College & Career Center
This is the spot to find out about upcoming college recruiter visits, various announcements about college & careers, as well as to find the latest G.Y.L.R. Update.
The Get Your Life Right Update includes information about upcoming events at local colleges, scholarships sorted by specific colleges and scholarships that can be used at any institution of higher learning. This list is updated every 2 weeks so check back often! There are also some informative links posted to help you research and explore on your own.
In the fall Juniors were invited to attended, the Futures Fair (College Fair) hosted at Wichita State’s Koch Arena, this spring there is another college fair and it will be hosted at Collegiate High School, Wednesday, April 11th from 6:00pm-7:30pm. There will be college representatives from Kansas colleges and from other colleges and universities around the region.
As was the case in the fall, to maximize your time at the fair and in order to make sharing your contact information easier, you are encouraged to register online and print off a barcode. You can register at www.gotocollegefairs.com. Be sure you print off your barcode, and bring it with you to the fair. When you register you will be sent a reminder two days before the event to remind you to print your barcode.
Keep in mind that you can technically start applying to colleges after you have a 6-semester transcript. This is a great opportunity for you (and your parents) to get questions answered about admissions and scholarships directly from college representatives from all over in one location.
Spirit Aero Systems 2018 Summer Manufacturing Program
In partnership with the Workforce Alliance Youth Employment Project, Spirit Aero Systems is hosting a manufacturing program for students ages 16-19 beginning in early June 2018.
The program which is structured around select manufacturing processes in sheet metal, composites and machining, will offer students the opportunity to learn about tools and processes while providing hands on traning of some to the critical skilled needed to succeed in manufacturing.
There are two program paths based on participant's ages.
16-17 year olds (pay $9.00/hour)
June 8- June 26, 2018
Half Day sessions Monday-Friday
18-19 year olds (pay $10.00)
June 8th - July 26, 2018
Half-Day sessions Monday-Friday.
Do not delay there are only 40 spots total open for this opportunity and interviews will he held April 7th.
Complete the following steps to be considered for the program:
1. Submit your YEP Application at www.spiritaero.com/HSmfg/2018/apply
2. Register for the KANSASWORKS Plus account at www.spiritaero.com/HSmfg/2018/register
3. Sign up for the Essential Skills Workshop Sessions at www.spiritaero.com/HSmfg/2018/workshop
NEM Saturday ACT Prep Sessions:
These sessions will lead up to the April 14th ACT which will also be hosted at Northeast Magnet.
Deadline to sign up for the April test without a late fee is Friday, March 9.
Feb. 17: General Test Taking Strategies (9 to11a.m.)
Feb. 24: Practice Test (8 to Noon)
March 4: English Prep (9 to 11a.m.)
March 10: Science Reasoning (9 to 11a.m.)
March 31: Reading Prep (9 to 11a.m.)
April 7: Math Prep (9 to 11a.m.)
Experience a day in the life of a Wildcat on K-State's Polytechnic Campus!
You are invited to be part of the Polytechnic Wildcat for a Day Overnight Experience Program! Immerse yourself in the Kansas State University Polytechnic culture and learn what it’s like to be a part of the Wildcat family.
During your stay, you’ll have the opportunity to attend classes in your area of interest, check out student activities in the Student Life Center, meet and make friends with current students, enjoy our dining services and spend the night in a residence hall. Who knows, you might even meet your future roommate!
At Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus, we are a tight-knit family with a small college feel and the resources of a Big 12 university.
Experience what it's like to be a POLYTECHNIC WILDCAT!
Choose from March 8-9 or April 12-13.
K-State's For Sophomores Only Program
Provides an opportunity for high school sophomores to learn about college life. This event is presented in conjunction with the annual K-State All-University Open House.
Sophomores spend Friday evening and Saturday morning with the program. Then they are dismissed to explore K-State's All-University Open House for the rest of the day.
Friday evening activities include small group activities and discussions, a skit by Student Alumni Board students, and a dance/social. Students and their parents stay overnight in a local hotel.
Saturday morning the students participate in Virtual College, a two-hour simulation of a year as a college student while their parents participate in a seminar about admissions, financial aid and scholarships. Parents of Student Alumni Board members lead small groups of parents in discussions about sending a child to college. Students and parents then come together to hear a guest speaker at the conclusion of the event.
The cost for students participating in the Friday and Saturday activities is $35. Each attendee receives a T-shirt and a three-ring binder full of information about college planning.
You must RSVP to attend:
Online registration will be available Feb. 5.
Deadline to RSVP is March 21.
Friday, April 6-Saturday, April 7, 2018
Fort Hays State University Hispanic College Institute
Fort Hays State University will hold their 3rd annual Hispanic College Institute June 20th-23rd on the Fort Hays State campus. The program is offered at no cost and is open to all current high school sophomore and junior Hispanic and Latino students. The application deadline is April 1st. Interested students should see Mrs. Wissman for more information.
