Meet Design helps students explore creative careers in graphic and interior design. Meet Design is on Monday, February 20th (Presidents' Day) from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This event is limited. They have room for 20 Juniors and 20 Seniors. Freshman and Sophomores will be placed on the waiting list. Parents can set meetings with financial aid and admissions office. The program is strictly for students. Visit http://intranet.laroche.edu/DesignDay
DCAD invites you to visit! They have six majors with multiple areas of emphasis for a students creativity and interest, as well as an innovative and new Co-Operative Education Program. Check them out at www.dcad.edu.
The Princeton Review is offering FREE SAT classes. You'll work through sample questions with an exper instructor and learn test taking strategies to help you successfully navigate the SAT. Register online at http://bit.ly/2j8QxWt
March 11th - Winchester Thurston City Campus
March 13th - Fox Chapel High School, Gateway High School and LaRoche College
March 14th - Bethel Park Senior High School and St. Stephen's Church in Sewickley
Did you know McDonalds is more than a part-time job and a place to get awesome french fries??
McDonald's Archways to Opportunity Program consists of several components focused around education.
Are you interested in a career in the airline industry? Check out AVGet and Plane & Pilot for details related to the numerous career opportunities. A copy of the magazine can be found in the guidance office.
With the right grades, a positive attitude and good field work, you could graduate from Westmoreland Community College or PA Highlands Community College with a 2-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Electric Utility Technology and be on your way to a career in the electric utility industry.
Informational session on Saturday, February 4th 10:00 a.m. - noon @ Westmoreland County Community College or Saturday, February 11th 10:00 a.m. - noon @ PA Highlands Community College
This field has growing career opportunities! If you like working outside and creating/fixing, this may be the path for you. Visit www.wccc.edu or www.pennhighlands.edu
The University of Akron's Discovering Diversity Day is February 10th. It's designed for underrepresented students interested in learning about UA and their multicultural excellence and support. Register for the event at uakron.edu/visitUA
Before the holiday break in December, meetings were held with students in grades 10 and 11 who took the PSAT in October 2016. Students received their results and test books. They were then given information about the next steps they should take, including how to improve test scores. College Board (maker of the PSAT) has partnered with Khan Academy, the largest free testing website in the world, to offer FREE individualized SAT test preparation. Students must create accounts on College Board and Khan Academy and then download their scores. As they continue taking future PSAT and/or SAT tests, their scores will be downloaded to Khan Academy and their individualized practice will be updated to reflect areas of need. Please watch the brief videos (links below) to understand how to read score reports and how to improve results. These are the same videos that were shown to students.
Students who did not attend the meeting: please stop by the guidance office to pick up your scores and test books.
Students who did not take the PSAT: extra test booklets are available if you would like to familiarize yourself with the content.
Questions? Please contact your child's counselor.
BHS Counseling Department
My name is Jackie Welsh and I am from the University of Pittsburgh’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) . I am currently our Women Engineers (WE) Local Conference Chair and I would like to inform you of an exciting opportunity for young women at your school.
SWE is a professional organization dedicated to the empowerment of women in STEM fields. SWE is composed of professional and collegiate members studying and practicing engineering as their careers. An exciting program for young women that SWE has to offer is SWE Next.
SWE Next is a program for women from ages 13-18 that offers its members access to scholarships, networking events, and contests. This year we are having an essay contest, the WE Local Pittsburgh Community Award. WE Local is a regional conference held by SWE in cities across the country. This year, one will be held in Pittsburgh, and another in San Jose. This is a poster and essay/video contest with a prompt about engineering in Pittsburgh. The winner will be awarded during our conference on February 17th-19th.
More information about SWE Next can be found here: http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/swenext
And this is the link to the application:
Thank you so much and I wish you the best in the new year.
WE Local Outreach and Volunteer Subcommittee
Please see the exciting information from Magee-Women's Research Institute!
Dear High School Counselor and/or Science Teacher,
We are pleased to announce the Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) 2017 Summer Internship Program for High School Students. Our new website is:
This program provides current high school juniors and seniors with the opportunity to participate in basic science or clinical research projects with the goal of interesting students in biomedical research as a potential career.
Application is open to all high school students interested in learning about biomedical research. We typically focus on selecting applications from students in their junior year. Our previous experience has found that the summer after the junior year is an ideal time to provide students with exposure to biomedical research. They have had adequate background in math and science, and are likely seeking experiences to help in decisions regarding interests for college. High school seniors are eligible to apply and participate in the program in the summer immediately following graduation.
During the 4-week program each student has the opportunity to work on his or her own research project under the guidance of an investigator and their staff. The start and end dates of the program are flexible (between June and August) and are coordinated between the investigator and the student. At the end of the program the students present their research findings via a PowerPoint presentation to the other participants as well as the MWRI faculty and staff at the annual High School Internship Presentation Day.
We will accept applications from January 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017. All documents must be provided by the deadline in order for the application to be considered by the review committee.
The student application process:
The website is: https://www.pittsource.com/postings/110135
Students are directed to the University of Pittsburgh PittSource job posting website and should follow the instructions to “apply” for the Magee-Womens Research Institute High School Summer Internship Program. The application form is completed online. The students are required to attach/upload a cover letter with their personal statement.
The accompanying cover letter must include:
* A one-page compelling cover letter/personal statement. We are looking for a personal statement that conveys something special, unique, distinctive, and/or impressive about the student or their life story, and why they are interested in biomedical research and participation in our program.
* Be sure to identify which area(s) of research performed at MWRI you are most interested in participating and indicate if you have a preference of basic science or clinical research.
* Include your school name and current grade in the letter.
* For references, name the two teachers that will complete your recommendation letters.
Additional supporting documents must be emailed directly to the program coordinator from the provider (not the student) at MWRHighSchoolInternships@mwri.magee.edu<mailto:MWRHighSchoolInternships@mwri.magee.edu>
* A minimum of two letters of recommendation, preferably from science teacher(s) and/or guidance counselor(s). The recommendation form OR letter of recommendation are both acceptable
* Referees should comment on academic and personal details including outside activities, if possible.
* A copy of the student’s high school transcripts.
* Email your documents to MWRHighSchoolInternships@mwri.magee.edu<mailto:MWRHighSchoolInternships@mwri.magee.edu> with the student’s name in the subject line.
* Or send the hardcopy recommendation letter/form and/or student transcripts directly to Mrs. Janet Hahalyak Weckerle @ 204 Craft Avenue, Room B408, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
A copy of the recommendation form is attached with this email.
Since its inception in 1995 over 212 students have successfully completed the program. Please encourage your students who have science or biomedical related interests to apply. As in previous years, we anticipate the 2017 program to be highly competitive and less than 10 percent of the students who apply are chosen. (We typically receive over 100 applications.)
If you have any additional questions, please contact the program coordinator via MWRHighSchoolInternships@mwri.magee.edu<mailto:MWRHighSchoolInternships@mwri.magee.edu>
The department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Kent State University would like to invite you to attend "Explore Kent chemistry Day" on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Juniors and Seniors will be introduced to life as a chemistry and biochemistry major. You'll tour the department, research opportunities, a 3D demonstration and more!
Don't forget, now is the time for you to plan and research your goals and plans after high school.
Utilize the Post-Secondary Planning Guide (located at the bottom of the home page) to help with each step in the process.
The Guidance Department is currently conducting Junior meetings. If you want a meeting prior to being called by your counselor, please come see us!
The time is now!
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