AchieveMpls Career & College Center Announcements

CCC Happenings April 21, 2014 – April 25, 2014

*The Fashion Club will continue to take gently used professional clothing until May 2nd. Donation/styling event for students who have a summer job will be held on May 7th at 3pm in the CCC.

Monday, April 21 (Rates and Van Pernis in the CCC)


Tuesday, April 22 (Rates in CCC)

Becca Lopez from Employment Action Center from 2-4


Wednesday, April 23 (Rates in CCC)

Center closed from 10:30-12 for dept meeting

Student workshop FAFSA/Scholarship help from 2-3:30

Step Up: Make Up Class (Washburn Only) from 4:30-7pm


Thursday, April 24 (Rates and Van Pernis in CCC)

South High School Career Fair in the gym from 8:45-10:30

-8:45-9:15: 9th and 10th graders welcome

-9:30-10:00: 11th graders welcome

-10:00-10:30: 12th graders welcome

*Teachers will be bringing classes down, if you want to attend your class is not please get a pass from the CCC ahead of time or from your teacher the morning of

*60+ Career professionals here to talk to you about their career

*Enter to win a target gift card


Friday, April 25

Center closed all day, Rates out




Seniors: Complete your FAFSA! The sooner the better, check your college’s deadlines. April 1, 2014 is a common deadline. If you need help, come to the CCC (see below).


Indian Education has rescheduled the NDSU and MSU-Moorhead field trip to May 1-2. Permission slips are available and due April 22nd to the CCC.


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.


College FAFSA and Scholarship Application Workshops, Wednesdays 2:00- 3:30 pm in CCC

Seniors: Are you looking to get help finding money to pay for college? Come to the CCC (room 246) to get help applying for Financial Aid or applying to scholarships.



Senior Post-Secondary Planning Handbook

There is a new handbook available for South Seniors (and interested juniors, sophomores, and freshmen) 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


College Campus Travel/Visit Opportunities



App Deadline


Wellesley College Junior Open Campus

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 8am-4pm


Vermilion College

College Prep Days

April 24-25, May 1-2, June 19-20


Register by calling 1-800-657-3608 or online at

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

Connecticut College (online)

How to make the big decision, Why I chose Connecticut College-April 16

How to ace your college interview-May 7


7:00 pm-7:45 pm

View these web videos online at

University of Manitoba (Online)

Online presentations


30-45 min presentations about the campus, student experience, residence, programs, scholarships, the application process and Winnipeg


Upcoming Events at Local Colleges/Local Visits



Dates and Location


Normandale Community College

Campus Open House

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 5:00- 7:00pm


Normandale Campus

9700 France Ave S

Bloomington, MN

Visit with faculty and staff representing many academic departments and learn about the programs, degrees, support services, and the PSEO program at Normandale. Refreshments will be served throughout the event. The $20 application feel will be waived for those who apply online at the Open House event. A number of informational programs will be offered throughout the event with topics such as PSEO Information, Financing Your Education, Campus Tours, and Oportunidades para estudiantes Latinos. Additional information at or (952) 358-8201

Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC)


Power of You

2014 Application Assistance & Testing Day

Saturday, April 26, 2014


8:30-10:00am- Accuplacer Testing


8:30am-2:00pm Application & FAFSA assistance


Counseling & Advising Office MCTC Campus T.2500

Take the Accuplacer placement test, complete your FAFSA, or get help completing the MCTC Application for Admission. All of these are requirements for the Power of You Program at MCTC. All of these requirements must be completed by the May 1 deadline.

Itasca Community College

Fire to Juice- 2014 Energy Summit ICC Power Generation

May 7, 2014 10am-4:00pm

RSVP to Liz by April 18, 2014: 218-322-2410 or

Colleges that Change Lives

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

University of Minnesota

Spring Open House-Air Force ROTC

April 23 at 4pm at the University of Minnesota Armory

Learn about AFROTC, Tour the Armory, social activities and much more. RSVP by April 21st via email 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

First come- first served


(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:

Institute of Production and Recording (IPR)


Hands-On IPR


300 North 1st Ave

Suite 500

Minneapolis, MN 55410


Monday, June 23rd & Tuesday, June 24th from

9am- 5pm


If you’re interested in recording sound or music for video games, films, and television, then Hands-On is where you want to be! For 8th and 9th grade students. $49.00 application fee. Tuition is $299.00. Inquire about scholarship assistance if interested. Questions, contact

