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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


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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 2016-17 AND GRADUATE INFORMATION
Class of 2016 Destinations!  Where are they going after graduation?


Alternatives to Traditional College Programs

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!

Community College Information & Concurrent Enrollment

Financial Aid Information (FAFSA, DREAM Act, Scholarships)

PSAT, SAT & ACT testing information 

Resources for Planning for a Career

Programs for Students (classes, internships and volunteering)

 

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

 

SCHOLARSHIP HANDBOOK 2015-2016 The 2016-17 handbook will be ready in Sept. Stay tuned!
Table of Contents
Introduction
Scholarships


SCHOLARSHIPS (as of Sept 16)

The most current scholarships are listed here. Note that 12th graders' scholarships are on one page of the spreadsheet and 9-11th graders' scholarships are on another.
 

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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 2017

Class of 2018

 

 

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 Night, September 13, 2016

UC-sponsored Freshman Application Presentation 2016

Financial Aid Presentation to Seniors 2016

Presentation of UC Personal Statement Essay 2015  

Private College Essay Presentation 2015

 

HANDOUTS

Financial Aid tip Sheet: What to Do Now! 2016

2015-2016 UC/CSU Approved Course List
UC application tips 2016!

 

SENIOR EMAILS 

Sept 2, 2016

Sept 9, 2016

Sept 16, 2016

Sept 23, 2016

Sept 30, 2016

 

JUNIOR EMAILS

Sept 2, 2016

 


 District Career Center and School to Career Web Site