You did it!

You made it though the first week!  Congratulations! Now keep up the good work when you return next week!  I hope to have some more information on what the Career Coach is doing.  Stay tuned.

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Welcome Back!!!

Welcome back.  Hope everyone had a great summer!!  Now that you are relaxed it is time to get back in gear and think about your PLAN ! I will be planning and organizing the Career Cafe, college visits, VA Wizard times, and also starting to see those students who would like help starting their career plan.  December graduates that really means you!  

Keep checking back at this site to see whats happening!!!

 

Career Coach Hours at Germanna

Come visit the Career Coach at Germanna this summer!  Complete your registration, class schedule, FAFSA, placement tests, and map out your plan!
JUNE
13 – FAC 11-4
14 FAC  11-4
15 FAC  11-4
16 FAC  3-7
17 FAC  11-4
20 FAC  9-4
21 FAC  9-4
22 Stafford 8-2
23 Stafford 8-2
24 Stafford 8-2
28 FAC 9-4

Germanna Workshops

So you can take advantage of our Guaranteed transfer agreements and complete your bachelor’s degree at a 4 year college or university


Register for a workshop by email:Careerandtransfer@germanna.edu

 

 

Thursday, June 9 – 1:00pm – Fredericksburg Campus, SP1, Room 228

 

Thursday, June 235:00pm –Fredericksburg Campus, SP1, Room 228

Monday, July 1810:00am – Fredericksburg Campus, SP1, Room 228

Tuesday, August 91:00pm – Fredericksburg Campus – SP1, Room 228

 

 

Germanna Community College at the Library!


Meet with representatives to learn about: Becoming a Germanna student, financial aid, transitioning to college, veteran benefits, and career services

 

Apply on the spot!

 

Thursday, June 9, 3:00pm – 6:00pm – Porter Branch
Monday, July 113:00pm7:00pm – Salem Church Branch
Tuesday, August 210:00am2:00pm – Porter Branch
No registration necessary!

 

Community College Schoalrships

VFCCE Scholarships & Funds

Virginia Foundation for Community College Education Scholarships

The mission of the VFCCE is to provide access to education for all Virginians. Through the statewide scholarship program, students have the opportunity to apply for scholarships ranging from $1000 to $10,000. The VFCCE recognizes outstanding students of all ages and backgrounds. Statewide scholarship programs are outlined below. Additional scholarship opportunities are offered directly through Virginia’s 23 community colleges.


Visit our scholarship portal

More than 65 students were awarded scholarships this past year.  To be eligible for a VFCCE scholarship, a student must be a Virginia resident who is enrolled or plans to enroll at one of Virginia’s 23 community colleges.  Scholarship applications for the 2016 – 2017 academic year are due May 16, 2016.  Please visit the scholarship portal for more details on each scholarship and to apply.


Current Scholarships

Click here to see our scholarship recipients for 2015-2016

Potomac Health Foundation Fellows Program

The Potomac Health Foundation Fellows Program provides up to $8,000 in financial assistance and a unique leadership curriculum to second-year students who  demonstrate a preference to pursue a career in a health care field/setting that involves direct patient care or a career that supports healthy communities such as health care administration or medical research. Applicants must attend Germanna or Northern Virginia Community College full-time and reside in the following zip codes: 20112, 22025, 22026, 22079, 22125, 22134, 22172, 22191, 22192, 22193, 22554, and 22556.

Valley Proteins Fellows Program

For the fifth year, extraordinary second-year students attending a Virginia Community College will be selected for the Valley Proteins Fellows Program. This prestigious scholarship will award up to $5,000 for tuition, books, fees and expenses. In addition to the generous award, the Fellows Program will provide recipients with the opportunity to share in special experiences to enhance their academic and leadership potential.

Laurens Sartoris Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship

Funded through the support of the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association in honor of Laurens “Larry” Sartoris, former president of VHHA and former chair of the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education. The scholarship provides financial assistance to admitted nursing students attending Virginia’s Community Colleges.

