AchieveMpls Career & College Center Announcements

CCC Happenings September 22, 2014 – September 26, 2014


Monday, September 22 (Kellogg in the CCC 8-12)

11th Grade MLP-Welcome Survey/4 Year Course Plan – Period 6

St. Johns/St. Ben’s college rep visit from 2-2:30


Tuesday, September 23 (Rates and Kellogg in the CCC)

Gustavus Adolphus college rep visit from 9-9:30

11th Grade MLP-Welcome Survey/4 Year Course Plan – Periods 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

Colorado College rep visit from 1-1:30

Yale University rep visit from 1:30-2

Becca Lopez from Employment Action Center from 2-4

Senior Planning Night in auditorium from 6-8pm for seniors and their parents


Wednesday, September 24 (Rates and Kellogg in CCC)

11th Grade MLP-Welcome Survey/4 Year Course Plan – Periods 1, 3 & 4

Knox College rep visit from 9:30-10

New York University from 1-1:30

North Hennepin Community College rep visit from 1:30-2

The New School rep visit from 2-2:30


Thursday, September 25 (Rates in CCC)

11th Grade MLP-Welcome Survey/4 Year Course Plan – Periods 1, 3 & 5

Counseling Department Meeting from 9-10 (center closed)

Occidental College rep visit from 10:30-11

Barnard College rep visit from 11-11:30

Cornell College rep visit from 1-1:30

Pomona College rep visit from 1:30-2

University of Chicago rep visit from 2-2:30

Oberlin rep visit from 2:30-3

Fashion club 3-4


Friday, September 26

11th Grade MLP-Welcome Survey/4 Year Course Plan – Periods 2 & 3

Lewis and Clark College rep visit from 1:30-2




Seniors: To Do List: take the ACT/SAT (Oct or Dec), 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, attend college rep visits in the CCC (list outside room, on Naviance and on this update) and check out the senior planning handbook below. Attend the Senior Planning Night with your parents on Tuesday, September 23rd in the auditorium from 6-8pm!


*Indian Education is taking students on a college trip to Fargo-Moorhead on October 14-15. Permission forms are in the CCC and are due October 3rd. The trip is free.


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.



Seniors: 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




Whitman College

Visit Scholarship Program

All expense paid visit to Whitman to 85 students who qualify. To get more information and to apply go to

University of North Dakota, Aerospace Sciences

Will be attending the National College Fair on September 24-25, 2014 at the Minneapolis Convention Center

Collegiate majors in aviation such as unmanned aircraft, computer science and atmospheric science

Johns Hopkins University

Hopkins Overnight Multicultural Experience Program

September 25-27, 2014


upcoming “Explore Hopkins” event - REQUIRES REGISTRATION

University of New Hampshire

Fall Open House

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Register online at:

Montana State University

Pizza Party at Davanni’s in Arden Hills on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 (RSVP REQUIRED)


Rep Visit on

Thursday, October 2nd at 11:00am

To RSVP to the Pizza Party contact:


Minnesota State University, Mankato

Fall Open House

October 4, 2014

October 16, 2014

October 17, 2014

October 18, 2014

October 24, 2014

November 15, 2014

Register now. Space is limited.

DePaul University

Regional Reception:

Wed., October 8, 2014

Loews Minneapolis Hotel


General Campus Open Houses

Monday, October 13

Tuesday, November 11

Dance-Sunday, October 12

Studio Art-Sunday, October 12

Science/Math-Sunday, October 26

Theater-Saturday, November 15


Wellesley College

Free travel grants to visit Wellesley College

October 19-20, 2014

Apply today for your free trip to campus go to:

Lafayette College

Open Houses

Engineering-Friday, October 17

General-Saturday, October 18

General-Friday, November 7


Suffolk University

2014 Open Houses October 19 and 26


2014 Open House

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 5-7pm in the Helland Center

Pre-register at or call


Montana State University-Bozeman

MSU Fridays

October 24, 2014

January 30, 2015

March 6, 2015

March 27, 2015

Schedule and online registration at

Bryn Mawr College

Fall Travel Scholars Program

October 25 - October 27, 2014

Attend Fall Open House and explore the campus:

Alexandria Technical & Community College

Open House

Sunday, October 26, 2014


Kentucky State University

Open House

November 1, 2014

RSVP Online by

October 27, 2014

Connecticut College

Explore Weekend Application

November 8-10, 2014

Travel scholarhips available and more information go to

University of Wisconsin-


School of Music

Undergraduate Audition Dates

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Saturday, January 31, 2014

Saturday, February 28, 2015

More info or to apply email

or visit online

Wisconsin Private Colleges

Campus Visit Opportunities from September 2014-August 2015

Vary by school go to for more information


Upcoming Events at Local Colleges/Local Visits



Dates and Location


Green Construction Trades Course

4 week courses to certifications, safety training, measuring, materials, methods, exterior carpentry, interior & carpentry.

Mon-Thurs from 8-4pm

Burnsville, MN

To register contact or

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Experience Minnesota

September 13, 2014 from 8-3pm

Visit to see answers to frequently asked questions, or submit your own.

Washington University in St. Louis

Admissions Information Session

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 4-5pm

Minneapolis Airport Marriott

No reservation needed, for directions call 952.854.7441


Admissions Information Session

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:30pm

Eisenhower Community Center Theater-Hopkins, MN


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!

