Announcements

IL WORKNET COVID CONTACT TRACING POSITIONSIllinois WorkNet has a new grant to hire individuals who have lost their jobs due to COVID. They are hiring individuals with basic clerical skills and positive phone etiquette to work with the DuPage County Health Department. (9-month grant where individuals work 25 hours a week at $18.00 an hour, with the opportunity to be hired on by the Health Department upon the grant ending). 

Here is a link to the job posting: IL WORKNET COVID CONTACT TRACING POSITIONS

The contact person at IL WorkNet explained that John Hopkins University has a Free 6-Hour training course for Contact Tracing. It is highly recommended that any individual interested in this booming vocational opportunity for clerical work to work remotely to take this course. 

Here is the link to that free online course: John Hopkins Contact Tracing Course

Study in Wales Virtual College Fair

Our virtual college fair is Thursday, November 19th, at 4pm UK time, 11am EST, and 8am PST.   All eight Welsh universities will be there live to give a quick overview of studying in Wales from the US. We’ll also offer breakout rooms per uni if you want individual time with them to ask more questions.
Register HERE

Can’t visit campus? Our universities have made it possible to bring the campus to you. Check out our virtual tours and open days to see our world-famous facilities, campuses, student living, activities, and the gorgeous Welsh surroundings! 

CARR Virtual Lunch Visit: Through November 19th

CARR is pleased to share our upcoming Virtual Lunch Visit schedule with you, students from across the state are welcome to attend. Over 81 CARR member Colleges and Universities from across the nation and around the world will be offering daily virtual Lunch visits. We will be using Zoom Webinar where students will not be on camera and will be muted but are encouraged to ask questions in the Q and A box. Sessions will be recorded and posted on our CARR website as well as our CARR YouTube Channel in the hopes that this helps the information become accessible for students who cannot attend live sessions. 

The Virtual Lunch Visit program is set up in two sessions:

Session A: Wednesday, September 9-Thursday, October 15

Session B: Monday, October 19-Monday, November 19 

CARR institutions have committed to present three times in each Session during the week they signed up for. There are up to 9 CARR members presenting each day. Below are the weekly presentation formats: 

Group 1:  Monday/Tuesday: 12:00 PM-12:50 PM  OR Friday: 11:30 AM-12:20PM

Group 2:  Wednesday/Thursday: 12:00 PM-12:50 PM   OR  Friday: 12:30 PM-1:20 PM

Students must pre-register with us at the following link:

https://form.jotform.com/202163660325043

Students will be able to use the registration link to select the schools they are interested in, select the dates of the presentations they would like to attend, and register for those sessions. Students will be asked to confirm that they will allow their contact information to be shared with their school counselor as well as the CARR institution whose presentations they selected to attend. The morning of the event, a Zoom Webinar link will be provided to the email address used on the registration form.

Academic Enrichment and College Prep with Columbia University

Columbia University’s Programs for High School Students are offering our Academic Year Immersion program in an online format for Fall 2020. We are proud to deliver a rigorous, 10-week academic program with more than 40 courses offered on Saturdays and Sundays for two hours in the morning or afternoon. 

Each weekend, students can take advantage of extra-curricular opportunities, including our College Prep Series. These workshops present insider tips on starting the college search process, utilizing the Common Application, and making each part of the application a true reflection of the student’s best self.

For any interested applicants, please share with them that they can have their application fee waived by using this code: HSIM220. 

University of South Alabama Undergraduate Program Career Series

The University of South Alabama would like to share a wonderful opportunity with prospective undergraduate students. South will be hosting virtual events during the months of October and November featuring professionals in the field. The program career series provides an opportunity for students thinking about South to see what a degree in a particular program could lead to as a career. Current students and faculty will also be available to answer questions.

All upcoming events and registration links are listed below. These events are free of charge. Please feel free to share this with your community. Number of spots are limited in Zoom, so please register ASAP.

Please see: https://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/programcareerseries.html

Modern Languages - Nov. 2 at 6:00 p.m. - Click here to register for the Modern Languages meeting.

English - Nov. 6 at 6:00 p.m. - Click here to register for the English meeting.

Communication - Nov. 12 at 6:00 p.m. - Click here to register for the Communication meetin

Colleges of the Fenway

We invite your interested students and families to join us on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 8:00 PM EST (7:00 PM CT) to learn more about Colleges of the Fenway. Through a short presentation and Q & A opportunities with our five Admissions Counselors, you’ll learn all the ways our Boston institutions are unique, the student programs and academic opportunities available through the consortium, and why we consider ourselves one community! 

Students and families can register HERE to attend either of our remaining two sessions, including the one offered on Tuesday, November 17. Students and families are welcome to join any session, not just the session offered in your geographic area. Registration is required. 

For more information, visit: http://www.colleges-fenway.org/discovercof/