Native Americans Into Medicine

University of Minnesota, Medical School- Duluth


June 9- July 18, 2014


Open to Native American graduating seniors interested in health career fields. (Other summer programs available for current high school students- info at website below). Contact CAIMH with questions application by email: or by phone: 218-726-7235. Info at:

ACAP Program

July 14-19, 2014

Priority deadline: 4/25/14 Final Deadline: 5/23/14

For more information, visit our website at; or email at

Media University

College of Media at the University of Illinois

June 16-27, 2014

Space is limited and applications close on May 1, 2014. Diversity scholarships are available.

Go to for details, application, scholarship and tuition information and more.

Explore your Future

Rochester Institute of Technology-Rochester, New York

July 19-24, 2014


To apply or to see EYF photos visit

ThreeSixty Journalism Summer Camps

At St. Thomas and Minneapolis & St. Paul area sites


Intro to Journalism Camp: July 7-24, 2014


Intermediate Camp: June 15-27, 2014


If you’re completing 8th - 12th grade, interested in building your skills, exploring the field of journalism and communications and making connections with real professionals, these camps are for you! You’ll get a chance to report and publish stories that matter. FREE if you qualify for free/reduced lunch. Other scholarships available- no one will be turned away because of financial need. Bus cards and lunch will be provided. Info at

First Step Summer Institute

St. Catherine University, St. Paul MN

Session 1: July 7-10, 2014

Session 2: July 14-17, 2014


Completely free program for sophomore and junior women of color enrolled in high school with a 2.75 GPA or higher who are interested in attending college. For more information and the application go to (applications also available in the CCC)

Twins ACE Academy

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

June 16-20, 2014




2. Project aerospace/ACE tab

3. Info registration/Twin Cities ACE

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:

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:

University of British Columbia Summer Scholars Program

University of British Columbia campus


July 13-26, 2014


*apply early as space is limited

In UBC’s Summer Scholars program, you’ll blend outdoor field research with classroom lectures and labs. Explore current environmental issues with UBC professors while you live on campus and make friends from around the world. For rising juniors and seniors, ages 16-18, in good academic standing.

Landmark College’s Summer Programs for Students with Learning Disabilities

on Landmark College Campus in Putney, Vermont


Programs throughout Summer

Applicants reviewed and admitted on a first-come, first-served


Summer transition programs for students entering college in fall of 2014 with learning differences. Help to prepare for transition to college including finding support in college, use of self-advocacy skills in college setting, and organizational skills for college coursework and living independently. Landmark offers need-based financial aid. See website for information and application.

2014 Summer Pre-College Program

Marist College

New York Campus:

Italy Campus

July 13-16, 2014


For more information and to apply go to

2014 Summer Accounting Institute

University of South Dakota

July 13-17, 2014

May 16, 2014

For more informatio and to register online go to

Summer College for high school students

Syracuse University

June 30-August 8, 2014

Different weeks and deadlines for different classe

For more information go to

Summer at BSU

Bemidji State University online and on-campus courses

May Session: May 14-30, 2014

Summer Session: June 2-August 1, 2014


Four Star Leadership with General Tommy Franks

July 13-19, 2014


Scholarship opportunities available

For more information and apply go to

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

Intermediate Arts

Creative Leadership Summer Arts Camp


Mon-Thurs, July 7-24, 9:30am-4pm


For more information and to apply go to

High School Scrubs Camp

Winona Sate University- June 22-27, 2014 (overnight camp)

Urban/Augsburg College July 7-11, 2014 (day camp)

Saint Paul College

July 21-24, 2014 (day camp)

Vary by program

Download registration and scholarship

materials at Please contact

HealthForce Minnesota at 507.280.5034 with any questions about the Scrubs Camps.


