Career Center News 5-14-21

ASU Families and Guests

As students embark on a new and exciting journey to become a Sun Devil, ASU is proud to provide you with resources and opportunities to help ensure their success and your growth as an informed, engaged ASU family member.

ASU knows that having informed and supportive family members is key to student success. That’s why they created the New ASU Family Experience to provide you with essential resources, information and tips to help support your entire Sun Devil family during the transition to college. Your experience during this three-part family experience will parallel your student’s participation in the ASU New Student Experience, and give you the tools you need for a successful transition.

For more information and to register visit ASU Families and Guests

 

 

Seniors – Please Read - Ordering Final Transcripts

Seniors - please read the following information from our Mountain View Registrar regarding ordering your final transcript.

If you are planning on attending a college or university, you have to send your transcript through Parchment.  You will need to set up a Learner Account with Parchment using a non-school email as your school email will be deleted upon graduation.  Please set up your Parchment account today.  Go to mpsaz.org/mtnview and click on Order Transcript.  Once you have set up your account and designated the college or university, click on “Hold for Final Grades” and they will be automatically sent once Mountain View has uploaded your final transcript which does not happen until the second week of June.

IMPORTANT:  Once you turn 18 and have graduated, you are considered an adult and your parents no longer have access to any of your school records including transcript or immunizations.   If you are going on a mission, or out of the country, you need to set up a “Power of Attorney” allocating one or both of your parents access to these records in your absence.  They will need to bring that to the school in order to receive your records.

 

MCC Advisor Information - Summer Hours

MCC is committed to providing a one-stop enrollment experience for students at MPS high schools. A full-time, on-site college advisor from MCC is placed in each high school to provide outreach and one-on-one advisement to students and their families.  Mountain View’s MCC advisor, Mr. Alfred Chavez, is available by appointment.  
If students have questions during the summer, Mr. Chavez will be available. Starting May 24th, with the exception of holidays, Mr. Chavez will be available Monday - Thursday from 8am to 6pm.  Please contact Mr. Chavez with any of your MCC questions.

 

Summer  ACT and SAT Dates

SAT  for up to date information on test dates and test center availability

TEST DATE               REGISTRATION DEADLINE             LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(online or by phone)

June 5, 2021               May 6, 2021                                       May 26, 2021

 

Test Fee: $52.00

With Writing: $68.00 Late Fee: SEE WEBSITE            

 

ACT - for up to date information on test dates and test center availability  

TEST DATE              REGISTER ONLINE BY                     LATE FEE REQUIRED

June 12, 2021           May 7, 2021                                         May 8-21, 2021

July 17, 2021            June 18, 2021                                      June 19-25, 2021

 

Test Fee:  $55.00   

Plus Writing: $70.00 Late Fee: SEE WEBSITE

Remember to include the school code (030224) on your registration form.  Also you can request that your scores be sent directly to four colleges for free.  

Please email your counselor if you need an ACT or SAT fee waiver

This information is also available on Mountain View's Counseling page under the SAT and ACT button.

 

One on One FAFSA Support - Graduating Seniors

The Arizona FAFSA Coalition is offering one-on-one virtual appointments with a college access professional for students who have not yet completed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid
 
Students and parents can book their appointment on the Ask Benji website. Appointments will generally be one hour. As students/parents register, they will be asked to provide some basic information such as name, email address and high school. Prior to their appointment, students/parents will receive an email detailing important information and documents to have on hand for the online meeting.

 

Mesa Counts on College - an additional resource for students

Mesa Counts on College's mission is to increase college and career readiness and completion in our community. Mesa Counts on College provides services that educate the community on the process for which students can both achieve and obtain post-secondary success. Visit https://mesacountsoncollege.org/ to learn more. Email Lisa Cartwright-Harris at Lisa.Cartwright-Harris@mesaaz.gov if you have questions about the Mesa College Promise program or other programs offered through Mesa Counts on College including college advising, FAFSA and financial aid questions, SAT/ACT prep and more.

 

Virtual Opportunities

College Depot Virtual Workshops

College Depot at Phoenix Public Library is a free, full-service college access center located at the Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix, Arizona. Their team of college planning and re-engagement advisors offer one-on-one appointments to assist with all action steps necessary to earn a GED, diploma, college degree or apprenticeship, and host workshops including admissions, financial aid, scholarships, and more. Beginning June 9th, College Depot will start offering limited in-person services on Wednesdays and Saturdays. They will continue offering virtual and phone appointments Monday through Saturday. Call 602.261.8847, email college.depot@phoenix.gov, or click here to schedule an appointment.

Upcoming College Depot Virtual Workshops -  including workshops on college essay, CommonApp, Scholarships and financial aid and ACT Test prep.

 

Terrific 10 College Exploration Series

Ten of the largest research-extensive public universities in the country are working together to bring the college search to students!

  • Arizona State University
  • Clemson University
  • Penn State
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of Oregon
  •  

    Families and students are invited to the virtual College Exploration Series. Students will learn about what a public university has to offer close to home and across the country. As public universities, they recognize the importance of working together to ensure students find the best college fit.

