College / Career Center News
The Career Center is being remodeled and refurbished! Thanks to a generous grant from volunteers at the GE Corporation, the Career Center has been redesigned, and will receive new computers, new furniture, a new conference room, new carpeting, and a new paint job! The very exciting transition will take place between September 21 (Demolition Day) and should have a grand re-opening in December.
We will still need our corps of volunteers to Meet and Greet college admissions counselors, help with Book Awards and Scholarships, and a variety of other tasks. Please contact Mrs. Levin if you are interested in being a Career Center Volunteer.
The Job Corps hosts briefing sessions every Tuesday at 1:00pm and 4:00pm at the A.B.C.D. Building, 1070 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT.
Job Corps is a Vocational Training Program for 16 to 24 year olds that is the nation's oldest and largest federally funded training and education program for economically disadvantaged youth. There are nine sites throughout New England offering a large variety of vocational opportunities. For more information, visit the Job Corps website and/or call Gene Woodcock, Admissions Counselor at (203) 367-3472.
Want a place to donate view books, catalogs, SAT Prep and college search books?
The Career Center will gladly accept your donations, and make them available to students who don't have them.
For excellent schools that might be "off the beaten path," click here to visit the Colleges of Distinction website.
Some of these schools are well known to the general public, and some are not. But every one has been honored for the excellence of its programs, and is highly recommended by those in the know about college education.
The Marine Corps Band is holding auditions for talented musicians. In the Marine Corps band you would work as a full-time musician with one of the twelve MC bands around the world or in the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle corps. Band members play 300-400 concerts a year and receive MC benefits such as salary, music school, promotions, dental and medical, etc.
If you would like more information about this opportunity, go to the Marines website and select the Musician Enlistment Option.
Have you ever thought about what kind of job a particular college major might lead to? A great little tool at Monster.com can convert a major to a career.
Go to the Career Advice page and check it out!
Looking for a job? Try one of these!
Search GoliathJobs and other major boards - all in one place. GoliathJobs is a free web-based employment service. Employers and recruiters post jobs at no charge.
Have you checked out SnagAJob.com? Just type in the town in which you want to work, and it will give you back a list of employers who are looking for part-time help. They'll also email you when something comes up in which you might be interested!
Specific Career and Training Information
HVAC Training: Are you looking for a nearby place to get the training you need?
ICPA in Cromwell, CT (Independent CT Petroleum Association Technical Education Center) is a non-profit, private occupational school accredited by the CT Dept. of Higher Education. For more info, click here to visit the CT Office of Higher Education ICPA page.
Connecticut Career Resource Network is a valuable tool that spotlights various Careers and programs to help citizens reach their Career goals. The publication UPDATE is offered at least quarterly, and, along with other publications, is available online by clicking here. The winter issue features Culinary Careers, Special Loan programs for Health Care professionals, a review of the latest "Parachute" book, and a look at the benefits of entry-level jobs.
Did you know that NBC News now has a School of Broadcast Journalism? They have joined with the New York Film Academy to meet the increasing demand for journalists who can get the story, shoot and edit it using new digital technology and deliver it for broadcast or internet distribution. There is a summer program and programs that begin in September and January.
Go to the New York Film Academy website for more information.
New York Film Academy also has courses in filmmaking, acting, producing, screenwriting, editing, and 3-D animation.
The Connecticut Floral Association's Floral Design School offers a forty classroom hour program for those interested in a career in the floral industry. The course will prepare you for an entry level position in the floral industry and prepare you to take a written and practical exam for a Certificate of Successful Completion. The only requirements are that you be at least sixteen years old. For more information, go to the CFA Floral Design School website.
"Tomorrow's Healthcare Calls for More Than Just Doctors."
Health Information Management is for people who understand the BUSINESS of healthcare and technology needed to treat patients and offer preventive care.
You can get either a two year or four year degree! To find accredited colleges that offer this major, click here to visit the CAHIIM website.
Interested in Health and Medical Science Careers? Check out the LifeWorks website which has a variety of tools to help you decide just which medical career would be right for you.
Interested in a fun Career? Try Dog Grooming!
The Connecticut School of Dog Grooming in North Haven offers both full and part-time programs to help you complete their Career Program of 200 hours. Visit Learn2GroomDogs.com to find out more.
Interested in becoming a CPA?
The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants offers its online "Become a CPA in Connecticut" page as a resource for those who want to learn more about the CPA profession. Click here to visit that page.
What does it mean to think "outside the box" about college? Find out in this provoking article from the NY Times.