AchieveMpls Career & College Center Announcements

CCC Happenings April 7, 2014 – April 11, 2014 *Step-Up: Work Readiness Training (Discover Group Only) at Washburn


*Counselor caseload post-secondary planning pulls throughout this week

Monday, April 7 (Rates and Van Pernis in the CCC)

Kendall College of Art and Design rep visit at 10:30pm


Tuesday, April 8 (Rates in CCC)

Center closed for focus group from 9:30-10:30

Becca Lopez from Employment Action Center from 2-4


Wednesday, April 9 (Rates and Van Pernis in CCC)

Center closed from 10:30-12 for dept meeting

DePaul University rep visit at 1:30pm

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


Thursday, April 10

Center closed all day, Rates out for AchieveMpls meetings


Friday, April 11 (Rates in the CCC)




MCTC Senior Connect Day: If you are planning to go to MCTC this fall 2014 you are invited to attend this on Tuesday, April 15th from 8:30am-1:00pm. We will be taking a bus full of students (first come, first serve) to MCTC to take the accuplacer, learn more about Power of You and MCTC, take a tour of campus and get a free pizza lunch. To attend you must have applied to MCTC online, completed the Power of You application, sent the POY app with your transcript to MCTC and completed the field trip permission slip by Wednesday, April 9th (copies will be in the CCC). If you have questions stop by the CCC.


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).

  • Ever After Gowns Looking for an affordable way to attend prom? Talk to Ms. Lewis in 247A by this Tuesday about how you can get a free dress, shoes and accessories (


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


Park University

Pirate Preview

April 15, 2014


To RSVP or for more information visit the website at

Wellesley College Junior Open Campus

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


Vermilion College

College Prep Days

April 10-11, 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




(Minneapolis Community and Technical College)

STEM Fair and

Open House


April 8, 2014

5:00- 7:00 pm


T Building

1501 Hennepin Ave,

Minneapolis, MN

Explore MCTC’s downtown Minneapolis campus; discover how day, evening, weekend, and online classes can work for you; connect with students, faculty, alumni, and staff; preview STEM programs along with more than 100 liberal arts and technical programs. FREE parking in the MCTC ramp. Registration and Information at:

North Hennepin Community College

Open House

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

4:00- 7:00pm


NHCC Center for Business and Technology

7411 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN

Tour campus, meet faculty and staff, learn about academic programs, discover helpful student resources, apply for FREE ($20 application fee for students who apply at the Open house). RSVP is optional but recommended:

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


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:

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)

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

RCMS Summer 2014 Program

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

June 29 - August 9, 2014

April 14, 2014

For more information and to apply go to

Creative Writing


Theater Institute

Alfred University Summer Program

June 29 - July 3, 2014

July 6-18, 2014

April 15, 2014

For more information and to apply 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

College Access Program

University of Wisconsin-

Madison July 6-25, 2014

April 15, 2014

For more information and to apply 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


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)
  • Education as a Civil Right- Rights of Undocumented Parents and Students: Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Richard Green Central School, 3416 4th Ave S and Special Education-Saturday, May 10, 2014 at South High School both workshops are brought to you in multiple languages , childcare, breakfast and lunch provided. Workshops are from 10am-2pm.
  • 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


Scholarship Opportunities

  • ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships 4- $5,000 scholarships, Open to African American or Hispanic seniors who plan to attend a four-year institution and who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Academic achievement, leadership skills, or community service in the STEM areas and commitment to pursue a career in the STEM fields are requirements. Info and applications at (Deadline 4/7/14)
  • Ann K. Johnson Service Award and Scholarship a scholarship for two high school seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to service and have been involved in Serve a Smile or Global Youth Service Day. Info and application at: ( (Deadline 4/11/14)
  • Village Scholars Award open to graduates of MPS High Schools who are interested in pursuing a career in some field of the arts. Info and application at (Deadline 4/15/14)
  • Dr. Jermaine Arendt Memorial Scholarship for World Languages, 2- $500 awards. Open to MPS seniors who plan to study language(s) as a part of their post-secondary plan. Requires application, teacher recommendation form, and essay. Application available in Naviance list and in CCC (Deadline 4/15/14)
  • MPS Nurses Scholarship, $250, Open to seniors with a 3.0+ GPA who intends to pursue a career as a Registered Nurse. Requires an application, ACT score, high school transcript, and brief essay. Application available in Naviance and in CCC. (Deadline 4/15/14)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)