CAREER CENTRE What does the Career Centre have to offer? Information Within the Career Centre • Career Information • Post Secondary Information • Scholarship Information • Resume • Cover Letter • What Can I do With a Degree in? • Partnership Programs University and College View Books are available Bulletin Boards Look at the bulletin boards within the school for info on Scholarships, Volunteer/Work Experience Opportunities, PostSecondary and Career Events \ Events & Open Houses at Universities and Colleges Information Sessions SAT/ACT Registration and Test Dates Admission Starts and Deadlines Admission Requirements Career Fair Dates PSI Dates Scholarship Deadlines Important Dates leading up to Graduation Grad Transition Requirements Career Centre Website Online at the school district #42’s website. Post-Secondary Information • • • • • • Which University or College is right for you? Tuition Costs Deadlines for applying Admission requirements When to self-report your grades Housing PSI Evening is on November 27 in the Rotunda • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Emily Carr University Kwantlen Polytechnic University University of the Fraser Valley Quest University Simon Fraser University University of Victoria Thompson Rivers University Trinity Western University University of Northern B.C. Corpus Christi College Nicola Valley Institute Camosun College Douglas College BCIT Going to University or College in the United States? You will need to write your SAT’s or your ACT’s. • SAT tests are written at Meadowridge School. • You have a choice of a general test or a specified subject test. • SAT has free practice tests, sample practice questions and a question of the day available on their website. • The Career Centre and library have more information as well as the registration and tests dates. • Website: http://www.collegeboard.org/ Work Experience/Volunteer Opportunities • For Work Experience/Volunteer Opportunities please see the Work Experience Teacher, Career Planning Assistant, Bulletin Boards and the Career Centre Website Post Secondary Admission Dates • University of British Columbia: Applications are open and the deadline is for applying for the major entrance scholarship is December 10. If not the deadline is January 31. • University of Victoria: Applications are open and the deadline is February 28 • Simon Fraser University: Applications open October 1 and the deadline is April 30. If you want to apply for scholarships you will need to apply by February 28. • University of the Fraser Valley: Applications open October 1 and the deadline is January 31 • Kwantlen Polytechnic University: Applications open November 1 and the deadline to apply is March 31. • University of Northern British Columbia: Douglas College: Applications are open on October 1 and the deadline will depend on the program. • BCIT: Ongoing monthly • Langara College: Applications open October 1 and the deadline is April 30 UFV and Kwantlen are application date sensitive so apply early! All online admissions are accessed through www.applybc.ca There are thousands of scholarships and awards that reward students for academic and non-academic attributes: Where you bank Family in the military Organizations or Clubs Volunteering Sports Where you live Religion Your heritage or what languages you speak Disabilities Employers Scholarship website on the pages following. Tips for Submitting a Great Scholarship • Do the appropriate background work and find out exactly what the specific scholarship is looking for. • Read the rules and regulations. • Expand on personal experience by discussing your work or volunteering. Explain how it fits into your future plans. • Communicate your longer term goals. Scholarship providers want to know they are enhancing the life of a goal-oriented person. • Fill out a Brag Sheet to help those you are requesting a reference letter from. • Make a checklist for each scholarship and stay organized. • Plan ahead and don’t procrastinate. Give yourself plenty of time to fill out applications. You cannot accomplish this overnight. • Have your application proofed before you submit it. • Don’t miss deadlines! www.scholarshipscanada.com www.studentawards.com UBC visits for students and parents: Thomas Haney Secondary Thursday, October 16, 2014 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Maple Ridge Secondary Tuesday, October 14, 2014 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.