    The universities have teamed up to host joint virtual information sessions for prospective students and their families and high school counselors to discuss:

    • Navigating the college search and admission process.
    • Paying for college with scholarships and financial aid.
    • Exploring academic interests and career opportunities.

     

    Bates, Davidson, Oberlin and Occidental College Student Information Session - May 20 

    Join representatives of these top liberal arts colleges to learn more about academic opportunities at their institutions, financial aid, and the student experience.  To register visit: Bates, Davidson, Oberlin, Occidental - Student Program

     

    NEACAC - New England Association for College Admission Counseling Virtual College Fair May 16

    This college fair will allow students and families to:

    • Uncover new college options through a robust search tool
    • Watch videos and download materials helpful for your decision making process
    • Ask questions!

     No matter where you are in the college search process, you can learn more about your options here!  For a list of colleges attending and to register visit: NEACAC Spring 2021 Virtual College Fair

     

    Six Colleges that Matter Student Events - May 24, May26 - Special events for first generation and low income students

    The college search is already challenging for students and families. So Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams are putting their rivalries aside, and hosting a series of virtual events for students, families, and counselors.

    Students: RSVP at the Six Colleges site for the events that interest you, and browse recordings of previous sessions. You can also fill out one easy form to get admission information about each school.

     

    New Mexico State University 

    NMSU is still accepting applications from the class of 2021! The deadline for top merit scholarships has passed, but they are still awarding the 1888 Leadership Scholarship of $1,500 per year to students with a 3.4+ weighted GPA. This is in addition to the AZ discount! Our NMSU representative can waive the application fee. If you are interested in applying please contact Susan Metzler smetzler@nmsu.edu.

    https://admissions.nmsu.edu/apply/

    Juniors can get a jump start on college applications this summer as NMSU's application for the Class of 2022 is scheduled to open in early July! Students who apply prior to December 1 are eligible for top merit scholarships.

    New Mexico State University May 2021 Newsletter

     

    Snow College Utah -  Opportunity for Seniors to have 14 credit hours covered

    Tamara Larsen, Mountain View's Snow College Admission representative recently shared some exciting news on how Snow College will be helping students for the Fall 2021 semester. Snow College knows that many students have been feeling extra stressed, especially about money. At Snow College, the students are their top priority. Snow College is offering up to 14 FREE credit hours to all FAFSA eligible students. New and returning students will only pay for their first six credits, and the school will cover the cost for the next 14.

    • Who qualifies? ALL Snow College students that are eligible for FAFSA, even if they don't qualify for a pell grant!      
    • What do the students need to do? Complete the FAFSA! Students MUST complete the FAFSA and accept the award before classes begin August 30, 2021.
    • What about scholarships/financial aid? If a student has any awarded scholarships or financial aid, those awards can be used to cover your portion of tuition.
    The priority deadline for the FAFSA is June 1st to ensure you have everything in place for Fall semester. If you have any questions about this offer or if you need help filling out your FAFSA, please contact the Snow College Financial Aid office.

    https://snow.edu/offices/finaid/financial-aid.html

     

    YearUp 

    YearUp, a program offering a pathway for young adults to jump start a career in one year, has $100,000 available for scholarships for this upcoming fall and wants students to take advantage. In the past year they had about $50,000 in unused scholarships.  

    Requirements to Apply:

    •       18-26 years old
    •       High School Graduate or GED (No GPA Requirements)
    •       Low to moderate income
    •       U.S. citizenship, permanent residency, DACA recipient, or employment authorization card

    YearUp  focuses on Business and Technology careers, and any student can apply. With graduates making an average $38,000 a year, they know many young adults can benefit from financial stability as they figure out their longer career path.

    To learn more and apply visit YearUp

     

    Summer Opportunities

    Alice Cooper Solid Rock Teen Center - Summer Opportunities

    Free, creative projects for youth ages 12 - 20 at the brand new Alice Cooper's Solid Rock Teen Center located at 122 N. Country Club Dr., Mesa, Arizona 85201.

    Alice Cooper Solid Rock Teen Center Summer Workshops Flyer

     

    Job Opportunities 

    Daicel Safety Systems, a manufacturing company that manufactures the inflators and initiators that are found in vehicle airbags, has employment opportunities available that high school seniors may be interested in.  Some of the requirements are that employees must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or a GED. 

    Daicel Safety Systems Job Ad

     

    Los Sombreros is hiring  for all positions:

    • Cooks
    • Servers
    • Dishwashers
    • Prep
    • Barback&bussers

    All shifts are available.  Please read the following flyer  for more information.

     

    Titan Restoration of AZ, located in Mesa at Recker and Thomas is looking for graduating seniors that are ready to work.  Please see the following flyer to learn more.  Students may send their resume to Sami Erhart at sami@titan911.com.

    Titan Restoration Job Opportunity Flyer

     

    Spotlight on Scholarships

    Horatio Alger Association - Career and Technical Scholarship

    Typical Deadline: June 15

    Application Grade: Under the age of 30

    Amount: Up to $2,500

    Target Student: U.S. citizen. Demonstrates financial need and perseverance in overcoming adversity.

     

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