College and Career Center

From the College and Career Center
Ms. Karabelas, College Counselor

Office:  Room 143A     Student Work Room: 143B

Make a lunchtime appointment!

WELCOME BACK

Thank you for visiting the College and Career Center website! I am looking 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 process, and opportunities to help you stand out. Take a look around!

You can also now visit the Resource Center and Work Room (143B), where you can skim through college brochures, find answers to common questions, and work on your college and financial aid applications. 

I can be reached quickly by e-mail: akarabelas@schools.nyc.gov

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

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

Resource Center/ Work Room: Monday - Friday 7:45 am- 2:45 pm. Closed period 7 

 

STUDENTS: Receive Reminders and Opportunities by Text and the Remind App

Class of 2020: Remind App Codes: 

Computer Tech/ Cisco/ Pre- Engineering (Previously SCEET): App Code: deedc7-or- Text @deedc7 to 81010

Cosmetology/ Barbering/ Graphics/ Business (Previously SES): App Code: e44a7h-or- Text @e44a7h to 81010

Electrical/ Plumbing/ No CTE (Previously SSBT): App Code: k9fdeg -or- Text @k9fdeg to 81010

Civil Service Exam Announcements

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.

A few pictures from our College Tours!

Undocumented Students

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)

Find Legal Help, Call the DACA Hotline, get help with the application, and more!

A great list of scholarships that are friendly to undocumented students

Visit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund for access to more opportunities

Scholarship Opportunity that has partnered with our CUNY colleges

 

Research Careers and Colleges

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! Use your GPA and SAT scores to compare colleges within your college match categories:  College Match Tool.xlsx

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 and What's Up Next

 

Academic and College/Career Prep Programs

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 with September and October Deadlines: September 2019 Scholarship Newsletter 

UFT Albert Shanker Scholarship: Chance to win $5,000. Download forms at www.uft.org/shanker Returns forms and documents to Ms. K before  November 20, 2019

Search through various scholarships at careeronestop.org

Scholarships: Academic Achievement

Hispanic Youth Heritage Awards: Must have 85 GPA and be of Hispanic Heritage. Multiple award categories. Deadline October 15, 2019.

Scholarships with September and October Deadlines: Download the PDF: September 2019 Scholarship Letter 

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

 

Scholarships: Specific Interests, Careers, and Circumstances

Hispanic Youth Heritage Awards: Must have 85 GPA and be of Hispanic Heritage. Multiple award categories. Deadline October 15, 2019.

Scholarships with September and October Deadlines: Download the PDF: September 2019 Scholarship Newsletter 

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

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

Information: College Application Tips and Websites

Apply to CUNY (city public colleges)   

Apply to SUNY (state public colleges and universities)

Over 600 private schools use the Common Application. See which schools use the Common App and to create an account

If a school does not use CUNY, SUNY, or CommonApp then you have to apply directly to that institution. 

Don't forget to send your SAT scores from College Board, and your transcript from any College Now courses. 

Application Fee Waivers are available if you qualify!

Accepted to a school and ready to enroll? Use this great tool to access checklists for enrollment

Always stay in touch with the college counselor throughout the process!

View the College Application Guide created by the Fair Opportunity Project

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 no: 332900

Counselor Name: Anna Karabelas

Counselor/ School Phone Number: (718) 937- 3010

Counselor E-mail: akarabelas@schools.nyc.gov