Career Center
 
 

                                    SBHS COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

 
College & Career Center Welcome! Students who have a goal are less likely to make wrong choices!  The goal of the Career Center is to support our school’s counseling staff and to provide our students with information and guidance to ensure a successful future.  SBHS is fortunate to have the parent, staff, and community support necessary to create a friendly, accessible, dynamic career center staffed by professionals and volunteers.  Available to students are both cutting-edge computers, access to the Internet and college- search software.  Assistance with resume and portfolio development is also available.  The Career Center is open Monday-Friday from 9am-1pm located in front of the student store.

Please visit our Career Center and ask our friendly professionals about job shadowing, job mentoring, internships, Regional Occupational Program (ROP), class and work permits.  Special rules and California law address minors and working.  Visit the Career Center for details. Also, the Career Center will provide all information regarding the graduation requirement of 60 hours of Community Service.  Completed hours must be turned-in as soon as possible, but not later than the school year in which they were completed.

                                     Information and Web Links

To register for the ACTs - www.act.org
To register for the SATs - www.collegeboard.com
 
FAFSA tutorial website that was put together by UCSB Financial Aid Office
http://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/Media/0910/FAFSASimplification/index.html

To apply for financial aid - www.fafsa.ed.gov
Smart Guide Financial Aid - www.finaid.org
California Financial Aid- www.calgrants.org
 
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                                             Scholarships
FastWEB - www.fastweb.com
Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation-
Stop by the Career Center or check on Naviance!
 
                                      College Link Pages
 
UC and CSU College Applications DUE November 30, 2009
Due November 30, 2009
 
To reasearch and apply to Santa Barbara City College- www.sbcc.edu
To research and apply to schools in the California State University system - www.csumentor.edu  
To research and apply to schools in the University of California system - www.ucop.edu/pathways
To research and link to any college in California - www.californiacolleges.edu
To research and link to any college throughout the U.S - www.collegeview.com
To research and locate community colleges throughout the U.S - www.aacc.nche.edu
To research and locate independent college and universities in California - www.aiccu.edu  
 
 
 
                        California College of the Arts now has "Animation"
 
California College of the Arts now has a new major "Animation". They will have the following programs, Cinema-Based Animation, Digital Media, Drawing, Experimental Animation, Film, Interactive Media, Motion Graphics, Sculpting, Storytelling & Video. If interested contact them at: 1-800-447-1ART or www.cca.edu 
 
 
                   Top Ten Tips for Winning Scholarship Applications
 
Ever wonder what the folks who award the scholarships want to see? FastWEB has polled scholarship providers across the country, asking for their tips on applying for scholarships.
 
TIP #1 Apply only if you are eligible.
Read all the scholarship requirements and directions carefully and make sure that you are eligible before you send in your application. Your application won’t make one bit of difference if you are not qualified to apply.
 
TIP #2 Complete the application in full.
Be sure to complete the entire application. If a question does not apply, note that on the application. Don’t just leave a blank.
 
TIP #3 Follow directions.
Provide everything that is required, but do not supply things that are not requested - you could be disqualified.
 
TIP #4 Neatness counts.
Make a couple of photocopies of all the forms you receive. Use the copies as working drafts as you develop your application packet. Always type the application, or if you must print, do so neatly and legibly.
 
TIP #5 Make sure your essay makes an impression.
The key to writing a strong essay is to be personal and specific. Include concrete details to make your experience come alive: the ‘who,’ ‘what,” ‘where,’ and ‘when’ of your topic. The simplest experience can be monumental if you present honestly how you were affected.
 
TIP #6 Watch all deadlines.
To help keep you on track, impose a deadline for yourself that is at least two weeks prior to the stated deadline. Use this ‘buffer time’ to proofread your application before you send it off or deliver it. Don’t send the materials in late; the committee will refuse late applications. We do not allow extensions.
 
TIP #7 Take steps to make sure your application gets where it needs to go.
Before sending the application, make a copy of the entire packet and keep it on file. If your application goes astray, you can always reproduce it quickly. Make sure your name appears on all pages of the application. Pieces of your application may get lost unless they are clearly identified.
 
TIP #8 Give it a final ‘once-over.’
Proofread the entire application carefully. Be on the lookout for misspelled words or grammatical errors. Ask a friend, teacher or parent to proofread it as well.
 
TIP #9 Ask for help if you need it.
If you have problems with the application, visit your school’s Scholarship Coordinator.
TIP #10 Remember: your scholarship application represents you!
Your ability to submit a neat, timely, complete application reflects on you. It’s your face to this organization. Take pride in yourself by submitting the best application you can.






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