and/or Common Application colleges. Additionally, she led a college search workshop.  If you missed the workshops, see below for links to the PPTs and handouts.

 

College Search:  PPT and handout

UC Personal Insight Questions:  PPT and handout

Common application personal statement:  PPT and handout

 

 

SENIOR EMAILS 

July 11, 2017

August 31, 2017

Sept 8, 2017

Sept 15 2017

 

JUNIOR EMAILS (they'll start in September!)