Career Center Upcoming Special Opportunities
Gateway Community College "FAFSA" Workshops
Free assistance will be available at the Washington Campus on January 10 and February 14 from 2-4 pm, February 15 from 4-6 pm, and March 14 from 2-4 pm. Visit the website for additional dates and information on what to bring: http://www.gatewaycc.edu/press-room/gateway-offer-free-fafsa-workshops.
Mesa Community College "Planning for Higher Education"
This is a "Community Learning Day" and attendees can learn how to prepare for college, obtain financial aid for college, succeed in college, obtain scholarships, choose a career, and develop leadership skills. Listen to stories and the experiences of successful doctors, health care professionals and educators. It will be held on Saturday, January 14 from 9 am to 2 pm at M.C.C.'s Kirk Student Center, Navajo Room, 1833 West Southern Avenue, Mesa. Breakfast and lunch are provided. This is a free event but registration is required at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FV7G8W7 or call (602) 693-7234.
Air Force Academy Summer Seminar
Specially designed for high school juniors heading into their senior year, Summer Seminar allows participants to see a realistic slice of cadet life. This fun, yet demanding, program will give participants a solid understanding of the challenges and rewards of life as a cadet, as well as insights into what it means to serve as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Attendees live in cadet dormitories and eat at the cadet dining facility. They will explore academic majors through workshops taught by academy faculty members in subjects ranging from aeronautics to humanities and participate in a variety of physical fitness activities including a practice Candidate Fitness Assessment. Visit: www.academyadmissions.com/admissions/outreach-programs/summer-seminar/. The application deadline is January 15, 2017.
Bank of America Student Leaders Program
Open to current juniors and seniors with a passion for improving their community, this program would help turn that passion into action. Selected students will participate in two components: (1) an eight-week paid internship in summer 2017 with a nonprofit/charitable organization working working 35 hours per week. Participants develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience, while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their nonprofit or charitable host organization, and (2) as part of this eight-week period, a week-long, all-expense paid Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. from July 9 to July 14, 2017. Student Leaders must be able to participate in both of these components plus be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship and be a student in good standing at his/her school. Visit: www.bankofamerica.com/studentleaders. The application deadline is January 27, 2017.
University of Arizona Med-Start Program
A six-week enrichment program for high school juniors interested in health careers. Participants will reside in dorms at U.A. for the entire event, June 4 to July 15, 2017. The program offers two college level courses (earn college credit), plus exploration of health careers, participation in health/science activities, meeting with health professionals, and healthcare/research facilities tours. Attendance cost is approximately $4,100, however, do not let cost discourage applying. Financial aid, scholarships and tuition waivers are available through University of Arizona and Med-Start partners. Visit: www.medstart.arizona.edu. The application deadline is February 1, 2017.