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College & Career Planning: Finding The Right Fit

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Did You Miss College & Career Day? No Worries! 
Check out the following videos from that day! 

HBCU 101: Everything you didn't know about Historically Black Colleges and Universities with NCSD’s Black/African American Community Outreach Facilitator, Ashley Natt. Access Passcode: =i6@$e5C

PWA Career Talks! (Link coming soon) Learn about some great local careers in health care, nonprofits, design-and-build, and creative/advertising: 

  • Healthcare Careers:  Learn about nursing and long-term care, two of the hottest areas in healthcare, with lots of job opportunities and "earn while you learn" options.  
  • Nonprofit Careers: Want to work at a mission-driven organization focused on improving the community? Learn about nonprofit career paths and how to get started from leaders at Oregon MESA, Elevate Oregon, Ronald McDonald House and The Renaissance Foundation.
  • Design-and-Build Careers: Hear from an architect, an engineer and a construction professional about careers in the design-and-build industry. 
  • Creative/Advertising Careers: Meet Wieden+Kennedy, the Portland-based global ad agency behind Nike and famous campaigns including "Just Do It" and beyond. One creative team will walk you through a recent Fisher-Price campaign, share about the creative process and give advice about how to get started.

College and Scholarship Essay Workshop with NCSD’s Luke Scarpino and Kim Amador. Copy of Virtual Essay Workshop Guidebook- Please make a copy of this document for your own personal use. Access Passcode: Q%e7sBT7

Exploring Careers in the Military - Robert Blake, NCSD staff member and Army veteran will share his experiences, why he pursued a military career, and what considerations students interested in exploring this option should think about when meeting with recruiters. Access Passcode: vs8f=BJ+

University of Oregon with Senior Assistant Director for Regional Recruitment Melea Tejedas. Access Passcode: 0.m*SUF$

The To & Through Project sat down with 19 current college students from Chicago Public Schools to hear about their journeys to and through college. The students discuss their transition from high school to college, barriers and challenges they've faced on the road to and through college, and the advice they would give to others aiming to earn a college degree.

Explore Colleges & Careers - Finding the Right Fit

Career Exploration - Military, Trades, Gap Year