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Summer Guidance Information

Career Center

Mrs. Himes
Career Counselor

Scholarships

Over 200 national and local scholarship are listed on Naviance. Both students and parents can access Naviance anytime. Each scholarship listing includes pertinent information, such as amount of award, deadlines, link to the application, and requirements for applying. Students can also search for scholarships with a specific criteria, such as Connecticut only scholarships. Local scholarships will also be listed on Naviance. If the application for the local scholarship can not be found online, students may be instructed to pick up the paper application in the Career Center.

College & Career Information

The Career Center has college catalogs, view books, and pamphlets from a large variety of colleges and universities from around the United States. These items are located along the back wall of the career center, as well as in the filing cabinet on the back wall. Information about the armed forces, technical schools, and various careers is also available. Students are welcome to browse through this information when they have free time.

Job Shadows

As of their second semester Sophomore year, students can request to go on a job shadow. The Ellington High School Job Shadow Program allows students to spend time with and talk to a professional in a field that interests the student. Past shadows have included such diverse careers as Architecture, Finance, Archaeology, Massage Therapy, Zookeeping, Oncology Nursing, Diesel Mechanics, Park Management, and Elementary Education. Shadow requests in any field are welcome, but cannot be guaranteed. See Mrs. Himes in the Career Center to discuss this opportunity.