Sophomore Timeline

Second quarter

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.

Make a Resume Handout* | Resume Guidelines* | Resume Help 
*resources from AZCIS


Update Your High School Course Plan

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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. 

Login to AZCIS > Plan > Course Planner

Take the PSAT

Reminder: 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 21st, at Westwood 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 20th, 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. 

Go to College Fairs

Provide your information one time through a simple, online registration page instead of dozens of times on prospect cards at each college table.

Why should I pre-register?

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.  

Want to play college sports?


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