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:
  • 8th Annual Teen Job Fair Saturday, April 26th from 12:00- 3:00pm at the Downtown Minneapolis Hennepin County Library 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN. Representatives from local businesses and organizations will be present to talk about employment, internship, and volunteer opportunities available to teens.
  • 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 Children's Museum is now recruiting high school students to join Play Team, our teen volunteer corps. Play Team members are volunteers entering grades 9-12 from high schools across the Twin Cities. They work together to facilitate early childhood programs for the young children and families who visit the Museum, for more information or to apply go to (Deadline: 5/2/14)
  • Sylvan Learning of Edina is offering a free practice ACT test on Saturday, May 3rd from 1:30-5pm. Reserve your seat now by going to this website: . Call 952-831-5351 or email for more information.
  • 19th Annual Graduation Celebration hosted by the Spokesman-Recorder. Diversity Career, Resource and Education Expo from 4pm-5:30pm. Come dressed for success. This is a free event on May 6, 2014 at 6pm at the Minneapolis Hyatt (1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403). Free to 2014 African and African American graduating seniors and 2 guests (with RSVP). To RSVP for the event, apply for a scholarship, or to be included in the 2014 Community Yearbook 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


Scholarship Opportunities

  • 2014 High School Essay Contest, $250 award for an essay of 500 words or less addressing the effects of WWI on the 20th century. Open to all Minnesota and Wisconsin students grades 9-12. Information and application available at: (Deadline 4/25/14)
  • Hmong Home First Choice 2014 Community Engagement College Scholarship 2- $1,000 scholarships. Eligibility requirements: live in Hennepin or Ramsey county, graduate from high school this spring, enrolled in a 4 year college or university for the fall of 2014, must be seeking a degree in healthcare, social or human services with intent to serve in community based setting after graduation and have +3.0 GPA. To apply go to, paper applications in the CCC (Deadline 4/30/14)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. has two $500 scholarships for an African American male attending an accredited 2 or 4 year postsecondary institution with a 2.5 gpa or higher. Paper applications are in the CCC. (Deadline: 4/25/14)
  • USAA Scholarship Foundation is a scholarship you need to be nominated for. If you meet the following criteria: 3.0 minimum in your nominating subject, personal motivation, cooperative classroom attitude, dependability, enthusiasm for education and leadership qualities. Talk to your counselor about nominating you. Nominations need to be in by April 30, 2014. Nomination form
  • Page Education Fund Grant Program, $2,500, open to students of color who are graduates of a MN high school planning to attend college in Minnesota. Program includes a requirement to complete a minimum of 50 hours volunteer service in tutoring students grades K-8 each academic year that you are awarded the grant. (Deadline 5/1/14)
  • Society of Women Engineers is offering a scholarship for one junior and one senior, if interested see your Project Lead the Way teacher.
  • Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship Program 4-$1,000 awards for current 11th graders. Winners will be chosen based on a written essay. For more information go to their website Applications are in the CCC. (Deadline 5/1/14)
  • 2014 Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship 2- $2,500 scholarships are available to one male and one female who intend to pursue a professional career in sports medicine. Info and application at: 5/1/14)
  • Edison Youth Hockey Scholarship, up to $1,250. Open to seniors who have resided in the Northeast community, played hockey with a MAHA affiliated program for at least 2 hockey seasons between ages 12-15, played organized hockey in the Northeast community for a minimum of 2 seasons between ages 15-18, held a 2.0 or higher GPA from 10-12th grades, be of good character, and exhibit leadership qualities. Applications are in Naviance and in CCC. (Deadline 5/6/14)
  • EMPOWER Scholarship is open to ethnically diverse students who have been accepted to or enrolled in a post-high school program, must be a resident of Minnesota, experience in a community based medical or rehabilitation volunteer position, 2.0 gpa or higher, and demonstrate financial need. Application at . (Deadline: 5/15/14).
  • NABA Scholarship three $1000 scholarships to students who are members of NABA, are an ethnic minority enrolled at a MN college or university full time, and meet the minimum major grade point average requirement of 3.3 and 3.0 or above. More information and application at (Deadline: 5/25/14)
  • Aspiring Pharmacy Technician Scholarship Program $1,000, for seniors interested in pursuing a pharmacology career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Info and application at: (Deadline 6/1/14)
  • Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship $1,000, for seniors interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Into and application at: (Deadline 6/1/14)
  • Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program, $1,000, for seniors interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Info and application at: (Deadline 6/1/14)
  • Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Programs and Deadlines: CBS Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship (Deadline 6/1/14), CBS Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship (Deadline 6/1/14) and CBS Spouses Education Scholarship (Deadline 6/5/14). For more information and to apply go to
  • 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)