College & Career Ready Elgin
Why Apply for College?
Seniors-- Meet the New Financial Aid Graduation Requirement with Texas OnCourse Solutions!
The Priority Funding Deadline was January 15th, but you can still get in line for financial aid opportunities. Don't miss out! Texas OnCourse has partnered with the TEA to provide all the information every educator, student, parent or guardian needs for students to submit their financial aid forms! Check out Texas OnCourse here! Seniors, don't forget that you must submit a FAFSA or TAFSA financial aid application or an approved "opt-out" form to graduate this year.
Seniors-- Complete your Apply Texas application for Texas colleges and universities! Visit with Mrs. Harper in the Elgin Go Center for help in completing your application.
8th - 11th graders-- So many choices! "Should I take AP classes, Dual Credit, Early College, P-TECH Welding, OnRamps? CLICK HERE for a quick presentation to help you decide!
8th - 11th graders-- Still trying to sort out all of the different choices to earn college credit???
Use this College Programs Link for an easy-to-read program comparison chart!
Grow Your Career
hosted by Eliana De La Garza
Every Thursday 6-7 pm (online) Register Here:
Feb 3: Skills Assessment
Use online assessment tools to understand your skills and strengths
Feb 10: Goals and Accomplishments
Use SMART goals and NACE Competencies to set a plan in motion
Feb 17: Identifying Opportunities
Use Indeed, LinkedIn, and networking strategies to find opportunities
Feb 24: Resume Basics
Learn the basics of a resume in the digital age
Mar 3: Targeting a Resume
Use JobScan and keyword matching strategies to create a targeted resume
Mar 10: Cover Letters
Learn how to use a template to write an engaging cover letter
Mar 24: Professionalism
Discuss professionalism in dress, communication, and behavior
Mar 31: The Elevator Pitch
Learn how to talk about yourself professionally in a variety of contexts
Apr 7: Preparing for an Interview
Learn how to best prepare for an interview
Apr 14: Common Interview Questions
Practice ways to be prepared for any question
Apr 21: Salary Negotiation
Learn how to negotiate a great salary
Apr 28: Using LinkedIn
Use LinkedIn to amp up your job search
Contact Cynthia Martinez firstname.lastname@example.orgReceive updates by following us on Remind:
Class of 2022 text "@elgin2022" to 81010
Class of 2023 text "@elgin2023" to 81010
Class of 2024 text "@elgin2024" to 81010Class of 2025 text "@elgin2025" to 81010
Meet the College and Career Team!
Randall Orris, Early College High School Liaison Counselor
512-281-3438 ext. 1067
Shameika Harper, College and Career Counselor
512-281-3438 ext. 1062
Sky Perkins, College, Career & Military Specialist
512-281-3438 ext. 1090
Bruce Peckover, Director of College, Career & Military Readiness
512-281-3438 ext. 1065