College & Career Center
Welcome to the 2020-21 Virtual Career Center!
This pandemic has been WILD, so our team got creative! We work to fully support our Garfield community to provide access for all things college and career.
Keep reading for details on how we plan to outreach to our students & families remotely.
MS TIFFANY: Essentially we’re using the current bell schedule to implement appropriate times and opportunities for students to access college and career help. I’m doing this in several ways – the podcast, virtual admissions sessions with college reps, one-on-one virtual meetings with me, and drop-in times using a live link that students can access, where I will be accessible and students can ask a quick question or a long question or just come in and sit on the line and ask questions along with other students. I will also be offering some virtual workshops. Parents and family members are welcome to access these, too, not just students.
So… we are officially open for drop-in hours right now! The admissions presentations start next Monday (9/21). On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays we’ll have the admissions presentations from 12-12:55pm, then from 2-4pm on those days we have a college prep drop-in. If students have questions about college prep they can access me in the career center to get help with essay writing, or if they want help finding test prep resources, or to ask common questions about scholarships. There’s no question too big or too small.
MS TIFFANY: Traditionally we have had admissions presentations from a lot of really great colleges and universities and they’ve come here and presented either in the C&CC or in the Quincy Jones Auditorium. But, because we are pivoting our model, we are doing live, virtual admissions presentations. If students (or parents) want to know when particular schools are coming, they can go to the 2020-2021 College Virtual Visits and click on “View Upcoming Visits Here”. This takes you to a live document with links that take them directly into the meeting for each college.
Check this list often as it changes and colleges are still being added. There are 12 weeks of visits starting on Monday the 21st, with two college visits a day. These college visits are all listed in Naviance, too, under the What’s New column header on the student’s Naviance Home page, and under College Visits under the Colleges Home menu.
MS TIFFANY: Scroll down on the 2020-2021 Updates page and there is a Sign-up Genius for individual appointments. After a student clicks on the desired time slot and fills in their information, I will email them the Teams link to that appointment and we can go over what the student wants to discuss. I’ll be taking individual appointments every Wednesday. The reason for Wednesday appointments again is the bell schedule and to align with asynchronous learning times.
Tiffany Lynn Bigham,M.N.P.L
Garfield High School
Work-Based Learning Specialist
(Google Voice Number)
CareerCenter rm. 103