Gerald Baliles Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship

Scholarships will be awarded to first-time college students at Patrick Henry Community College to recognize Governor Gerald Baliles’ many contributions to the improvement of education for all Virginians, through the Patrick Henry Educational Foundation. For additional information and to apply for this scholarship, visit the Patrick Henry website.  The deadline to apply for this scholarship is May 31, 2016.

Kathy Camper Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship

One scholarship will be awarded to a first-time or second year student pursuing a career in information technology or childhood education.

John T. Casteen III Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship

Two scholarships will be awarded to a full-time community college student attending any Virginia Community College who plans to transfer to the University of Virginia.

Eva T. Hardy Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship

Three scholarships will be awarded to community college students who demonstrate potential for public service and civic leadership.

Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Scholarship

Established by the Central VA Chapter of IREM to assist students pursuing studies in real estate or property management, one scholarship will be awarded to students attending a college in Central Virginia: Blue Ridge, Central Virginia, Dabney S. Lancaster, Danville, Germanna, J. Sargeant Reynolds, John Tyler, Lord Fairfax, New River, Patrick Henry, Paul D. Camp, Piedmont Virginia, Rappahannock, Southside Virginia, Virginia Highlands, Virginia Western and Wytheville.

Michael A. Smith Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship

Created with a generous leadership gift from Valley Proteins, Inc. along with numerous friends, family, business associates and students to honor Michael Smith, former chairman of the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE).  Three scholarships will be awarded to first-year community college students.

ACG Richmond Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship

One scholarship will be awarded to a student at John Tyler Community College who is pursuing a business degree.  For more information or to apply for this scholarship, please visit the John Tyler Community College website.  The deadline to apply for this scholarship is April 15, 2016.

The Eleanor Saslaw Commonwealth Legacy Scholarships

Through the generosity of Eleanor Saslaw, a scholarship will be awarded to a student attending Patrick Henry Community College. For more information or to apply for this scholarship, please visit the Patrick Henry Community College  website.  The deadline to apply for this scholarship is May 31, 2016


The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education is grateful to our friends and donors who are helping our students attend college and achieve their dreams. Thank you!

For more information, contact:

The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education
300 Arboretum Place, Suite 200  (Note new address!)
Richmond, VA 23236

Dr. Jennifer Sager Gentry
Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement
jgentry@vccs.edu
804-819-4962

Anne McCaffrey
Director of Development and Scholarships
amccaffrey@vccs.edu
804-819-5396

Non Traditional Careers for women!!!

Are you a GIRL?  Have you ever thought I want to do something different  for a career?  Here are some non traditional career pathways for women with links for more information.  Check them out !!!!

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Continuous Mining Machine Operators Women
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Environmental Engineering Technicians Women
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors Women
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Mine Cutting Machine Operators Women
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Pest Control Workers Women
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators Women
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Quarry Rock Splitters Women
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Tree Trimmers and Pruners Women
Architecture and Construction Architects Women
Architecture and Construction Architectural and Civil Drafters Women
Architecture and Construction Brickmasons Women
Architecture and Construction Brickmasons Helpers Women
Architecture and Construction Carpenter Helpers Women
Architecture and Construction Carpenter Helpers Women
Architecture and Construction Carpenter Helpers Women
Architecture and Construction Carpenters Women
Architecture and Construction Carpet Installers Women
Architecture and Construction Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers Women
Architecture and Construction Construction and Building Inspectors Women
Architecture and Construction Construction and Maintenance Painters Women
Architecture and Construction Construction Laborers Women
Architecture and Construction Construction Managers Women
Architecture and Construction Cost Estimators Women
Architecture and Construction Crane and Tower Operators Women
Architecture and Construction Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers Women
Architecture and Construction Electrical and Electronics Drafters Women
Architecture and Construction Electrician Helpers Women
Architecture and Construction Electricians Women
Architecture and Construction Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles Women
Architecture and Construction Floor Sanders and Finishers Women
Architecture and Construction Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers Women
Architecture and Construction Highway Maintenance Workers Women
Architecture and Construction Landscape Architects Women
Architecture and Construction Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers Women
Architecture and Construction Maintenance and Repair Workers Women
Architecture and Construction Mechanical Drafters Women
Architecture and Construction Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators Women
Architecture and Construction Painter Helpers Women
Architecture and Construction Pipelayers Women
Architecture and Construction Plumber Helpers Women
Architecture and Construction Plumbers Women
Architecture and Construction Refractory Materials Repairers Women
Architecture and Construction Roofer Helpers Women
Architecture and Construction Roofers Women
Architecture and Construction Stonemasons Women
Architecture and Construction Structural Iron and Steel Workers Women
Architecture and Construction Tapers Women
Architecture and Construction Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers Women
Architecture and Construction Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers Women
Architecture and Construction Terrazzo Workers and Finishers Women
Architecture and Construction Tile and Marble Setters Women
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Audio and Video Equipment Technicians Women
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Broadcast Technicians Women
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers Women
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Camera Operators Women
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Film and Video Editors Women
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners Women
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Public Address System and Other Announcers Women
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Radio and Television Announcers Women
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Sound Engineering Technicians Women
Business, Management, and Administration Couriers and Messengers Women
Source: http://www.iseek.org/careers/menandwomen.html

