High School Internships
Many high school students start their first jobs in the retail or restaurant industry (like me), unaware that paid internships and apprenticeships with small and large companies can start in high school. Opportunities for local and summer employment will be evaluated based on a student’s career interests and local industries hiring.
College Application Review and Essay Writing
College essays are just as important as grades and standardized test scores. A winning essay may tip the scales in favor of students for college admissions and financial aid. Students will review and study successful college essay samples, choose prompts from their target colleges, and engage in the writing process by creating at least three drafts before submitting final essays for college applications.
Everyone says the money is out there, but it is often unclear where the money is or how to apply for it. Students will be evaluated whether they qualify for need-based scholarships, merit scholarships, or both. Students may also be eligible and encouraged to apply to creative scholarships, service-based scholarships, or essay-required scholarships.
The importance of volunteerism is often overlooked by students applying to college, but it is one of the simplest and most rewarding ways to gain leadership experience. Colleges want to see students involved in their communities doing work they’re passionate about. Students will be asked about their past volunteer experience and will be matched with future opportunities based on their interests and availability of local opportunities.
Study and Organizational Skills
Studying means different things to different people. Some students prefer memorization, visuals, storytelling, or writing, just to name a few. For each student, I introduce various study methods based on individual learning styles. Study schedules, calendars, and other methods of timekeeping and organization ensure that students stay on track for success.