AchieveMpls Career & College Center Announcements

CCC Happenings June 2, 2014 – June 6, 2014


Monday, June 2 (Rates and Van Pernis in the CCC)


Tuesday, June 3

Becca Lopez from Employment Action Center from 2-4


Wednesday, June 4 (Rates and Van Pernis in CCC)

Graduation for 2014 seniors


Thursday, June 5 (Rates in CCC)

Fashion Club final meeting/end of the year celebration


Friday, June 6 (Rates in CCC)

Last day of school for 9th-11th graders




Seniors: Make sure you have the following complete: applied to college or have an alternative plan, completed your fafsa, selected and confirmed your college of choice, completed the confirmation of enrollment form and paid deposit fee, completed the housing selection form and paid deposit, completed all missed MLP milestones, completed senior exit surveys and put in the college/university you would like your final transcript sent to. If your college changes from the time you completed your surveys make sure you contact Mr. Palmquist to send your final transcript somewhere else.


Juniors: This summer make sure you do the following: take the ACT (June, Sept or Oct), visit colleges, research colleges/universities, complete the super match on Naviance to find schools that match what you want from a college/university, update your email on Naviance so you get our emails, and check out the senior planning handbook below.


All students: If you have missed any My Life Plan milestones complete these at


Weekly Opportunities

Employment Action Center (Becca Lopez)

If you are currently job searching and looking for a little extra help, feel free to stop by the Career and College Center on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. to meet with Becca. You can get some ideas on who’s hiring, ask questions about your job search, and learn more about how to get involved in my program, Youth Futures.



JUNIORS: Senior Post-Secondary Planning Handbook

There is a handbook available for South soon to be Seniors to provide assistance on the college-going activities that occur during senior year.  The handbook is available in pdf form online on the South Website at (dates will be updated this summer to reflect the 2015 Seniors)


College Campus Travel/Visit Opportunities




Minnesota Private Colleges

Minnesota Private College Week


June 24-28, 2014


(2 daily sessions: 9:30- 11:45 am and 2:00- 4:15 pm)

For students and parents, includes campus tours and informational meetings at 17 of MN’s private colleges.  Free event, registration recommended at

Wisconsin Private Colleges

Wisconsin Private College Week


July 14-19, 2014

Tour a Wisconsin private, nonprofit college or university, connect with a campus to set up your visit, talk to admission and financial aid representatives, and meet professors. See a dorm, eat the food, and meet students. Info at

Iowa Private Colleges

Iowa Private College Week


August 4-8, 2014


(Tours 9:00am and 1:30pm each day; campuses open all week)

Explore campuses, visit with professors, meet coaches, hear what current students have to say, and learn about all academic and social opportunities. Free event, register at


Fall Sampler

September 25-28, 2014 and October 30-November 2

This is a nominated visit so contact Ms.Rates or your counselor if you are interested. To be nominated you must meet the following qualifications:

-African American, Native American, Latino, Asian American students

-Current high school juniors

-U.S. citizen or permanent resident

-Unable to visit Macalester for financial reasons

There is a $75 fee to attend

Deadline to be nominated is June 13, 2013!


Upcoming Events at Local Colleges/Local Visits



Dates and Location


Colleges that Change Lives


(Group of colleges)

Colleges that Change Lives College Fair

Saturday, August 23, 2014

10:00 am


Minneapolis Convention Center Ballrooms A & B

Organization CTCL is founded on Loren Pope’s philosophy of a student-centered college search process-- addressing the importance of “fit” and students’ needs above prestige.  The program begins at 10 am promptly with a 30-minute info session then college fair. Info at

50+ College and Post-Secondary Organizations, Specifically for students with LD/ADHD

LD/ADHD College and Post-Secondary Opportunities Fair

Monday, October 6, 2014

6:00- 8:00pm

Grove Academy

3200 Highway 100 S

St. Louis Park, MN

Geared exclusively towards students who have learning disabilities or attention disorders. Small group information sessions that cover college experience and search process offered throughout the night. Free and open to the public.

(Many schools)

NACAC National Fall College Fair

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

9:00am- 12:00pm & 4:30pm- 8:00pm


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

9:00am- 12:00pm


Minneapolis Convention Center

1301 Second Ave S

Minneapolis, MN 55403

Free and open to the public, allows students to interact with admissions representatives from a wide variety of postsecondary institutions. Registration (optional) and additional information available at:


*We encourage students to attend the evening session on the 7th to avoid missing classes.

