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    College & Career Ready Elgin

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    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:

    https://bit.ly/3EYYMMY

    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

     

    Questions?

    Contact Cynthia Martinez cynthia.martinez@austincc.edu

      

     
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    Meet the College and Career Team!

     

     

    Randall Orris, Early College High School Liaison Counselor

    randall.orris@elginisd.net

    512-281-3438 ext. 1067

     

    Shameika Harper, College and Career Counselor

    shameika.harper@elginisd.net

    512-281-3438 ext. 1062

     

    Sky Perkins, College, Career & Military Specialist

    sperkins@elginisd.net

    512-281-3438 ext. 1090  

      

    Bruce Peckover, Director of College, Career & Military Readiness

    bruce.peckover@elginisd.net

    512-281-3438 ext. 1065