Career Center

 

Welcome to the F-M High School College and
Career Center
 


The center contains a variety of resource materials for students offering information on colleges, scholarships, financial aid, careers, and part-time employment.  Please stop by and to stay up-to-date on all of the details and deadlines. The Career Center is located in the Library Media Center in House I. For more information please call Mrs. Mary Foran at 692-1815.
The hours are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


The Career Center provides computers with a college search program that allows students to maintain a personal portfolio, search for colleges, explore financial aid opportunities and scholarships, and complete inquiry letters.

There are many sources of printed reference materials to assist students with career and college choices.  Books are available on exam preparation, colleges, financial aid and scholarships, college sports, vocational schools, interviews, writing resumes and application essays, jobs and careers.

Military service information is also available in the center. Periodically, representatives from the different branches will come to the school to talk to interested students. Visits will be held in the House I Foyer.

 

In the fall, representatives from various colleges and universities come to visit students at our school.  These visits will take place in the Career Center.  Interested students should sign up with Mrs. Foran and get a pass for their classroom teacher, if necessary. Dates and times for the visits will be announced in the Daily Bulletin, and an updated list will be posted in the Career Center, Counseling Center, and on the bulletin boards in front of the Student Activities Office and LMC.

College Visits

            DATE                          PERIOD                                 SCHOOL___________________

 

 

 OPEN HOUSES

APRIL

4/1            SUNY Cobleskill
                 SUNY Upstate Medical University Health Careers Open House
                                www.upstate.edu/students- Open House link to register
                 Franklin and Marshall College Junior Open House
                                www.gofandm.edu/JOH
4/7            Mohawk Valley Community College
4/8            Salem College
                 Cazenovia College
                 Bucknell University
4/9            University of Tampa
                 Maryland Institute College of Art

4/18          SUNY Morrisville Instant Decision Day
                                 www.morrisville.edu/decisionday
4/21          Johnson State College
4/22          Clarion University of PA
                 SUNY Cobleskill
                 SUNY Delhi 
                 Corning Community College 9 am - noon
                 Hamilton College Preview Day

4/26          SUNY Oswego
4/29          SUNY Canton
                 Wellesley College Junior Open House
4/30          St. Joseph's University
                 Johns Hopkins University at Allendale Columbia School in Rochester, NY at 2 pm
                                                                RSVP:  apply.jhu.edu/explore

The Career Center has filing cabinets containing college viewbooks, applications, newsletters, postcards, etc.  There are also files containing Collegiate Scholarships and Non-Collegiate Scholarships.  Most of the scholarships are announced on a regular basis through the Daily Bulletin.

Scholarships

 Scholarshipguidance.com is offering several scholarship opportunities in April.  Apply online for the following scholarships:
NPG Scholarship -$2500, DL: 4/21
YDI Scholarship - $1000, DL:  4/29
E-Waste Scholarship-$1000, DL:  4/30
Shawn Carter Scholarship - $2500, DL:  4/30
UNCF Scholarship - $2500, DL:  4/30
VIP Scholarship - $5000, DL:  4/30
SP Scholarship - $10,000, DL:  4/30

Studentscholarships.org/2016scholarships.php has a continually updated list of scholarships available.  You can register for a free account to receive info about new scholarships as they become available throughout the year.  Some scholarships available now are:
Get A Spine Scholarship - $500 Deadline:  6/2/17
Global Lift Equipment - $500  Deadline:  6/15/17
Lift Parts Express Scholarship - $500 Deadline:  6/30/17

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is offering a scholarship program to high-achieving seniors with financial need.  Info if available online at www.jkcf.org/cty-college.

The Fayetteville United Methodist Church is offering a couple scholarships.  The Phyllis Wuilliez Fye Memorial is for $1000 and will go to a student who is planning to pursue a career in Christian Service.  The Diane K. Heacox Memorial is to encourage and support the development of academic scholarship.  Both scholarships are renewable.  Info and applications are available from the Church Office or email pastor@Fayettevilleumc.org.  

NEW YORK STATE RETIRED TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION is offering $2000 scholarships to two seniors who are planning a career in education.  Applications are available in the Career Center.  DEADLINE:  April 15.

Onondaga County Medical Society Alliance is offering a scholarship to seniors who plan to pursue a course of study in human healthcare related careers.  Eight $1000 scholarships will be awarded this year.  Applications are available in the Career Center.  DEADLINE:  April 21

The 2017 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering several scholarships worth up to $4000.  Students must log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.  The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing.  DEADLINE:  April 22

SYRACUSE BUILDERS EXCHANGE is offering scholarships between $100-$2000 to students whose parents are a member of the SBE. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, potential to succeed, leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, and a statement of educational and career goals.  Applications are available in the Career Center. 
DEADLINE:  April 28

LAMDA KAPPA MU SORORITY is offering the Carolyn Tyler Memorial Scholar Incentive Award to African American female seniors.  Students must demonstrate financial need.  Scholarship is worth $1000 and is renewable for up to 4 years.  Applications are available in the Career Center.  DEADLINE:  April 28

The Jack Ault Memorial Scholarship is still available to students who plan to pursue a degree in education or a sports-related field.  Applications are available in the Career Center or online on the Counseling Page of the FM website.  Students can also download them from Naviance.  Please hand them in to the Career Center no later than May 1.