Many Performing and Visual Arts Schools

NACAC Performing and Visual Arts College Fair

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

7:00- 9:00pm


University of Minnesota, Twin Cities- Coffman Memorial Union

Designed for students interested in pursuing undergraduate and graduate study in the areas of music, dance, theater, visual arts, graphic design, and other related disciplines. Learn about educational opportunities, admission and financial aid, portfolio days, audition and entrance requirements, etc. Additional information at:


Summer Opportunities


Program Location & Dates




Best Prep Minnesota Business Venture (MBV)

Session 1: St. Cloud State, MN

July 13-18, 2014


Session 2: St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN

July 27- August 1, 2014



(App opened in February)

MBV is open to all MN high school students grades 9-12 who are interested in business. Learn how to plan for a career in business, experience starting your own business, improve financial skills, experience living on a college campus, and more. Cost is $200 for the week ($150 for early bird applicants). Info and application at:

Personal Finance Summer Institute

University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus


June 23-27, 2014



Open until filled, apply early

Learn about exploring future career, paying for college, debt, savings, and credit. For current 9-11 graders. Free program including lunch & breakfast and bus passes, students earn $125 for participating. Info and application at:

High School Scrubs Camp

Winona State University

June 22-27



Augsburg College

July 7-11

(day camp)


Saint Paul College

July 21-24

(day camp)



(App opened in January)

For students entering grades 9-12. A hands-on opportunity to explore medical professions including dentistry, nursing, public health, emergency medicine, cardiovascular laboratory, clinical laboratory sciences, nutrition & wellness, bioinformatics, alternative health, and anatomy & microbiology. Students will investigate healthcare opportunities, participate in hands-on sessions, tour medical facilities, and engage in team-building activities such as a ropes course, swimming, games, and movies. Presented by Healthforce Minnesota and its partners. Cost varies by date. Scholarships available on a first come, first served basis. Info and applications at:

Twins ACE Academy

Amherst H Wilder Foundation, 451 Lexington Parkway North, Saint Paul, MN 55104


June 16-20, 2014


Information and application available

(follow the Project aerospace/ACE tab then the Info registration/Twin Cities ACE link)

High School Summer Institute (HSSI)


Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago

600 S Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL 60605


July 7-25, 2014


A 3-week, pre-college arts, media, and communication program open to creative students who have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year in high school. HSSI classes are taught by the same working professionals and scholars who teach our undergraduate students. Classes take place in Columbia’s industry-standard classrooms, performance venues, labs, and studios in the heart of Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood. Students can earn college credit for successfully completing the program. Information and application at:

Policy Leadership Skills Camp

Concordia University, St. Paul, MN


Thursday, August 21, 2014

9:00am- 4:00pm


Open to students entering grades 10-12. Develop skills alongside top policy leaders to: work on a political campaign, transform ideas into legislation, and communicate messages effectively. Cost is $75 but full scholarships are available for qualifying students upon request. Limited to 50 participants, apply early.

Email or call 651.603.6238 for application materials.

World Without Genocide:


Summer Institute for High School and College Students

William Mitchell College of Law,

875 Summit Ave

St. Paul, MN


August 12-14, 2014

10:00am- 9:00 pm

($100 fee includes meals and snacks)


2014 is the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda. Students will learn about this genocide and other mass atrocities around the world, analyze xenophobia in their own communities, and become ‘upstanders’ for justice. For current high school students with at least a C+ average in core classes. $100 fee but need-based scholarships available. Info and registration at:

Multiple Gustavus Summer Institutes

Gustavus Adolphus College

Nursing: June 22-26

Spoken Word/Poetry: June 22-28

High Altitude and Ballooning: June 22-28

Guthrie Theater Audition Boot Camp-July 6-12

Public Forum Debate: July 12-18

Speech: July 19-26

MN Life Colleges’ Pre-Orientation: August 2-7

Young Writers: August 3-6

Vary by program

For more information on each camp go to

Intermedia Arts

Summer Hip Hop Institute: Mon-Thurs, July 7-10, 9:30-4pm

Summer Graffiti Institute: Mon-Thurs, July 14-17, 9:30-4pm

Summer Film Institute: Mon-Thurs, July 21-24, 9:30-4pm


For more information on the camps, tuition and registration go to...