2018 Air Force Summer Employment Program
~ Temporary jobs for the Summer Employees at various Air Force installations~ Use this opportunity to gain marketable skills ~ Earn $$$ while enjoying your Summer Vacation
Visit the USAJobs website at: https://www.usajobs.gov
Call our Air Force One-Stop Customer Service phone number toll free at 1- 800-525-0102 or Email: TFSC_1@MYPERSMAIL.AF.MIL When the phone system answers, press 2 for civilian employees, then follow the prompts.
~ Possible job opportunities on McConnell AFB include:
-- Clerical -- Lifeguard -- Recreation Aid -- Computer Clerk -- General Laborer.
If you need assistance with building a USAJobs account and/or Federal resume please call 316-759-6020. If you have base access we will be providing a Federal resume building seminar for students during the week of 12-16 March 2018. Job announcements will start on or about 12 March 2018.
The Greater Wichita YMCA is hiring lifeguards!
The hours are flexible and all Y staff receive a complimentary YMCA membership with the option to upgrade to a family membership. A Lifeguard certification is required and we offer courses for those who need to be certified. Plus, those we hire are eligible to be fully reimbursed the $175 course fee upon successful completion of the course and 350 hours of employment.
You must be 16 or older by the first day of training and you must also pass a Physical Competency Requirements conducted on the first day of training.
To apply and for more information, encourage students to consult our website at https://ymcawichita.org/lifeguard
KSU FAFSA Priority Deadline:
Students that will be submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are encouraged to submit by the December 1st Priority Deadline. Student Financial Assistance has many resources to give students and families confidence as they complete the FAFSA. Information and contact information can be found at http://www.k-state.edu/sfa.
KSU Housing Contracts:
Students can access both the application and the contract at http://www.housing.ksu.edu. There is no deadline for contract completion, but assignments are based on the date the contract was received so students are encouraged to submit as soon as possible. The $400 initial payment is refundable until June 1st.
WSU FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS WILL BE RECEIVED BY HOLIDAY BREAK
Wichita State is encouraging admitted students to complete their FAFSA by the priority date of Dec. 1. Eligible students will receive one comprehensive letter containing both their scholarship and financial aid award shortly before the university's holiday break. Visit wichita.edu/financialaid for more information.
WSU HOUSING APPLICATION OPEN
Admitted students are encouraged to submit their housing application as soon as possible to ensure a spot for the 2018-2019 academic year. Once admitted, students can start the housing process at wichita.edu/housing.
WSU SHOCKER STREET SPEAK
Check out our new episode of Shocker Street Speak--where you get to hear straight from the students! Interested in checking out other Admissions videos? Check out our Youtube Channel or visit wichita.edu/videos.
KU Upcoming Deadlines
- KU’s FAFSA priority date is Dec. 1 - encourage admitted students to file the FAFSA if they have not already. They can continue to apply after this date.
- For students interested in the Legal Education Accelerated Degree program (LEAD), encourage them to apply by the Dec. 1 priority date, law.ku.edu/lead.
- The Multicultural Scholars Program is taking applications, msp.ku.edu. Their first priority date to apply is January 2 and the final deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2018.
- The Business Leadership Program’s first application deadline is Dec. 1. Students must be freshmen business admits, have a 28 ACT or higher (with 26 math ACT or higher) and a 3.5 GPA or higher to apply. Details can be found at https://business.ku.edu/business-leadership/overview
- The first deadline to apply for the scholarship hall was Nov. 1 and the next deadline is March 1. Students must fill out a housing contract and submit the scholarship hall application, http://housing.ku.edu/scholarship-halls/how-to-apply
KU Spring Visit Registration Open
Our visit opportunities are customized for meeting student's goals based on where they are on their path to college. Encourage students to sign up for the campus visit that fits them. Registration can be done online at visit.ku.edu
A popular visit option for juniors is Junior Days. This full-day experience costs $15 per person, and includes:
- an academic information session
- a walking tour of campus led by a student ambassador
- a tour of the Booth Family Hall of Athletics and the DeBruce Center
- a residence hall tour
- a KU T-shirt
- a light breakfast and lunch at Mrs. E's
Registration for Spring 2018 Junior Days will open on January 2, 2018.
KU Updated Test Scores or GPA
Students who take the ACT or SAT in December should submit their scores to KU by Feb. 1. These are the last scores that can be used for scholarship reconsideration if a student applied by the Nov. 1 scholarship deadline.
Also, if a student has an improved 7th semester GPA, they should submit it by Feb. 1. All updates can be self-reported at admissions.ku.edu/update.