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College and Career Center

WELCOME!

I look forward to working with you this year and helping you achieve your post-secondary goals. I am here to help ALL students get a head start on planning for life after high school. It's never too early to ask questions, search colleges and programs, and apply for scholarships. 

On this page you will find very important college information for CUNY and SUNY schools, resources to guide you through the application process, and opportunities to help you stand out. Take a look around!

Seniors requiring help with applications will be able to meet with me or make an appointment with Sunnyside Community Services.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Office: Room 143A

Email: [email protected]

Office Phone Number: (718) 937- 3010 x. 1431

Office Hours: Monday- Friday, 7:40 am- 2:50 pm.

Resource Center/Work Room: Monday- Friday, 7:40 am- 2:50 pm.

Remind: Receive reminders and opportunities by text and the Remind app.

 

HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION

Use this information on your college applications:

Queens Technical High School

37-02 47th Ave. Long Island City, NY 11101

School CEEB number: 332900

Counselor Name: Anna Karabelas

Counselor School Phone Number: (718) 937- 3010

Counselor Email: [email protected]

 

Many types of jobs are available through our city's services as a city employee. To be considered, you must complete a civil service examination. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) accepts applications for the civil service examinations in various jobs monthly. Check out the links below for this month's exams and job openings. To find yearly/ monthly exam schedules visit the DCAS website.

Check out Virtual College Fairs and Open Houses!

CUNY:  Visit the CUNY undergrad events page!

SUNY: Visit the SUNY events page!

* You can also visit a college's website to find out about more virtual events*

Use NextGenVest to receive free and personalized texting support for financial aid, scholarship help, and budgeting. Visit nextgenvest.com to sign up for free!

Use UP NEXT to receive free and personalized texting support throughout your financial aid process. Just text your first and last name to (240) 623- 8319 to get started!

SAT Prep, Internships and volunteer work with our partners, Sunnyside Community Service: Visit Room 212 and 219 for opportunities and information.  REGISTER NOW for the Fall part 2 session

Learn 3D Animation (Art, filming, video game design) - Made in NY Animation Lab. Every Thursday 4:30 - 6:00 pm.  162-24 Jamaica Ave, 2nd Fl.  To sign up call (917) 282-0931 or e-mail: [email protected]

Teen Internship Program at the Brooklyn Library- Open to grades 10-12. You can choose to focus on digital media, youth and family services, humanities and more! Gain volunteer experience while earning a stipend ( a small allowance) $ .  Visit their website or call them at (718) 230-2406 to learn more and apply. 

Pre- College Art Program at Cooper Union- Saturday classes. Visit their website for more details! Free classes, free metro!

Amazing opportunity for any student interested in Science and Technology pathways! The STEP program is free to all eligible students; fee waivers are also available. Partner with colleges in NYC and gain experience, college credits, free Kaplan SAT prep, and transition help when you begin college. Don't miss out. See Ms. K in 143 or Ms. Zagada in 449.

Internship Opportunity: PLAY, early childhood enrichment center is looking for assistants to work with children 2-6 years old. Great for students interested in teaching, childcare, customer  service/hospitality. Only 2 stops from Court Square. See Ms. K in 143 as soon as possible.  

TORCH Peer Leadership: TORCH is looking for teens who are interested in learning about sexual health, are responsible, passionate, creative, and energetic leaders, and who have a desire to empower other teens to lead healthy lives.  ($9 per hour) Learn more here!

Scroll Down for great programs (BCNY, Urban Upbound, ACE, SEO Scholars) that offer resume-building experience and college readiness perks like SAT Prep and workshops !

Is your citizenship status making you nervous? Are you scared and confused? You aren't alone! 

Please, don't wait until it's too late to discuss your situation with the college counselor. Every conversation is CONFIDENTIAL. Learn about your options early. 

Check out these resources and scholarships that can help you out!

