Start Your Resume
One of the early steps in preparing for a job/scholarship search is the development of a high quality résumé that represents your skills, experience, and educational attainments. Your résumé, usually a concise one-pager, is the document that will either attract an employer/scholarship provider to call you in for an interview or will block you from having that opportunity.
Update Your High School Course Plan
Update or start building a four-year college and career readiness plan to achieve your high school goals. You can create plans based on careers you'd like to try, graduation requirements, and more. This is a living, changing document so don't get caught up feeling locked into your first draft. Your advisor will work with you to make plans for the education or training you need for your career choice.
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Take the PSAT
Reminder: October 19th. Check with your school about location and time.
Make sure to get plenty of sleep the night before, eat breakfast, and dress in layers. Some testing rooms are toasty and some are a freezer. Be prepared!
Attend a College Fair
Attend the Mesa Public Schools College Fair - this annual event allows you to meet college reps, and learn about out of state, in state and community college programs and campuses. Over 100 colleges, and high school programs are represented at the Mesa Public Schools College Fair, held on Monday, October 23th at Dobson High School from 6 - 8 pm.
Attend the NACAC College Fair (National Association for College Admission Counseling) at the Phoenix Convention Center on Sunday, October 22nd from 11am - 3am. Don't miss this opportunity to meet with representatives from hundreds of colleges throughout the nation.
College Fair Tips - Use these tips from NACAC to make the most out of the experience.
Provide your information one time through a simple, online registration page instead of dozens of times on prospect cards at each college table.
Finish Strong and Study for your Finals
If you need help, talk to your teachers. Tutors are available at every school. Speak to your advisor to learn about your school's resources.
October 22 - NACAC College Fair @ PHX Convention Center
October 23 - College Fair @ Dobson
October 25 - PSAT
November 10 - Veterans Day, Schools Closed
November 23-24 - Thanksgiving Break, Schools Closed
December 21 - Early Release
December 22 - End of 2nd Quarter, Early Release
December 25-January 05 - Winter Break, Schools Closed