Tulane University

Admissions Information Session

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 7pm

Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington

3900 American Blvd

Bloomington, MN 55437

To rsvp go to

University of Colorado Boulder

Minneapolis Preview

Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 1:30-2:30pm

Minneapolis Marriott West

9960 Wayzata Blvd. Minneapolis, MN 55403  

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:

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

Campus Visit Days


Career and College Fair


Law Enforcement Expo

November 5th 1:00-3:00PM,

December 1st 2:30-4:30PM,

January 21st 1-3PM,

February 12th 1:00-3:00PM,

May 7th 9:00-11:00AM


March 18th 8:30-11:30AM


April 15th 10:00-2:00PM


Multicultural Education Achievement Day

Friday, November 7, 2014 from 9:00 - 1:45

RSVP online at by Friday, October 21, 2014

USA Gap Year Fair

Gap year programs

January 28, 2014 from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Groves Academy

St. Louis Park, MN

Free to attend, pre-registration to come.



  • Gap Year informational website:
  • CollegeXpress a resource for students and parents regarding college and scholarship search.
  • Sylvan Learning of Edina is offering free practice ACT on Saturday, September 6th from 1:30-5pm, to register go to:
  • Groves Academy LD/ADHD College and Post-Secondary Opportunities Fair on Mon., October 6th, 2014 from 6-8pm.
  • Huntington Learning Center is offering a FREE ACT REVIEW session on Sat., October 18th, 2014.  Call 651-635-0299 for more information and space availability.  THIS WILL FILL UP FAST!   
  • Shmoop is a digital publishing company with a point of view, that believes in making learning and test prep a fun and funny experience. We have test prep material for the SAT and ACT (in English and Spanish), and every AP test in existence, as well as State Exit exams, and more! For more information and to try it out before you buy it, go to
  • The MN Department of Education – in partnership with TPT – has produced videos featuring students from all over the state in their first year of college, and talking about the decision-making that went into the process of going to college. They’ve also got some films featuring parents. Here’s a link to the videos on the web:
  • The Best of CO-OP Scholarship opportunities. Come to the CCC for more information!


Career and Community Opportunities

  • “You Wanna Do” a new free service matching people to careers, colleges and companies for a better life. Go to for more information.
  • Battle of the Bands at The Institute of Production and Recording (Robinson Hall) on Sat., November 8th, 2014.  Deadline for entry is Oct. 17th!
  • Project for Pride in Living has tutoring/mentoring volunteer positions available to students. A complete list of our volunteer positions is available here: If you have any students who are interested, they are welcome to contact me directly at, or 612-455-5108.
  • Midtown Farmers Market and the Corcoran Neighborhood Association is looking for students who are looking to earn their Community Service hours for graduation by volunteering for the Farmers Market on Saturdays from the first weekend in May to the last weekend in October each year. For more information go to:
  • McNally Smith College of Music offers hands-on music workshops, event, and resources in both the classroom and on campus for FREE.  Please contact for more information.
  • HOBY offering three leadership programs for juniors and seniors. Find out more at
  • AchieveMpls There is a free community screening of the documentary “First Generation” at the Lagoon Theater on Wednesday, October 1 from 6-8:30. After the screening there is a panel discussion. There is also a showing on October 2nd in Saint Paul at the Wellstone Center Neighboring House.
  • G4S Secure Solutions Job Opportunity! In need of a large amount of applicants to fill our open positions. We have many different openings with many different qualifications.


Scholarship Opportunities

  • 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
  • National Merit Scholarship program information available in the CCC.
  • National Achievement Scholarship Program semifinalists to be announced on September, 24th, 2014.  Notification will be mailed to high schools with outstanding participants in the 2015 program on September 22nd, 2014. Come to the CCC for more information.
  • Alert Magazine $500 Scholarship opportunity! Please see the CCC College Board for more details.
  • Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program is a nominated based scholarship so if you would like to get more information go to and ask your counselor to nominate you.
  • Better Business Bureau is offering Student of Integrity Scholarships for Minnesota and North Dakota high school students entering their senior year. There are three scholarships available - one for $2,500, one for $1,500 and one for $1,000.Students are asked to write an essay or create a video that gives a personal example of how they were challenged or struggled through a difficult situation and how they overcame the situation by the application of integrity and personal ethics. This must be accompanied by the scholarship entry form, one letter of recommendation, a copy of high school transcripts, a list of extracurricular activities and any post-secondary education plans. For more inforamtion go to: (Deadline: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 4:00pm)
  • Wendy’s High School Heisman Award Scholarship. (Deadline is October 3rd, 2014.)
  • Danforth Scholars Program is a nominate only scholarship for the Washington University in St. Louis. If you are interested in this school see your counselor to learn more and see if they will nominate you (Deadline: 10/15/14)
  • 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)
  • Davidson College-John Montgomery Belk Scholarship-is nomination only. If you are interested in being nominated please see your counselor. Information and application online at (Deadline: 11/7/14)
  • APIASF General Scholarship (Deadline: Friday, January 9, 2015 11:59pm)
  • Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS) (Deadline: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 11:59pm)
  • Honors Graduation Multi-Media Scholarship is providing 5 $1,000 scholarships. For more inforamtion and to apply go to (Deadline: 2/15/14)