Have questions? Sometimes it's a good idea to get legal help and consultation. You can use UnLocal and Action NYC

6 Things Undocumented Students Need to Know

Organizations, Resources, and the NY Law allowing students to pay in-state tuition (pages 22-24)

A great list of scholarships that are friendly to undocumented students

Visit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund for access to more opportunities

Download Ms. K's Guide to the Dream Act & TAP

OCTOBER

  • Work on your College Applications

  • Finalize college essay

  • Make sure FSA ID's and passwords are accurate

  • Start the FAFSA/ Look for Ms. K's events

  • Research/ Apply to scholarships

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER

  • Make appointments for CUNY/FAFSA Review before submitting

  • Submit Common App colleges

  • Begin TAP when FAFSA is processed

  • Submit SATs scores via College Board (IF submitting)

  • Send Thank you letters to your recommenders

*Download the FULL Timeline below

*Download the letter of recommendation information/ request form below

Colleges with changes to SAT policies or applicants applying for Fall 2021:

CUNY is TEST BLIND 

SUNY is TEST OPTIONAL

Private & Out of State colleges- many are TEST OPTIONAL: Check with each college you're interested in

SAT Registration Dates.  *SPRING DATES and CHANGES TO COME*

Juniors, activate Fee Waiver benefits after Spring SAT school day on your College Board account

September- January

  • Career search and interest inventories (see below)

  • Extra-curricular activities

  • Study and get extra-help for classes

  • SAT Prep.  (1st SAT is in the Spring)

  • Create your collegeboard.org account 

  • Explore career pathways on College Board using BigFuture.collegeboard.org

* Download the full timeline below

***Visit Sunnyside Community Services for FREE SAT Prep**

View the CUNY Admission Profile 2019 below (printed copies available in the College Office)

Learn about the Macaulay Honors Program below

CUNY Undergrad Admissions Events and Info Sessions

Admission Profiles:

SUNY Admissions 2019 below

SUNY EOP Admissions 2019 below  *** Student must meet Financial criteria to qualify***

SUNY undergrad admissions events and information sessions

Seniors in need of Ms. K's FAFSA and TAP instructions: Visit your Google Classroom and review instructions and tutorial videos under 'Financial Aid'.

The FULL comprehensive instructional guide below

Only For students who require the Dream Act: Document below

View information from HESC (Higher Education Services Corporation) below

The first step in planning for your future is to figure out your interests and strengths. Use this information to learn about possible careers and required education. Research colleges and universities that can help you get there. Here is a list of some helpful websites to get you started:

Download the College Match Tool below! Use your GPA and SAT scores to compare colleges within your college match categories below

Use NYC College Line to get you started!

Interest/skills assessment, career exploration, scholarship search at careeronestop.org

Skill search, Interest search, Career search use O*Net and My Next Move

Research colleges around the country. Use your preferences to filter your results at Big Future by College Board 

Research Colleges by career: BestColleges.com

LGBTQ Friendly Colleges, Student Resources, and Support: Affordable Colleges and Accredited Schools 

More college and career research sites: LearnHowToBecome.org

Want to go away and still stay in New York? Check out these New York State schools. WNY College Connection can help you explore some state schools and their application process.

Use these other websites to compare colleges:

College Score Card 

College Results

Text your way through the college application and financial aid package with help from NextGenVest.

Don't underestimate the importance of Extra-Curricular activities. Doing a little bit more will go a long way when Colleges are reviewing your application. Here you will find programs that can provide support through personalized academic help, college/ career exploration, and extra perks (like free SAT prep). 

Urban Upbound and SEO Scholars are programs that begin in the 9th grade and continue throughout High School. Each grade has specific goals, workshops, and fun activities.  

BCNY the Boys Club of New York offers multiple services such as: a College Access Program, a Career Prep Program with paid employment, and tons of member benefits (FREE SAT prep, tutoring, sports teams, STEM club, and other various clubs)

The ACE Mentor Program is specifically designed for students interested in Architecture, Construction, and Engineering. Here you get to work with real professionals on projects, receive college and career advisement, and access to scholarships. Program Brochure

** These are great opportunities to help yourself academically, receive free helpful services, and engage in career exploration and preparation! **

Believe it or not, there are scholarships out there for everyone!
Scholarships aren't only awarded to seniors, come see me to receive assistance with this process! 

SCHOLARSHIPS: OPEN TO ALL HS STUDENTS

SCHOLARSHIPS: SPECIFIC INTERESTS, CAREERS, AND CIRCUMSTANCES

Search through various scholarships at Scholarsapp.com and careeronestop.org

 

Check out some of the scholarships at Scholarsapp.com

Immigrant students (or 2 immigrant parents)/ Undocumented OK:  Application available December of every year Ascend Education Fund Scholarship

NY STEM scholarships, visit https://www.hesc.ny.gov/

SCHOLARSHIPS: ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

 

Check out some of these scholarships at Scholarsapp.com

** Check scholarships at the schools you plan on applying to **