ALPHA OMEGA CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP is offering a scholarship to a young woman who is planning on pursuing a degree in education.  Applications are available in the Career Center.  DEADLINE:  May 1

The Handov Family Memorial Scholarship is being offered by the Onondaga County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs.  This scholarship is open to students who plan to use their education in helping with conservation – specifically hunting, fishing and trapping.  Some examples of careers include outdoor writers, biologists, Environmental Conservation Police, web designers, Fisheries Science, political science majors, forestry, teachers.  Student must be able to demonstrate a worthwhile effect career will have on hunting, fishing, or trapping.  Applications are available in the Career Center and online at www.federationof sportsmen.com.
DEADLINE:  May 15

ONEIDA LAKE REGION OF THE ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF AMERICA is offering a scholarship for $500 to a student who is interested in pursuing an automotive related education.  Applications are available in the Career Center.  DEADLINE:  May 30

SYRACUSE TRACK CLUB is offering the George Constantino Scholarship for $1000 to a deserving male and female student who participate on their school’s cross-country and/or track and field teams.  Application guidelines are available in the Career Center.  DEADLINE:  June 1

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants are offering a scholarship for $1000.  Students must submit an essay on the topic that appears on the website.  More info and applications are available online at www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm.  DEADLINE:  June 12

HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION CAREER AND TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM is offering financial assistance to students who demonstrate financial need.  Applicants must plan on pursuing  career or technical education and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  Maximum award is for $2500.  Students may apply online at www.application.horatioalger.org
DEADLINE:  June 15

 

SCHOOL SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Some schools offer specific scholarships that require a separate application.  Following are the ones that are available in the Career Center.

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

 SOPHOMORES:  Are you interested in leadership training and being a part of social change?  Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Programs take place on university campuses where students come together and explore leadership skills and ways to inspire and lead change.   HOBY Leadership Seminars take place in the spring of 2017.  Registration is now – just log onto www.HOBY.org.

 

 

JOB SHADOWING/VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

SciExcite is a not for profit organization that is dedicated to bringing the joy of science and STEAM learning to young minds.  They are looking for high school students who are interested in helping with demonstrations, and fun, interactive, hands on activities.  There are many options available.  If interested, visit the website at www.sciexcite.org.  Contact Ashley Shayya at A.Shayya@sciexcite.org or text 315-484-8815.

the VA Hospital is looking for volunteer.  Students must be at least 14 years old.  There will be a mandatory meeting to learn more about this great way to help out and honor our veterans on Saturday, March 25 at 10 am in the Va Medical Center Auditorium.  Please RSVP to vhasyrvavsoffice@va.gov or call 425-4317 to reserve a spot.

Air Force ROTC at Syracuse University is hosting the Shadow a Cadet Day on Friday, 4/7 from 6 am – 4:15 pm.  Students must be high school seniors and interested in learning more about how to be in college and balance their studies with ROTC responsibilities.  If interested, please contact Cadet Babich at lsbabich@syr.edu

JOB OPENINGS

Dewitt Cleaners on Erie Blvd in Dewitt is looking for students to work as customer clerks.  Position is for 3 days a week from 3-7 pm and on Saturdays from 8:30 am – 5 pm.  Must be at least 16 years old and be able to start immediately.  No experience is needed and pay is minimum wage.  Apply in person to Debbie Diederich at the Cleaners.

YMCA in Fayetteville and in Manlius are looking for students to help with the School Age Child Care Program after school until 6 pm.  Students are needed to help with gym games, STEM activities, arts, crafts, and homework help.  If interested, there are links on the Syracuse.ymca.org websites, or contact Courtney Welsh at 637-2025 ext. 215.

Fayetteville family is looking for babysitter after school until 7 pm a few days a week for their 3 boys.  Days are flexible.  Own transportation is needed.  Must be a junior or senior.  If interested please stop by the Career Center.

Manlius family is looking for an occasional weeknight and weekend night babysitter for their 2 children.  They will pay $10 an hour.  If interested, please stop by the Career Center.

The Fayetteville Free Library is looking for outgoing, responsible community members to staff the Fab Lab help desk on Saturdays and Sundays.  Must be at least 16 years old, and able to lead one-on-one sewing appointments or group classes for beginners.  To apply go to www.fflib.org/volunteer or email Mike at MCimino@fflib.org.

Maple Downs Retirement Living Center is looking for part time servers.  No experience necessary and pay is $9 an hour.  Dinner shifts are available all week , as well as breakfast and lunch on the weekends.  They will work around students schedules.  Apply in person at 7220 E. Genesee St in Fayetteville.

The MOST is looking for volunteers to work during school breaks.  Check out their website and fill out application online at www.most.org/join/volunteer.

Creative Environment Day School is looking for seniors who would be interested in working after school from 3:30-5:30 pm with the School Age Program.  The children range in age from kindergarten to 4th graders.  Students must enjoy working with children.  This job could lead to summer job working in the 8 week summer program full time as well.  Please contact Sheila Britton at 637-6071 after 10:30 am during the week, if interested, or email ceds1@verizon.net.

Village of Manlius family looking for an occasional part-time evening and weekend babysitter for 3 year old girl.  They have a pet-friendly home and are looking for someone with experience with toddlers.  If interested, stop by the Career Center for more info.

Tarson Pools and Spas is now hiring part time, seasonal, and full time help at all locations.  They have positions open in retail, outdoor pool technician assistant, and manager trainee.  For more info, contact them at www.tarsonpools.com/contact.   They will send you an application.

Brookdale in Manlius is looking for students to work flexible hours after school and weekends as Dining Servers. Call 315-682-9261 if interested or apply in person at 100 Flume Rd., Manlius.








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