We are here to help you celebrate Career Exploration and Career and Technical Education with the following tips.
The College and Career Planning Team newsletter is back in full swing. We know these events are a huge undertaking so we thank you for always rising to the occasion to support our students in their postsecondary endeavors!
Top Career Exploration Tips
- Register for “Supporting Every Student to Create a Plan”, a professional development workshop on Monday, January 31st, 2022.
- Download video clips and resources at Career Exploration Month Resource Hub to share with students .
- Use Hashtag: #FutureReadyNYC to highlight your school’s activities and seniors who have applied/matched to career programs on your school’s website and social media. Ensure students have media consent forms before posting on social media.
- Host your own activities for grades 9–12 by referring to the Postsecondary Planning Toolkit for additional resources.
February To-Do List
Events, Resources & Deadlines listed by due dates.
Events To Register For
- “Supporting Every Student to Create a Plan” for educators on Jan. 31.
- Attend Office hours on Tuesday at 9:30 am to get postsecondary planning technical support. At least one team member from every high school is encouraged to attend.
- Register for Postsecondary Planning Professional Learning Credential spring offerings.
Resources To Use
- Celebrate and talk to your students about Black History Month; learn about how mindfulness can help boost interracial behavior, discuss current events, and Black scientists around the world.
- Sign-up to become NYSACAC (The New York State Association for College Admission Counseling) and CACNY (The College Access Consortium of New York) members. The Office of Postsecondary Readiness is proud to sponsor the memberships for 400+ high schools.
- For the 2021–22 school year, the DOE-contracted vendor, Lingualinx, is offering a new service to support seniors who recently attended high school outside the United States in completing postsecondary applications. For step-by-step guidance, review the Translating International Transcripts and visit Translation and Interpretation Unit InfoHub page.
- Contact your College and Career Planning point person on our team for additional support with postsecondary planning support.
Deadlines to Remember
- CUNY Priority deadline is Feb. 1st, review your CUNY application report and ensure students’ applications are complete (fee or waiver submitted, OSIS number on file, essay completed if applying to Queens, Baruch or Hunter).
- Use the FAFSA and TAP completion data to follow up with seniors who have not completed their financial aid forms. Refer to more resources here.
- Encourage students to attend the Historically Black College University (HBCU) Night’s FREE pregame events at Barclays Center on Feb. 24.
- Encourage students to apply for a free journalism and college access program for current high school juniors at Princeton University by Feb. 28. Register for an information session on Jan. 27 or Feb. 16 to learn more about the application process.