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.

WEDNESDAY 3/8  US ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

 

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___________________

Monday 3/6                        2nd                               Rutgers University

 

Tuesday, 3/7                      2nd                                Siena College
                                         5th                                Marywood University
                                         8th                                SUNY Oneonta

 

 

Wednesday, 3/8                 NACAC FAIR AT OCC 9-noon, 5-8 pm at SRC Arena
                                   10:30-12:30             US ARMY NATIONAL GUARD (House I Foyer)

 

Thursday, 3/9                     1st                                University of Pittsburgh
                                         2nd                                Merrimack College
                                         3rd                                University of Vermont
                                         5th                                University of Connecticut
                                         6th                               University of Tampa           

Friday, 3/10                        7th                                St. Lawrence University

 

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MARCH

3/3             Virginia Military Institute
3/4             Colby Sawyer College
3/18           SUNY Upstate Medical University Undergrad
3/19           The University of Tampa
3/24           Virginia Military Institute
3/25           Herkimer County Community College

APRIL

4/1            SUNY Cobleskill
4/7            Mohawk Valley Community College
4/8            Salem College
4/9            University of Tampa
4/21          Johnson State College
4/22          Clarion University of PA
4/22          SUNY Cobleskill
4/22          SUNY Delhi
4/29          SUNY Canton
4/30          St. Joseph's University

 

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

The following scholarships are given by local community groups to seniors.  Some are of considerable monetary value and we encourage you to seriously consider applying.  They all have a DEADLINE DATE of FEBRUARY 17.  All applications must be submitted in the Career Center by end of the day on the 17th.  Applications are available on Naviance and in the Career Center.  Please stop by the Career Center with any questions.
Jack Ault Memorial Scholarship
Pamela S. Braund Memorial Scholarship
Joseph L. Byrne, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Suzanne Civitello Memorial Scholarship
Fayetteville-Manlius Memorial Scholarship
Fayetteville-Manlius Teachers' Association Memorial Scholarship
Flavia Giambartolomei Memorial Scholarship
Carol Hansen and Ethel Bauder Scholarship
Patricia Infantine Scholarship
Alexandra Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Joseph Edward Kingson and Margaret D. Kingson Scholarship
Town of Manlius Police Benevolent Association Scholarship
Walter and Cecile Borchert Scholarships
Dorothy M. Olds Scholarships
Manlius Lions Club Scholarship

 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.

Scholarshipguidance.com is offering the following scholarships on their website:
AFA Teens Awareness College Scholarships -$5000, 3 awards
AIS Scholarships - $10,000, 3500 awards
Levin Firm Scholarship - $1000, 1 award
No Bull Sports Scholarship -$5000, 1 award, DL 3/1
ABFSE National Scholarship Program - $2500, 5 awards, DL-3/1
Peace Scholarship -$500, 2 awards, DL 3/1
Optimist International Oratorical Contest - $2500, 90 awards, DL 3/15

Syracuse University Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority is offering a scholarship to a high school band student that exemplifies dedication and service to bands.  Applications are available in the Career Center.  DEADLINE:  March 24

The Greater Syracuse Area of the Society of Women Engineers is offering scholarships to female seniors who plan on studying in the STEM fields.  Applications are available in the Career Center and online at www.swe.org.  DEADLINE:  March 31

Scholarshipguidance.com has updated scholarships available now.  Go to their website for more info on the following…
Youth Free Expression Scholarship ($1000), AFSA National High School Scholarship ($2500) – DL:  3/15
YDI Scholarship ($1000) – DL:  3/29
VIP Scholarship ($5000), SP Scholarship ($10,000) – DL: 3/31

Miss Central New York Scholarship Pageant is open to senior students in the area.  The competition will take place on Sunday, June 11 at 5 pm.  Students can win monetary and gift awards.  If interested in participating, please contact Mia McSherry at mia.adamsmcsherry@gmail.com.  DEADLINE:  March 31

ONONDAGA COUNTY FARM BUREAU is offering two $500 scholarships to students who plan to pursue a degree in an agricultural-related field.  Applications are available in the Career Center. 
DEADLINE:  April 1

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

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

 

 

SCHOOL SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS

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

The WACE National Co-Op Scholarship Program is open to students who plan to attend one of the following schools:  Clarkson, Drexel, Johnson and Wales, Merrimack, RIT, SUNY Oswego, University of Toledo, University of Cincinnati, U Mass Lowell, or Wentworth Institute.  Applications are available online at www.waceinc.org.  DEADLINE:  2/15/17

The following schools have scholarship opportunities available now.

Lawrence Technological University – multiple opportunities

 SCHOOL SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE NOW:   University of Dayton Leadership in Service Scholarship and Cottey College

Ithaca College:  Martin Luther King Scholar Program – for underrepresented racial and ethnic students who are committed to community service and social justice
    Parks Scholar Program – for students who plan to major in communications and are committed to community service
Application info is available in the Career Center.  Deadline info is online.
Canisius College:  Studio Art Scholarship www.canisius.edu/studio-art/scholarships DL:  2/1
       Music Scholarship www.canisius.edu/music/scholarships DL:  1/20
       Art History Scholarship –major or minor in art history DL:  2/1
Application info is available in the Career Center.


The Le Moyne College CYO Scholarship is available in the Career Center.  Scholarship is worth $1000 and renewable for 4 years.  Recipients will be chosen based on demonstrated leadership abilities, and outstanding service to school, community and parish.  Applications are available in the Career Center.  DEADLINE:  February 1

 

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.

RIT is hosting a Digital Arts, Film and Animation Competition for Deaf and Hard-Of-Hearing Students in grades 9-12.  For more info, go to www.rit.edu/NTID/DAFAC.  Deadline is March 1.

Lockheed Martin is sponsoring an Engineering/Scientific Career Explorer Post to all high school students.  Students will be working in teams on engineering related projects with Lockheed Martin employees.  Meetings will be held at the Lockheed Martin facility in Liverpool in the evenings once a week.  There is a registration fee of $60 to participate.  More info on the projects is available online at www.post6201.org.  The First Night meeting will be held on Wednesday February 8 and is open to students and parents.

Syracuse University Engineering and Computer Science College is offering a Summer Research Internship to current juniors.  The six-week program is an opportunity for students to work directly with SU research professors, graduate and undergrad students on a specific research project.  Interns will be selected through a competitive application process.  Program details and applications are available online at http://highschooleng.research.syr.edu.  DEADLINE:  March 3

 

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.








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