Summer at Hearts

Courageous Hearts 4164 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN


June 30-Aug. 22



Aug 4-8 from 9am-12pm: Intuitive Writing

Aug 11-15 from 9am-12pm: Finders Keepers


For More Information and To Register

Visit our website: Call: 612-729-2483

Summer Experiences

Washington University of St. Louis

Session A: June 8-July 12

Session B: July 13-Aug 15


For more information and to apply go to

Career Exploration Camps 2014

MCTC Summer Camps meet from 9am to g=3:30pm Mon-Fri, lunch is provided. Price of camp is $199 (scholarships are available) Go to website to see list of camps with dates


Regiser today at

Museum Studies: Behind the Scenes

Minneapolis Institute of Art

June 16-June 28 from 10am-4pm Mon-Fri


To apply contact Susan Tuck at (applications are in the CCC)

2014 Pre-College Program

Session 1:May 19-June 27

Session 2: June 29-Aug 9


For more information or to apply, visit:


Career and Community Opportunities

  • Youth Farm Summer Staff and Interns, hiring summer youth workers and a chef in addition to internship opportunities. Play, farm, cook, eat, bike, and hang out with an awesome group of young people. Info and application at:
  • Minnesota Orchestra is hiring part time year round ushers. Evening and weekend availability required. 8-12 hours per week, $7.75 per hour. Applications must be 16 years of age or older. For more information call Mary Rascop at 612-371-5677 or go to
  • Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party is hiring organizing leaders. Requirement of 10 hours per week minimum. The position is unpaid. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to
  • Al Franken for Senate 2014 Internship Opportunities application process if you are interested in an internship with the Al Franken for Senate 2014 campaign, please send the following materials to  résumé, cover letter indicating why you are interested and weekly availability,three references. Please contact Chelsea Moore at, with any questions.
  • Xcel Energy has 10 job opportunities in their Gas and Electric Distribution divisions. The positions pay $10 per hour for 26 hours per week this summer and Xcel hopes to hire all of these interns on full time as permanent employees at the end of their internship. For more information and to apply go to:
  • Gap Year informational website:
  • Intermedia Arts presents Creative Dissent: Popular Arts of the Arab World Uprisings from June 5-August 23, 2014. Opening receptions: Monday, June 9, 2014 at 6pm. Free to attend.
  • Huntington free ACT review session on Saturday, June 7th from 3:30-5:30pm. Call 651-635-0299 to reserve your spot.
  • Kaplan Test Prep is offering free practice ACT test this summer on June 20th at 9am at Edina Public Library (5280 Grandview Square). Register at
  • Minnesota Reading Corps and Math Corps is looking tutors to help children and youth succeed in school. As a tutor you will receive training, a living allowance of $484 (full time) and an education award of up to $5,645 to help pay for future tuition. Go to or Strong preference is given to tutors who can start serving August 10, 2014.  Send questions to
  • Digital Empowerment Academy Youth Conference 2014 this Saturday, June 7th 2014 from 9:30am-2pm at the Univeristy of Minnesota-Twin Cities (Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) 2001 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411). Register at
  • U of M-TC is offering a program for entering 12th graders, college students, and adults a speed reading class this summer. for more information and to register call 1-800-979-9151.


Scholarship Opportunities

  • Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Program: CBS Spouses Education Scholarship. For more information and to apply go to (Deadline 6/5/14)
  • Curtis L Carlson Scholarship (Balanced Man Scholarship), 3 scholarships totaling $2,250, open to freshmen males entering the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities this fall. Applications available in Naviance or in the CCC. (Deadline 6/13/14)
  • BigSun Scholarship an annual scholarship, all senior student athletes are eligible, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Please visit the website at to learn how to apply. (Deadline 6/20/14)
  • Principled Man Scholarship, $500, open to incoming male freshmen to the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. Info and application at: (Deadline 6/30/14)
  • ALAMN Diversity Scholarship, $500, for graduating seniors from diverse backgrounds in good academic standing with good academic standing.  For students interested in pursuing studies in legal administration in various legal/business/marketing/accounting fields. Scholarship application and information is in Naviance Scholarship List (Deadline 7/15/14)
  • Delta Tau Delta Fraternity is offering a $500 scholarship to a male student who will be a full time  student at the U of M-TC this fall and shows leadership. Please email your completed application to or mail to:Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, 1717 Minneapolis, MN 55414 (Deadline 7/28/14)
  • National YoungArts Foundation Scholarships up to $10,000, open to ages 15-18 or grades 10-12 who are actors, dancers, filmmakers, musicians, photographers, singers, visual artists, designers, or writers.  Vocal singer/songwriters are accepted, too.  Info and applications at (Deadline 10/17/14)
  • Urban Ventures announces Act Six which provides full tuition, full need scholarships to Augsburg, Bethel and the Northwestern (St. Paul) for up to 30 students each year. They will begin accepting applications from Twin Cities area high school seniors during the fall of their senior year. For more information, visit
  • The 2015 Beat the Odds Scholarship will be available online, September 5th, 2014. Questions? Contact Nicole Hernandez at