What Can I Do with This Major or Degree?

Learn how to apply your major to specific career areas, what types of employers are hiring for different majors, and strategies for breaking into particular fields. Remember, your major does not always determine your career. Professionals use their education in a variety of fields. Be sure to explore a variety of resources as you research possible career paths.

 

Source:http://careercenter.depaul.edu/advice/majorcareerpath.aspx

Virtual College Fair

Students, visit www.collegefairsonline.com to check out many of the colleges in your area!

This service is COMPLETELY FREE. Each “booth” will include information about the school and offer a chat time to talk with school representatives.

Go to:

  • the student link on the website
  • register for the virtual college fair
  • select the Northeastern fair
  • learn about nearby college programs

Source:: http://chs.ccps.us/2016/04/virtual-college-fair-april-11th-16th/

Juniors 8 Ways to Prep for College Applications over Spring Break

Spring break can be a prime time to prep for a standout college application, and prevent stress closer to application deadlines. Use this much-needed vacation from school to consider what you really want out of college, and what you still need to do to get there.

prepping for college apps during spring break

Start Drafting Your College List

Do some soul searching over spring break to figure out what you want from your prospective colleges. Is your best fit college known for its chemistry department? Does it host a thriving theater scene? Talking to a college counselor about your dreams and goals can help you identify what’s important to you as you make your preliminary college list.

College Road Trip

A college website or brochure is no substitute for talking with actual students, visiting the science labs, sitting in on lectures, or grabbing lunch in the cafeteria. Make a plan to tour some of the schools that you are considering, and see if any of them could feel like home.

Make Time for Extracurriculars

Colleges want to know what you do with your spare time so that they can get a sense of who you are. This Spring Break try something new or investigate a career goal or study interest. Are you destined for a life in medicine? Shadow an RN for the week or volunteer for a local organization. Prove to colleges that your commitment to extracurricular activities isn’t tied to the school calendar.

Brainstorm for Your Application Essays

The 2016-17 Common App essay prompts are out. Plan topics for your personal statements by reflecting on the activities you care about. What are the aspects of your background, personality, and interests that make you unique? Who are the people who have influenced you? What experiences have challenged you?

Prep for the ACT or SAT

Whether you try some practice questions, review geometry concepts, or take a prep course, you’ll thank yourself later if you study now! Improving your score by a hundred points on the SAT or even one point on the ACT can significantly boost your chances of admission at many schools.

Look into Financial Aid

Cast a wide net in your search for grants and scholarships. Dedicate some time this break to researching scholarships, including application deadlines and eligibility requirements.

Pick Your Senior Year Classes

Yes, your classes and grades still matter your senior year. Choosing honors and AP classes when you can shows schools that you are serious about college-level work.  Plus, high scores on AP exams can help you graduate college early and save you money on tuition.

Make Summer Plans

Summer counts! Whether you take a job as a camp counselor, practice your Spanish in Guatemala, or prep for the ACT/SAT, your summer activities can strengthen your overall application.

Adapted from the Princeton Review