Post Secondary and Career Planning

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Scholarships

 

Please access the following hyperlink to view a "living" document of scholarship opportunities that will continually be updated by guidance: Available Scholarships

Military Information

Air Force
Air Force Recruiting Office
1905-C West State Street
New Castle, PA 16101
724-652-5493
airforce.com
facebook.com/USAirForceRecruiting

Army
US Army Recruiting Center Beaver Valley
94 Wagner Rd.
Monaca, PA 15061
724-775-8370
GoArmy.com
facebook.com/goarmy
twitter.com/goarmy
youtube.com/goarmy

Coast Guard
Recruiting Office Cleveland
3470 Westgate
Fairview Park, OH 44126
216-812-7093
GoCoastGuard.com
facebook.com/USCoastGuardRecruitingCommand
youtube.com/user/USCGRecruiting

Marines
1903 W. State Street
New Castle, PA 16101
724-652-7961
marines.com
facebook.com/marinecorps
twitter.com/usmarinecorps
youtube.com/ourmarines

National Guard                    
820 Frank St.
New Castle, PA 16101
724-498-1002
1-800-GO-GUARD.com
facebook.com/nationalguard
twitter.com/nationalguard
youtube.com/user/nationalguard

Navy
Navy Recruiting Station
101 Clearview Circle
Butler, PA  16001
724-282-6289
navy.com
facebook.com/USNavyLife
twitter.com/AmericasNavy

PA Army National Guard
150 Janet St.
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
724-847-5573
paguard.com
facebook.com/JoinPAGuard


Summer Opportunities

Apprenticeships

More information is available in the guidance office for all apprenticeships.

Heating Piping and Air Conditioning Industry

Painters/Glaziers/Drywall Finishers

Ironworkers

Cement Masons and Plasterers

Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers

Roofers

Building and Heavy/Highway Program

Operating Engineers and Mechanics

Sheet Metal Worker


Links

www.educationplanner.org test prep, college search, interest inventories etc.

www.YCG.org You Can Go information on paying for college by The College Board

www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org career/major search and information on post-secondary options

www.collegeboard.org SAT registration, test prep, college and major search, etc.

www.actstudent.org ACT registration, test prep, college search

www.princetonreview.com information on colleges and universities

www.eligibilitycenter.org information for student athletes

www.bls.gov/ooh Occupational Outlook Handbook for career planning

www.pheaa.org  post secondary financial planning

www.finaid.org  The SmartStudent guide to financial aid

www.fastweb.com  free scholarship search

www.scholarships.com  free scholarship search

www.fafsa.ed.gov  Free Application for Federal Student Aid 

www.nextstepu.com  college, career, and life planning


Attention Athletes

Talk To Your Coach: Have an honest discussion about your ability and prospects. Ask your coach if he/she calls recruiting coaches or they would like you to do that yourself—every coach has a different theory on this.  If your coach is willing to call a recruiter to come and watch you play, let him/her.  Your coach’s opinion of you carries more weight than your or your parents’ opinion. 

Recruiters: In order for you to be permitted to speak with any athletic recruiter during the school day, the guidance office must have a letter of permission IN WRITING signed by your parent/guardian. Your coach has the form for parents/guardians to complete. Please ask your coach for the form, then turn the signed forms to Mrs. Jones to file as soon as possible.  Do not make arrangements on your own to have a recruiter visit you during the school day.  It will not be permitted.

NCAA Eligibility Center: If you are planning to enroll as a college freshman and wish to participate in Division I or Division II athletics, you MUST be certified by the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Center.  This is a lengthy process, so you want to start right away.  You CANNOT play Division I or Division II collegiate sports without going through this process during your junior year.  You can register online at www.eligibilitycenter.org

NAIA Eligibility Center:  If you intend to play sports for an NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) college or university, you must register with the NAIA. The process can be completed at www.playnaia.com.

Standardized Tests:  If you are planning to participate in sports at the collegiate level, you should take either the SAT or ACT in your junior year for NCAA and/or NAIA recruiting purposes.  Also, list the NCAA Eligibility Center as one of your intended recipients using the code 9999, or the NAIA using code 9876.

Applying to the School: Note that recruiting and admissions are two different things.  If you are being recruited, the coach might assist you in the application process, but you MUST APPLY TO THE SCHOOL like everyone else.  Therefore, start requesting information and visiting the schools you are interested in.  If you plan to attend an open house, try to make contact with the coach while you are there.  Inform the admissions personnel that you are interested in playing a sport as well.